News for Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor

Police: Patient shoots Ga. hospital visitor. DALTON -- Police say a hospital patient shot a man who asked him for a lighter.. Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier says that 24-year-old Andrew Paul Desimone left his room at Hamilton Medical Center early Sunday and went to his car.. Visitor

NY woman doused in accelerant, torched in elevator

A man reeking of gasoline walked into a police station overnight and implicated himself in the death of a woman hosed down with an accelerant and set ablaze in the elevator of her apartment building, authorities said Sunday.

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House GOP leaders want new payroll tax cut bill

Top House Republicans said Sunday they oppose a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill that extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months and said congressional bargainers need to write a new version lasting a longer time.

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5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot

5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot. ATLANTA -- Five Georgia men are challenging President Barack Obama's inclusion on next year's presidential ballot, with some arguing the Democrat is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a "natural born citizen.". The challenges have

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RONDA RICH: Storytellers abound in the Mississippi Delta town

Once I was aboard a riverboat called the American Queen on which I had spent several days cruising along what I consider to be the majestic Mississippi River. I boarded in New Orleans and, along with the other passengers, crawled toward St. Louis.

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RECIPE BOX: Christmas tree cookies a quick, festive treat for the holidays

Christmas tree cookies are this week's featured recipe and the last installment of our cookies-for-Santa for the month of December. I hope you've enjoyed checking out the recipes over the past couple of weeks. I know we've enjoyed eating them at our house.. More importantly, I hope you've

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Children find holiday magic in 'Loneliest Christmas Tree'

What are the things you're dreaming about this Christmas?. Are you hoping to see a new bike beneath the tree, a video game, or a new stuffed pal? Would you like a new pair of pajamas from Santa, or some warm slippers or a new coat? Are you dreaming of

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Lawyer: List of NFL players who WR Hurd allegedly dealt drugs to does not exist

Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd, who was arrested by federal agents Wednesday for trying to buy massive quantities of drugs, claims he never supplied them to his fellow NFL players.

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Ga. Southern falls short of FCS title game

The high-powered Eagles offense falls flat Saturday in the FCS semifinals as North Dakota State rolls to a 35-7 win and keeps Georgia Southern one win short of playing for the national championship.

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Residents show their holiday spirit with light displays

Citizen photographer Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith took these photos of houses in Rockdale and Newton counties decked out in lights for the holiday season.

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Citizen launches new mobile website

The Citizen and its sister papers from Southern Community Newspapers Inc. have launched new mobile websites to better serve readers using smartphones.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Children find holiday magic in 'Loneliest Christmas Tree'

What are the things you're dreaming about this Christmas?

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RONDA RICH: Southern storytellers abound in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville

Once I was aboard a riverboat called the American Queen on which I had spent several days cruising along what I consider to be the majestic Mississippi River. I boarded in New Orleans and, along with the other passengers, crawled toward St. Louis.

Doris Crowell

Doris Elizabeth Crowell of Covington, GA died Thursday December 15, 2011 at the Benton House. She was born on March 18, 1921 in Covington, GA to Jack and Lula Greene ...

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5 challenge Obama's inclusion on Ga. ballot

ATLANTA -- Five Georgia men are challenging President Barack Obama's inclusion on next year's presidential ballot, with some arguing the Democrat is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a "natural born citizen."

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