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Kevin Woody named Dawson County 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

Dawson County Junior High School Choral Director Kevin Woody was recently named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for Dawson County after being voted DCJHS Teacher of the Year by his peers. "I was definitely shocked and humbled," Woody, 29, said as he recalled his reaction to the news. Woody, who g

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 00:26:00

Lula mayor says he's leaving city in better financial shape

As he prepares to leave office after four terms and 16 years as mayor of Lula, Milton Turner had one burning question to ask the city's auditor earlier this week. After possibly hearing the annual audit presentation for the last time as mayor, Turner asked certified public accountant Wayne Tuck: Do

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-22 05:02:00

Economic opportunities bring hard choices for Lula

Opportunity for economic development is knocking at Lula's door, but to take advantage, city officials need to make some hard decisions on funding alternatives for upgrading sewer capacity that could handle future growth. The opportunities include servicing a poultry plant on a large tract off Lula

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-21 06:01:00

Deputy-grams to raise money for Christmas program for area children

The Banks County Sheriff's Office is offering Deputy-Grams as a fundraiser for the Christmas program that provides gifts to area children. A Deputy-Gram is the Banks County Sheriff's Office's version of a "singing telegram." The Deputy-Gram consists of School Resource Officer / Deputy Josh Whit

BANKSNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-11-21 15:19:29

Water being pumped on new site; samples taken every two weeks

Homer Mayor Doug Cheek said water at the Evans Street location did not test well at its first sampling. He said engineering consultants told the city the water "had set there so long, it's like stagnant water. He explained water would be run through onto the ground and sampled every two weeks. He

BANKSNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-11-21 15:01:31

Clayton County Calendar of Events

Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Dinner Faith Open Door Community Center, 259 Arrowhead Blvd. in Jonesboro, is having Thanksgiving dinner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the program's youth and families. Call the center at 678-545-6053 or visit faithopendoor.org. Dec. 2-5 Musical Auditions Audition for The Front Por

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-11-21 15:00:00

'Armed and dangerous' couple in custody after police shooting

Gainesville police told Channel 2 Action News the incident happened along Athens Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday evening. Investigators asked people nearby to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity to police. Police told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach they were looking for


Sandra Deal visits, reads to Clayton students

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited with students at Tara Elementary Thursday morning to read with the children. Deal's visit is part of her Read Across Georgia initiative. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton) First Lady Sandra Deal reads "If Kids Ran the World" to fourth-grade students at Tara Eleme

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-11-20 05:58:00

Wildwood man free on bond arrested again on another battery charge

James Lewis Hall Jr. A Wildwood man with a history of arrests was taken into custody after an altercation early Tuesday morning. Police were called at 5 a.m. to NE 37th Place after a 911 call indicated that 48-year-old James Lewis Hall Jr. had knocked another individual down, according to an arrest

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 16:31:21

Driver admits to being high on marijuana after traffic stop on U.S. 301 in Wildwood

Jason Thanh Nguyen A driver stopped for not having a working taglight on his vehicle admitted to a police officer he was driving while "high." Jason Thanh Nguyen, 24, of New Port Richey, had been driving at 10:15 p.m. Sunday when he was pulled over by a Wildwood police officer. When the officer appr

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 21:45:09

Two shot, airlifted in Floral City

A Floral City resident shot and injured a pair of men who were reportedly invading his home Monday afternoon. Citrus County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Heather Yates said the homeowner of 8089 E. Sunray Lane awoke before 2 p.m. to people breaking into his camper. An altercation took place and the h

RIVERLAND NEWS - 2017-11-21 03:15:00

Witness provides key clue after Villagers' vehicles damaged by fleeing pickup in hit-and-run accident

Two Villagers' vehicles were damaged by a pickup truck that fled the scene of an accident Sunday near Rolling Acres Plaza. Lady Lake police were called at about 5 p.m. to the scene of the crash on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near its intersection with Avenida Central.Lady Lake police were at the scene of the a

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-20 22:47:03

Local Volunteers Make Thanksgiving Possible

It is said that man cannot live by bread alone, but fellowship, kindness and the giving spirit of friends and neighbors can add spice to the meal. Hundreds of area residents will sit down to a Thanksgiving table that includes much more than bread thanks to the generosity of churches, local service g

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-11-21 16:00:00

Francis 'Len' Hennig

Francis "Len" Hennig, age 57, of Lady Lake, FL, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He was born in Pontiac, MI on March 21, 1960. Len served in the US Army. During his life he worked for Ford Motor Company in Wayne, MI. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and cooking. He is survived by his wife Mi

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 19:52:00

Florida hits all-time record high for tourism

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state's history with 88.2 million visitors, according to Visit Florida. This represents a 3.3 percent increase over the 85.4 million visitors from the same per

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 19:39:56

Daughters of American Revolution present flag to commemorate 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

John Bartram Chapter NSDAR members, Jeanne Farren, Sheri Hudson, Connie Price, Linda Rivera and Geri Steckel, presented a flag, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War on Nov. 15to VFW Post 8083 in Belleview. Steckel explained the meaning of the Vietnam Commemoration Seal on the flag.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 23:10:39

Fugitive may be in Douglas County

ALEXANDER CITY, ALABAMA - A man who escaped for the second time in less than a month from the Coosa County (Ala.) Jail kept law enforcement officials in multiple jurisdictions on the run and residents on edge. It is now known that he has crossed state lines and is believed to be in Georgia. Shane An

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-21 22:58:00

Fifth suspected gang member arrested

Law enforcement have arrested the last of five suspected gang members accused of robbing people at an apartment complex near the University of West Georgia. Cameron Dalton-Harvey, 18, was arrested Monday, according to Carrollton police. Dalton-Harvey, a UWG student, is charged with two counts of rob

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-11-22 04:59:00

'WOW!' House: Craftsman Home On 13-Acre Flower Farm

WINSTON, GA - This $800,000 "WOW!" House in Douglas County is a perfect getaway, sitting on nearly 13 acres of farm land. It's also a potential new place of business. Built in 1995, Tripple Creek Farm features a 5-bedroom, 4 full and one half-bath craftsman-style house. On a property bordered by Bi

PATCH - 2017-11-21 17:31:09

Falcons hang on defeat Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons, who stumbled through the first half of the season, finally are showing a pulse after reaching the Super Bowl last season. The Falcons (6-4) have posted wins over Dallas and Seattle to remain within striking distance of the New Orleans Saints (8-2) and Carolina

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2017-11-21 23:59:00