After a COVID-forced hiatus last year, Heart Awareness Day returned to Tallapoosa East Baptist Church in Buchanan on Saturday for its fourth year, albeit a little leaner to allow for social distancing.

On Saturday, smoke carried the smell of grilling meat across the parking lot of the old Hubbard Slacks building while the squeals and laughter of children bouncing and sliding on inflatables competed with Christian music blaring from speakers.

An early morning, four-vehicle accident in Tallapoosa took the life of a good Samaritan last week, according to Georgia State Patrol.

In an effort to improve traffic flow, Bremen Board of Education members authorized the system superintendent to request proposals for a revamp of the entrance to Bremen Middle School and Academy.

Sunday night, KISS, an American Rock Phenomenon currently on its “End of the Road Tour,” brought its one-of-a-kind showmanship to Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons continued to demonstrate what makes the band so beloved by its millio…

Soon our trees will start shedding their leaves, but before they do we will be treated to one of nature’s most spectacular shows, the bright colors of the changing leaves. Autumn is here.

Recently while in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, we were walking to the Bridgestone Arena. I noticed quotes engraved in stone on the walls of a building. In giant squares were words from country music stars like Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Merle Haggard. Later I learne…

Two men were injured in an altercation that ended in a shooting in Waco last week, but the only arrest made was of an apparent witness found hiding in the woods nearby.

Early voting for the Nov. 2 municipal election begins on Tuesday in Tallapoosa, the only city in the county that will be holding an election this year.

A grass roots effort to stop a proposed landfill from coming to Haralson County drew dozens of people to a meeting at the Dogwood Chapel at Miller’s Funeral Home in Tallapoosa on Monday.

Another budget amendment for fiscal year 2021 came before the Haralson County Commission at their meeting on Tuesday, meaning that the budget has now been amended by $1.2 million — prompting one commissioner to cast blame.

I was 11 years old when I bought “4,” Foreigner’s fourth album, with my own money. I had liked the band’s previous hit singles, and it was the first record I decided that I liked on its own merits, not as a suggestion from friends, my parents, or my influential older cousins in Illinois and …

Sheriff Stacy Williams made good on his promise to shut down local drug houses starting with one on Coppermine Road, the office announced last week.

The Buchanan Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved hiring Turnipseed Engineering to write a $500,000 grant for the city.

A huge crowd filled the Haralson County stands Friday night as the Banks County Leopards traveled to the banks of Beech Creek to take on the Rebels on homecoming night.

A firm that has been working toward creating a landfill in Haralson County for about two years has submitted it’s application for rezoning to county staff.

After receiving more than 100 comments on a picture of alleged thieves of a Haralson County food bank on social media, the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify and charge two women with burglary.

Thursday, Oct. 7, will be national Bring Your Bible to School Day. In its fifth year, the holiday highlights students’ right to bring a Bible to school regardless of the school setting — public, private, charter, elementary, middle, high school or university level.

Within a few days, a partisan conspiracy group called the Ninja Turtles, or something like that, will release the findings of its “audit” of the Arizona presidential election results. The phony study has cost the state of Arizona millions and will accomplish nothing, no matter what it says.

Lindsey Buckingham, the Palo Alto guitarist/vocalist formerly of the multi-platinum-selling Rock Band Fleetwood Mac, performed last Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Auditorium. Promoting his latest release, “Lindsey Buckingham,” which came out fiv…

One of the most unique species in the animal world is the potter’s wasp. It is less than an inch long and is normally marked with contrasting colors of yellow, white, and sometimes orange or red.

Voters will have a chance to decide in March whether to continue Haralson County’s special purpose local option sales tax for transportation for another five years.

Six years ago, I wrote a column about video conference hearings in Georgia. As it turned out, COVID has forced the courts to adapt to the virus. One of the main tools that is used in the criminal justice system today is the videoconference.

According to state-specific data published by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide in Georgia is increasing. Its 2019 Georgia reported 1,451 deaths from suicide, a rate of 13.59 per 100,000 residents. In 2020, AFSP reported 1,569 suicides in our state, a rate of 14.…

If you are the person who is pretty well alert to the happenings in nature, then you have probably noticed lately the solid yellow butterflies that are flying by so hurriedly. These are the fairly large butterflies called cloudless sulphurs, and if you look closely you will notice that they …

For me it happened on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, while I was talking to my parents. Our call was interrupted by another so I hung up on my parents and answered the doctor’s call. In a few short words, he gave me the news, “It’s cancer.”

A treat for fans of Clutch, Germantown, Maryland’s greatest rock band, was performed on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was the nearest the band will get to Georgia while on its 30 Years of Rock & Roll tour.

A refuge like Your Haven in Buchanan can make the difference between staying sober and falling back into a drug or alcohol habit, said the director of the recovery community organization.

The Haralson County Commission on Tuesday heard a request from the staff of the Haralson County Board of Assessors to contract with an outside agency to do a countywide assessment.

Bremen’s population declined by two on Monday night after the Bremen City Council approved a de-annexation — its first in at least 35 years.

All over Haralson County on Friday and Saturday, people were remembering a Sept. 11 from 20 years earlier, when the United States was attacked and pulled into a religious war in a far away country that many people couldn’t find on a map if they were quizzed.

No residents attended the first two of three public hearings hosted last week by the city of Bremen about a millage rate increase.

At their work session on Friday, Bremen Board of Education members heard from the superintendent that he would like audio visual/mass media added to the career tech offerings at the high school.

The Haralson County Rebels dominated Friday night’s performance with a 43-0 victory over Model,

Rock band Pearl Jam was born 30 years ago in the ashes of Mother Love Bone, a band lost after the death of its lead singer just months after the release of its second album.

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