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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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Budget on Tuesday's commission agenda

Approval of Coweta's fiscal year 2018 budget is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held in the county commission chambers, upstairs at 37 Perry St., in downtown Newnan. Other items

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 05:38:00

Coweta-Fayette EMC Welcomes Greg Wright

The Newnan Times-Herald Greg Wright joins Coweta-Fayette EMC as Senior Director of Community and Economic Development on September 18. In his role, Wright will utilize the experience gained from his work in economic development, on both the local and state level, to continue supporting the econom

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 20:15:00

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

Jenkins appointed new CEO for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

outhern Crescent Habitat for Humanity Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia E. Jenkins was recently named the new CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity. Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a locally run and operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity that builds and repairs homes in Clayton, H

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-17 00:07:00

POW/MIA Recognition Day observed with ceremonies

Winston Skinner / The Newnan Times-Herald Dave Jessel explains the symbols at the empty table at the POW/MIA ceremonies Beneath a clear blue sky, about 60 area residents gathered at Veterans Memorial Plaza to commemorate POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday. Newnan City Councilman Rhodes Shell pres

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-17 00:05:00

'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

Palmetto fire department improves ISO rating

A Palmetto fire truck awaits a service call. The city recently improved its ISO rating from 4 to 1.Special Photo Palmetto property owners may want to call their insurers since the city improved its fire suppression rating by the Jersey City, N.J.-based Insurance Services Office. Mayor J. Clark Boddi

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 17:06:00

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

Woman hit by a car on I-20 WB, transported to hospital

ATLANTA - A woman was hit by a car on Interstate 20 going westbound at Moreland Avenue. Police say she was walking on the highway but the reason is unknown at this time. She was transported to Grady in critical but stable condition. Atlanta Police is investigating the incident and the driver of the

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-19 07:17:31