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Blue Ridge boys basketball team strong on offense

CASHIERS -- Blue Ridge Early College's boys basketball team has a new head coach this year -- Ben McCrickard -- but he has worked his way to the position serving as an assistant coach the previous two years. While last year's squad finished 4-19 overall and 2-4 in the Little Smoky Mountain Conferenc

CROSSROADSCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-11-22 13:08:08

Clingmans Dome tower reopened for winter

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower has been reopened to the public. The rehabilitation work has been suspended for the winter and is expected to resume this Spring. The remaining work is expected to take approximately two weeks and will

SMOKY MOUNTAIN TIMES - 2017-11-22 14:19:12

A long look back at the 'Cadillac' of Christmas trees

The history of Christmas trees in Jackson County goes ... well, it depends how far back you want to go to pick a starting point. It all began around 18,000 years ago in the Ice Age era when cold-adapted trees made their way south. As temperatures gradually warmed over the next few thousand years, th


Tallest soldier in WWI? Maybe; maybe not

Local lore has it that one of our own, Ransom "Chunk" Cowan of Sylva's Savannah community, was the tallest soldier in World War I. Based on a quick trip to the internet, it seems that may or may not be true. The Herald's recent history feature about local WWI soldiers reminded me of research on Cowa


Eastern Kentucky holds off Lady Cats' comeback

Eastern Kentucky opened a comfortable lead then held on down the stretch for a 62-59 non-conference women's basketball victory over Western Carolina on Nov. 15 at the Ramsey Center. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in


Thanksgiving meal for 350 is another ministry for local pastor

The phone in her office rings continuously and people wait to see Associate Pastor Erma Bond of Maggie Valley United Methodist Church as she takes time to talk about her life and work of Christian service. One of the phone calls, which she takes a few minutes to answer, concerns the annual Thanksgiv

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-11-22 08:30:00

Man faces aggravated rape counts

SEVIERVILLE -- Sheriff's deputies charged a local man with aggravated rape after he allegedly broke into a home on Fawn View Drive and assaulted a woman there Monday. John Lee Redding, 54, also of Fawn View Drive, allegedly broke into the woman's home while she was sleeping and attacked her. Deputie

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-23 06:45:00

Candle lighting ceremony in remembrance of children is Dec. 10

The 21st Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, hosted by the Compassionate Friends, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Long's Chapel United Methodist Church, 133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in l

THE MOUNTAINEER - 2017-11-22 19:26:00

25+ Christmas Light Displays in Atlanta

Tis the season for holiday lights to illuminate the chilly December evenings. At Atlantic Station, view 250,000 lights within an 8-block radius. This is a wonderful FREE light display that you can walk around at your leisure, then gather around the grand 50-foot tall Christmas Tree. Guests can event

PATCH - 2017-11-23 15:00:00

Morgan County Sheriff's Office

On Nov. 19 warrants for obstruction, driving while license suspended, open container and driving with no tag were issued against Reuben Gary Vandiver, 42, Madison. According to reports, a Morgan County Sheriff's Office deputy was observing traffic on North Main Street, Madison when a red Ford pickup


Where to Find the Best Christmas Tree

Whether you like them full and tall or more of a Charlie Brown short and sparse, we know where you can find the best Christmas tree. Some people like their trees tall and full. Others prefer the wispy branches of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Whatever you choose, there are lots of places to find

PATCH - 2017-11-22 11:30:00

SPLOST to be on 2018 ballot

Next year, the citizens of Morgan County will be asked to vote on the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), a one-penny sales tax used to fund capital outlay projects. The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) has begun the planning process for the next Special Purpose Local Opt


System-wide Teacher of the Year awarded

The District Teacher of the Year has been named. Heather Jackson, a teacher at Morgan County Middle School for over 10 years, has been chosen to represent the entire school district and will be considered among the other Georgia District Teacher of the Year winners for the state Teacher of the Year.


Commission revamps 'event facility' regs

During a lengthy meeting last Thursday, members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voiced frustration over proposed changes to the county's event facility ordinances. The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) requested changes be considered after hearing numerous complaints voiced by coun


MCHS Fishing Club hosts B.A.S.S. Nation High School Tournament

Between the fog, high winds, and less than ideal temperatures, it wasn't the kind of weather you would have hoped for.Especially if you're hosting the first-ever Morgan County High School Fishing Club bass tournament at Lake Oconee right in your back yard.However, Mother Nature couldn't keep 173 tea


Exchange Club prepares for 36th Christmas Parade

Milledgeville's Exchange Club is finalizing plans for its annual Christmas Parade. Over the past 35 years, the parade has drawn hundreds of local residents each year to Milledgeville's downtown for a night of music, pageantry, and holiday festivities. Now the biggest and most anticipated Christmas c

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-11-23 18:15:00

Highway patrol reports two crashes in county

Two Wright City men sustained moderate injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a mobile home. The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 12 on Route J north of Renaes Lane. According to the report, a 1992 Dodge Ram driven by Gary Mattert, 54, wa

LINCOLNCOUNTYJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-22 22:09:00

Man leads police on high-speed chase down Hwy. H

A Troy man faces felony charges for resisting an attempted traffic stop Nov. 14. According to court documents, an officer attempted to stop Mark A. Duff, 24, of the 300 block of Crooked Creek View Lane, for speeding near the intersection of Hwy. 47 and Main Street in Troy at approximately 9:29 a.m.

LINCOLNCOUNTYJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-22 18:13:00


Pixar just loves to make its audience cry. The studio behind many of the greatest animated masterpieces in the last 20 years or so has gained a reputation for digging into the most saddening elements of our reality. The prime example would be the brilliant yet heartbreaking opening sequence in 2009'

LINCOLNCOUNTYJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-22 21:05:00

Newly discovered painting shows Washington's wartime tent

In this Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 photo Scott Stephenson, vice president of collections, exhibitions and programming at the American Revolution Museum views a recently discovered painting offering a glimpse into the Revolutionary War, in Philadelphia. The watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encamp

LINCOLNCOUNTYJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-22 21:41:00