Ronnie Milsap: A chance meeting led to music stardom

How a chance meeting with Charley Pride led to Ronnie Milsap’s star rising.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Douglas County still ranks 8th in the state for foreclosures
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

Moultrie civic leader Doris George, 84, dies
Doris Strong George, former owner of Strong Funeral Home and first president of the Colquitt County Chapter of the NAACP, will be laid to rest Friday at Strong Memorial Gardens.
Source: Moultrie Observer

Lee County Commission backs plan to designate U.S. 19 as Veterans Memorial Highway
Source: Albany Herald

City of Griffin is advised to allow group homes
City Attorney Drew Whalen advised the city commissioners at Tuesday’s workshop, that in light of recent court decisions, he is recommending the city change its Unified Development Code to allow group homes in all residential districts and to eliminate the requirement of a special use permit as a condition of locating a group home.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Griffin votes to reorganize police department
Source: Griffin Daily News

Anglican priest ordained to Catholic priesthood in Savannah
It’s a first for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah: Bishop Gregory Hartmayer ordained Rev. Lucien Lindsey, an Anglican priest, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Columbus Mayor Tomlinson to hold last public forum of 2013 on Thursday
The forums, dubbed “Let’s Talk … with the Mayor,” are intended to provide citizens with access to city leaders and to foment discussion on issues facing the city.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Athens TREEHOUSE teaches preteens about the craft business
The wares range from fabric coffee cozies with original prints, paintings and garlands for Christmas trees all made by members of TREEHOUSE Kid and Craft’s Table Top Craft Collective, a team of pre-teens learning business and craft skills.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Athens’ Classic Center to host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday
The breakfast will kick off the Athens Christmas Festival.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Judge orders new Macon-Bibb election for Commission District 2
No interim commissioner will be appointed, so the district won’t have representation for the first two weeks of 2014; The new election will be January 14.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Agricenter in Perry to upgrade security cameras
The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter will soon have a new security camera system installed on the property.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Coastal Regional Commission to reduce daily hours for public bus system
The bus service serves a ten county region from Camden County to Wayne County.
Source: Brunswick News

Mariettans to pay 40 cents more on water bills
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Brookhaven mayor’s proposed pay raise for city manager stirs up some
The mayor’s proposed budget includes a 45% pay raise for the city manager.
Source: WSB-TV

Gainesville’s “Belle of the Ball” set for Saturday
Music, food, dancing and belles will combine to benefit the Gainesville community at Saturday’s 62nd annual Charity Ball.

Roswell man named one of top 11 Santas in the country
Thomas Tolbert, 53, was noted for his similarity to “Santa” in a survey.
Source: WXIA-TV

State Attorney General’s office investigating Hartwell authority
The Hartwell Downtown Development Authority is being investigated for possible violations of the Georgia Sunshine Law.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

Stephens County seeks corps consent to take over park
Stephens County plans to reach out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the county taking over operations of the Stephens County Day Use Area on Hartwell Lake.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center festival set for Saturday 
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

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