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Covington honors citizen police academy grads

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department finished up its fall session of Citizens Police Academy class this past month. This was the seventh class put on by the department since the inception of the program. The Covington Police Citizens Academy was created in order to give the residents and corp


RCSO presents Coffee With A Cop Nov. 29

CONYERS - Ever wanted just to sit down with a law enforcement officer over a cup of coffee and talk about things? If you have, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is going to give you that chance. The Sheriff's Office is sponsoring Coffee With A Cop from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the St


CONSTITUTIONAL CORNER: Let's be thankful every day

My day started out something like this. Me: God, can I ask you a question? God: Sure. Me: Promise you won't get mad? God: I promise. Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do you mean? Me: Well, I woke up late. God: Yes. Me: My car took forever to start. God: OK. Me: At lunc


Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, wife Sarah expecting twins

Matt Ryan took to Twitter this afternoon to announce he and his wife, Sarah, are expecting Twins. The couple posted a photo of them holding two Matt Ryan onesies -- along with a big "2" balloon. Only fitting for the Falcons quarterback that wears a No. 2 jersey, right? Happy to announce that we'r


DARRELL HUCKABY: Grateful for a long list of blessings

The world spins faster as we get older, and my already long list of blessings seems to grow exponentially, so I'd best just get right to it - with special thanks to Furman Bisher for creating the format that I have been emulating in print for the past five decades. I am thankful for the memory of th


Covington employees team with Middle Ridge to tutor students

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and its Covington Cares program have teamed with Middle Ridge Elementary School to provide tutoring assistance to students who need additional help in sight word recognition. Twenty-six employees participated in a three-week trial and tutored approximately 80 s


PPD caravan of care delivers Thanksgiving meals

James, Stella, Gracelen and Lennix knock on a door with a Thanksgiving meal. - photo by Darryl Welch PORTERDALE, Ga. - If you saw a caravan of Porterdale police vehicles making its way through the city's streets Wednesday morning don't be alarmed. They weren't on the trail of a lawbreaker but were

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-11-22 22:10:00

The Surprising Rise Of Georgia-Born 'Elf On The Shelf'

ATLANTA, GA - We all know that Santa lives in the North Pole. But, with Christmas season upon us, millions of homes in the United States and throughout the world will soon be visited by one of his most famous helpers, who was born at a kitchen table in Georgia. "The Elf on the Shelf," with its charm

PATCH - 2017-11-22 17:55:07

Drawing for FREE Home Security Systems at This Black Friday Sale in Fairfield

One Stop National Security of Fairfield, Texas is having a Black Friday Sale on November 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Recent break-ins in our town? Let them protect what matters most! Come learn how to protect your home with Smart Home Security. Bring your kids for a day of Food & Fun: Kara


Dear Santa...Send Letters to The "Times"

Freestone County Times is looking forward to sharing your students' letters to Santa with our readers! Letters must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to make one of this year's Christmas editions. They may be delivered to our office at 401 E. Commerce in Fairfield, Texas or emailed to news


Thanksgiving Dinner - All Are Invited!

Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at 326 Huckaby Street in Fairfield, Texas. The event is being provided free of charge. Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on


Calvary Christian Center of Oakwood Welcomes All This Weekend

Welcome to Calvary Christian Center, located at 10856 Hwy 79 East in Oakwood, Texas. Pastor is Brother Jack Smith, Jr. -Friday, Nov. 24th at 7:00 p.m. -Saturday, Nov. 25th at 7:00 p.m. Please join Sister B. Jones (20 years) in giving blessings, praises, worship, and thanks to our Lord for all he has


Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

rg Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. "The sugar, fat or sodium content of almost any holiday recipe can be reduced without a noticeable difference in taste," said Dr. Jenn


Police find teen dead from gunshot wound

William Thompson, 19, is the son of DART officer Brent Thompson of Corsicana who was killed during the July 7, 2016 police ambush in Dallas. Corsicana police found William Thompson, 19, dead apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday morning at Jester Park pavilion. William is the son of


Palestine Police searching for missing woman

The Palestine Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person. Haley Grant has been reported missing, according to the department's Facebook page. Contact the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or Sergeant David Kassaw at 903-731-8482 with any inforamtion about her or Serg

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-22 17:55:00

Police Blotter for November 13- November 19

2:38 a.m. Officer Alvarado to 700 block East Navasota for suspicious person walking through yard. 9:30 a.m. Officers from Groesbeck and Mexia executed search warrant in 900 block East Navasota. Methamphetamine, prescription drugs and paraphernalia were recovered. Two arrestred. 6:55 p.m. Officer Pan

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:53:25

Rent control adversaries under scrutiny

The main adversaries over the Measure V rent control law -- the Mountain View Tenants Coalition and the California Apartment Association -- are both facing investigations by the California Fair Political Practices Commission. The election watchdog confirmed it has open investigations into both gro

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-11-22 19:00:00

FCC unveils plan to gut net neutrality

In a huge deal for local tech companies, the Federal Communications Commission indicated this week it would move forward with plans to scrap net neutrality rules. If enacted, the proposed deregulation plan would allow internet service providers to give preferential bandwidth to certain sites and cus

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-11-22 18:57:00

One of two escaped inmates recaptured Tuesday

One of two inmates who fled from the Palo Alto courthouse earlier this month has been arrested with help from law enforcement agencies in Stockton, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office announced late Tuesday night. Tramel Leon McClough, 46, has been recaptured while John Penn Bivins, 47, remains

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-11-22 18:02:00

1 Injured In Central Expressway Crash, Mountain View Police Say

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - An elderly woman was injured in a solo-vehicle crash in Mountain View this morning, police said. Mountain View police released a photo on Twitter just before 9:20 a.m. Wednesday that showed a dark-colored SUV in the median of the Central Expressway near Mayfield Avenue. The woman

PATCH - 2017-11-22 20:52:32