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Rare beer, Holidazzle, free ice skating: 40 free things to do this weekend

This weekend in free things to do we have plenty of Black Friday things to do (many of them trade shopping for beer), winter festivals, and not-so family fun when you need a break. Come take a look. Erin Smith Photography Holidazzle 2017 Festive outdoor holiday market featuring local vendors selling

CITY PAGES - 2017-11-22 11:10:17

How the night before Thanksgiving became the 'biggest drinking day of the year'

The Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving always begins the same way at Cowboy Jack's. The staff stocks special beer tubs, then moves most of the tables out to allow for a standing-room-only crowd in the Plymouth bar. They're getting ready for what will be the largest party of the year: Drinksgivi

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 14:47:00

The week's 27 best concerts: Nov. 22-28

Rounding up the week's best concerts in the Twin Cities. DoomtreePalace Theatre, Wednesday 11.22 Doomtree's Palace Theatre debut comes at a particularly exciting time for the Minneapolis hip-hop collective. There's no word on a follow-up to the group's reliably explosive and whip-smart third album,

CITY PAGES - 2017-11-22 11:48:40

Theater spotlight: Fresh-baked Broadway musical 'Waitress' is at the Orpheum this week

'Waitress' Between the Sara Bareilles songs, the smell of fresh-baked pie wafting through the theater and the presence of two local girls in the cast, what's not to like about "Waitress"? Still running on Broadway, this is a musical adaptation of an indie-film dramedy about a woman, trapped in a lov

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 19:36:00

Man charged after reckless car chase

More details have been released about a high speed chase in Forest Lake and Chisago City that led to the Nov. 13 arrest and subsequent charging of James Lee Norgaard III, of Minneapolis (an early police report stated that he had no permanent address) for motor vehicle theft and fleeing a peace offic

HOMETOWNSOURCE.COM - 2017-11-22 13:15:00

Forest Lake council member's move out of city cost $10,000

St. Cloud State University paid a Roseville moving company more than $10,000 in moving expenses for Mike Freer, the Pioneer Press has learned. Freer is the Forest Lake City Council member who was criticized this year after accusations surfaced that he and his family had moved to Maple Grove. Freer i

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-11-22 14:31:27

Minnesota's new main street

Two years of construction - and headaches - are over as Nicollet Mall reopens Minnesota has a new main street. Nicollet Mall officially reopened in mid-November following a $50 million renovation, which closed the downtown thoroughfare for more than two years to the chagrin of businesses and office


Transit operators cut back service for Thanksgiving and day after

Twin Cities transit agencies will run fewer buses and trains on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when fewer people are working and there is less demand for public transportation. For the most part, Metro Transit routes will follow a Saturday schedule, but some routes will have additional trips to

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-21 12:23:00

Covington honors citizen police academy grads

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department finished up its fall session of Citizens Police Academy class this past month. This was the seventh class put on by the department since the inception of the program. The Covington Police Citizens Academy was created in order to give the residents and corp


RCSO presents Coffee With A Cop Nov. 29

CONYERS - Ever wanted just to sit down with a law enforcement officer over a cup of coffee and talk about things? If you have, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is going to give you that chance. The Sheriff's Office is sponsoring Coffee With A Cop from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the St


CONSTITUTIONAL CORNER: Let's be thankful every day

My day started out something like this. Me: God, can I ask you a question? God: Sure. Me: Promise you won't get mad? God: I promise. Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do you mean? Me: Well, I woke up late. God: Yes. Me: My car took forever to start. God: OK. Me: At lunc


Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, wife Sarah expecting twins

Matt Ryan took to Twitter this afternoon to announce he and his wife, Sarah, are expecting Twins. The couple posted a photo of them holding two Matt Ryan onesies -- along with a big "2" balloon. Only fitting for the Falcons quarterback that wears a No. 2 jersey, right? Happy to announce that we'r


DARRELL HUCKABY: Grateful for a long list of blessings

The world spins faster as we get older, and my already long list of blessings seems to grow exponentially, so I'd best just get right to it - with special thanks to Furman Bisher for creating the format that I have been emulating in print for the past five decades. I am thankful for the memory of th


Covington employees team with Middle Ridge to tutor students

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington and its Covington Cares program have teamed with Middle Ridge Elementary School to provide tutoring assistance to students who need additional help in sight word recognition. Twenty-six employees participated in a three-week trial and tutored approximately 80 s


PPD caravan of care delivers Thanksgiving meals

James, Stella, Gracelen and Lennix knock on a door with a Thanksgiving meal. - photo by Darryl Welch PORTERDALE, Ga. - If you saw a caravan of Porterdale police vehicles making its way through the city's streets Wednesday morning don't be alarmed. They weren't on the trail of a lawbreaker but were

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-11-22 22:10:00

The Surprising Rise Of Georgia-Born 'Elf On The Shelf'

ATLANTA, GA - We all know that Santa lives in the North Pole. But, with Christmas season upon us, millions of homes in the United States and throughout the world will soon be visited by one of his most famous helpers, who was born at a kitchen table in Georgia. "The Elf on the Shelf," with its charm

PATCH - 2017-11-22 17:55:07

Drawing for FREE Home Security Systems at This Black Friday Sale in Fairfield

One Stop National Security of Fairfield, Texas is having a Black Friday Sale on November 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Recent break-ins in our town? Let them protect what matters most! Come learn how to protect your home with Smart Home Security. Bring your kids for a day of Food & Fun: Kara


Dear Santa...Send Letters to The "Times"

Freestone County Times is looking forward to sharing your students' letters to Santa with our readers! Letters must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to make one of this year's Christmas editions. They may be delivered to our office at 401 E. Commerce in Fairfield, Texas or emailed to news


Thanksgiving Dinner - All Are Invited!

Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at 326 Huckaby Street in Fairfield, Texas. The event is being provided free of charge. Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church will serve Thanksgiving Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on


Calvary Christian Center of Oakwood Welcomes All This Weekend

Welcome to Calvary Christian Center, located at 10856 Hwy 79 East in Oakwood, Texas. Pastor is Brother Jack Smith, Jr. -Friday, Nov. 24th at 7:00 p.m. -Saturday, Nov. 25th at 7:00 p.m. Please join Sister B. Jones (20 years) in giving blessings, praises, worship, and thanks to our Lord for all he has