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Deaths of wife, husband three days apart prompts investigation



       The death of a Marble Hill woman on March 10th at her home, followed by the death of her husband three days later in a parked car from some type of medical distress has prompted investigations by the sheriff’s office and GBI.

Lt. Kris Stancil confirmed they were awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports. 

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Man burned trying to save horses

Five horses die in blaze

     A Tuesday morning blaze at  the expansive Brandreth Farms in West Pickens burned one horse owner and took the lives of several horses housed in the barn/arena.   
    Around 9:30 a.m. March 17, crews were still on the scene of the Hamrick Road fire that started earlier that morning.


Community support wanted for Meals-on-Wheels

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         Every other Monday volunteers with the local Meals-on-Wheels program deliver two weeks worth of frozen food to 100 Pickens seniors.
    Every week they deliver 15 hot meals Monday through Friday and serve the 30 seniors who come to spend the day at the senior center on Stegall Drive.

Mullett completes death race

68 miles, 40,000 feet of elevation change



    Sean Mullett runs in the fog Saturday at the Georgia Death Race, a 68-mile ultra marathon that stretched from Amicalola Falls to Vogel State Park. The race is touted as the toughest race east of the Rockies. Mullett completed it in 17 hours.

    Last Saturday, Sean Mullett was one of 210 people who ran 68 miles over some of the South’s steepest terrain, climbing and descending 40,000 feet as part of the aptly named Georgia Death Race.
    Starting at 8 a.m. and finishing 17 hours later, Mullett, the plant manager at Huber, completed the ultra marathon, a feet  not all who started can claim.

Ga. Supreme Court rules in favor of Falcons stadium developers

Murder convictions also upheld in latest rulings from high court



Published Monday, March 16, 2015


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            Plans to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team may proceed under an opinion today by the Georgia Supreme Court.

A group of Atlanta residents had challenged the financing of the proposed new $1.2 billion stadium as unconstitutional. But in today’s unanimous opinion, written by Justice Harold Melton, the high court has rejected all their arguments and found that the financing as structured does not violate the Georgia Constitution.