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Boy collects canned goods in exchange for lemonade

A boy from Americus spent his Saturday collecting canned foods to help people for the holidays. Ayden Mercer Battle frequently sets up a lemonade stand at Mercer's Barber and Beauty Salon. Saturday, he asked the community to give canned foods instead of money in exchange for his lemonade. Ayden's mo

WALB 10 - 2017-11-20 03:46:11

Poker run raises $1,205 to support Sumter Co. law enforcement

A poker run raised $1,205 to give back to law enforcement in Sumter County in the name of two fallen officers. The Smarr & Smith Foundation organized its first ever Poker Run Saturday. It was a more than 70-mile course throughout Plains, Andersonville and Americus, with poker stops on the way. All t

WALB 10 - 2017-11-20 03:42:55

Motorcycle clubs collect canned goods for Thanksgiving

Three groups of bikers did their part to keep people fed in Southwest Georgia this holiday season. The Remaining Few, the Red Knights and the One for All motorcycle clubs rode from Americus to Cordele Sunday afternoon. The groups collected canned goods throughout the month of October to donate to Ha

WALB 10 - 2017-11-20 03:34:49

Boy, 6, collecting holiday food donations in exchange for lemonade

Leaders in Americus said 'thank you' to a child helping those in need Thursday night. At the Americus City Council meeting, Ayden Mercer Battle was presented with an award to honor his donation of $600 to Phoebe Sumter's Oncology Clinic. That money came from Ayden's pink lemonade sales during Breast


SIGNATURE DISH: Jab's does barbecue right

Kitchen "expediter" Darlene Satterfield, joined by, from left, cook Travis Clay, kitchen manager Frank Quinn, "get-it-done" employee Anthony Allen and cook Gary Peterson, shows off a helping of ribs with fixings at Jab's BBQ in Albany. (Staff Photo: Carlton Fletcher) Award-winning grill master Jacki

ALBANY HERALD - 2017-11-18 21:01:00

Police ID victim killed in Tom Bean wreck

Police have identified the man killed in wreck in Tom Bean Saturday night as 65-year-old David Lopez of Trenton. The wreck happened around 6:30 p.m. on Highway 11 and Franklin Road. Police say Lopez was seen driving erratically at a high rate of speed before he swiped another truck driving in the op

KXII.COM - 2017-11-20 02:17:00

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care-and shorter lives

For more than a year, NeDina Brocks-Capla avoided one room in her large, brightly colored San Francisco house-the bathroom on the second floor. "It was really hard to bathe in here, and I found myself not wanting to touch the walls," she explained. The bathroom is where Brocks-Capla's son Kareem Jon

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 03:45:43

'A blessing from God': Streetside Showers brings a splash of hope to Collin County's homeless

PLANO - Finding a place to take a shower was difficult for Todd Allan when he called a tent under LBJ Freeway his home earlier this year. It forced him to improvise. "I used to go in a creek and bathe," the 46-year-old said. On Tuesday, Allan and two friends, Stanford Robinson and Ageim Brown, stum


Highway shut down for fatal wreck in Tom Bean

TOM BEAN, Texas (KXII) Police are investigating a wreck on Highway 11 near Joe Bob Lane. We're told the two-vehicle wreck happened around 6:30 Saturday night. At least one person has been confirmed dead. The highway has been completely closed off to traffic. Tom Bean Police, Tom Bean Fire and DP

KXII.COM - 2017-11-19 03:42:00

Gunter's Bower headed to Cameron

Gunter Tigers multi-sport star Daylan Bower is headed to Cameron University to play college baseball. Bower is a big part of the Gunter football team, but has decided to pursue baseball as his college game of choice. "I loved the coaches up there," Bower said. "I just think it's a really great fit.


Ladycats fall in state semifinals to Leander Rouse

The Aledo Ladycats (37-14) fell 3-0 to the top-ranked team in 5A, Leander Rouse (50-3), on Friday afternoon at the UIL 5A State Semifinals in Garland. The Rouse Lady Raiders were a talented team and a tough match in the first game at the state tournament. "They were firing from all angles," Aledo he


Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Interstate 30 in Rockwall County

Texas Department of Transportation A crash involving multiple vehicles has closed both eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 in Rockwall County. The crash is located near Blackland Road, in Fate, west of Royse City. Eastbound traffic is being diverted off the highway at Farm-to-Market Road 551 and dire


Local veterans groups give free Thanksgiving meal to over 350 locals

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Five local veteran's groups joined forces Sunday to serve a free Thanksgiving meal to not only veterans and their families, but anyone in the community looking to enjoy some food. "Everything is donated from all around city Sherman and Denison," said Billy Sartor, a Navy vete

KXII.COM - 2017-11-20 02:05:00

At SAFE forum, Salem's gas-leaks epidemic to be discussed

A Salem Alliance for the Environment public forum next week aims to, in part, raise the public's conscience about an epidemic of leaky pipes spewing out natural gas across the city. "The Hidden Cost of Salem's Gas Leaks" is the name of the forum to take place in Salem State University's Enterprise C

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-18 19:51:04

SATV SPOTLIGHT: SATV to air 'Paraween UFO Festival in Salem'

Salem Access Television is looking into the night sky and wondering what those mysterious lights are. In October, Salem hosted many different events as part of the annual Haunted Happenings festivities. One new event this year focused on a subject Salem has a history with but often gets overlooked


Salem Tightens Oversight Of Airbnb Properties

SALEM, MA -- Salem City Council passed new regulations for inspecting rental properties in the city. In addition to calling for inspections every time a new tenant takes lease of an apartment, the new rules call for people who make their property available for short-term rentals submit to annual ins


Salem Police Installing Surveillance Cameras At Popular Sites

SALEM, MA -- Salem will install surveillance cameras at four popular public spaces in the city, following approval of a police department request by City Council. The cameras will record images only; no sound will be recorded. In her request to City Council, Salem Police Chief Mary Butler said the c


Coffee chain owner goes to court

Over the course of two decades, John Mahoney built and grew a small chain of coffee shops called The Atomic Cafe. By last year, he and his brother had three locations, in Beverly, Marblehead and Newburyport, as well as a coffee-roasting facility in Salem, and had trademarked the "Atomic Coffee Roast

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Healey leaves chamber for new challenge

PEABODY - After 16 years with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Deanne Healey is leaving. She has accepted a job offer from Salem Five, but she will still be based in Peabody. As a vice president market manager, Healey will be responsible for overseeing the Northshore Mall bran

SALEM NEWS - 2017-11-19 22:09:18

NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: 'Caregiver Defined' by Michael Fortuna

Massachusetts author Michael Fortuna's new book, "Caregiver Defined: Words That Honor the Work of the Caregiver," is written for caregivers. It is meant, says the author, to acknowledge their efforts and provide some comfort. The book's November launch coincides with National Family Caregivers Month

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-19 19:12:52