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State Rep. Demetrius Douglas, D-Stockbridge, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide financial resources for families who incurred funeral expenses for a loved one who died as a result of COVID-19 last year.

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ATLANTA — She did it! Thirteen-year-old Ananya Augustine from Eagle’s Landing Middle School in Henry County was declared Georgia’s 2021 spelling champion after completing a Zoom spell-off with runner-up Long Nguyen from Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County.

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Are you ready to rock? This March, get out and explore Georgia’s granite giants – Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains – during the annual Monadnock Madness.

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MCDONOUGH — The McDonough Lions Club is accepting applications for the 2021 Geranium Festival, though it’s unclear if the event, tentatively scheduled for May 15, will actually happen this year.

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McDONOUGH — Now that Christmas is over and the ornaments and holiday decor are going back into storage, many of us are asking ourselves the annual question of what to do with the tree.

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McDONOUGH — Southern Crescent Women in Business have opened a new center aimed at assisting female entrepreneurs and women in business with training, develop partnerships and assist with the growth of female-owned businesses.

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ATLANTA — To ease the stresses of the holiday season the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes near major shopping areas and tourist locations from 5 a.m. Dec. 23 to 10 …

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After interviewing more than 300 veterans for my article series “A Veteran’s Story,” I’ve noticed that one belief among our living warriors is continuously voiced and heartfelt: There are no surviving heroes.

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Motorists are being advised to expect delays on I-75 in Henry and Clayton counties due to a concrete rehabilitation project underway on a 6-mile stretch of the roadway.

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JONESBORO — One of Mother Nature’s most spectacular and colorful events, the changing of the leaves, has begun.

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STOCKBRIDGE – With cooler weather just around the corner, coming with it is the flu season, a period that usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.

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MCDONOUGH — A man wanted for allegedly shooting three people in Clayton County on Sept. 23 and accused of robbing a Waffle House in Henry County and shooting a woman in the head Thursday morning is now in custody, according to the Clayton County Police Department.

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MCDONOUGH — The fall season kicks off on Sept. 22 bringing with it one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular and colorful events — the changing of the leaves.

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The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at protecting police and other first responders from bias-motivated crimes, marking a compromise between state lawmakers over who should be included in legislation outlawing hate crimes.

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Like many of you, I have worked from home for the past three months, and it has given me a chance to familiarize myself with my new surroundings. It turns out that this place I’ve slept and watched ballgames on weekends for thirty years needed a few repairs. My wife says she has informed me about these problems in the past, but I was apparently distracted by the Braves and SEC football.

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We all have them, tucked away in our memory bank. The songs that make us smile, often many decades after we first heard them. In many cases, we heard them when we were growing up. They were blaring from the car radio, or our older sibling’s transistor radio, hidden and tucked under the pillow. We didn’t have a care in the world. We had our health, our cherished family members were alive, and we did everything together. We sang during family road trips, or living room dance sessions. Sometimes we didn’t even know the words, and we definitely didn’t know the meanings. It didn’t matter.

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ATLANTA — Georgia is lagging in its count of the 2020 U.S. Census as outreach workers struggle reaching communities in isolated areas for counting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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MCDONOUGH — From late summer into fall, Southerners start looking for muscadines — a popular grape native to the Southeastern U.S. Selections run from the dark purple, thick-skinned traditional muscadine to a light golden-green variety. Soon, growers and consumers can add a new red variety t…

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