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Smokies need help to replace aged-out emergency response radios

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has purchased 147 acres of land adjoining the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for permanent conservation. The land will provide more habitat for wildlife, including elk, which were reintroduced into the Cataloochee Valley area of the Smokies in 200

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-24 17:42:26

Grant in hand, Sylva seeks artists for new downtown mural

SYLVA - One person's nondescript brick wall is another person's blank canvas - in this case, the eastern-facing wall of the Ward Plumbing and Heating building on Mill Street in Sylva. In early November, officials in this Jackson County town started advertising for a professional muralist to transfor

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-24 13:15:05

Commission To Consider Expanding Historic District

The long-simmering question of whether to expand Greeneville's downtown historic zoning district rose to the level of a recommendation during Tuesday morning's meeting of the Greeneville Historic Zoning Commission. The question had been broached in August, then encompassing the area of Depot Street


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


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


Community center aims to better Clayton County by meeting one need at a time

Geraldine Ruiz has been the driving force behind Faith Open Door Community Center since she founded it as an after-school homework help program in 2009. Now, the center has expanded to provide more services to meet the needs of the community, including annual Thanksgiving dinners. (Staff Photo: Chel


Happy life of sweetmilk, naps & family

"He swam through burning gasoline, reached the beach, and watched the stern of the boat rise up out of the water as it went down," recalled his daughter Gloria Hardy. Ernest A Stiles, Sr., believed to be Graham County's oldest living Veteran, recently celebrated his 96th birthday with four generatio


LIVE FOOTBALL: Murphy, Cherokee host 3rd round games, Robbinsville hits the road

It's getting serious in the state playoffs, as anyone playing tonight is three wins from a championship. Murphy hosts East Surry in the third round of the 1AA playoffs, and Robbinsville heads out on the road for the second-straight week to take on Mitchell in the 1A bracket. The winner of that game

CHEROKEE SCOUT - 2017-11-24 19:33:08

Hahira Elementary receives Greatest Gains

HAHIRA - Hahira Elementary School recently earned an award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement. Gov. Nathan Deal announced that 226 Georgia public schools in 54 districts will receive 2017 Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards, an increase of eight schools from last year,

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-23 19:00:00

Floats gear up for city parade

VALDOSTA - Every year the Outback Riders of Valdosta build a float to run in the Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade. This year is no exception. Rick Folsom is a member of the Outback Riders, a group of men and women who love riding motorcycles. He said building a float is all about helping

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-24 14:00:00

Fiery crash claims young truck driver

TAYLOR COUNTY, Fla. - A Pavo man with Moultrie ties died in a single-vehicle semi-truck crash in Florida Monday night. Bailey Heard, 36, was driving the truck south on U.S. 221 just south of Boyd Road in Taylor County when he left the road and hit a metal guardrail, the Florida Highway Patrol told T


Tifton man charged with three murders

TIFTON - A Tifton man has been charged with 12 felonies, including three counts of murder, according to a report from the Tift County Sheriff's Office. Devonte Marquis Riggins, 21, was charged Nov. 21 with two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit a f


Colquitt County native receives UGA Extension award

ATHENS, Ga. - A Colquitt County native - now superintendent of the University of Georgia's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla - was honored by the university earlier this month. UGA presented Calvin Perry with the 2017 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Extension Nov. 7. Perry's wor

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-11-24 01:18:00

Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to buy local

TIFTON - Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize small, local businesses for some of their seasonal shopping. "We want to encourage everyone to go out and shop locally and support your local independently owned businesses," s

TIFTON GAZETTE - 2017-11-24 18:00:00

Day of Caring, Sharing, Giving

Kimberly Cannon | The Valdosta Daily Times The Day of Caring, Sharing and Giving event was Thursday at the St. John AME Church. Free food and clothes were provided to the community at the event held by the Sons of Solomon Lodge No. 151 and Electa Chapter No. 323. Kimberly Cannon | The Valdosta Dail


Presidential award honors VSU faculty, staff

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University recently recognized its 2017 Presidential Excellence Award recipients. Each year, VSU continues its tradition of honoring faculty and staff excellence with awards recognizing the diverse talents and contributions of its innovative and active employees, according

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-24 16:00:00

These are the hottest neighborhoods for fitness in NYC

It's that special time of year, when no amount of exercising and healthy eating seems like enough to burn off the holiday season excess. Luckily for New Yorkers, there's now a bounty of go-to neighborhoods where the dress code is sweat-wick chic, the stance is hip-distance and the fruit comes cold-p

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-24 16:25:11

Tour these historic properties during the holidays

Aside from being beautiful places to tour during the holidays, these Hudson Valley homes are a piece of local history. "Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House remains an important surviving example of exceptional 19th Century architecture associated with an important Rockland County founding family, Jacob S

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-24 13:00:03

Pleasantville Farmers Market moves indoors Dec. 2

PLEASANTVILLE - The Pleasantville Farmers Market, which operates year-round, will move indoors on Dec. 2. Operated by the nonprofit Foodchester Inc., the market's sixth indoor season will be in the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria. at 40 Romer Ave., beginning that day -- the first Saturday in D

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-24 11:00:01

Photos: Westchester's Winter Wonderland opens at Kensico Dam

Westchester's Winter Wonderland in Valhalla is happening now until Jan. 2, 2017. See www.wwinterwonderland.com for more information. Mark Vergari/lohud The month-long program features a new lineup of circus acts, themed character nights, a new fun slide ride and pop-up holiday boutique nights. We

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-25 00:03:35