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  • Challenge accepted: Beyond research – Ethica raises money for care
    Staff members and employees of Ethica Health & Retirement Community in Jones County took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level last week when more than 30 of them decided to meet the challeng...
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    Ministries merging
    Safe house still available for those who may need it
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    Events remembering Sept. 11 set this week
    Three separate events are planned this week to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with the first starting near the time the first plane struck the World Trade Centers.
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    Man receives 20 years probation on drug charges
    A Macon man was sentenced to 20 years probation and banned from the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit in Jones County Superior Court.
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    Presenters talk up Jones County’s focus on improvement
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    national news

    Police officers keep watch while demonstrators protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in FergusonBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dozens of police chiefs meeting in Chicago this week said a notorious fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August had been a defining moment for law enforcement and pledged greater transparency over such incidents. Speaking to Reuters in a group interview, the heads of police of Dallas, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Elk Grove, California, Boston, and Toronto, Canada said that every police shooting since Ferguson has been followed by protests. ...

    2014-09-17 18:39:24 -0400

    Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh PondBy Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires across the drought-parched state, has scorched at least 18,500 acres (7,490 hectares) of the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...

    2014-09-17 18:51:37 -0400

    Mitc McConnell speaks to reporters at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. ...

    2014-09-17 18:36:59 -0400

    This undated handout photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Lisa Ann Coleman. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Coleman is set for execution for the 9-year-old Davontae Williams' starvation death 10 years ago. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

    2014-09-17 19:36:33 -0400