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Dublin Author Releases Second Book

Dublin Author Releases Second Book

Dublin author Anne Mercer published her second book, A Mother's Choice.

Mercer says her writing comes any time of the day--whether it's day, night or in between. She says her latest book, A Mother's Choice, comes after a run-in with alcoholism and losing her son (who has cerebral palsy) because of it.

Now she says, she's 11 years sober and has her son back.

She says she's not sure what inspired this book, but some would suggest she's been inspired by hardship.

Taking place in 1937, A Mother's Choice is about how decisions have "scattering effects."

Highway 441 Portion to be Dedicated to WWII Lieutenant

Highway 441 Portion to be Dedicated to WWII Lieutenant

 

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested by the Road Dedication Committee for Lt Kelso Horne to join with them as they dedicate a portion of US Highway 441 Bypass South in honor of local WWII hero Lt. Kelso Horne, a news release says.

The Road Dedication Ceremony will take place at Bethsaida Baptist Church 2519 Higway 80 West Dublin, Georgia at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 7th. 

Local historian Scott Thompson will be the guest speaker. 

There will be a reception following the ceremony and all Riders are invited to participate .

Patriot Guard Riders of Georgia will mount their flags and be escorted to the church.

About Lt. Kelso Horne:

Mr. Horne enlisted in the Army during WWII and was part of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment with the 82nd Airborne Division. 

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

East Laurens High Student Looks for Third Race Win Saturday

East Laurens High Student Looks for Third Race Win Saturday

Graham Stevenson, a student at East Laurens High School scored his first career win in the Road Warrior stock car race Sat. night June 9th, then repeated Fri. night June 15th., at Dublin-441 Speedway.

This week he will be looking for win #3. One of the outstanding young drivers at 441, Graham in his first year of racing, is proving himself both on and off the track, with fellow drivers and fans.

This Saturday night races resume  in Road Warrior, Pure Stock, Bomber, Super Street and Crate/Late Models. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., with racing at 8:00 p.m.

For additional information, log onto: www.441Speedway.com

Laurens County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

Laurens County Ranks Among Georgia's High Unemployment Rates

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in Laurens County was 11.8 percent in May.

Laurens is one of 67 Georgian counties above 10 percent.

That's compared to Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

Dublin City Schools Name Teacher, Paraprofessional of the Year

Dublin City Schools Name Teacher, Paraprofessional of the Year

Dublin City Schools named  Pat Wright at Susie Dasher Elementary School Paraprofessional of the Year.

Jessica Horne of Dublin High Shhool was named Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Pat Wright and Jessica Horne.

Chester Food Mart to Close After 36 Years

Chester Food Mart to Close After 36 Years

The Chester Food Mart has been a mainstay in the little town for more than 30 years and on June 30, the community will say good-bye to the tradition, the memories, and the good things that have happened there through the years.

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