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Alligator meets tragic fate at Georgia State Park

It didn't take much effort for a person to kill a nearly 12-foot alligator. A 11-foot 9-inch alligator apparently got stuck as it tried to squeeze through a rubber tire that had been illegally dumped in a lake at Hamburg State Park, about 15 miles southeast of Sparta. It's corpse was recently discov

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-21 21:13:00

Mural Project Created By Norcross Students Brings Community and Cultures Together

A long, brown wall on Mitchell Road in Norcross is about to get a makeover. In what began as a spark of creativity for local artist and Norcross Elementary Teacher Bobbie Adamczyk, has started a movement that goes far beyond art and cultural awareness. With an expected completion date of March 2018,

GPB - 2017-09-22 13:40:02

Massachusetts could be hit hard by Obamacare repeal

BOSTON - Massachusetts could lose billions of dollars under the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, which specifically singles out blue states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the federal law. As early as next week, the Senate could take up a proposal by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Lo

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 21:00:00

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Need Saturday plans? More than 1,200 museums will offer free entrance this weekend

Need weekend plans for the family? More than 1,200 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the national event Museum Day Live. Museum Day Live, organized by Smithsonian Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute, is designed to celebrate museums and galleries

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 22:03:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Lessons in lunch: Teachers take to the kitchen in new meal program at Kentucky middle school

BEREA, Ky. - For teachers at a Kentucky middle school, teaching doesn't stop at the classroom doors. Lessons can be found everywhere in the school - including the kitchen - which is why the school's kitchen manager created a program that puts teachers where the food. "We are so grateful to have teac

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 18:02:00

Massachusetts woman recalls harrowing experience in St. Thomas during Hurricane Irma

SALEM, Mass. - In the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Moffat pushed two mattresses up against the closet door as a woman and her 3-year-old daughter huddled inside. Moffat felt her St. Thomas apartment shudder as 185 mph winds slammed the hurricane prevention panels against the sliding glass

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

Explore 39 Georgia museums for free Saturday

Georgians have an opportunity to explore museums for free this weekend. Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day Live! will be held Saturday as museums across the nation offering free admission. There are 39 participating Georgia museums in cities such as Atlanta, Albany, Savannah and even several i

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-22 14:13:00

Aaron Hernandez was suffering from advanced form of CTE; family files suit against NFL

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday. The woman is a lieutenant. She and her male colleagues in the Infantry Officer Course completed an intensiv

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 11:48:00

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

Indiana man builds more than 800 water pumps for South American villages

LOGANSPORT, Ind. - Ben Yantis has made more than 800 hand water pumps based off his design over the past 15 years for villages of a South American country to get clean water. The 80-year-old Indiana resident isn't planning on stopping anytime soon. His water pump deliveries are just one part of his

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

Your Social Security number may not be secure. But how could we replace it?

They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers - and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them - experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone. I

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-21 16:24:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Pence preaches reform, touts GOP health care

ANDERSON, Ind. - During a Friday visit to Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would finally succeed. Speaking before a crowd of about 600 people at the Flagship Enterprise Center's

LAKEOCONEEBREEZE.NET - 2017-09-22 23:37:00

Milledgeville mayor addresses water concerns at ORMC

When it comes to water issues, the city has had its fair share the last couple of years. Two mandatory boil water advisories were put in place because of major waterline breaks within the city's water system. Both incidents disrupted procedures, including several surgeries at Oconee Regional Medical

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

Fresh Market is serving up fresh Y'all

Fun, handsome Zeb Grant of Zeb Grant Design with his two locations in Madison (formerly Le Petit Jardin) and in Greensboro, is flat pullin' out all the stops y'all! It's all happenin' at Zeb's Madison shop located at 142 Academy St. in the Madison Markets campus! Ok so Zeb is bringin' his friends Ji

MORGAN COUNTY CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00