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Restrictions for Sex Offenders on Halloween

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A total of 173 sex offenders on parole in metro Atlanta will face curfews and restrictions on Halloween to keep children from trick-or-treating at their homes.

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"They're not allowed to answer the door or have any outside lights on," said Steve Hayes, Director of Public Affairs for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. "They can't decorate for Halloween or hand out treats or candy or anything like that. No participation whatsoever.

State parole officials will also impose curfews and send out officers to make the rounds of residences to make sure sex offenders are complying with the restrictions.

Dublin to Play for Region Championship Friday

A region championship is at stake in the Shamrock Bowl on Friday. After an 0-2 start, the Fighting Irish have a chance to clinch with a win over Laney.

Dublin is on a six-game win streak coming into its matchup against the Wildcats. Both teams are 6-2, and 4-0, in region 3-AA.

Dublin Coach, Roger Holmes, saw his team go 2-8 last season. He and his players say the change has everything to do with attitude.

"It's been a much more enjoyable season. We've a had a group of seniors that have been phenomenal leaders this year. They've come to work every day," said Holmes.

Senior running back Brandon Coney witnessed the change first-hand. This year's group is more supportive.

"The attitude has changed. If we make a bad play, we pick each other up. That's how it goes."

Ken Woodruff, also a senior, is ready to take command of the region from his middle linebacker spot.

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.