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Police report -9-23-17; An inmate was charged after damaging a kiosk inside a cell.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court sys
Correction to recent Commissioners meeting
The Blade regrets to report that the approved a millage rate of 13.691 was not the millage rate approved for the general M&O rate. The Board of Education's millage rate is 13.691. The actual approved general M&O rate is 11.747 mills. The Blade regrets to report that the approved a millage rate of 13
Allsup to speak during Title IX presentation
On October 17, 2017, Sherrie Allsup will speak at East Georgia State College's Luck F. Gambrell Auditorium at 11 a.m. All EGSC employees, students and members of the community are invited to attend this special Title IX presentation. There will also be a 7 p.m. session for EGSC's Housing Residents i
Pumpkins, pumkins, and more pumpkins!
Halei Lamb | September 20, 2017 4:46 pm Calvary United Methodist Church's annual pumpkin patch sales will begin September 30. These sales will continue through October 20, or until all the pumpkins are gone. Calvary will kick off the event on September 30 with the fall festival, country store, and b
Norristown Baptist Church to celebrate 107 years!
Pastor Hal Wilson and members of Norristown Baptist Church invite the community to attend its special homecoming service. Originally slated for Sunday, Sept. 10, the service has been moved to Sunday, September 24, due to the inclement weather Hurricane Irma imposed. Services will still begin at 10 a
Programs pair students with seniors
I just love it when I learn about an experiment that has turned out to be a win-win for everyone involved. Don't you? Back in 1982, the Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly organization in Chicago, or H.O.M.E., started as an experiment in innovative housing options for low-income seni
Your changing body and sleep patterns
Parents often monitor their kids' sleeping patterns as a way to ensure they're getting a quality night of zzz's. But who monitors our sleeping routines once we're older? How are we supposed to know whether we're getting enough sleep or how to prepare for if we need more? According to the National Sl
Avoiding scams takes due diligence, awareness
Ah, remember the good old days when scams were perpetrated in person and you didn't have to fear answering your telephone, replying to an email or trying to fix an alleged computer problem? This high-tech world we now live in has opened the door to the unscrupulous. The anonymity of the modern day s
A new Inner Harbor luxury hotel, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, shines with history's luster
Two minutes into my stay at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, I'm whispering a secret password to the bartender. "Here's your history," he says, splashing a healthy dollop of whiskey into my glass of ginger-infused fruit juice. Okay, okay, I admit the free cocktail is simply restitution for my room not
Morrisville tripped up 45-0 after long road trip to Maryland
PERRYVILLE, Md. - Even if they had never heard of Perryville before, the Morrisville Bulldogs found out that it has a pretty good football team on Friday night. Perryville thumped Morrisville 45-0 in a nonleague football game. Perryville scored touchdowns on all five of its first-half possessions.
JC Penney to hire 40,000 for holidays, the same as last year
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney says it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year. The Plano, Texas-based department store operator, which has locations in the Oxford Valley, Montgomery and Cherry Hill malls, said Friday it is looking for cashiers, wor
Banged-up secondary could be an issue for Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - An injury list littered with defensive backs has the Philadelphia Eagles searching for ways to stop Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants. Top cornerback Ronald Darby went down in Week 1. Starting safety Rodney McLeod and versatile defensive backs Jaylen Watkins and Corey Graha
Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation. Two days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions on the island faced
Russians targeted Pennsylvania election system, state told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal authorities told officials in Pennsylvania that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state before last year's presidential election. A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that Pennsylvania was one of the 21 states target
Sen. John McCain says he will vote 'no' for GOP health care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced Friday that he does not support the latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dealing a major and potentially decisive blow to the last-ditch attempt to fulfill a seven-year GOP promise. McCain's comments came on the same day that Sen. Susan
NJ man who fled Morrisville teen sex abuse trial gets up to 23 years
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to serve up to 23 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a girl in Morrisville and fleeing in the middle of trial. Darryl Jenkins, 53, of Trenton, was sentenced Friday to 11-1/2 to 23 years in state prison, the maximum total sentence for unlawful contact with a
Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute
WASHINGTON (AP) - Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to ref
Poetry readings Sept. 29 at Bucks County Community College
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP - Poets Jericho Brown and Steve Nolan will read from their work starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bucks County Community College. The event, free and open to the public, is in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center inside the Gateway Center at the BCCC Newtown Township camp
What could the state's environmental fund budget battle mean for Bucks?
They call them "hard numbers" for a reason. They're verifiable, immutable, and theoretically, not subject to debate. But there's little agreement about what the hard numbers are between Bucks and Montgomery County's Republican state representatives, as lawmakers in Harrisburg wrangle with potential
Broadcast networks hope viewers stream back for new series
Boldly standing up for your convictions. Discovering what you are made of amid daunting circumstances. Those are common themes for the new fall TV lineup. Several new shows focus on unsung heroes, and the extraordinary bravery carried out by our nation's military forces. Other dramas showcase the ta