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Man fleeing traffic stop struck, killed by Georgia sheriff's truck

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:47:52 GMT

The Georgia State Patrol says a man fleeing a traffic stop was struck and killed by a west Georgia sheriff who wasn't part of any police pursuit. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley and his wife were returning home from an outing Saturday when the sheriff's pickup truck hit Demetris Dalton after he jumped a wall into the northbound lanes of Interstate 185 in Columbus.




Keep Carroll Beautiful plants trees at Hobbs Park

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:03:09 GMT

William Griffin, son of Friends of the GreenBelt's Martyna Griffin helps Lindsay Pfau and Josh Ingle from Keep Carroll Beautiful plant a tree donated by the Georgia Forestry Commission as Carrollton Parks and Facilities Superintendent Kent Johnston looks on. William Griffin, son of Friends of the GreenBelt's Martyna Griffin helps Lindsay Pfau and Josh Ingle from Keep Carroll Beautiful plant a tree donated by the Georgia Forestry Commission as Carrollton Parks and Facilities Superintendent Kent Johnston looks on.




West Georgia Quilters Guild is celebrating its 30th year

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:03:08 GMT

Quilts made by members of the West Georgia Quilters Guild are on exhibit at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library throughout the month of February. Quilts made by members of the West Georgia Quilters Guild are on exhibit at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library throughout the month of February.




Finalists selected for UGA's Flavor of Georgia contest

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:50:55 GMT

Judges in the preliminary round of the University of Georgia's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Development Contest have chosen 33 products from around Georgia to compete in the final round of the competition. Judges have selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest in Atlanta on March 21. The contest is the state's premier testing ground for both small, upstart food companies and time-tested products.




Georgia sees good relationship with China as one key to its economic future

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:10:21 GMT

Scott Malone , president of Development Authority of LaGrange, and Rami Helminen, CEO of Sentury Tire North America, at the site of the future tire plant. The company is expected to create about a 1,000 jobs in Georgia.




Georgia H.B. 434 aims to reduce blight

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:50:49 GMT

State Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would help the city and other municipalities across the state improve blighted properties. This was the number one issue that the mayor and city council members put on their legislative agenda this year.




A special election in conservative Georgia is shaping up to be a referendum on Trump

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:06 GMT

The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections. Democrats are looking for an upset in the GOP-leaning district where Trump underperformed among the affluent, well-educated residents of the northern Atlanta suburbs.




ECCA recognized by Georgia Senate, House of Representatives

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:18 GMT

The Effingham College and Career Academy was honored and recognized this month by both the State of Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate for its dedicated service to our community and to the state. On Feb. 7, House Resolution 183, sponsored by Representatives Bill Hitchens of the 161st and Jon Burns of the 159th, was read and adopted before the Georgia House of Representatives.




City Council educated on texts, emails

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:34:15 GMT

Carrollton's mayor and City Council were told to be careful in the way they correspond through group emails and to avoid text messaging one another during meetings, lest they find themselves in a similar situation as the city of Temple. In October 2016, Temple's City Council was cited by the state attorney general's office for possible violations of the state Sunshine Law over the way it conducted some executive sessions and approved minutes of several council meetings.




Georgia Northwestern Cosmetology Students Host Spa Day For Outreach Volunteers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:27:26 GMT

Pictured are the GNTC Cosmetology students and instructors that participated in the special Valentine's Spa Day.




Closing Georgiaa s digital divide

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:21:59 GMT

If you're reading this column in metro Atlanta, there's a high likelihood that you're reading it online. If you're reading it in South Georgia, there's a much greater chance that you're reading it in a print newspaper.




HCA Beta soars -

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:14:11 GMT

More than 80 Harrells Christian Academy students competed in the state Beta Convention in Greensboro Feb. 4, bringing home 16 awards in multiple events and earning multiple spots at the national convention in June. Earning first place awards were Ella Campbell, Eli Hardison, Piper Moore, Georgia Pope, Evan Boussias, Hudson Griffin, Harrison DeVane and Ty Smoak.




Castle Leslie, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan: The Leslie

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:53:10 GMT

Check out this story on ydr.com: http://usat.ly/2lmNf2Z Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co. Laois: Paddy and Hannah Flynn's lived-in and loved 18th-century country house stands at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.




Russia Announces Another Ceasefire Deal With Ukraine Amid Tensions With West

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:43:28 GMT

Russian Federation denies involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine, despite what Kyiv and Western nations say is overwhelming evidence that it has sent substantial numbers of troops and weapons across the border to support separatist forces. The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met on Saturday in Munich and agreed to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from today in eastern Ukraine with Russia's Sergei Lavrov calling it a "positive" development.




Georgia economy looks good but there is a 'but' in there

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:32:10 GMT

The economic gurus from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia's Selig Center for Economic Growth and the Center for Economic Analysis at Middle Georgia State University gave attendees at the Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon a peek into the future, statewide and locally. And in the words of Benjamin Ayers, dean of the College of Business, he had "good" news to report.




Protect our police officers: Back the badge

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:34:35 GMT

Over the past 12 months, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says, 10 public safety officers have died in the line of duty in Georgia.




UGA ornamental plant breeder aims to bring a new brew to the U.S. -- locally grown tea

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:30:54 GMT

University of Georgia horticulture professor Donglin Zhang worked with a team of American and Chinese scientists in fall 2016 to help identify tea varieties that might work well in the American South.