Claire L. Valentino Brazas, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home in Billerica. A funeral mass will be held in St. Theresa Church, Billerica, at 9 a.m.
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The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 4,200 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth more than $5 million. The checks were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.
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The engineer accused of fatally shooting one employee and wounding five others at the firm where he once worked is "very mentally ill" and crumbled under the stress of his divorce, bankruptcy and unemployment, his attorney said Saturday.
Fort Hood shooter was psychologically disturbed by his own job citing stress-related thoughts after hearing his own patients post-war stories.
The votes are in. They’ve been tallied. And there’s a new winner. According to the latest Gallup Poll, more Americans now consider themselves conservative (40%) than moderate (36%), or liberal (20%). Two recent Rasmussen Polls demonstrate important trends as well: 59% of Americans are angrier now than during the Bush presidency and 58% of Americans believe politics had an influence on the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. These polls suggest that, finally, America is beginning to come to its senses. Thank God.
However, these polls suggest something more subtle though nevertheless vital with regard to America’s future – the power of party affiliation.
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Playing their most inspired football in weeks, the Lamar County Trojans defeated the Manchester Blue Devils 28-27 Friday night at Trojan Field to clinch second place in Region 5AA.
The win means Lamar County will host a first round playoff game at Trojan Field next week. Their opponent will be the North Oconee Titans from Bogart. The Titans opened the season with seven straight wins but lost their last three, including a loss Friday night to Fannin County 17-7. They are the third place team from Region 8AA. The Titans are averaging 26 ppg and giving up only 11 ppg.
A win over North Oconee would propel the Trojans to a second round game on the road at Calhoun provided the undefeated Yellow Jackets get past 6-4 Avondale in the first round of postseason play. Calhoun's go to guy is five star, division 1 recruit Da'Rick Rogers who is committed to UGA.
Scoring from tonight's game went like this...
8:40 1st quarter. Lamar 7-0. Mike Bloodser 36-yard TD pass to Desmond Foster. Daniel Huggins PAT.
5:57 2nd quarter. Lamar 7-7. Manchester 24-yard TD run. PAT good.
Griffin police officer Chad Moxon, a Lamar County resident, has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who kidnapped and killed his partner Jimi.
Jimi was a well trained K-9 officer with the Griffin PD.
********************** UPDATE: $5000 added to reward....
There has been an addition reward offered by The Atlanta Humane Society of $5,000.00 for any valid tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Griffin Police Department K-9 “Jimi”. This is funded by the Holland M. Ware Charitable Fund.