Appeal of order ot keep Whittle-Lue sidelined is turned down

THE GEORGIA COURT OF APPEALS IS TURNING DOWN AN EFFORT TO OVERTURN AN ORDER KEEPING GORDON MAYOR MARY ANN WHIPPLE- LUE ON SUSPENSION. THE ORDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AGAIN DURING A JULY 22ed HEARING PRIOR TO ANOTHER LEGAL ACTION IN AUGUST. AMONG OTHER VIOLATIONS THE GORDON MAYOR IS ACCUSED OF HOLDING ILLEGAL MEETINGS,

I-75 work slows traffic in mid-state

MID-STATE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY REPAIRS CONTINUES TONIGHT. THE FIRST EXIT OFF INTERSTATE 75 TO I-16 HAS BEEN CLOSED WHILE BEING UPGRADED. EAST BOUND TRAFFIC IS BEING REROUTED TO THE HARDEMAN AVENUE EXIT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 pm AND 5 am. IN MONROE COUNTY IT WAS A SECOND NIGHT OF REPAIR WORK ON THE SOUTH BOUND LANES FOR I-75 FROM RUMBLE ROAD TO THE SPLIT AT I-475 AND I-75.

Parkway Cinemas will close later this year

A 30 YEAR FIXTURE ON RUSSELL PARKWAY WILL BE NO MORE LATER THIS SUMMER. THE PARKWAY CINEMAS WILL BE CLOSING. THE GEORGIA THEATER COMPANY HAS BEEN OPERATING THE SIX SCREEN MOVIE HOUSE AS A DISCOUNT OPERATION WITH MOVIES BEING SHOWN FOR $2 DOLLARS AND 50 CENTS, A REAL BARGAIN COMPARED TO FIRST RUN MOVIE HOUSES. FILMS ARE NOW COMING OUT IN DIGITAL FORM AND THE DISCOUNTERS STILL OPERATE WITH REELS. BANKS ARE NOT FINANCING THE DISCOUNT HOUSES ANY LONGER. FOR PARKWAY TO SWITCH TO DIGITAL COULD COST A MILLION DOLLARS.

Attorneys have 14 days to appeal P&Z ruling

THE ATTORNEYS IN THE APPEAL OF A PLANNING AND ZONING RULING CONCERNING ZEBULON ROAD PROPERTY HAVE 14 DAYS TO FILE REVISED BRIEFS.LAST YEAR P AND Z REZONED 25 ACRES OF LAND FROM RESIDENTIAL TO COMMERCIA, SOMETHING HOME OWNERS IN THE AREA FOUGHT BEFORE BIBB SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE ED ENNIS.

Two arrested on I-75, steal sheriff's patrol car briefly

THE MAN WHO STOLE A HOUSTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S PATROL CAR IS BEHIND BARS THIS MORNING. DEPUTY BRETT SANDERS HAD PULLED OVER 21 YEAR OLD SETH STEWART AND ANOTHER MAN FOR SPEEDING ON I-75. DRUGS WERE FOUND IN THEIR VEHICLE PROMPTING THE DEPUTY TO HANDCUFF BOTH MEN. STEWART APPARENTLY MADE HIS WAY THROUGH THE OPEN PARTITION BETWEEN THE FRONT SEAT AND THE BACK AND DROVE THE SHERIFF'S VEHICLE SOME 5 MILES BEFORE LEAVING IT ALONG THE ROADWAY. HE WAS PICKED UP NEARBY AND TAKEN TO JAIL ALONG WITH HIS FRIEND KIMON MILLER OF MIAMI. FLORIDA.

Carter campaign chest nears $2 million

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR JASON CARTER REPORTS HIS CAMPAIGN HAS $ 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE BANK FROM RECENT DONATIONS OF $ 2 MILLION DOLLARS. THE GRANDSON OF FORMER PREISDENT JIMMY CARTER IS SEEKING TO UNSEAT REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL.

Work scheduled on I-75 south of Forsyth tonight

THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL BE WORKING ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 75 FROM RUMBLE ROAD TO I-475. THE HOURS WILL BE 8 pm UNTIL 5 am TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. EVEN THOUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ARE BEING USED FOR THE PROJECT EXPECT MASSIVE TRAFFIC BACK UP ON THE ALWAYS BUSY INTERSTATE.

Tip leads to arrest of robbery suspect

BIBB COUNTY AUTHORITIES HAVE IN CUSTODY THE MAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROBBERY AT THE HARRISON ROAD RACEWAY STORE. 18 YEAR OLD RAYSHAWN ODOM WAS PICKED UP AT THE NEARBY BRIDGEVIEW INN AND SUITES ALSO ON HARRISON ROAD. THEY HAD APPARENTLY RECEIVED A TIP ON ODOM'S LOCATION WHICH LED TO THE ARREST.

4-year old Cochran girl drowns during holiday outing

BLECKLEY COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEK END DROWNING OF A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL. SHE APPARENTLY SLIPPED UNNOTICED INTO A POOL WHERE A JULY 4th PARTY WAS BEING HELD. THE YOUNGSTER WAS SPOTTED NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL AND RUSHED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IN COCHRAN WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. THIS IS THE THIRD RECENT DROWNING OF A MIDDLE GEORGIA CHILD WHO STRAYED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF THEIR CARE TAKERS.

Lake Tobesofkee draws over 8 thousand holiday visitors

ITS APPEARS THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT LAKE TOBESOFKEE. MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND PAID THEIR WAY INTO THE WEST BIBB WATER SPOT OVER THE THREE DAY HOLIDAY PERIOD GENERATING MORE THAN $20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REVENUE. THE WEEK END WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY A SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT.

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