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  1. Dublin City Council can't agree on appointee for vacant seatRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    In a contentious meeting that lasted into the wee hours Friday, Dublin City Council members failed to agree on an appointee to fill the council's vacant seat, furthering the possibility of a special election in June. After a lengthly second round of interviews with seven remaining candidates, councilman Don Biddle nominated former Planning commissioner Doreen Wehrenberg to the post.

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  2. OFTC holds active shooter evacuation drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 13WMAZ.com

    Oconee Fall Line Technical College hosted active shooter training for its faculty and staff on Monday, December 15th in the Livingston Hall building of the Dublin campus on Pinehill Road. The exercise was conducted by the Dublin Police Department and Mark Rogers, OFTC's Safety and Security Coordinator, and included training with deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol.

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  3. Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead womanRead the original story

    Yesterday | CBS Atlanta

    Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers... Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island... Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has contested a citation it received from federal regulators for an accident that sent eight hair-hanging acrobats plummeting to the ground during a live performance,... Ringling Bros.

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  4. Around Dublin: So long and thanks for these last 13 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Contra Costa Times

    After 13 years, hundreds of stories, hundreds of thousands of words, and scores of new friends and contacts, this is my final column. And it's a very bittersweet moment for me.

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  5. HENSLEY, Rowena P.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Dayton Daily News

    News Death Notice HENSLEY, Rowena P. 85, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014. Mrs. Hensley, daughter of the late Roe and Earlene Pharis Porter, was born in Dublin, Georgia and was a 1947 graduate of Dublin High School.

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  6. Elementary size findings to be unveiled Jan. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | This Week Community News

    The Dublin City School District Board of Education held its last regularly scheduled meeting of the year Dec. 8 and among the agenda items were task force updates. Rick Weininger, a Dublin board member and chairman of the Facilities Task Force, told the board that representatives from Garmann/Miller will formally present architectural and engineering findings at the Jan. 12 board meeting.

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  7. Parents hear draft of gifted program revampRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    The Dublin City School District presented a Gifted Service Delivery Draft to community members recently and then listened to their feedback. About 60 community members gathered Dec. 10 in the Wyandot Elementary School Library to listen to Kimberly Pietsch Miller, the district's chief academic officer, present the draft and answer questions.

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  8. New ambulances ready for serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Dodge County News

    ... current fleet of ambulances, we as a department got in a bind and had to resource, and call for mutual aid. Laurens County came to Dodge's rescue by loaning the Dodge County EMS an ambulance." Laurens County EMS Director Terry Cobb, the Laurens ...

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  9. Face Down - Don't Shoot! David Hooks Rally Report and PetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Daily Kos

    On Saturday, 12/13/14, I attended the 2nd rally for David Hooks, a white businessman who was killed by police in a trumped-up, fruitless drug raid in Laurens County, GA in September. Between the rallies, attendees went from "dozens" to "hundreds".

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  10. Middle school basketball officially underway; Lady Warriors remain undefeated; Warriors split gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Dodge County News

    Basketball season continues for the Dodge County Middle School Warriors. The teams played four games over the past week.

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  11. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Lucianne.com

    Greenpeace activists who trespassed and set up pro-renewable-energy banners on ancient grounds may have irreparably scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site, says the Peruvian government. As the Wall Street Journal reports, "The Nazca Lines are one of South America's most famous archaeological wonders, a mysterious series of huge animal, imaginary human and plant symbols etched into the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500."

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  12. Homeowner Killed In No-Knock Drug Raid. No Drugs Found. Shot in the head and back.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Daily Kos

    David Hooks was shot in the back and head as he was lying face down on the floor during a drug raid by Laurens County deputies. It's been nearly four months since David Hooks was shot to death during a drug raid at his East Dublin home.

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  13. Georgia Man Killed in Drug Raid Was Face Down When Shot in Head, Says Family's LawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... ired by law enforcement that night. In a statement that is becoming all too familiar, Shook said he hopes the Laurens County District Attorney will take the case to a grand jury and not solely rely on law enforcement's take of the deadly raid.

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  14. Hinesville man earns honorary doctorateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Coastal Courier

    Willie J. Inman Sr. of Hinesville recently received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sound Doctrine Bible Seminary in LaGrange. The Middle Georgia State College graduate earned a Bachelor's of Arts in business administration there and continued his education after retiring from Fort Stewart civil service as the pass-and-permit facility manager.

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  15. District's impact on students far exceeds the classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    The state of Ohio often changes the components of their academic rating and accountability system, but regardless of the metrics Dublin students and staff perform well. On the Ohio Local Report Card, the District's Performance Index, which measures the achievement of all students, is at an all-time high of 108.3. The district's average composite ACT score of 25.4 is at an all-time high, and what's just as remarkable is our 88-percent participation rate.

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  16. Angels open Dublina s live animal cribRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Irish World Newspaper

    Children from a Dublin nursery opened what is becoming one of the capital's most popular Christmas traditions, as they dressed as angels and sung at Mansion House's live animal crib launch. The crib consists of a traditional nativity scene set among live animals, including a donkey, goat and sheep in a specially constructed life-size stable.

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  17. Community mourns Coffman High School sophomoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | This Week Community News

    Dublin City School District students and the community are mourning Matthew Keith Dotson, 16, a sophomore at Dublin Coffman High School who died Tuesday, Dec. 2. Dublin Division of Police incident reports show officers went to Dotson's residence on a report that cardiopulmonary resuscitation was being administered to a person because of a possible suicide attempt shortly after 10 p.m. Dec. 2. Dotson's obituary published in the Columbus Dispatch Thursday, Dec. 4, said he is survived by his parents, Keith and Debbie Dotson of Dublin; brothers, Johnny and Mark of Columbus; grandmother, Doris Bellinger; grandparents, Claude and Barbara Dotson; great grandfather, Harold Raesler; uncles, Jim , Doug , Scott Bellinger; aunt, Cristal Foreman and several cousins.

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  18. Report: Man Charged With Striking Vehicles Checked Into Mental Health FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Patch.com

    The south Georgia man accused with intentionally hitting several vehicles on Interstate 285 in Sandy Springs has been admitted to a mental health facility, according to WSB-TV . Defense attorney Scott Carter said Brady Wiggins was not in attendance for a court hearing on Friday because his client is undergoing treatment at a facility in Soperton, a city that sits off Interstate 16 east of Dublin.

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  19. Legion: VA getting message on employee accountabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | American Legion Magazine

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken substantial, quantifiable action in creating what it calls "an environment of sustainable progress." One of VA's most notable statistics related to accountability is the fact it has fired more than 500 employees since its new secretary, Robert McDonald, took over July 29. Those fired from VA include three senior executives who oversaw disasters in medical care at VA medical centers in Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Montgomery, Ala.

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  20. Georgia-based hospice company to pay $581K over false Medicare claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Business Journal

    Serenity Hospice Care LLC and an affiliate corporation have agreed to pay the federal government $581,504 to settle claims the hospice company submitted false Medicare claims for patients ineligible for hospital care. The Macon Telegraph reports a former billing clerk who helped in the 2013 filing of the lawsuit against the Dublin, Georgia-based company is set to receive $110,485 of the government's cut, according to a settlement document filed in the case in November.

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