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State House designates ‘Kindness Week’ in Georgia

At the urging of State Rep. Andy Welch (R-McDonough), the Georgia House of Representatives has approved, and issued, a resolution making the second week of November, “Kindness Week” in Georgia.

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Annual father-daughter ball is 'Puttin' On The Ritz'

Though top hats and tails are optional, this year's annual father-daughter ball by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County is sure to be super duper.

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NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

Santa tracking volunteers received around 102,000 phone calls asking about Santa Claus’ progress. The previous record had been around 80,000 calls.

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Poll: Santa Claus believers’ parents had faith in him

Santa Claus’ popularity, according to an AP-AOL poll in 2006, is up slightly since before the recession hit.

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'Nutcracker' ballet takes the stage in Covington

A ballet dancer since the age of 3, Ashley Lazenby has a wealth of experience when it comes to "The Nutcracker," Tchaikovsky's timeless holiday classic. "My very first 'Nutcracker' was when I was in the eighth grade," Lazenby said. "I was in Waltz of the Flowers and the Chinese divertisma. Since then, over my career I've done pretty much everything there is to do in 'Nutcracker.'"

Trick-or-treaters head Olde Town Conyers, Covington Square

Trick-or-treaters are invited to the Covington Square between 5:30 and 7:30 Monday night for Halloween candy handed out by public safety officials. In Conyers, the First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to kick off treat-or-treating in Olde Town Conyers.

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Keeping the Noah's Ark afloat

Three new small black bear cubs cubs are the newest inhabitants at Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center and Children’s Care Home, in Locust Grove, and they represent the non-profit’s continuous need for both monetary, and in-kind support.

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A family tradition

With the advent of the 183rd annual Salem Camp Meeting beginning today, families were turning up Thursday to air out and clean up their cabins, or "tents" as they're known among the faithful, at the Salem Road campgrounds.

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J.A.K.E.S. Fest offers free family fun

MANSFIELD -- Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is offering families a day of free fun on Saturday, May 14.

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RICH: Amazing what you'll find in the family tree

When Robert, a devout reader of this column who also happens to be an accomplished researcher in matter of family lineage, offered to trace my family roots, I accepted faster than kudzu can grow on a hot summer's day.

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Olde Town Gallery features family show

An upcoming exhibit at the Olde Town Gallery & Studio is a family affair.





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