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Haralson County High School Sports

Columnist Rhubarb Jones

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Waco leases old city hall
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 pm

The city of Waco approved a lease-term agreement with Strategic Management Consultants, approved a donation to Leadership Haralson and reviewed the minutes from their Sept. 23 called meeting during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 6. 

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BOC launches health initiative
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Haralson County Commissioners postponed a vote on a new county attorney while announcing an initiative to improve the health of county employees – and, in so doing, improve tax spending – during their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 7.

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Friday 10/10/2014
HCHS named Highest Progress school
Posted: October 10, 2014

Haralson County High School, a Title One school in the Haralson County Schools system, was recognized recently for the progress and improvement in performance of all its students, as it achieved ranking in the top 10 percent of all Title One schools in Georgia over a three-year period. 

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Event raises funds for PRC
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 12:36 pm

The Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) raised more than $33,000 in cash and pledges last month to help support families of unplanned pregnancies, according to Executive Director Vicki Jackson, at PRC’s fundraising event called “We’re in this for Life.”

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Friday 10/03/2014
Tallapoosa hosts new pageant
Posted: October 03, 2014

Have you ever seen a beauty pageant in person? Have you ever wanted to? Has your daughter or niece ever wanted to participate in one? Now is the chance, with the First Annual Miss Tallapoosa Pageant sponsored by the Tallapoosa Downtown Development Authority.

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HCMS hosts Toys for Tots Bowl
Posted: October 03, 2014

Teams from three counties will square off in the second annual Toys for Tots Bowl at Haralson County Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 11, to help at-risks youth have a Merry Christmas, according to Haralson County Toy for Tots Coordinator Kelley Robinson.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Buchanan appoints new police chief
Updated: October 03, 2014 - 12:32 pm

A 23-year veteran of law enforcement will take over as chief of the Buchanan City Police Department on Oct. 14.

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Savannah port deepening to benefit west Georgia
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 12:35 pm

The port of Savannah is about 300 miles from Carroll County. However, the $706 million project due to start next week to deepen the Savannah harbor will likely have a positive impact felt in the west Georgia region, according to local business leaders.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
SPLOST committee created
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:38 am

With a little over a month until the Nov. 4 election, the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce is compiling a committee to promote educational material about the upcoming Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI vote. 

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Yard Sale aims to bring business to tallapoosa
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:38 am

This year, the Tallapoosa Business Association is hosting its 14th City-Wide Yard Sale in downtown Tallapoosa, and everyone is welcome to take part in the event.

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BRIDGE Hosts 5th Annual 5k and West Georgia SingOff
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:38 am

Bridging Resources in Drug Gripped Environments (BRIDGE) is celebrating its 7th year in West Georgia this fall, hosting a variety of events. The weekend of Oct. 17-18 will include the third West Georgia SingOff at Mill Town Music Hall, the fifth BRIDGE 5k Race, the 21st Bremen Towne Festival, and more.

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Monday 09/22/2014
HCHS invites public to celebrate homecoming
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 3:33 pm

This year, Haralson County High School will run homecoming activities a little differently. Instead of limiting the festivities to high school students, the planned activities will reach the entire community, aiming to bring everyone together.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Buchanan sets meeting to pick new chief
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:12 am

Buchanan has scheduled a called meeting of the city council for Sept. 25 to vote on who will become the city’s new police chief.

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Dev. Authority purchases old rubber building
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:12 am

The Haralson County Development Authority has made a purchase in hopes of boosting local commercial development. 

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Keep Haralson Beautiful plans first events
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:13 am

In April of this year, Haralson County’s first and only Keep Haralson County Beautiful organization was certified by Keep America Beautiful. Dedicated to keeping the county litter-free through clean up events, community programs and public education, their first event as an official organization will be held Sept. 27.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Upcoming event honors local music legend
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:44 pm

A Haralson County native and a legend in gospel music will be honored Saturday, Sept. 20, according to event coordinator James Carden of Tallapoosa. 

