Monthly Archives: June 2017

Man dies from stab wound in his home following break-in; Lyft trickery used to find one suspect

Update 7:15 p.m.:  The man who died from the stabbing is 74-year-old Albert Demagnus. The two suspects in custody are 22-year-old Jeffrey Wallace from Atlanta and 21-year-old Kavion Tookes from Decatur. Update 2 p.m.: The first suspect arrested in a fatal stabbing had ordered a Lyft driver to try to take him away from the…

Bag Lady

Well, we drove in from North Mississippi last night through torrents of rain until just on this side of Carrollton, when the downpour stopped, and then not a drop. Poor Bill. He had white knuckles and a crick in his neck from straining to see the red tail lights ahead of him. I took turns…

‘This needs to stop’: Gender identity training in schools invokes strong language from community

Kalli Edwards talked through her tears to a crowded room, the twentieth in a long line of disgruntled citizens. Before she took the podium, Edwards was reminded by another upset member of the community, Judi Wilson, that Fayette County is “not New York” and “not San Francisco.” Edwards sat in line and listened to Flat…

James Morris Caudell

James Morris Caudell, 88, of Fayetteville, GA passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. He was born in Demorest, GA on August 29, 1928 to the late Sarah Anne and James Cecil Caudell. He was married to Sara Ellen Glass. Mr. Caudell was a member of Hapeville Masonic Lodge 590 F&AM and Yaarab Shrine Temple….

Thack You: Summer Job

Every summer my brother and sister ship their children to me as a vacation for themselves and that I might teach these dears a little more about the harshness of life. There are five scoundrels between my two siblings, and it makes for a crowded house that seems to increase the hump in my back….

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