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Criminal case against citizen journalist heads to trial next week

Self-described citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale heads to trial next week facing charges of criminal trespass and obstruction of an officer after a 2014 event that led to her forced removal from Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville. The criminal case is set to move forward Monday morning in the Dawson

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 00:31:00

Russia was once our deadliest enemy -- but no longer

When I was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, there was no country more feared by Americans than the Soviet Union. We were all terrified back then at the thought that the Reds would drop atomic bombs on the United States and blast us all to oblivion. That became a very real threat, in fact, with th

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 21:17:00

Stay safe with cold weather heating tips

With colder weather in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some heating tips to help keep their homes and families safe this winter. "Year after year we've seen the rate of fires and fire deaths in Georgia accelerate during the winter mont

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 21:02:00

Avita board member recognized for 12 years of service

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week recognized one local man's longtime service to the community through work on the board of directors for Avita Community Partners. Joe Hirsch, who spent 12 years on the board representing Dawson County, received special recognition and a plaque duri

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 20:58:00

Thanksgiving and Black Friday kick off 2017 holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving is tomorrow which kicks off the 2017 holiday season. It's time to stuff the turkey, spend time with loved ones and mentally prepare for Black Friday shopping. Those who plan to camp outside of stores late Thursday and early Friday should bundle


Some reflections on this season of Thanksgiving

It is tempting at this time of the year to compose an "I am thankful for ... " column. But I can't. Not because I don't have so very much for which to be thankful - I do - but because no one could ever top the efforts of the late Furman Bisher, sports editor of the Atlanta newspaper, and the finest


Hall DFCS building may be renovated, expanded

The Hall County Division of Family and Children Services is looking to expand and renovate its McEver Road office in Gainesville. Plans to increase its size from 25,000 square feet to 36,245 square feet go before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board at a Dec. 12 meeting. The planning board wi

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-21 22:28:00

3 Forsyth Restaurants Fail Inspections

CUMMING, GA - It was a tough week for restaurant inspections in Forsyth County. Three restaurants received failing grades from state health inspectors. At Chopsticks China Bistro, at 405 Peachtree Pkwy. in Cumming, utensils were being washed and rinsed, but not sanitized. Food storage containers had

PATCH - 2017-11-23 17:08:16

Grandmother: Pattern of abuse led to puppy's decapitation death

Fayetteville, N.C. - Wanda Geddie says she was trying to convince her granddaughter to leave a violent relationship when she learned just how great the threat could be. Geddie said her granddaughter, Jordon Stevens, 17, was living with Antonio Campbell, 18, on Gillespie Street in Fayetteville. The c

WRAL - 2017-11-22 22:22:00

Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape, kidnapping, assault

A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, according to arrest warrants. Raymond L. Balona, 29, of the 300 block of Early Dawn Drive in Raeford, was charged Wednesday with second-degree rape, assaulting inflicting serious injury-strangulation and kidnapping. The warrants, issued

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-23 19:23:54

Two Hoke County intersections to become "superstreets" to make them safer

The public is invited to learn more about the changes at a meeting on Dec. 4. RAEFORD - The state Department of Transportation wants to convert two intersections on U.S. 401 between Raeford and Fayetteville to "superstreet" designs to make them safer, and the public is invited to a meeting to talk a


Robeson County man charged in death of 16-month-old girl

LUMBERTON - A Shannon man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 16-month-old girl who was left in his care, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office said. Christian Troy Clark, 23, of Rennert Road, who turned himself in Monday at the Sheriff's Office also is charged with felony intent


State wants Chemours to pay for water project

ELIZABETHTOWN - The state plans to do everything in its power to make a Bladen County plant pay to provide safe drinking water to residents living near the facility with tainted wells, a state official said. Michael Scott, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Waste

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-21 22:17:46

Man charged with decapitating dog

A Cumberland County man has been charged after he allegedly decapitated his girlfriend's puppy, according to published media reports. Antonio Hollywood Campbell, who is 18, of the 1500 block of Gillespie Street, was arrested on Monday after his girlfriend went to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, say

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-22 00:36:20

Ready, Set, Spend

Merchants Say It's Looking Good By RICK CURL, TOM WOERNER, SHAWN SAVARESE and MELODY BROWN-PEYTON Of The Record Staff Just a few years ago when you talked about Black Friday, you were talking about just one day. These days it's a different story. While the day after Thanksgiving is and will l


Warren's Citgo Broken Into, Robbed

Of The Record Staff Dunn Police is investigating after someone broke into Warren Citgo at 100 W. Cumberland St. in Dunn during the early morning hours Sunday. During the break-in, the suspect broke into the safe and took an undisclosed amount of money along with two computers, building materials


25 amazing photos that prove DFW during the Fall is the most beautiful place in America

With cooler weather finally on its way, it almost feels like autumn feels in the rest of the world, even if many of our leaves haven't yet changed color. With earlier sunsets, DFW evenings shine bright under darker skies. Festival sights, sounds, and smells are in the air. Thanksgiving is here, but

CW33 NEWSFIX - 2017-11-23 14:25:05

Joe Barton apology, 'cite and release' approaches, cop's theft accusation: Your Wednesday evening roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today. In this 2010 file photo, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, listens to opening statements from members of Congress (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP) Congressman Joe Barton apologizes for explicit photo, but doesn't plan to resign Ennis Rep. Joe Barton a

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-22 22:38:49

Red Oak baseball, softball needs you

Red Oak Corespondent RED OAK - Softball and baseball are as much a part of the culture in Texas as apple pie and Chevrolet. In Red Oak that culture is being put to the test because as Stephanie Glazener, Red Oak Baseball Softball Association Secretary said the organization is a self-funded non-profi

ELLIS COUNTY PRESS - 2017-11-22 16:08:04

Robots as caregivers? Don't be afraid, UTA says

We all know that robots with human-like functions are coming. But as we have learned in everything from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Westworld, how do we know they can be trusted? Maybe artists hold the key to that answer more so than scientists or engineers. The University of Texas at Arlington's new