The Lamar County Health Department has received its first shipment of H1N1 "swine" flu vaccines in mist form. The immunizations were at first designated for healthy children between the ages of 2-4 and their caregivers.
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Dressed like the Chicago Bears on the road and playing like the George Halas-era Monsters of the Midway, Callaway came to town Friday night and wasted no time at all in showing the huge crowd why they are defending Region 5AA champions. [Full Story »]
Here is a fun recipe that the kids can help you make just in time for Halloween.
1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 5oz. can chow mein noodles
1 cup salted peanuts
Place chocolate morsels in top of double boiler. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cook until chocolate melts. Add noodles and peanuts, stirring well. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Setting another precedence for the executive office the Obama administration on Sunday called Fox News "a wing of the Republican Party."
So far this has served only to escalate the pre-established war of words against the channel, even as observers questioned the wisdom of a White House war on a news organization.
"What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party," said Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN. "They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is." [Full Story »]
Pinecrest, operated by George and Annie Bell Turner, was the place where many a local legend was born. Mrs. Turner died exactly one year to the day after the Pinecrest was destroyed by fire.
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Wesley Hallman reports he was summarily fired after a robbery at the bank branch he managed in Griffin. During the incident, Hallman exchanged gunfire with alleged robber William Lee Hunt Jr. who is a suspect in multiple bank heists.
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Students at the primary and elementary schools will be able to get FluMist influenza vaccines on Tuesday, Oct. 20 – instead of a shot – when the school system takes part in an upcoming grant program. [Full Story »]
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m and then again from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce hosted a college and post-high school career fair.
Aptly named 'After the Tassel,' the event featured representatives from Berry College, Macon State College, University of Georgia, Gordon College, Griffin Technical College, Technical Colleges of Georgia Representative, United State Air Force, Gordon College Education Department, Georgia College and State University and Lagrange College. [Full Story »]