HARTWELL - Rev. Luther Clyde “L.C.” Standridge, 89, entered into rest Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Rev. Standridge was born in Jefferson, the son of the late Woodson D. Standridge and Annie Bell Payne Standridge. Rev. Standridge was an ordained Minister and a member of the Believers Baptist Church in Elberton, and was a veteran of the United ...
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BALDWIN - Alice Andrews Irvin, 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mrs. Irvin was born on October 1, 1927, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Lucy Cash Andrews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommie Irvin; daughter-in-law, Ruthie Allen Irvin; sister, Louise Boling; and brothers, Lee Andrews and Sebren ...
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The 2015 Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo, set Friday through Sunday, March 6-8, is slap-full — the biggest collection of art, artists and booths in its four-year history.
“We are sold out of space,” notes Claudine Smith of Our Town Antiques, one of the people who developed and nurtured the festival, starting in 2012. “I have a couple of artists on a waiting list.”
The event, which takes place at the Commerce Civic Center, will live up to its name.
“We have a good mix of fine art and folk art,” Smith said. “There will be a lot to choose from and a lot for sale.” Some 60 artists from Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama will be represented.
In addition to drawings and paintings, there will be stained glass, metal, fiber, pottery, jewelry, photography, wood and other art forms, and a number of the artists will demonstrate their crafts in their booths.
Officers of the Commerce Police Department closed a couple of January cases during the past week, arresting a suspect for using a stolen EBT card and another for attempting to obtain drugs with a fraudulent prescription.
Police arrested Cathy Mashburn Russell, 45, 190 Short Seagraves Road, Danielsville, on charges of financial transaction card fraud.
On Jan. 26, a 20-year-old white female told Madison County lawmen that Russell had stolen her EBT card and used it at Quality Foods on Jan. 26 in the amount of $530.98.
A Madison County deputy went to Quality Foods, but found there was no video of the transaction. Then he went to Walmart in Commerce where the card was also used and saw Russell using the card on the video. He took a warrant out for her arrest, although the Commerce arrest report does not indicate how Russell was taken into custody.
In the other case, police arrested Renaldo Jeremy R. Hill, 28, of 3739 Stanford Circle, Decatur, on charges of first-degree forgery and attempting to obtain dangerous drugs by forgery.
The report did not indicate the circumstances of Hill’s arrest. The Walgreens pharmacist contacted police on Jan. 22 after determining that a prescription presented by a black male had been forged. The suspect dropped the prescription off and said he would come back later to pick it up. Police asked the pharmacist to call when that happened.
Some time later, the pharmacist called 911. Although police arrived very quickly the subject had already left. Store personnel provided a license tag number, which returned to a Decatur man. Jackson County 911 was able to pull up a photograph of the suspect, which store personnel confirmed was the same person who dropped off the prescription — although not the person who picked it up.
Almost everyone in the world will be affected by cancer at some point in his or her life – whether it is by contracting the disease or watching a loved one struggle with it.
VICE co-founder Shane Smith began his news organization’s special report Friday with a similarly grim statement. But by the end of HBO’s “VICE: Killing Cancer,” Smith left viewers with an exciting sense of optimism on the subject.
That’s because VICE’s special gives viewers a first-hand glimpse into the latest trends of cancer research and treatment. And based on the early results of some of the presented treatments, Smith and the doctors he interviewed don’t hesitate to use the word “cure.”
Due to poor weather, the East Jackson track and field team has been limited at practice for the past two weeks. But that didn’t stop several individual Eagles from posting strong performances at the 5th annual Eagle Invitational on Saturday. East Jackson had nine individuals and one relay team earn medals at the meet, which hosted nine other ...
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An 11-run eruption in the sixth inning lifted East Jackson past Cedar Shoals on Saturday as the Eagles picked up their second consecutive win. Much like the first game of the season between the two teams, Eagle pitching proved to be the difference maker in a 14-2 route. Nathan Pruschen was nearly flawless on the mound, shutting out the Jaguars ...
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