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Parents who murdered 3-year-old daughter lose appeal in Ga. Supreme Court




            The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled in favor of the State in a lawsuit brought by three obstetrician-gynecologists who challenged as unconstitutional a Georgia law that prohibits most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In today’s ruling, the high court has unanimously upheld a Fulton County court order that dismissed the lawsuit.

Gas prices down 3.6 cents

     Georgia, GA, June 19- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website
     Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 4.5 cents per gallon lower than

GDOL to host two recruitments for FieldTurf in Calhoun next week

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Rome Career Center will help FieldTurf recruit 35 full-time manufacturing employees to work in Calhoun. The company manufactures synthetic turf for athletic fields.


The recruitments will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FieldTurf facility located at 175 North Industrial Blvd., N.E. in Calhoun. GDOL staff will be on site to assist applicants.


The company is recruiting coater operators, lift truck operators, tufting machine operators and warehouse inventory clerks.


Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, all applicants must be at least 18 years old. They also must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED).


The lift truck operators are required to have at least six months of related experience. Applicants for the warehouse inventory clerk are required to have at least two years of related experience. The coater operators and tufting machine operators are not required to have experience.

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     Salaries will range from $10-$15 an hour depending on the positions.

     Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume, driver’s license and dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment.

     For more information about the jobs, or to apply online, visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.

Tai Chi to tribal grooves

Holistic Health Fair packs vendors with unusual offerings


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“You can’t go wrong doing Qigong,” says instructor Lisa Pasila of Bent Tree, at front. Qigong was just one of many classes, seminars and vendor demonstrations Saturday at the Holistic Health Fair in Roper Park community center.



If you were looking for belly-dancing (exercise that helps you “get in touch with the feminine and even some guys need to get in touch with their feminine side”);

Or, a sugar-foot rub (sugar removes toxins according to the massage therapist);

Or, a Qigong class ( “You can’t go wrong if you are doing Qigong”), the Holistic Health Fair Saturday at the Community Center in Roper Park brought them all to town.

Local crowds seemed a little thin but enthusiastic for a first–time event that brought more than 50 vendors, teachers and speakers here.

Parade application; Ray to serve as Grand Marshal of Jasper’s 4th of July Parade


      Since the Jasper Lions Club was chartered on June 22, 1939, it has hosted the down-home Independence Day festivities, and this year is no exception. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Lions:  100 Years, Looking to the Future” in honor of the 100th Birthday of Lions Clubs International, which was chartered on June 7, 1917.  

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” To honor that challenge, the Jasper Lions have selected Miss Charlee Ray to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal.  Charlee is 12 years old, and is a rising 6th grader. She will be attending Jasper Middle School in the fall, where she will participate in the chorus. She enjoys swimming, reading,