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City attorney resigns due to health; interim appointed
Council members accepted the resignation of its long-serving city attorney and appointed an interim at last week’s monthly meeting.
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Community bingo planned Friday to benefit Special Olympics
Friday’s bingo has a special theme, which is to raise money for the Special Olympics team at Jones County High School.
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Owens: governor’s reforms are working for prisons
Members of the Rotary Club of Jones County heard never before released information last week about the success of the governor’s criminal justice reform effort from the man at the top of the Georgi...
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Authority expands focus to retail recruitment
Expert recommends marketing effort to attract businesses
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Voter registration goes digital
Registering to vote got easier last week for anyone with a Georgia driver’s license and access to the Internet.
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A woman smokes marijuana during the 4/20 Rally at the Civic Center in DenverBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters in the two Western states in 2012 approved the legalization of possession and use of weed by adults on private property, although public consumption is still illegal. In January the first retail pot shops opened in Colorado, and stores in Washington are set to follow suit later this year. On Saturday, police issued 32 citations, 22 for public consumption of marijuana and 10 for other offenses at the gathering, said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.


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(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale, which is located about 63 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Robert Rodriguez, 20, of Palmdale, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged at the Palmdale Sheriff's Station with vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. "The driver was at a high rate of speed and either tried to turn or lost control, impacted the curb and went into the apartment building," Sergeant David Sauer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
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A house fire that left two young children dead early Easter Sunday in New York City was sparked accidentally, possibly by a child playing with a lighter or matches, emergency officials said. The 4-year-old half-siblings, a boy and a girl, were at their grandfather's home in the city borough of Queens when the blaze broke out in the basement just before midnight on Saturday, a spokesman with the New York City Fire Department said. A firefighter suffered mild injuries, the fire department spokesman said. The children were regular visitors to their grandfather's house, neighbors told local media.
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With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, partygoers dance and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) —


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