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Temple schedules candidate qualification hearing

A special hearing will next week decide the qualifications of a Temple City Council candidate who has been challenged by a resident who claims the candidate's prior felony conviction makes him ineligible to serve. Meanwhile, another council member has issued a statement defending his decision not to

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:59:00

Case against Temple councilman dismissed

A Carroll County prosecutor has dismissed a case against a Temple city councilman who had been accused of battery by a citizen journalist. State Court Solicitor Doug Vassy said Friday he had dismissed the case against Richard Bracknell, who represents Ward 5 on the Temple council, on Sept. 8. The de

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:58:00

VRHS collecting items to help homeless

The Villa Rica school cluster, which is usually on the receiving end of community support, is giving back. While the elementary and middle schools typically have a donation drive in the spring, Villa Rica High will have a Help the Homeless Drive during the school's homecoming week this week. "The Vi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

Carrollton Olympian Hardy Lavender dead at 87

City Councilman Gerald Byrd and the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department are paying their respects to honor gold medal Olympian Catherine Hardy Lavender, who died on Sept. 8 at age 87. Services were held Sept. 13 at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel in Atlanta, but a wreath-laying ceremony will b

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:58:00

Cowboys are world's most valuable team at $4.8 billion

The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That's more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 bil

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 17:20:08

Papa John's employee wins prestigious award

The Newnan Times-Herald Sam Smallwood 1: Sam Smallwood shows off a special award he received from Papa John's restaurant founder, John Schnatter. Smallwood is a customer service representative at the store off Temple Avenue. He was recognized for his hard work and special connections to customers

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-17 15:11:00

Someone is throwing rocks at cars along busy highway

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating a dangerous crime for drivers on a busy local highway. Paulding County deputies said someone has been throwing rocks onto cars, shattering windshields, and even injuring one woman. Deputies said they will begin intensely patrolling Villa Rica High

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 11:05:09

Lacrosse trending up in CPRD participation

The Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department had a "favorable increase" of participants in its spring programs compared to 2016. Julie Ivey, the department's superintendent of Athletics and Aquatics, said there was an increase of participants in sports programs with the exception of girls softball

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-09-17 03:57:00

Festival designed to bring Douglas 'closer together' among upcoming events

An estimated 30,000 attendees and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors are anticipated for the September Saturdays festival Sept. 23 and 30 at the Douglas County Courthouse. Sculptor Joel Yawn's 'owl' made out of recycled metal parts, titled 'Owlbe Seeing You,' is among the entries in this year's NO

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 09:55:00

'Pocket park' pops up in front of Douglasville City Hall

Rashad Milligan/Douglas County Sentinel Councilman Richard Segal was among the people who took time to enjoy the temporary park in front of City Hall on Friday. Rashad Milligan/Douglas County Sentinel Zelena Henry plays a game of cornhole in the pocket park in front of City Hall on Friday. A parking

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 11:00:00

LIVE | Confederate monument rally underway in Dallas

DALLAS - A heavy police presence will be on hand on Saturday as some 300 people are expected to protest the removal of the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from Lee Park. The statue was removed Thursday from its massive base. It's now being stored at Hensley Field, a city-owned storage facility in far w

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-16 18:22:09

FOOTBALL: Battles mark 1st week of 7-AA schedule

The fight in a team playing in a game for the fourth straight week was put to the test twice Friday night in highly-contested Region 7-AA contests featuring Floyd County teams. While the final outcome differed for each, Model and Coosa came away with strong resolves to start region play. Coosa survi

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:31:00

Old south Cobb Target site could become new townhomes, storage facility

An undated photo of the former Austell Target store at 3751 Floyd Road. The site of the store, which last operated in 1999, is being eyed by two developers for townhomes and a self-storage facility. Special to the MDJ-Courtesy of Cobb County Community Development A national retain chain's former sou

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 01:47:00

LSHS band to perform at Children's Christmas Parade

Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel From left, Kayla Andrews, Geena Peralta and Yasmin Green, members of the Lithia Springs High School Marching Band, practice a song from the band's show, "To Boldly Go." The show will feature the theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Star Trek,"Jupiter" and others. L

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 12:15:00

COOPER: The Glover murder - the end but no resolution

PART FIVE If you have been keeping up with my series of columns regarding the 1893 murder of William K. Glover you realize the timeline of events resemble a rather curvy mountain road full of hairpin curves and switchbacks. By the end of May 1893 several suspects had been examined regarding William

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-09-17 11:30:00

Police: Wet roads played a role in crash that killed mother and young son

COBB COUNTY - Police in Cobb County say wet roads played a role in a crash that killed a mother and her young son. The roads were wet Tuesday when the crash happened because of Tropical Storm Irma. Authorities say 32-year-old Odyssey Abdur-Raheem lost control of her car on Windy Hill Road near Auste

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 03:58:48

Navy veteran and mother of four is latest Habitat for Humanity beneficiary

A disabled military veteran has a new home in Austell for her family thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity and Nissan. Tiffany Evans was born in Houston, Texas, and served in the United States Navy for 12 years of active duty in locations from Alaska to Maryland. During her time in the Navy,

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 01:29:00

Woman arrested on meth charge

A Floyd County woman is being held in the Floyd County Jail with a $10,100 bond on a felony drug charge, but no bond on a hold for Bartow County. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Jennifer Michelle Pauley, 36, of 17 Fannin St., Cave Spring, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:55:00

Report: Cedartown woman shoplifted, hid drugs on way to jail

A Cedartown woman initially arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge was in jail without bond Sunday night after police found she also had drugs with her. According to Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail records: Evin Danielle Hannon, 28, of 946 Cut Log Road in Cedartown, was arrested o

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:39:00

Budget on Tuesday's commission agenda

Approval of Coweta's fiscal year 2018 budget is on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held in the county commission chambers, upstairs at 37 Perry St., in downtown Newnan. Other items

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 05:38:00