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Dubliners rally for David Hooks

Dubliners rally for David Hooks
Around thirty people rallied in front of the Laurens County courthouse today, saying they demanded justice for David Hooks.
 
He's the local contractor who was shot and killed by Laurens County deputies last year during a drug bust, but his family attorney says, no drugs were found in the home.
 
Several people signed petitions asking the grand jury to investigate the death of Hooks as a felony murder. "We expect the police to serve and protect us. When we have to fear the process and fear the law enforcement and coming into your home and potentially taking your life. It makes me very, very nervous," said Tanya Burgess.
 
Burgess says as an attorney and citizen from Laurens County, the David Hooks case is shocking. She came here to rally for Hooks and petition the grand jury to look at this case as a felony murder.

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

OFTC South Foundation Hosts Annual TOOLS Program

The OFTC Foundation-South, Inc. awarded tools to 17 Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students at its TOOLS (Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students) program ceremony. During the 16th annual program held at the DuBose Porter Center, presenters shared the students’ inspiring stories of succeeding in the face of adversity and challenges.

“The students receiving the awards are a prime example of how OFTC provides the education for workforce development in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Lloyd Horadan, OFTC President.

The TOOLS Program is sponsored by the OFTC South Foundation, the Louie & Evelyn Livingston Family Foundation, and Morris Bank. The wide variety of essential tools, from stethoscopes, toolboxes to daycare items will help the following students to get a jump-start on their careers.

Cala Alligood, Radiologic Technology (Rentz)

Crystal Daniel, Medical Assisting (McRae-Helena)

Top 6 Reasons to Visit Dublin this Weekend

Top 6 Reasons to Visit Dublin this Weekend

Get busy with a visit to Dublin this weekend:

1.     Go hunt during archery deer hunting at Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area now through September 26th. You must sign in prior to hunting, and sign-out harvested game at the check station/kiosk on the day of harvest. Deer harvested on sign-in hunts must be recorded on your deer harvest record and count toward your season limit. Located on Toomsboro Road, just off Highway 441 in Dublin, hunt from an hour before sunrise to an hour after sunset. For more information, visit www. beaverdamwma.com.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

1.  Audition for one of America’s Best Haunts at Haunted Montrose on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 5pm in Montrose at 1702 Second Street. Put your talent to work as one of at least 100 haunted actors, five frightful makeup artists, or in a scare-free role. For more information please call 478-246-4687 or visit www.HauntedMontrose.com.

Bank of Dudley to open Twiggs Co. branch

Bank of Dudley to open Twiggs Co. branch

When Peoples State Bank announced last year that it was closing its Jeffersonville branch last year, Twiggs County was left without a bank.

That will be changing in the near future.

According to the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, the Bank of Dudley will be announcing Tuesday that it will be opening a branch in the former Peoples location at 207 Main St.

Bank of Dudley officials will formerly make the announcement at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Peoples branch.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Dublin This Weekend

1.       The Exchange will be having a Back to School Bash on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 10 a.m. at 1817 Rice Avenue.  Finish school shopping, enjoy additional tax free savings, and send the kids back in style! For more information, call 478-595-0181 or visit www.shoptheexchange.co.

2.       Sunbelt Revolution fires up Downtown Dublin’s First Friday Concert Series Friday, August 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Market on Madison.  Singer/songwriter Chris Lewis puts it all out on the table when writing songs, capturing his experiences and impressions of the world around him. For more information call 478-272-2560 or visit www.marketonmadison.com

Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

Dublin one of seven statewide affordable housing projects to receive funding

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia congressman says the state is receiving $2.8 million in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta.

In a statement, Democratic Rep. David Scott said the money will help create or rehabilitate seven affordable housing projects throughout the state.

Scott says the Waverly Terrace Senior Apartments in Columbus, the Middle Georgia Center in Dublin and the Bethel Housing Preservation project in Albany are among the seven developments that will benefit from the funding.