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Apple Valley deputy goes above and beyond to help elderly couple after a home invasion

APPLE VALLEY - San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Deputy Clay Lacey has only been patrolling town streets since 2016, but he's already made a significant impact on at least two residents' lives. Lacey, 25, responded to the home of an elderly couple after Albert Jermaine Johnson - a 46-year-o

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-11-23 22:12:19

Hit-and-run crash ruins business owner's Thanksgiving

VICTORVILLE - Thanksgiving Day was marred by misfortune for one Old Town business owner after a hit-and-run crash the night before left her storefront in shambles. Alyssa Amaro, owner of Alafia Event Center, spent Thursday's early-morning hours surveying damage to her party-rental establishment whi

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-11-24 02:30:38

Fontana man, 3 teens busted in Victorville for collecting $800 for child's phony funeral

A Fontana man and three other teens were busted Wednesday in Victorville after deputies learned they managed to scam motorists out of $800 for a child's phony funeral, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said. Victorville sheriff's deputies received several calls Wednesday afternoon about a gr

RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 01:24:03

From joy to sorrow: Woman remembers day she met Johnny Unitas, learned President Kennedy had been killed

HESPERIA - Linda McGuyer is celebrating the 54th anniversary of the day she was swept away by euphoria only to be plunged into grief by the news that President John F. Kennedy had been killed. "It was the most confusing and exciting day of my life," McGuyer said. "It was also the most devastating."

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-11-22 17:26:20

This Desert Life: Helen Baugh's story (part I)

What follows is the first part of a short story written by Apple Valley resident Helen Baugh that I like very much. It originally ran in the Victor Press' "Fiction Corner" on Nov. 20, 1958. I've made minor edits to fix spelling and grammatical errors. The second part will run here next week. For mor

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-11-23 08:01:00

Biggs cemented legacy as a leader: Friends remember longtime plant manager after recent passing

H.O. "Bud" Biggs was the best friend anyone would want. That's the picture some of his closest friends paint in describing Biggs, 77, who died Nov. 17 of an apparent heart attack. Biggs retired in January after working for 54 years in the cement industry, spending much of that time at the Mitsubishi

VICTORVILLE DAILY PRESS - 2017-11-23 08:01:00

More than 260 local students participate in STEM conference

Schools in Hesperia, Apple Valley, Victorville, Helendale, Adelanto, Lucerne Valley, Trona and from the Antelope Valley participated in this year's program. Staff reports More than 260 local students and advisers recently participated in the 10th annual Youth Environmental Leadership Conference and


Self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes set to make 1-mile jump

APPLE VALLEY - A 57-foot-high mobile launch ramp will send "Mad" Mike Hughes and his homemade rocket 2,000 feet into the air to perform a 1-mile long jump across the ghost town of Amboy off Route 66 this weekend. The Apple Valley resident and limousine driver is looking to break the record for the l


Cedartown Man Arrested in Rome for Shooting a Gun at Woman While Drunk

Clayton Fugate, 43 of Cedartown, was arrested this week after he allegedly pointed a gun at a 36 year-old woman and fired it inside a home on Blacks Bluff Road Reports said that Fugate was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the assault. Police added that Fugate was also a convicted f

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 16:46:17

Polk woman charged with felony forgery

A woman who tried to pay for a beverage with a counterfeit $20 bill was arrested on a felony forgery charge. According to Floyd County Jail records: Shea Renee Spinks, 33, of 240 Wimberly Hill Road, Cedartown, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging her with felony forgery in the first degree. Sp

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 16:13:00

Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, age 80, of Silver Creek,

Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Ozment was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 16, 1937, daughter of the late Joseph William Baker and the late Myrtis Nan Neal Baker. She was also preceded in death by her hu

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 18:47:13

Weinstein aftermath: All the men accused of sexual misconduct

Harvey Weinstein stands accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment and assault. Since the initial allegations of sexual abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced on Oct. 5, women have been stepping forward to publicly share their stories of sexual misconduct. Although many of the ac

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-23 00:13:00

Memories of eating turkey in the desert

The mess hall at an Army base in Kuwait isn't exactly the prime setting for a feast. But for Maj. Chris Parker, it provided the backdrop for a unique Thanksgiving Day experience, because how many people can really say they've eaten turkey with an Australian in the desert. Parker, who also teaches En

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 01:00:00

Love Feast fills void of family lost

As she dabbed tears from her eyes with a tissue, Martha Quick looked out at those filling the Rome Civic Center Thursday afternoon for the Love Feast and said, "It's like being around family." Quick doesn't have much of her own family left anymore. Her two siblings live out of town and she lost her

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 02:00:00

Man Found with Drugs After Stopped for 2nd Time in a Day DUI

Amos Andrew Gibson, 28 of Rome, was arrested after police said they pulled him over for driving 45 mph in a 35 zone on Calhoun Avenue and found him to be in possession of drugs. Reports said that Gibson stopped in the middle of the road during the traffic stop, which prevented the flow of traffic. T

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 17:03:58

Applause for RLT's 'Of Mice and Men'

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the RLT production of "Of Mice and Men" last weekend. It is a difficult piece with many deep and important issues and lessons. It could be done weakly and superficially, but under the superb direction of Virginia (McChesney), and with a truly talente

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 06:00:00

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Just in case you were wondering, the decorating has begun at the historic Stinson House located at the back of Hogg Park in Quitman. The boxes and tubs that are filled with decorations of every color are being dusted off, sorted through, and our stalwart volunteers are ready to compromise everything


School employees receive extra stipend

Mount Vernon ISD surprised employees with announcement of an unplanned stipend payment to all staff members during a special called meeting on Thursday, November 16. The district hired substitutes to cover classrooms while employees heard the announcement by Superintendent Dr. Gregg Weiss in the sch

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Jeopardy! Mount Vernon will be part of United Way show

Jeopardy! Mount Vernon will be part of the "Seriously Funny Variety Show" being planned by members of the United Way of Franklin County (UWFC) board. Proceeds from the show will help the UWFC support 11 organizations which assist Franklin County residents. Everyone is encouraged to make plans to see

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Where to catch a Christmas parade in East Texas

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The City of Tyler Christmas tree went up Monday on the square. The city is prepping for its annual parade. This year's event is set for 6 p.m., Thursday in downtown Tyler. Many other East Texas cities are also planning events. Here's where to catch every Christmas parade in East