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Gordon mayor Whipple-Lue temporarily removed from office


A Wilkinson County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered Gordon Mayor Mary Ann Whipple-Lue suspended from office while he hears the lawsuit seeking to remove her permanently.

Seven people including councilman Terry Eady, calling themselves Concerned Citizens of Gordon, filed the suit claiming that Whipple-Lue spent city money without authority and held meetings that violated the state's Open Meetings law.


Judge Robert Reeves had set an August 1 trial on the lawsuit.
But he said the plaintiffs have shown they may suffer irreparable harm if Whipple-Lue were not immediately removed before the lawsuit is decided.

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Allied Arts to offer a Photography Workshop the week of July 14

Allied Arts to offer a Photography Workshop the week of July 14

Artist Dana Wiggins will be teaching a four day photography class the week of July 14, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, in the Allen’s Market Building. The workshop registration fee is $65. The class will focus on the beginning photographer.

First, students will be taken through the mechanics of their camera first Then, students will learn, just how easy it is to shoot a manual exposure. Through Dana's unique teaching style and informative critiques, she will show how easy it is to understand the relationship between f/stops, shutter speeds and ISO. As the continues how to get the autofocus to lock onto the subject will be explained.

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

Georgia Cyber Academy graduates first class

(WXIA) -- The Class of 2014 is the very first class to graduate from Georgia Cyber Academy, the state's free online public school.

The school will hold a graduation ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 31 at the Gwinnett Center. More than 300 graduating seniors are scheduled to walk across the stage.

"We're so proud of each of our graduates, all of whom have taken the individualized learning that comes with GCA's online curriculum and worked with GCA's world-class teachers to adapt it to best serve and support their own academic successes," GCA head of school Matt Arkin said in a release.

Twiggs County health inspection ratings

Twiggs County health inspection ratings

See how Twiggs County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 96-Robinson's Fried Chicken
  • 100-Twiggs Academy
  • 100-Twiggs County Head Start

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Twiggs County jobless rate reaches 7.1 percent

Twiggs County jobless rate reaches 7.1 percent

Unemployment in Central Georgia has decline again since March.

According to a release, the Central Georgia area's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in April, down from March's 7.3 percent.

Twiggs County's April jobless rate was 7.1 percent.

A year ago in April 2013, Central Georgia's regional jobless rate reached 8.3 percent.

Twiggs County Election Results

Twiggs County Election Results

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Sport Fencing growing at high school and middle school levels

Many parents and educators across the U.S. are coming to realize the benefits to students of Olympic Sport Fencing.  Sport fencing has been a small but ever present sport in America since the 19th century.  Usually, and erroneously, associated with the privileged class, it has found little place at large in the ball dominate sports arena in America.  However, that view has been changing rapidly over the 25 years.  The U.S. has grown steadily in world prominence including generation of World Champions and Olympic Gold and Silver medalist.  This growth is attributed with broader media coverage but also with a concerted effort by coaches and fencing enthusiast to promote this exciting sport at the middle school and high school levels around the country.  This moves fencing out from the traditional private salles (clubs) and college environments so as to make it accessible to everyone who is interested.