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Ottawa man arrested in burglary of church, police seeking more info

An Ottawa man has been arrested for a Nov. 13 burglary of a downtown Ottawa church. Patrick Gordon Foster, 55, was charged with burglary to a place of worship and two counts of failure to register as a sex offender. Police said forcible entry was made into the church by breaking a window and that an

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-22 18:47:00

Ottawa nixes ordinance changes to inn lodgings

With a 3-2 vote, Ottawa commissioners rejected changing the municipal code to allow a new category of overnight lodging businesses within city neighborhoods Tuesday night. Mayor Robert Eschbach and Commissioner Tom Ganiere voted their approval of the proposed ordinance while Commissioner Wayne Eiche

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-22 04:50:10

Ottawa lawyer withdraws from race

Ottawa attorney Chris Minelli this week pulled out of the crowded race in the 16th Congressional District. The Democrat announced his decision Monday on Facebook, but he gave no reason. He couldn't be reached for immediate comment Wednesday. "From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-22 15:58:30

Ottawa acquires land for new visitors center building

OTTAWA - A city known for trying to attract tourists now has a standalone visitor's center in the works. The Ottawa City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution that would be the first step in that process. The city is planning to enter into a revised funding agreement with Ottawa Visitors Ce

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 12:15:00

Traffic, parking alerts Friday in Ottawa

The parade begins at 6 p.m., but a traffic detour is set to start at about 5:45 p.m., according to a press release issued by the city of Ottawa. The parade will begin at the south end of La Salle Street and proceed north to Washington Square. The units will turn east onto West Jackson Street and the


OSF, Blue Cross reach deal

Buy Now OSF HealthCare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois reached an agreement Wednesday to continue OSF's participation in the insurer's network. OSF owns St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and its facilities in Streator.Tom Sistak OSF HealthCare and the state's largest private insurer

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-22 21:33:00

Too many kids and seniors still are without enough to eat

It's been a busy few weeks for Donna Hess. The executive director of Illinois Valley Food Pantry is looking forward to a day off and the chance to give thanks for her own full table. "I can enjoy my holiday meal because we helped people enjoy theirs," Hess said. But she'll hit the ground running whe

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 15:30:00

Hold the hard liquor in Grand Ridge

In October, representatives from the BP gas station in Grand Ridge approached the village's board with a request to obtain a license to sell hard liquor. The station currently sells beer. Though a decision to table a vote for Tuesday's meeting was made, Village Attorney Sheryl Churney explained wh

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-11-22 19:21:24

Ready, set, shop: Countdown to Black Friday

Black Friday might have been diluted over the past few years due to online shopping and other factors, but its impact on retailers is still significant. Black Friday is so named because it was counted on the put retailers books in "the black" for the year. And to many shoppers, it remains a traditio

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 04:59:00

Local runners to compete at Foot Locker regional

Erin Fegans last cross country meet didn't exactly go as she had planned. Although the Douglasville native helped lead Landmark Christian to its fourth straight Class A private-school championship, the sophomore didn't have her best race. She will get a chance to atone for that this weekend at the p

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-22 14:41:00

Traffic stops result in multiple drug charges

On Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, Randolph County Narcotics Unit agent Larry Clark was contacted by Deputy Bernard Sheppard in reference to a traffic stop he was on at County Road 17 just off of U.S. Highway 22, Roanoke. Deputy Sheppard advised Agent Clark he had Anthony Sheron Foster aka "Precious" st

RANDOLPH LEADER - 2017-11-21 19:25:00

Thanksgiving closings - The Randolph Leader: News

Randolph County Courthouse noon Wed.-Fri. Randolph County Water Authority Thurs.-Fri. Roanoke City Hall Thurs.-Fri. Roanoke Utilities Board Thurs.-Fri. Wedowee Town Hall noon Wed.-Fri. Wadley Town Hall Thurs.-Fri. Woodland Town Hall Thurs.-Fri. State/Federal Offices Thurs.-Fri. Awbrey Library Thurs.

RANDOLPH LEADER - 2017-11-21 17:57:53

Streets to be swept this week

Tuscaloosa Infrastructure and Public Services will be sweeping the following general areas this week:15th Street to Hargrove Road (Forest Lake Area), Meador Drive, Highland Oaks Drive, Springbrook, 36th Street East,Heatherbrook, Redbud Lane, El Dorado East, Woodland Forest Drive, Overbrook Road, Orc


Southern Union Plastic Injection Molding Program offering scholarships through industry donations

Lanier Color Company of Gainesville, Ga., and PCS Company of Fraser, Mich., have each made donations to the Plastic Injection Molding Program at Southrn Union State Community College, making several partial scholarships possible for the Plastics Injection Molding Program at Southern Union. The donat

RANDOLPH LEADER - 2017-11-21 19:30:00

County BOE makes personnel moves

Accepted the resignation due to retirement of Sheri Brown, general science teacher at Randolph County High School, effective Jan. 1. Approved Shannon Fincher and Taylor Herren as substitute teachers. Approved Vester "Jr." Whitmore, Joe Minniefield, Jerry Michael Hill, Kasey Swafford and Jerry Spa

RANDOLPH LEADER - 2017-11-21 19:06:00

Fifth suspected gang member arrested

Law enforcement have arrested the last of five suspected gang members accused of robbing people at an apartment complex near the University of West Georgia. Cameron Dalton-Harvey, 18, was arrested Monday, according to Carrollton police. Dalton-Harvey, a UWG student, is charged with two counts of rob

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-11-22 04:59:00

Four Emporia teens arrested for kidnapping, beating fellow teenager

Four Emporia teenagers were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly kidnapped and beat a 16-year-old last weekend. According to Lyon County Sheriff Jeff Cope, 18-year-olds Andrew J. Granado and Samuel Garcia along with two 17-year-old juveniles were taken into custody for their alleged involvement wit

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-23 00:42:00

Nelson an unsung hero of Emporia

Lee Nelson passed away last week at the age of 90. He is best known as the founder and proprietor of Bluestem Farm and Ranch, which he and his wife started in 1961. Today, I share some memories of Mr. Nelson and end with something he is credited with doing that changed Emporia's future in a very pos

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-22 14:15:00

Brush fire reported north of Emporia

At approximately 10:12 a.m. scanner traffic indicated a brush fire located at 1069 Road 210, about five miles north of Emporia. Dispatch indicated that the landowner was doing a controlled burn and was concerned that the fire was getting out of control. Emergency personnel on scene said a nearby w

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-21 16:14:00

New timeline offers detailed look into Emporia State's past

A recently completed timeline project at the Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives offers a glimpse into the school's rich history and will provide lessons for future students, faculty and staff. Located online at www.emporia.edu/libsv/archives, the timeline displays a comprehens

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2017-11-21 16:00:00