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BPS, BES to start new after-school program
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:44 pm

The Haralson County Board of Education approved a new after-school program for Buchanan Elementary and Buchanan Primary, as well as a pilot GPS system for buses during their work session on Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

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Haralson BOC meeting gets heated over cost of roof repairs
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Haralson County’s efforts to improve its contractor bidding process were discussed during the Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting last week, when the cost of a jail roofing project was suddenly revealed to be far more expensive than originally anticipated.

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
HPPG expands Tallapoosa plant
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) in Tallapoosa is expanding its facility and plans to open its new addition by spring of 2015.

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School food fundraisers get a clean sweep
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:39 pm

New state and federal guidelines have changed which food fundraisers will be allowed in schools and eliminated unhealthy snacks from school vending machines and the cafeteria line in an effort to combat childhood obesity and help children perform better in school. 

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Buchanan aims to hire new chief this month
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Buchanan plans to hire a new police chief by the end of this month, according to plan introduced during the city council’s work session of Aug. 26.

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“A Night in Hungary” offers exotic food and wine
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Ever had toltott kaposzta? (That’s stuffed cabbage with a Hungarian twist, for those not familiar with European dishes.) 

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Meng Lim makes history with election win
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

On July 22, Attorney Meng H. Lim made history by winning the contested seat for Superior Court Judge of Tallapoosa Circuit in the Georgia Primary run-off elections. Upon his investiture, Lim will become the first elected Asian American Superior Court Judge in Georgia.

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City preps for Waco Fest
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

If you’ve noticed the slightly cooling temperatures, then you know it’s almost time for Waco Fest. The city of Waco will once again pull out all the stops for their annual city-wide event that draws hundreds of visitors inside the city limits for a full day of fun on Sept. 13.

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Buchanan approves millage, budget
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Buchanan citizens who may be upset over recent turmoil within the city police department were told to “suck it up” and to “act like people, instead of children” during the Aug. 12 city council meeting, at which the main business was approving a new budget and voting to maintain the millage rate.

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State reps hold impromptu development meeting
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm

A group of Haralson County’s civic, business and political leaders gathered for what turned into an impromptu economic development summit on Aug. 12, prompted in part by a no-show by Georgia’s governor.

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Friday 08/15/2014
City recognizes baseball state champs, sets meetings for new millage rate
Posted: August 15, 2014

During their regular meeting, the Tallapoosa City Council tentatively set their millage rate and recognized the Tallapoosa Recreation Department’s 11 and 12 year old baseball team for winning the state championship.  

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Diamond Crystal donates $10,000 to Bremen Food Bank
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 5:27 pm

A crowd of people gathered at the Bremen Food and Clothing Bank on Friday to offer up thanks and to celebrate a significant contribution from a local business, as Diamond Crystal Brands of Bremen presented a check to the non-profit organization for $10,000.

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BOC approves SPLOST referendum; Vote will ask two questions
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Haralson County Commissioners approved a referendum designed to keep Special Local Option Sales Tax revenues flowing for another six years during their regular meeting on Aug. 5.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Round table looks to support area businesses
Posted: August 09, 2014

Sara Anderson, owner of Spoken Heart Counseling Center, painted the final coat on her new storefront on Buchanan Street in Bremen this week.  She recently moved her counseling business from a facility in Buchanan.  Anderson has a new office and is getting a new sign, but is looking for more insight for growing her business in Haralson County.  She hopes to find that insight at the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce’s Round Table on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Sewell Mill Community Center.  

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Haralson County increases millage rate
Updated: August 09, 2014 - 10:46 am

Haralson County property owners will see their taxes go up after county commissioners last week approved an increase in the county millage rate – but not unanimously and not without controversy.

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Buchanan names interim Chief, approves SDS
Updated: August 09, 2014 - 10:46 am

The Buchanan City Council has appointed an interim police chief to replace former Chief Tracy Lambert, but in the process bypassed a veteran officer on the force and sparked controversy within the department’s ranks.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Man shot, killed in Tallapoosa
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 10:50 am

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has been requested to assist in the investigation of the death of Keith Donnal Lee Jr., 22, who was shot early Monday morning in Tallapoosa.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Lim takes judgeship, Robinson keeps seat, BOE post changes
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 10:27 am

In Tuesday’s runoff election, local attorney Meng Lim beat out Polk County’s Chuck Morris Jr. for the Superior Court Judge slot on the Tallapoosa Circuit; Haralson County Commissioner Sammy Robinson will keep his seat; and incumbent David Hurst will turn over his post on the Haralson County School Board to challenger Matthew Hobbs. 

