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Chest Pain Center named for Thrift Store founder

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     Honoring the founder of a community institution -  (l-r) Dr. Moiz Master, Medical Director at Piedmont Mountainside; Don Russell, Thrift Store founder; Dr. Rose Spillane, member of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Board and hospital CEO Denise Ray. The hospital will name their new Chest Pain Clinic in honor of Russell.


Piedmont Mountainside Hospital will name their Chest Pain Center in honor of Don Russell, the founder of the Community Thrift Store – an institution that has contributed millions to area non-profits made by the sale of donated second-hand items.

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Don’t miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to a coastal adventure, you will not only gain knowledge, but will also experience fun and friendship. All of these programs are part of the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) program.

Man who killed 2 year old and assaulted 4 year old to remain in prison for life



Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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Beloved Tate tree “gone with the wind”


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The Chinkapin Oak located in front of the Tate House is recognized by the Georgia Forestry Commission as a Champion Tree, which means it is the largest known of its species in the state. The tree, which blew down on May 20th, is listed as being 82 feet high with a circumference of 222 inches, and having an average diameter crown spread of 112 feet when it was measured on June 13, 2012. The Chinkapin Oak is a native tree in Georgia.

         A Chinkapin Oak that many consider to be one of the oldest of its kind in the country was blown down by winds on May 20th, leaving many residents lamenting the loss of an iconic tree that witnessed hundreds of years of local history.  

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State Troopers Strictly Enforcing Seat Belt Laws and Watching for Impaired Drivers This Memorial Day Holiday


     ATLANTA— The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Memorial Day holiday travel period.  This year, the travel period is 78-hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Memorial Day. “In the coming days, troopers will be on full patrols during peak travel times, strictly enforcing seat belt laws and keeping an eye out for impaired drivers,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “They will not only be patrolling the interstates but secondary roads as well,” he added.