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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


City council nixes condemnation plans for Habersham plant, cancels plan for new facility at site

The city of Cumming has decided a formerly-private sewer facility off Buford Dam Road will not be usable for a future water plant and have decided not to go ahead with plans for a new facility at the site. Members of the Cumming City Council voted 5-0 at a meeting on Monday to rescind condemnation o

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-11-22 23:29:00

Lula hires consultant for train depot upgrade

Lula city officials took the first step this week toward renovating the historic train depot by awarding a contract to a Marietta firm that will provide design and engineering services. The move keeps the city on schedule to begin major improvements at the facility in the first quarter of 2018. Rind

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-24 03:27:00

Community center aims to better Clayton County by meeting one need at a time

Geraldine Ruiz has been the driving force behind Faith Open Door Community Center since she founded it as an after-school homework help program in 2009. Now, the center has expanded to provide more services to meet the needs of the community, including annual Thanksgiving dinners. (Staff Photo: Chel

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-11-22 21:17:00

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


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


Volunteer effort helps get Thanksgiving meals to area residents

Four years ago, Martha Randolph planned to deliver Thanksgiving meals just to the homeless under the Queen City Parkway Bridge in Gainesville. "But then, when I got to looking into it, there's (a lot of) elderly people in need for food," said the owner of M & M Down Home Catering at 996 Athens St.,

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-24 03:35:00

Federal courthouse dedication to be held Monday

The federal courthouse on Spring Street will be dedicated Monday morning to honor a Gainesville native and former judge. The courthouse will be known as the Sidney O. Smith, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, sponsored HR 4618, which passed the Sena

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-24 03:12:00

Thomasville man charged with multiple drug offenses

A Thomasville man was charged with several drug offenses, including trafficking opium and heroin, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. William Robert Cain, 58, of 407 Reid St., Thomasville, was charged two counts of selling and delivering heroin, selling a controlled substance within 1

DISPATCH - 2017-11-22 16:19:08

Midway, Thomasville parades set for Saturday

Dubbed by some as a Thomasville legend and the most popular person in Thomasville, Warren King was bestowed the honor of serving as the grand marshal for Thomasville's Christmas parade on Saturday, according to a press release. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. The parade starts on East Main Street n


Chair City Tavern opens in Thomasville

Cheers, a popular sitcom that ran for 11 seasons, showcased a fictional corner bar where "everybody knows your name." Erik and Janet Banks, who own Chair City Tavern at 11 E. Main St. in Thomasville, want to instill the same principle with their new restaurant. The business, equipped with a seating


'That extra love'

THOMASVILLE - Michelle Forrest was part of a cadre of volunteers Thursday who helped bring Thanksgiving Day blessings to those in need. The Greensboro woman spent the day at His Laboring Few Ministries in Thomasville, preparing free holiday meals that were delivered to homeless shelters, nursing hom

HPENEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 23:35:00

Longtime nurse finds career rewarding

THOMASVILLE - A lot has changed in the nursing profession since Janet Harrell Dow began her career nearly a half-century ago, but she said she can't imagine doing anything else. Dow was recently recognized at a dinner for 45 years of service from Novant Health for her work with the health care syste

DISPATCH - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

The Joke's On You for 112417

Send your entries to jokesonyou@greensboro.com by noon Wednesday, 112917 Welcome to the News & Record's "Jokes on You" page. Here is this week's cartoon for your caption consideration, and last week's cartoon and entries for you amusement (see below). Feel free to post comments and ask questions. A

GREENSBORO.COM - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Dr. Gary Chapman to speak at Rowan Chamber event

Dr. Gary Chapman, noted speaker, radio personality and author, will speak about the "Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast on Thurs., December 14, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road). The Rowan County N

WBTV - 2017-11-24 13:50:02

Sunday Law Log, 11-26-17

Randolph Sheriff On Nov. 20, Rodney S. Luck, Mack Road, Asheboro, reported the theft of two vehicles from his driveway. A 2006 blue Honda CBR valued at $3,500 and a white 2004 Suzuki GSXR valued at $3,000 were missing. Recent reports * Nov. 20: Jesse R. Boone, Old Rockett Road, Randleman, reported t

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 06:01:00

Kingery Printing to buy United Graphics in Mattoon

Kingery Printing of Effingham announced this week it is acquiring United Graphics, LLC in Mattoon. The deal is effective Dec. 1. United Graphics President John Wurtsbaugh explained in a press release that the purchase will allow Kingery Printing to capitalize on merging the two skilled workforces an

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 20:21:42

Mattoon native honored as 2017 Student Laureate

BLOOMINGTON -- Illinois Wesleyan University biology major Brock Taylor of Mattoon has been named a 2017 Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The Lincoln Academy's Student Laureate Awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of


Mattoon YMCA offers thanks for yearly highlights

On September 30th, we closed the books on our Fiscal Year 2017. By virtually every measure, the year was another success! Your belief in the Y and continued commitment to this community organization has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of many. Over the last year a lot has happened at th


Fire damages kitchen of Mattoon home

MATTOON (JG-TC) -- A fire damaged the kitchen of a home in the 700 block of South 15th Street in Mattoon on Tuesday night, according to the Mattoon Fire Department. Fire crews responded to the fire just before 10 p.m. and saw smoke coming from the back of the house, according to a news release from