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
County approves budget increase, looks to hike millage
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Haralson County commissioners are poised to increase the budget for government operations and to raise the millage rate for county property owners.

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Bremen, Tallapoosa outline SPLOST projects
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

As the Nov. 4 election draws near, local municipalities and the county have begun getting their paperwork together for the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) vote, which will be on the ballot again this year. As part of these preparations, the cities are submitting their list of projects that SPLOST VI will pay for. 

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Friday 07/11/2014
City praises 4th celebration
Posted: July 11, 2014

The city of Tallapoosa had high praise for those who organized the Fourth of July festivities last week during their regular city council meeting. 

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The summer of 1969
Posted: July 11, 2014

Kudos to the city for an outstanding July 4th. The folks at 70 Rhubarb Lane truly enjoyed the city’s fireworks display and watched it from the front yard. Sammy Robinson and the Haralson County Veterans group deserve a standing ovation for the display of jets at Helton Howland Park. 

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Haralson changes insurance providers again
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Haralson County had hoped to save a half million dollars next year on health insurance for its employees – but those anticipated savings evaporated last month when the company offering the plan decided it could not follow through.

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Buchanan holds budget hearings, city caboose makes progress
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 5:04 pm

During a called budget meeting on July 3, the City of Buchanan agreed to continue operating on their current budget and to publish the necessary advertisements so they can move forward with future budget meetings and approve the 2015 budget as soon as possible.

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Thursday 07/03/2014
County approves repairs to jail roof; Haralson to get new industry?
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 12:12 pm

(Editor’s Note: This article was sent to press before the County’s July 1 meeting due to early deadlines to accommodate the July 4 holiday.)

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Bremen youth reaches goal six years in the making
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Twelve-year-old Andrew Weaver of Bremen was one of just a hand-full of kids recognized at this year’s Peachtree Jr. Road Race in Piedmont Park.

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Buchanan to cut officer from budget
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 12:13 pm

The City of Buchanan will let one of its nine police officers go in an effort to cut costs, as the town comes to grips with an expected loss of income in the next fiscal year.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Country music star partners with local clothing manufacturer
Posted: June 27, 2014

The Sewell Companies, a local manufacturer of men’s and women’s clothing and uniforms for the U.S. military, has been producing tailored garments in the South for almost 100 years. Driven by drastically reduced manufacturing costs, many U.S. manufacturers outsourced their workforce overseas beginning in the early 1990s. This resulted in a significant decline in the American manufacturing workforce. As a result, many American families suffered economically, contributing to the recession that America faced at the turn of the 21st Century.

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Tallapoosa set for 4th of July celebration
Posted: June 27, 2014

Once again, Tallapoosa will play host to Haralson County’s largest Fourth of July Celebration, with a parade, fireworks, watermelon cutting and a new location for their morning program.

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Voters can go back to the polls on Monday
Posted: June 27, 2014

Early voting begins Monday for the runoff election that will decide who will represent District 4 for the Haralson County commission, District 5 for the county Board of Education, and which of two candidates will be the next judge for the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit.

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Tillis, Morgan bring their Grits & Glamour to Bremen
Posted: June 27, 2014

In 2009, Pam Tillis was backstage at the Grand Ole Opry when veteran country artist Lorrie Morgan was singing with her band. Afterwards, Tillis and Morgan struck up a conversation.

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Finding a new plant
Posted: June 27, 2014

A few years ago my friend Charles Thompson, a local Tallapoosa artist, called me. Not only is Charles an artist but a very talented lay-botanist.

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Wednesday 06/18/2014
Former judicial candidate withdraws elections lawsuit
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:42 pm

A lawsuit by a candidate who challenged the results of last month’s election for Superior Court judge, alleging improper conduct and errors that affected the vote tally, has been dismissed.

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HC schools launch free summer food program
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:42 pm

This summer, Haralson County Schools is participating in the summer feeding program – which means they will be handing out free meals to all children in the area, regardless of the school they attend, where they live or their family income. 

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