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Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

A 23-year-old mayor was shot and his mother tied up during an attempted robbery at their Georgia home last night. Dawson mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times in the…

Charles Edward Hall, Sr., 55

October 28 –– Charles Edward “Ed” Hall, Sr., 55, of Thalmann, Ga. passed away Monday afternoon at his sister’s residence in Sardis following an extended illness. Visitation was held Wednesday…

Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on…

Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids

Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending…

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots fired

A “ground stop” has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the…

‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Ender’s Game’ make headlines around state

Filming in Georgia: ‘Dumb and Dumber To” shoots at Gwinnett Center Source: Gwinnett Daily Post • “The Walking Dead” starts filming today in Griffin Source: Griffin Daily News  • “The Walking Dead” convention to…

Federal prosecutors reopen probe into Lowndes County student’s death

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him. Source: Macon Telegraph • U.S. Department of Justice opens formal review…

Southeast forest preservation projects announced

A five year effort is being launched to restore 200,000 acres of forestland in the Southeast. Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP South River Trail to connect monastery with Panola Mountain  Source: Rockdale Citizen Columbus’ new…

Student newspapers work to make ends meet

The University of Georgia’s Red and Black and the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily have recently cut back the number of days they publish print editions. Source: New York Times Hall…

Georgia pecan industry reeling from drop in production

Increased rainfall in the summer opened the door to pecan scab disease and drastically lowered individual size and quantity of pecans produced in Georgia this year. Source: Albany Herald  Developer pulls…

Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who…

Local charities prepare for cut to food stamp benefits

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. Source: NPR.org…

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Heinz gets eight life terms with no parole

Guy Heinze Jr. was sentenced Thursday to serve eight life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole in the brutal beating deaths of his father and seven others in…