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MGSC Presidential Finalist Named

A Middle Georgia State College president finalist has been named.

Georgia Board of Regents and the University System of Georgia officials announced their finalist choice: Christopher Blake, according to a release.

Blake currently serves as president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, according to a release.

He is on sabbatical for this school year.

Blake has also served as an associate dean at Towson University in Maryland and has been a tenured professor at Towson and Mount St. Mary's University.

He has his bachelor's and master's degree in theology and received his Ph.D in education from the University of London, King's College.

Georgia law requires that the finalist be named a minimum of five days before the Board of Regents selects a school president.

Halloween Freebies Growing Restaurant Trend

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Halloween, the night when kids rake-in gobs of free candy, is evolving into an occasion when parents also can walk-off with something equally enticing: free meals for the kids.

A growing parade of restaurant chains - from Olive Garden to IHop to Krispy Kreme - will offer free eats around Halloween in order to lure traffic during a seriously slow time.

Halloween evening is a time when most families eat at home. While Halloween is one of the pizza delivery industry's biggest days of the year, it's an evening when many casual dining restaurants are scraping for business.

"Restaurants are like ghost towns on Halloween," says Derek Farley, a restaurant industry PR guru. Much like Labor Day and July 4th, Halloween is a holiday that's not very restaurant-friendly, he says.

Visit Dublin Saturday for a Frightfully Good Time

Visit Dublin Saturday for a Frightfully Good Time

Here's the top five reasons to Visit Dublin this weekend:

1. Scare up a feast by visiting the Farmers Market at Market on Madison on Saturday, October 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fresh local fruits, veggies, baked goods, herbs, and more await! Admission is free. Call 478-272-2560 for more information.

2. Attend a performance of “Walk Among the Shadows,” Dublin’s living history tours of the Old City Cemetery, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Old City Cemetery located at 305 ½ W. Gaines Street in downtown Dublin. Each tour lasts one hours and shares Dublin’s history using actors in period attire. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased in advance by calling 478-277-5074 or prior to the event at the ticket counter.

West Laurens Beats Howard

Garrel Quainton tossed first half touchdown passes to Justin Smith and Calvin Walker to lead West Laurens to a 35-7 win over the Howard Huskies Thursday night at the Ed Defore Sports Complex.

Keiondre Wedderburn scored the Howard touchdown in the second quarter.

Georgia Prep Football Poll


ATLANTA- Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class A

Record Pts Prv

1. Eagle's Landing Christian (17) 5-0 170 1

2. Landmark Christian 7-0 149 2

3. Aquinas 6-0 138 3

4. Seminole County 6-0 113 4

5. Prince Avenue Christian 6-1 91 6

6. Johnson County 6-0 83 7

7. Marion County 6-0 70 8

8. Mount Paran Christian 5-1 53 9

9. Darlington 5-1 31 10

10. Mt. Pisgah Christian 6-0 25 NR


Others receiving votes: Irwin County 9, Emanuel County Institute 2, Calvary Day 1.


"Walk Among the Shadows" Tour Brings Dublin's Old City Cemetery to Life

"Walk Among the Shadows" Tour Brings Dublin's Old City Cemetery to Life

A performance of "Walk Among The Shadows,” Dublin's living history tours of the Old City Cemetery, will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, 4pm - 6pm in the Old City Cemetery located at 305 ½ W. Gaines Street in downtown Dublin. Designed to raise awareness of the historical value of the cemetery, "Walk Among the Shadows" shares Dublin's history using actors in period attire, increases tourism, and focuses on beautifying downtown.

Each tour lasts one hour, with tour times scheduled for 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 478-277-5074 or visiting Theatre Dublin’s box office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ga. Officials to Connect Veterans with Employers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting events in five cities throughout the state to connect veterans with employers who are looking for skilled workers.

The department's Paychecks for Patriots event is scheduled for Oct. 17 and is part of an initiative aimed at helping as many as 80,000 veterans returning to Georgia over the next four years find work.

Officials say the department is partnering with several organizations, including the Georgia National Guard, the Technology Association of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to host the events.