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Police charge duo in former high school football standout's death

When police asked a lease-holder about a man seen leaving her apartment on the day of a deadly shooting, she lied, police said. Shantavier Willis gave detectives a fake name for the man police suspected in the Aug. 6 shooting death of 20-year-old Rodricous Gates Jr., Clayton County police spokeswoma


Judge Kravitch remembered as 'national treasure'

Phyllis Kravitch and Clarence Thomas may have been on the opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, but there were common threads that led them to become close friends, not to mention high-ranking members of the federal judiciary. Kravitch, the trailblazing jurist, died in June at the age of 96 af


Carrollton Olympian Hardy Lavender dead at 87

City Councilman Gerald Byrd and the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department are paying their respects to honor gold medal Olympian Catherine Hardy Lavender, who died on Sept. 8 at age 87. Services were held Sept. 13 at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel in Atlanta, but a wreath-laying ceremony will b

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:58:00

VRHS collecting items to help homeless

The Villa Rica school cluster, which is usually on the receiving end of community support, is giving back. While the elementary and middle schools typically have a donation drive in the spring, Villa Rica High will have a Help the Homeless Drive during the school's homecoming week this week. "The Vi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

Someone is throwing rocks at cars along busy highway

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating a dangerous crime for drivers on a busy local highway. Paulding County deputies said someone has been throwing rocks onto cars, shattering windshields, and even injuring one woman. Deputies said they will begin intensely patrolling Villa Rica High

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 11:05:09

Papa John's employee wins prestigious award

The Newnan Times-Herald Sam Smallwood 1: Sam Smallwood shows off a special award he received from Papa John's restaurant founder, John Schnatter. Smallwood is a customer service representative at the store off Temple Avenue. He was recognized for his hard work and special connections to customers

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-17 15:11:00

Lacrosse trending up in CPRD participation

The Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department had a "favorable increase" of participants in its spring programs compared to 2016. Julie Ivey, the department's superintendent of Athletics and Aquatics, said there was an increase of participants in sports programs with the exception of girls softball

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-09-17 03:57:00

Temple schedules candidate qualification hearing

A special hearing will next week decide the qualifications of a Temple City Council candidate who has been challenged by a resident who claims the candidate's prior felony conviction makes him ineligible to serve. Meanwhile, another council member has issued a statement defending his decision not to

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:59:00

Case against Temple councilman dismissed

A Carroll County prosecutor has dismissed a case against a Temple city councilman who had been accused of battery by a citizen journalist. State Court Solicitor Doug Vassy said Friday he had dismissed the case against Richard Bracknell, who represents Ward 5 on the Temple council, on Sept. 8. The de

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:58:00

County schools' SPLOST collection up for August

Carroll County Schools collected more than $1 million in SPLOST revenue in August, the most for the month since 2011. A report to the Board of Education Monday night showed the SPLOST revenue for August 2017 at $1,073,797. The total monthly revenues for August were $7.9 million, compared to $7.4 mil

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:59:00

FOOTBALL: Battles mark 1st week of 7-AA schedule

The fight in a team playing in a game for the fourth straight week was put to the test twice Friday night in highly-contested Region 7-AA contests featuring Floyd County teams. While the final outcome differed for each, Model and Coosa came away with strong resolves to start region play. Coosa survi

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:31:00

Woman arrested on meth charge

A Floyd County woman is being held in the Floyd County Jail with a $10,100 bond on a felony drug charge, but no bond on a hold for Bartow County. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Jennifer Michelle Pauley, 36, of 17 Fannin St., Cave Spring, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:55:00

Cowboys are world's most valuable team at $4.8 billion

The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That's more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 bil

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 17:20:08

Festival designed to bring Douglas 'closer together' among upcoming events

An estimated 30,000 attendees and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors are anticipated for the September Saturdays festival Sept. 23 and 30 at the Douglas County Courthouse. Sculptor Joel Yawn's 'owl' made out of recycled metal parts, titled 'Owlbe Seeing You,' is among the entries in this year's NO

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 09:55:00

Georgia Bone and Joint: Where total hip replacement patients are walking same-day

Seventeen years ago, four local orthopedic physicians had a vision: a practice of top-notch doctors with a dedicated outpatient surgery center to make access to treatment easier and more convenient for patients. In 2000, those four physicians opened Georgia Bone and Joint in Newnan. Two years later,

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-19 02:18:34

Report: Cedartown woman shoplifted, hid drugs on way to jail

A Cedartown woman initially arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge was in jail without bond Sunday night after police found she also had drugs with her. According to Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail records: Evin Danielle Hannon, 28, of 946 Cut Log Road in Cedartown, was arrested o

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:39:00

Moore: 'Red and yellow' from hymn, not racist

"Today I find out that I was called a racist for saying 'red and yellow, black and white,'" Moore said to a crowd of about 50 people at Heflin's recreation center. Moore has one week of campaigning left before the runoff vote that will decide whether he or sitting Sen. Luther Strange will get the Re

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 02:39:00

'Pocket park' pops up in front of Douglasville City Hall

Rashad Milligan/Douglas County Sentinel Councilman Richard Segal was among the people who took time to enjoy the temporary park in front of City Hall on Friday. Rashad Milligan/Douglas County Sentinel Zelena Henry plays a game of cornhole in the pocket park in front of City Hall on Friday. A parking

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 11:00:00

Newton Nurse Presented National Nursing Award

COVINGTON, Ga. - This week, Rebecca Keel, RN, a Piedmont Newton Hospital nurse, was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patient and their families. Keel was nominated by t

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:19:00

Coroner identifies man killed by deputy in Monday shooting

A Calhoun County sheriff's deputy near the scene of a shooting in which a deputy shot and killed a man Monday morning. (Kirsten Fiscus/The Anniston Star) The Calhoun County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified a man shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy near Piedmont on Monday morning. Coroner Pat

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-19 16:05:00