Milton to honor departing mayor at 15th year event

MILTON — On Dec. 1, 2006, the City of Milton was born.   On Dec. 1, 2021, the city will be celebrating its 15th birthday – as well as the man who has been Milton’s mayor since the beginning. This special event is for

Georgia 11th grader grows 650-pound pumpkin

More than 30 4-H’ers from across Georgia competed in the 2021 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest, with the winning pumpkin weighing in at 650 pounds. The Pumpkin Growing Contest offers students the opportunity to learn and utilize knowledge of agricultural and environmental

Georgia remembers Senator Max Cleland

 Former Georgia U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Max Cleland died Tuesday at the age of 79.  The Washington Post reported Cleland, who also served as head of the U.S. Veterans Administration, died at his home in Atlanta from congestive heart failure.

WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore dies

Jovita Moore, one of metro Atlanta’s most recognized news anchors, died overnight after a battle with brain cancer. Her passing was confirmed by WSB-TV Channel 2, where she had been employed since 1998. Moore was diagnosed in April 2021 with glioblastoma, a

Augusta University Professor pens second book about murder

The grisly details of murder and true crime fascinate Americans.  “Murder captures our attention,” said Dr. Kim Davies, Dean of Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, who is also a sociologically trained criminologist with an academic focus on homicide and violence. “For

Georgia police department mourns loss of 45-year-old officer

The Darien Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers. The police department confirmed yesterday that Officer David Horton had died. Horton was 45-years-old. According to his obituary, Horton died at Memorial Health on Saturday. He was an Effingham

Georgia author pens romance novel, Southern Steel

Southern Steel, a new book by Sherrie H. Coombs, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Determined to live out her late father’s dreams, Sydney James has achieved the ultimate success in education and in the world of engine design. Independent,

Meet Gwinnett County’s new police chief

Gwinnett County’s new police chief will be J.D. McClure. McClure currently serves as Deputy Chief and will become the county’s first African American police chief. McClure will replace Police Chief Brett West, who will retire after 30 years of service to the

Meet Johns Creek’s new police chief

JOHNS CREEK — The city of Johns Creek has a new police chief, nearly a year after the previous chief came under fire for comments he made about Black Lives Matter protests. Mark J. Mitchell was sworn in last month as the

Georgia firefighter dies in boating accident

The Gainesville Fire Department confirmed yesterday that firefighter Chandler Patterson died over the weekend in a boating accident. Chandler died after a boating accident on Lake Tugaloo Saturday evening, while spending time off with his family and friends. Chandler had been with

Meet the new principal at Mulberry Creek Elementary School

CATAULA — The Harris County School District’s Board of Education has approved Amy Allen as the new principal for Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Cataula. As the 2021-2022 school year marks her 26th year as an educator, Allen will be re-joining the

Meet Gwinnett County’s first African American parks chief

When a young Chris Minor played football at Cemetery Field, he did not know he would one day oversee the organization that operates that very park. Minor is the first African-American director of the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation Division. “I’m honored

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