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6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Delay new test, says Republican school chief candidate

Republican Richard L. Woods wants a two-year delay of the new standardized test Georgia is moving to this school year.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

CBS Atlanta

Candidates for Ga. superintendent debate standards

The candidates for state school superintendent focused on how Georgia should handle national education standards during their first meeting of the general election campaign.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Mail

From different worlds: The seedy story of two lives brought...

Wild alcohol-fueled parties caught on film and paid for by her dead mother: Suspected Bali murderer and her boyfriend shared videos of their Chicago hotel romp weeks before socialite, 62, was found dead in a suitcase Two missing Amish girls, aged six and 12, are found after escaping two male kidnappers who hid them in an isolated home after ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wray, GA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Neville Wran's daughter Harriet is charged with murder

'I've paid for his flight. You pay the hotel bill': Revealed, the blazing row Bali 'body-in-suitcase' mother had with her daughter in luxury hotel lobby - just hours before her brutal murder 'Stunned to learn Robin had PD': Michael J Fox responds to news that Robin Williams was suffering from early Parkinson's calling the late actor a 'true friend' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wray, GA, Australia, World News,

The Independent

Harriet Wran goes from penthouse to jail house: The downfall of the...

The daughter of a leading politician has been charged with murdering an alleged drug dealer while reportedly high on drugs and living rough.

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Related Topix: Wray, GA, Drugs, Australia, World News, Oceania

Wed Aug 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Wran's daughter in stabbing murder probe

THE DAUGHTER of former NSW Premier Neville Wran is being questioned over the stabbing murder of a man at a Sydney apartment.

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Related Topix: Wray, GA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Tifton Gazette

Mary "Ruth" Dotson Hyde

Mary "Ruth" Dotson Hyde, 81, of Tifton died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Tifton Gazette

Barbara Hathaway Arden

Barbara Hathaway Arden, 80 of Valdosta died Monday, August 11, 2014 at her residence surrounded by family and under the care of Halycyon Hospice.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, Tifton, GA, Tift County, GA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Tifton Gazette

AgGEORGIA Farm Credit to host statewide food drive this month

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is launching its second company-wide member and employee food drive, which will be held during the entire month of August.

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Related Topix: Clarkesville, GA, Crisp County, GA, Cordele, GA, Rabun County, GA, Ocilla, GA, Tifton, GA, Washington County, GA, Sandersville, GA, Tift County, GA, Georgia

Wed Aug 06, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Ocilla pastor charged in shooting outside restaurant

An Ocilla pastor is behind bars accused of firing several shots outside an Ocilla restaurant and making sexual remarks to a teenager.

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Related Topix: Ocilla, GA

Tifton Gazette

Rondy Harper

Rondy Harper, 72, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side.

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Related Topix: Ocilla, GA, Ben Hill County, GA, Fitzgerald, GA

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Tifton Gazette

Ocilla police seeking suspect

Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Bivens is wanted in connection with a home invasion that happened at 200 South Pine Street around 1:45 this morning.

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Related Topix: Ocilla, GA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Moultrie Observer

Feud grows into alleged assault

A Colquitt County man involved in an ongoing feud with another man ratcheted up the conflict by allegedly hitting his opponent in the head with a tool during a Thursday night gathering at a friend's residence.

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Related Topix: Colquitt County, GA, Norman Park, GA, Moultrie, GA, Mitchell County, GA, Camilla, GA, Ocilla, GA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Winner Declared in Georgia GOP School's Chief Recount

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Richard L. Woods has won the Republican primary runoff recount in the race for state school superintendent.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tifton Gazette

Foundation awards scholarships to 262 students

A total of 262 students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will receive over $350,000 in scholarships from the ABAC Foundation when classes begin for the fall semester on Aug. 13. Foundation Scholarship recipients include Cole Harper, an agribusiness and agricultural economics major from Ocilla; Katy Johnson, a rural studies major from Chula; ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Ocilla, GA, Ben Hill County, GA, Fitzgerald, GA, Chula, GA, Tift County, GA, Tifton, GA, Georgia

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTVC

Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race

Kemp said in a statement Tuesday the recount was requested candidate Michael L. Buck, who currently serves as chief academic officer of the Georgia Department of Education.

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Tifton Gazette

Woods wins runoff for state superintendent - pending another recount

After a close runoff race in which Woods took 50.09 percent of the vote for the Republican slot and his opponent, Michael Buck, took 49.91 percent , a recount was conducted.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTVC

Close race in GOP runoff for Ga. schools post

Early, unofficial tallies showed longtime Irwin County educator Richard Woods with just over 50 percent of the vote against Michael Buck, the chief academic officer at the Georgia Department of Education.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Tifton Gazette

Barr wins BOE seat over Golden

Tuesday's primary runoff election proved to be a close one for the local Tift County Board of Education District 4 race between Keith Barr and Richard Golden.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Ocilla, GA

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