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Sitting lawmakers run for Franks vacancy

PHOENIX - Sitting state lawmakers are free to run for the now-open congressional seat vacated by Trent Franks without having to quit their current job - at least according to an attorney paid by state lawmakers. Ken Behringer, general counsel of the Legislative Council acknowledged that the Arizona

KDMINER.COM - 2017-12-17 13:55:00

Dear Abby | Dad is obsessed with who will inherit his possessions

Dear Abby: My father - aged 68, active and in good health - has become increasingly obsessed with deciding who will get which of his belongings when he passes. Almost every conversation now consists of some form of "Do you think your cousin Joey would like my antique fishing lure collection?" I'm gl

KDMINER.COM - 2017-12-17 13:50:00

KAA files injunction, hearing canceled

HubbleRay KINGMAN - The hearing scheduled for the city's condemnation filing against Kingman Airport Authority was canceled, pre-empted by KAA filing an injunction in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. The case was scheduled to be heard Friday in Lake Havasu City by Mohave County Superior Court Judge

KDMINER.COM - 2017-12-17 13:59:00

Another telephone scam making the rounds in Kingman

HubbleRay KINGMAN - Burt Kaploe wants to warn local residents about a scam in which an alleged representative from Microsoft Windows technical department calls about security issues with your computer. Kaploe said he heard about this scam a few months ago from AARP, so he simply hung up on the call


Hall County 2018-19 Teachers of the Year

School: East Hall High School Teaches: Mathematics Years at school: 20 Years teaching: 27 City of residence: Gainesville Quote: "Of course I enjoy the subject I teach, but the greater joy comes from the endless opportunities teaching provides to make an impact on so many young lives. As a teacher, I

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-12-17 09:00:00

Johnny Vardeman: Tales of monuments, men, marble and money

When plans for the Lincoln Memorial in the nation's capital first took shape about 1914, there was a bit of controversy about whose marble would be used, Georgia's or Colorado's. Ninth District Rep. Tom Bell of Gainesville naturally promoted Georgia marble because quarries were in his district in Pi

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-12-17 08:00:00

Dealership owner tracks down 1 of 5 stolen cars after suspect leaves wallet

Five cars were stolen from a Hall County dealership Saturday morning, officials said. Amir Hanna, who owns Atlanta United Motors in Buford, said surveillance video shows a group of thieves who broke in and stole the cars around 6 a.m., Channel 2 Action News reported. "They came through the back door


DREAMer rally held Saturday outside popular Cuban sandwich shop

A rally was held Saturday in Brookhaven in support of DACA recipients popularly known as DREAMers. The rally was held outside Havana Sandwich Shop, a family-owned Cuban restaurant on Buford Highway that has a longtime, loyal following. The rally called on Congress to pass legislation allowing childr

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-12-17 01:45:00

Callis: Longing for a 'Silent Night'

I love to sing the carol, though I am uncertain as to the accuracy of the title. Nothing about the night itself was holy; except that God chose that time to enter the world with the ultimate solution to the sin and degradation that had disrupted the peace it was created to enjoy. He brought holy to

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-12-17 06:00:00

Harris Blackwood: Remember those who might be struggling this Christmas

The celebration of Christmas has evolved over the past 2,000 years. For the first 300 years, there was no celebration of the birth of Christ. In fact, there weren't celebrations of birthdays of any kind. It was nearly 1,000 years after the birth of Jesus that we saw any use of the term "Christmas."

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-12-17 11:00:00

Great Recession's impact lingers in Hall 10 years later

Talk about bad timing. Phil Bonelli graduated from college in May 2007 and went into a 6-month banking training program. He then embarked on his banking career in December 2007, just as the worst national economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s was starting. "Obviously, nobody said

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-12-17 08:00:00

Brenau awards 429 degrees at winter graduation ceremony

Brenau University awarded degrees to 429 undergraduate and graduate students Saturday during its winter commencements at the Gainesville campus. President Ed Schrader challenged graduates to be open to change in their professional and personal lives and to look to their alma mater as an example. "W

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-12-17 01:04:00

LITH Man Hit By Car, Killed In Elgin

ELGIN, IL - A Lake in the Hills man was killed Wednesday night in Elgin after being hit by a vehicle, according to police. The incident happened on Randall Road near Holmes. The 52-year-old man was crossing Randall Road against the traffic light, police said on their Facebook page, when he was hit b


4 offenders paroled in zip code 60177 in July

Four offenders released on parole in July live in Illinois zip code 60177, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Kane County Reporter. The data shows three men and one woman were released in the South Elgin zip code. In total, the state corrections department released 1,76

KANECOUNTYREPORTER.COM - 2017-12-17 12:55:16

Suburban Residents Urged to Lock Vehicles After String of Thefts

Geneva Police Department Police are warning residents about a series of recent vehicle burglaries in west suburban Geneva. Valuables have been reported missing from cars that were left unlocked in the Pepper Valley and Fisher Farms subdivisions, according to a statement from Geneva police. One vehic

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-12-16 21:35:45

Woman struck by vehicle on Near North Side

A woman was struck by a vehicle Saturday night on the Near North Side. The 49-year-old was walking in a crosswalk about 10:40 p.m. in the first block of West Chicago Avenue when a vehicle traveling west hit her as it was trying to make a left turn, according to Chicago Police. She was taken to North

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-12-17 06:48:00

4 Kids, 2 Adults Hospitalized After Lisle Fire

Officials say a preliminary investigation points to the family's Christmas tree as the cause of the fire. LISLE, IL - Four children and two adults were hospitalized Saturday after a fire destroyed a two-story home in suburban Lisle. The Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department said a preliminary investigatio

PATCH - 2017-12-16 23:12:18

Woman Found Dead In Algonquin Home, Coroner Investigating

ALGONQUIN, IL - The McHenry County Coroner is investigating the death of a 72-year-old Algonquin woman who was found dead in her home Friday afternoon. Rosemary Schwieger was found by a family member in an Algonquin home. The family member called 911 at 1:38 p.m. when "extensive soot and smoke damag

PATCH - 2017-12-16 01:04:35

Burnt Remains Could Be Missing Illinois Woman: Police

CENTRALIA, IL - It's been more than seven years since a friend claims 41-year-old Benedetta "Beth" Bentley was supposed to board an Amtrak train in southern Illinois, heading back home to her family in Woodstock. Illinois State Police said there's no record she ever got on that train, and she hasn't


The Kingdom Kees of Marriage: Designed to Be Different

My wife and I are different. Though we wholeheartedly believe that we Biblically became one flesh on Aug. 21, 2004, the process of becoming one in mutual submission has been an ongoing challenge for each of us. This process is exacerbated (not accelerated!) by the fact that we are both ministers of