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Guns stolen in separate truck break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. -Two handguns were reported stolen to Covington Police Department (CPD) yesterday, one day after daytime thieves targeted two pick-up trucks parked at shopping centers along Highway 278. According to a CPD report, a Monticello man contacted police Sept. 20 to report that his truck had

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-21 22:42:00

Ex-mayor heads to jail for paving mother's driveway with city funds

Former Nicholson Mayor Ronnie Maxwell was sentenced to serve time in the Jackson County jail for using taxpayer money to pave private property, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday. Maxwell pleaded guilty in July to one charge of theft by taking related to using taxpayer money for personal purpos


Teacher of the Year to be announced Tuesday

Joan Baldridge from Jackson Road Elementary, Debi Hancock from Crescent Elementary and Heidi Thompson from Cowan Road Middle School are finalists for the district Teacher of the Year. The three educators were named finalists last month at a Griffin-Spalding Board of Education meeting and the winner

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Piedmont Academy cougar mascot gets new name

Piedmont Academy students have given their cougar mascot a name. Big Blue was the name chosen by students in a poll conducted Aug. 28-Sept. 1. The name was submitted by fifth-graders Marissa Holder and Jake Pope and was among four that students voted on throughout the week. The new name of the masco

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:17:00

AT&T and DirecTV may drop local CBS affiliate and Peachtree TV

Some metro-Atlanta homes may soon have to find other ways to watch SEC football or Sunday NFL games. WGCL, the home of Atlanta affiliate CBS46 and WPCH (Peachtree TV) began notifying their viewers that AT&T and DirecTV may drop the stations from its lineup on Friday. "WGCL/WPCH have been trying for

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:13:00

BRADY: The rabbit that won't break down

The late Dallas Willard, a longtime professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California, tells a favorite story about the dog races in Florida. He says that they train these dogs to chase an electric rabbit, and one night the rabbit broke down and the dogs caught it. But they didn't kno

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 17:50:00

New movies this week: Kingsman, Legos and social-media horrors

Channing Tatum and Halle Berry star in the action-movie sequel "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," opening Friday in theaters. Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century FoxPhoto Credit: Giles Keyte/Twentieth Century Fox The Kingsman crew meets the Stateman staff, the Lego Movie Universe expands and a horror flick fo

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

High school football season beginning to hit its stride

Region games are here for a lot of the area teams as the season starts to hit its stride. That includes a couple of GHSA regions jumping into region games Friday, joining Region 4-5A, which is entering its third week of region contests. Here are my predictions for Friday's games involving teams from

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 12:25:00

Andy Serkis remembers 'incredible' Carrie Fisher

Andy Serkis feels privileged to have got to know the late Carrie Fisher because she was such an "incredible human being". The 53-year-old actor plays Supreme Leader Snoke in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy and although he didn't get to shoot any scenes with Carrie - who passed away last December - for '

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:00:00

Domhnall Gleeson wants big screen reunion with Margot Robbie

Domhnall Gleeson wants to work with Margot Robbie again. The two actors have worked together on two movies - 'About Time' and 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' - and are set to star alongside each other in the upcoming 'Peter Rabbit' film, and Gleeson hopes their working relationship "continues over the y

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:00:00

Jaeden Lieberher wants Ewan McGregor as Bill in IT sequel

Jaeden Lieberher wants Ewan McGregor to play an older Bill in the 'IT' sequel. The 14-year-old actor stars as the leader of The Loser's Club in Andres Muschietti re-imagining of the Stephen King 1986 novel, which follows a group of youngsters who are faced with their biggest fears when they square o

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Ron Howard teases famous Kessel Run in Han Solo movie

Ron Howard has teased that his Han Solo spin-off film will feature the Millennium Falcon taking on the Kessel Run referenced in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'. The 63-year-old filmmaker took over control of the anthology movie after Christopher Miller and Phil Lord left due to creative differe

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 09:00:00

Mother, daughter killed in Eatonton crash

EATONTON - An Eatonton mother and her 9-year-old daughter were killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of the U.S. Highway 441 bypass and Imperial Mill Road in Eatonton. The wreck, which happened about 4:30 p.m., claimed the lives of Jakeda Ellison, 37, and her daughter

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-21 23:30:00

Officials weighing service strategy update

The county and municipal governments of Butts County are in the midst of updating their joint service delivery strategy, which outlines which entity performs a variety of public services - from police and fire protection to zoning and animal control - and how those services are paid for. A service d

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:03:00

Gal Gadot in talks to star in Deeper

Gal Gadot is reportedly in talks to star alongside Bradley Cooper in 'Deeper'. The 32-year-old actress is wanted to appear alongside the Hollywood star in the new thriller movie, which has been penned by Max Landis. The film is being produced by Landis and David Goyer, and if a deal can be closed be

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Big eighth inning helps Nationals beat Braves

ATLANTA -- Thanks to a meltdown by the Atlanta bullpen, Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez got a rare victory over the Braves Wednesday night. The Nationals took advantage of four straight walks to score six runs in the eighth inning to get Gonzalez off the hook for a potential hard-luck

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-21 00:03:00

Lucy Lu's Coffee Cafe ribbon-cutting

A ribbon-cutting was held last week at Lucy Lu's Coffee Cafe on the square in Jackson. Customers can find a variety of coffees and some old-fashioned sweet treats made from family recipes. A handmade doily sets off a handwritten recipe in one of several antique-filled shadow boxes at Lucy Lu's Coffe

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:43:00

Coffee with Cowgirls and Donuts with Dudes

Jackson Elementary School gifted teacher Dawn Smith hands Madison Daniels, 6, a doughnut during a visit with her mother Latonia Jenkins on Tuesday. Moms and dads were invited to the school Tuesday morning for the school's book fair. (Staff Photo: Michael Davis) Jackson Elementary School on Tuesday i

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:40:00

Dwayne Johnson 'dies' in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Johnson dies more than once in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. The 45-year-old wrestler-turned-actor stars as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the new Jake Kasdan reimagining of the 1995 movie 'Jumanji' - starring the late Robin Williams - and revealed that all the characters undergo multiple, ons

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Zack Snyder says unfair to be involved in Justice League movie

Zack Snyder insists it would be "unfair" for him to get involved in 'Justice League' again. The 51-year-old filmmaker was originally helming the DC Extended Universe movie but stepped down in May after the tragic death of his daughter Autumn in March. At the time the movie was in post-production and

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00