News for Friday, December 30, 2011


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SCHLICHENMEYER: It's time to treat yourself to a gift from this Best of 2011 book list

You were such an efficient shopper this year. You remembered everybody on your list: the kids, the spouse, Grandma and Great Aunt Judy. None of the cousins went without a gift this year. You even remembered the neighbors and your boss.

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RONDA RICH: Step out of your comfort zone in 2012

Let's agree: This will be a new year unlike any other in recent time. Let's each make a vow to do something bold, unexpected and something that will make a fresh imprint on the path of our lives.Something that will surprise even those who know us best and love us

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Brother and sister donate their kidneys to younger sibling

Allen Conner literally owes his life to his two siblings. The 36-year-old Conyers man recently underwent his second kidney transplant. He received his first new kidney at age 2 from his then 16-year-old brother Todd Conner. Thirty-three years later, sister Lori Ann Christian, 51, has given her kidney to her younger brother.

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RECIPE BOX: Cabbage casserole a time-saver for busy moms

We've all heard the old saying, "Southerners can make any dish into a casserole." Well, that is exactly what I thought when I heard about this cabbage casserole that my sister-in-law Stacy Ingram was making for our Christmas dinner this year.. I'll have to be honest --

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Jan Barbre

Jan K. Barbre age 65 of Scottville, MI passed away at home on December 15, 2011. He was a former AT & T employee. The family has entrusted Oak Grove ...

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Thomas Leathers

Thomas Beacher Leathers, age 88 of Conyers, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford, Georgia. Beacher graduated from Boys High and then went into the Navy ...

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Fran Elizer

Mrs. Fran Hardy Elizer of Covington, formerly of Oxford, died December 17, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born in Molena, GA on November 9, 1916 to the ...

Dolores Welling

Dolores (Dee) A. Welling, age 67, of Covington GA passed away December 24, 2011. Dee was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Welling. She is survived by her son Bryan ...