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3 days ago

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES TAKEOVER OF CHRONICALLY FAILING SCHOOLS

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES TAKEOVER OF CHRONICALLY FAILING SCHOOLS Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed a bill authorizing a state takeover of what he calls “chronically failing schools,” setting up a vote on a constitutional amendment needed to enact the new policy. Deal said Tuesday his actions are aimed at implementing an opportunity school district to turn […]

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“LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH” WILL STAY ON IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

“LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH” WILL STAY ON IN COLUMBIA COUNTY It looks like the “Lights of the South” will stay on in Grovetown during the holidays after all. After months of debate between Columbia County Commissioners and Lights of the South owner, Benjamin Bell, authorities announced Tuesday evening the two sides have come together on […]

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SCHOOLS NOT REQUIRED TO PULL BLUE BELL ICE CREAM

SCHOOLS NOT REQUIRED TO PULL BLUE BELL ICE CREAM Authorities say Georgia schools are not required to discard Blue Bell ice cream products, but some school systems have announced they are doing so. Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education, said school districts are not required to pull the products. Columbia County […]

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4 days ago

SANDRA BULLOCK “MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN”

SANDRA BULLOCK “MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN” People Magazine has named actress Sandra Bullock the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2015. The 50 year old Bullock, who won a  Best Actress award for the movie, The Blind Side, said she was honored and has found beauty in her role as mother to her 5 year old son, […]

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TEEN CHARGED IN APARTMENT COMPLEX MURDER

TEEN CHARGED IN APARTMENT COMPLEX MURDER The Richmond County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man who died after a brutal beating at the River Glen apartment complex early Tuesday morning. 54 year old Leonel Vasquez-Calvo, who was homeless, had traumatic injuries to his face and head when deputies found him in the […]

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MURDER AT RIVER GLEN APARTMENTS

MURDER AT RIVER GLEN APARTMENTS Richmond County authorities are investigating an overnight murder at the River Glen apartment complex overnight on East Telfair Street. A man’s body was found outside an apartment after deputies responded to a call of a disturbance in the parking lot there around 12:45 a.m. Investigators say the man had been […]

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5 days ago

BLUE BELL ICE CREAM PRODUCTS RECALLED

BLUE BELL ICE CREAM PRODUCTS RECALLED Texas-based Blue  Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.  Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement that the company “can’t say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced […]

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STATE AGENCY JOB FAIR COMING TO FORT GORDON

STATE AGENCY JOB FAIR COMING TO FORT GORDON A Law Enforcement/State Agencies Hiring Fair will be held next Thursday, April 30, at the Fort Gordon Army Reserve Center on post. Hundreds of jobs are available from companies that include the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the […]

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