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From a hellish childhood to a new hope, mother recalls abuse, rape and life on the street

For the first time in her 23 years, Riana Johnson can feel safe. She can care for her 3-year-son and newborn daughter, and not worry about how they will eat, where they will sleep, or who next will try to hurt them. Now living at Columbus' Damascus Way, a shelter for homeless women and children, she

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 00:43:00

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural-gas fracking, has died. He was 79. Hinchey, a Democrat, died Wednesday at his home in Saug

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-11-24 03:49:00

Damascus Way provides meals on Thanksgiving

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - There was no shortage of places to get a good hot meal on Thanksgiving for those in need. Damascus Way, part of Valley Rescue Mission, provides shelter for homeless women and children. But today, they provided hot home- cooked meals for the needy in the community. "So many peop

WTVM - 2017-11-23 21:56:56

Feeding the Valley Food Bank in need of Thanksgiving volunteers

Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs volunteers to fill multiple roles as they deliver meals today. Feeding the Valley Food Bank is working to hand out 2,000 meals to those in need on Thanksgiving. The food bank needs

WTVM - 2017-11-23 12:00:57

Coosa County town soon to find itself without medical care

At the Triple R Cafe in Rockford, Jeffrey Sallas says the latest news in town isn't going down quite so well for him. "I'm very upset about it," Sallas admitted. The news is that nurse practitioner Jamie Chappell has turned in her resignation at the Rockford Family Medical Clinic, a move that caught

WSFA - 2017-11-22 19:17:45

Jim 'N Nick's on U.S. 280 closed after small fire

Firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon to a small blaze that has temporarily shut down a popular U.S. 280 restaurant. Hoover Fire and Cahaba Valley Fire responded shortly after 4 p.m. to Jim 'N Nick's in Greystone. Hoover Fire Executive Officer Rusty Lowe said there was fire and smoke showing when


Suspects drive truck through Valley grocery store, steal ATM

Valley police are searching for a stolen vehicle that crashed through the front of a grocery store before the occupants of the vehicle stole an ATM. About 3:02 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to an alarm at Givorns Foods on Fairfax Bypass, Valley police chief Tommy Weldon said in a press release. "Up


Masterbuilt smoking Thanksgiving turkeys for Valley Rescue Mission

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Another local business already hard at work preparing Thanksgiving Day meals, they too will go to families in need across the Chattahoochee Valley. Employees at Masterbuilt in Columbus smoking turkeys since early Tuesday morning, all of these birds will go to feed families help


Man suffers serious injuries after being thrown off Derby-Shelton Bridge

A Monroe man suffered serious injuries after being pushed off of the Derby-Shelton bridge early Thursday morning following an altercation with another person. Shelton Police and fire department responded to the Derby-Shelton Bridge at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of a Monroe m

SHELTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-23 13:36:19

PD: Man thrown off bridge near Shelton/Derby town line

Police are searching for the man who pushed another man off a bridge on the Shelton/Derby town line early Thursday morning. Officers and firefighters were called to the Derby Shelton Bridge around 1 a.m. for a report of a man in the water. Upon arrival, officers and firefighters spotted a 30-year-o

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Ansonia, Derby to hold tree lighting festivities

Published 12:00 am, Thursday, November 23, 2017 DERBY - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Derby Green. That's because the giant evergreen tree on the city Green is ready to light up the night during the city's annual Christmas tree lighting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday. Mayor Anit

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-11-23 00:00:34

Man Thrown Off Derby Shelton Bridge: Police

SHELTON, CT - A man was thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge after a fight early Thursday morning, police said. Police responded to the bridge around 1 a.m. for a report of a male in the water. According to police, a 30-year-old Monroe man was pulled to the shore by emergency responders and taken to

PATCH - 2017-11-23 16:34:11

Derby Firefighters Give Back With Thanksgiving Meals

Derby firefighters prepared and delivered more than 60 Thanksgiving meals to senior citizens and people in need Wednesday. The meals were prepared by firefighters in the kitchen at the Paugassett Hook and Ladder Co. 4, 57 Derby Ave. and then delivered all over Derby. The fire department teams with

NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-23 14:09:00

Derby Awarded $200k Redevelopment Grant

DERBY, CT - Derby has been awarded with a $200,000 grant to investigate 19 acres on Main Street that is related to the city's downtown redevelopment plans. The funding comes as part of a $13.6 million package awarded to various municipalities around the state to help revitalize blighted properties.


West Haven women charged with larceny in Hamden

HAMDEN - Two West Haven women have been charged by police with larceny in connection with a police investigation involving stolen credit cards used to purchase $600 worth of items merchandise. According to a press release from Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith, Crystal Frazier, 40, and Jennifer Frazi

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-11-23 16:13:19

City of Ansonia to host tree lighting, holiday marketplace

ANSONIA - Get into the holiday spirit in the city next week with the annual tree lighting and holiday marketplace. Mayor Dave Cassetti and the City of Ansonia are hosting the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Veterans Park at City Hall on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The tree lighting will feature live m

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-11-23 18:43:55

GOP governor candidates in Marshall forum

MARSHALL - The leading Republican candidates for governor are slated to participate in a southwest Minnesota issue forum on Nov. 27 The program will be hosted in the Student Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. A meet-the-candidates reception begins at 6:15 p.m., with the forum following


The vision of a community Thanksgiving dinner blossomed

Photos by Jody Isaackson The Deutz brothers helped serve the community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Marshall Armory on Thanksgiving Day. The volunteers for the 2016 event served about 850 meals including about 250 takeouts. MARSHALL - A community event that began with a vision from God has blossomed t

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Pride in the Tiger Fund Use Grants for October 2017 announced

The Pride in the Tiger Foundation has awarded $64,555 in Fund Use Grants in October. These grants are awarded to both public and private schools and support worthwhile initiatives in Marshall schools. Individuals within Marshall schools go through an application process, and those requests are revie

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Small-town church draws big name trainer

Photos by Jody Isaackson Catechist Jennifer Rabaey demonstrates reflective play with a miniature city of Jerusalem for the 6-9 year age group. Children learn better with activities geared for their learning styles, the catechist said. GHENT - To get quality religious training, one must often look to

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-24 08:00:00