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Lawmen able to disarm man suffering a crisis with aid of negotiator

Area law enforcement officers joined with local forces last week to help de-escalate a situation involving a man armed with a handgun while having a “mental health crisis.” When deputies with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a residence located in the Whigham area Thursday at 11:45 p.m., Cpl. Dustin Harrell and Deputy Sean…

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Should Georgia nix year-end school tests amid COVID-19? Online survey launched

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service State school officials are asking Georgians to chime in on whether students should have to take year-end tests during the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Georgia Department of Education has launched an online survey to collect feedback on whether the state should be…

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Public hearing on Whigham’s budget is on July 14

The Whigham Mayor and Council will host a public hearing on the city’s proposed 2020-2021 operating budget on Tuesday night, July 14 beginning at 7 p.m. The public hearing will be held in the council chamber. Up for discussion is the $1,517,703.64 spending plan, which is balanced by budgeted revenue of an equal amount. According…

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