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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

Irma disrupted flagpole dedication is Wednesday

The flagpole dedication originally set for September 11 but disrupted by Hurricane Irma will be held at noon Wednesday at the civic center. The remembrance is sponsored by the local Woodmen Life chapter. In addition to honoring the 9-11 victims, law enforcment officers, firefighters and other firs

HERALD-GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 20:39:08

No. 2 Callaway, No. 3 Manchester stay put in Georgia prep football top 10 polls

The Top Ten teams in the Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll of the 2017 season with first-place votes in parentheses, total points and position last week at right: Class AAAAAAA Pts Prv 1. Grayson (17) 170 1 2. Lowndes (1) 161 3 3. Archer 136 T4 4. South Forsyth 91 7

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-19 22:40:50

Tax bills go out; due Nov. 15

Lamar County property owners should have received their tax bills by mail last week. Local government anticipates income from tax payments in the amount of $13,224,888.54. Lamar County tax commissioner Andrea Anthony reported her office mailed 10,230 bills. Taxes are due Nov. 15. After that date,

HERALD-GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 18:25:39

Barn Bash: Charity Concert set for Saturday

Barn Bash: A Charity Concert will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 to raise funds for a scholarship in honor of the late Brandon Brown and it will feature headlining musician Marc Broussard as well as Southbound and Lambert Osteen and Friends. The inaugural event will be held at Double P Farms with gates

PIKECOUNTYGEORGIA.COM - 2017-09-18 23:49:35

Register now for Sept. 23 "Walk to Remember"

The Compassionate Friends of Central GA invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives and friends to register now for a "Walk to Remember" Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The local walk will be held at Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park (Pavilion 2, Lake side) at 1301 Cowan Road in Griff

PIKECOUNTYGEORGIA.COM - 2017-09-18 19:26:12

Liam Gallagher won't stop insulting brother Noel

Liam Gallagher isn't going to stop taunting his brother Noel Gallagher and intends to make it "hard for him to get back in the ring" when the guitarist returns with his new solo album in November. Since making his own music comeback this year, the 44-year-old singer has been relentlessly attacking h

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 15:00:00

Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival this weekend

The Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival hits Griffin this weekend. The festival activities begin with the Georgia Barbecue Association Doc Holliday BBQ Championship - a double points contest on Friday. Competitors start to arrive Thursday and will be set up off Broad Street in the Spalding County Anne

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?

(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

The key ingredient to a successful school year

(BPT) - Now that school is in session, you've likely returned to the routine of nightly homework and packing lunches in the morning. One thing that helps ensure a safe and successful school year is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a pla

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-19 22:11:00

Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography

When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, "beating" the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which the cancer has spread beyond the breast, is different. There is no cure and, until recently, the number

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-19 19:11:00

One person shot, five arrested on Lyndon Avenue

One person was shot just after midnight Tuesday morning, with police making five arrests in what may be a gang related shooting. According to the Griffin Police Department, on Sept. 19, at approximately 12:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1321 Lyndon Ave., Griffin, in reference to a report of a

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:53:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams

(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-18 15:39:01

Be a mentor, dare to be the difference

The Spalding County Mentoring Program is looking for mentors and has a current campaign with a goal of 30 mentors in 30 days. A mentor acts as a listener, a role model and a friend, according to the Griffin-Spalding County Mentor Program. Children who are mentored have better school attendance, bett

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Land Bank considering deal with Housing Authority

The Griffin-Spalding Land Bank Authority is considering an agreement with the Griffin Housing Authority to help the Housing Authority reduce its tax liability. "It gives us banking separation," Housing Authority CEO Bob Dull said. He explained "our objective is not to just sit on properties but to r

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Community Calendar: Biles golf tourney tees off Wednesday

Registration for the 22nd annual Ernest Biles Memorial Golf Tournament will begin at noon Sept. 20 at Hickory Hill Golf Club, 209 Biles Road, Jackson. Door prizes will be given away at 12:45 p.m. and tee off is at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Butts County Department of Leisure Services youth pro

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

St. Francis offers free hearing seminar Thursday

St. Francis Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) will be offering a free seminar on "Hearing Health" Thursday, Sept. 21. The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Tidwell Lecture Hall in the Butler Pavilion. St. Francis ENT has partnered with Cochlear Americas to present this program during which a variety

WTVM - 2017-09-18 12:09:14

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren't just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they s

MYMCR.NET - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Sheriff's office looking for south Forsyth armed robbery suspects

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is requesting residents' assistance in identifying two men who robbed a south Forsyth restaurant at gunpoint Saturday evening. Mangia Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road and was robbed about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16, according to Deputy Doug

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:34:00