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Investigators discovered Christopher T. Higgins and John D. Stiltz, both of Marietta, were responsible for multiple shoplifting incidents at Walmart and Target stores on Cobb Parkway and then pawning the stolen items at local pawn shops. The spree ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-friday/nhqkf/...

County by county news for Tuesday

Acworth will spend $2.2 million to stop trains from blowing horns at five CSX railroad crossings in the city. The Board of Alderman has approved adding safety upgrades that would allow silent crossings at School, Lemon and Smith streets, Acworth ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-tuesday/nhnc7/...

County by county news for Thursday

Cobb County will start a $48.2 million project to ease congestion and accidents on Windy Hill Road with a groundbreaking 10 a.m. Monday. Sen. Johnny Isakson will speak at the ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Suites parking deck, 2999 Windy Hill Road, ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-thursday/nhjy6/...

County by county news for Wednesday

Former Smyrna Fire Chief Paige Day was fired Tuesday for using a city credit card for personal use. After a more than six hour meeting ending 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Smyrna City Council upheld Day's July 15 termination in a 4-3 vote. Day was charged with ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/county-by-county-news-for-wednesday/nhJrb/...

Slavery in Savannah focus of lecture at Hammond House

Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson will lecture on “The 1859 Savannah Slave Auction: A Genealogy of People and Place.” Emory University's Leslie Harris will moderate the discussion. The lecture is part of “Unearthing the Weeping Time,” a public programming series ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/slavery-in-savannah-focus-of-lecture-at-hammond-ho/...

Into the weeds: Exploring the edges of Georgia's new gun law 07/02/2014

We are 72 hours into Georgia's new concealed-carry law, and questions that were once theoretical are sprouting like weeds. All of us have a steep learning curve in front of us, including the firearms enthusiast in Valdosta who wasn't sure that the ...
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/02/into-the-weeds-exploring-the-edges-of-ge...

Juneteenth Celebrations

The day kicks off with a Junior Youth Genealogy session in which children ages 5 -11 can create a family tree and participate in activites to help them understand family history. A session for older children follows at 11:45 a.m. There will also be ...
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/atlanta-bargain-hunter/2014/jun/20/juneteenth-celebra...

Martin Burrell, 88: Despite serious war wounds, he lived well, excelled at science

Not many people could find it in themselves to make a joke about undergoing a double amputation. Then again, not many people are like Martin Burrell. His first letter home after losing both his legs in World War II read, “I guess I won't have to worry ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-obituaries/martin-burrell-88-despite-serious-...

Daughters of Union soldiers honor their ancestors

Q: So you've done your genealogy research? A: Yes, I go all the way back to Colonial days. Many of us who are members of the Daughters of Union Veterans have ancestors who fought in the War of 1812. Some of our members belong to a dozen or more ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/daughters-of-union-soldiers-honor-their-ances...

Nathan Deal: Jason Carter challenge requires a GOP rally around the incumbent

The re-election campaign of Gov. Nathan Deal this morning called out his new Democratic opponent – not by name, but by genealogy. And in doing so, the GOP camp previewed some lines likely to be used, not just against state Sen. Jason Carter, but ...
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2013/nov/08/nathan-deal-jason-carte...

Milton Pate Sr., 82, of Johns Creek: Architect met clients' needs and budgets

Milton Pate Sr., the founder of Milton Pate Architects Inc., was client-focused. He worked hard at designing buildings that fit his clients' needs while being a good steward of his clients' resources. “Dad forged good relationships and, as a result, he ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/milton-pate-sr-82-of-johns-creek-architect-met-cli/...

Ensuring your family's stories live on

The Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society in Charlotte recently had Margaret Bigger, an author and writing teacher, speaking on how to best tell your family's story, make it interesting, and thus perhaps ensure that some of your stories (and your ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/ensuring-your-familys-stories-live-on/nZF7T/...

Mary Edith “Meg” Stevens, 85: Tech-savvy genealogist

And her iPad, iPhone and Macintosh laptop were not just gadgets to Stevens, this technology helped her as she blogged, posted pictures and worked on multiple genealogy projects. And it wasn't just her genealogy she traced, but she spent years helping ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-obituaries/mary-edith-meg-stevens-85-tech-sav...

The tea party member of the Ted Turner clan

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- If you're focused on the political differences between tea-party congressional contender Teddy Turner and his CNN-founder father, then maybe you're missing the point. They have far more in common than dad's 10-year, third marriage to ...
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2013/mar/09/tea-party-member-ted-tu...

Lynn Eller, 85: Had unique voice, love for genealogy

Several things could have been considered signatures of Lynn Eller: the red cashmere scarf he wore during the winter months, his ever-present Dachshund or even a special dish prepared by him. But one thing that especially stood out was his voice.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-obituaries/lynn-eller-85-had-unique-voice-lov...

Atlantans find unique ways to personalize a holiday staple

Avid genealogist Regina Lynch-Hudson has created what she calls an “AncesTree,” which includes ornaments containing photos of her ancestors. She's shown here with the tree and ornaments in her Roswell home. BITA HONARVAR / BHONARVAR@AJC.
http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/lifestyles/holiday/atlantans-find-unique-ways-...

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