Ceiuling mural of Otis Redding dedicated at Central HIgh

A CEILING MURAL OF LATE SINGER OTIS REDDING WAS DEDICATED THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. HIS WIDOW ZELMA AND DAUGHTER KARLA WERE PRESENTED WITH AN ARTIST RENDERING OF THE HUGE MURAL WHICH JOINS SEVERAL OTHERS OVER THE MAIN ENTRYWAY HALL AT CENTRAL HIGH.

Storm damage cleanup continues in Dodge County

THE CLEANUP CONTINUES IN DODGE COUNTY TODAY AFTER HIGH WINDS SMACKED SEVERAL SECTORS OF EASTMAN. THE HARDEST HIT AREA APPEARS TO BE WHERE THE HEART OF GEORGIA NURSING HOME IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE DODGE COUNTY HOSPITAL. SOME OF THE MORE THAN 90 RESIDENTS OF HEART OF GEORGIA WERE TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL ROOMS AFTER A SECTION OF THE NURSING HOMES ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF BY THE HIGH WINDS.

38 Special to perform at July 3rd celebration in Warner Robins

THE JULY 3rd INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN WARNER ROBINS WILL BE FEATURING THE SOUTHERN ROCK BAND 38 SPECIAL. MAYOR RANDY TOMS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE CITIES HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST YEAR WITHOUT AIR FORCE RESERVE MUSIC. THE BAND MEMBERS WERE MOVED TO OTHER LOCATIONS BY THE PENTAGON AFTER DISBANDING THE LOCAL OPERATIONS AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE.

$20,000 reward offered for info in Putnam murder case

A $20 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD IS BEING OFFERED IN THE PUTNAM COUNTY MURDER-KIDNAPPING CASE. SAYING AUTHORITIES HAVE NO LEADS, SHERIFF HOWARD SILLS SAYS THE F.B.I. IS HOPEFUL THE REWARD WILL PAY OFF WITH NEEDED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE DEATH OF RUSSELL DERMOND AND THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HIS WIFE SHIRLEY WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED.

Ag commissioner Black visits Bibb County elementary school

THE STATES AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY BLACK BROUGHT THE SOCALLED “GEORGIA GROWN” PROGRAM TO BIBB COUNTIES SKYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. JOINED BY BIBB SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER LESTER MILLER, COMMISSIONER BLACK VISITED STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WHO GOT TO SEE SEVERAL DISPLAYS ABOUT HOW OUR FOOD IS GROWN.

State's efforts to hire veterans continues with Dublin program

THE STATE OF GEORGIA'S EFFORTS TO HIRE MILITARY VETERANS CONTINUED IN DUBLIN. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND THE STATES LABOR COMMISSION SPENT WEDNESDAY IN THE DUBLIN MALL RECRUITING. THEY ALSO WILL BE AT ROBINS AIR FORCE LATER THIS MONTH.

Authorities want permanent closure of local day care center

THE STATE WANTS TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE A MACON DAYCARE CENTER WHICH IS SERVING A 21 DAY SUSPENSION. CHARLOTTE'S WEB ON NAPIER AVENUE WAS INITIALLY CITED FOR LEAVING A LITTLE BOY IN ONE OF THE CENTERS TRANSPORTATION VANS FOR SEVERAL HOURS. AFTER FURTHER INSPECTION THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CARE AND LEARNING REPORTS IT WANTS CHARLOTTE'S WEB CLOSED FOR GOOD. THE CENTER LOOKS AFTER SOME 40 CHILDREN WITH SIX EMPLOYEES.

Paaulette Winter praised at BOE meeting

BIBB SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT SUSAN SIPE SAID THE LATE PAULETTE WINTERS WAS THE BEST. SHE MADE THE COMMENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF A CALLED EXECUTIVE SESSION IN THE SEARCH FOR A NEW SUPERINTENDENT. PAULETTE WINTER WAS THE LONG TIME PRINCIPAL OF VINEVILLE ACADEMY. PRESIDENT SIPE SAYS THE SCHOOL FAMILY WILL HONOR PAULETTE WINTERS MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH A SPECIAL PROGRAM AT VINEVILLE ACADEMY.

Searchers using sonar turn up nothing in Putnam search

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SONAR EQUIPMENT WAS USED IN THE SEARCH FOR MISSING LAKE OCONEE AREA WOMAN SHIRLEY DERMOND. UNDER DIRECTION OF PUTNAM SHERIFF HOWARD SILLS AND THE F.B.I. THE DAY LONG PROBE ALONG AND UNDER THE DOCKS NEAR THE DERMOND HOUSE PROVED FRUITLESS.

Pery mammogram nurse facing civil judgements

THE WOMAN WHO FALSELY REPORTED MAMMOGRAM RESULTS IN PERRY HAS HAD TWO CIVIL JUDGMENTS MADE AGAINST HER. RACHAEL RAPRAEGER WHOSE SERVING SIX MONTHS IN A DETENTION CENTER FACES $200 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUTURE PAYMENTS FOR TWO INDIVIDUAL CASES. IN ALL MORE THAN A THOUSAND REPORTS WERE HANDLED BY THE 33 YEAR OLD. EN WERE ACTUALLY DECLARED POSITIVE.

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