Stories by Parish Howard

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Teen finds healing through coon hunting

Hutch Wheeler's road back from depression led through innumerable swamps, chasing baying hounds through mud and briars, avoiding snakes, overgrown creeks and thickets so dense wild hogs think ...
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Plant to add 115 jobs in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - In four months, Coastal Meats plans to have about 115 new jobs filled and employees at work in its new chicken processing facility, which will occupy the old Forstmann plant near ...
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Jefferson County works on stamina

Midway through last season Jefferson County High School's coaching staff made some adjustments to its offense and averaged more than 50 points in the final five games.
By Parish Howard

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mayor opens distillery in downtown Bartow

Dwayne Morris holds a grand opening Saturday for his Midnight Run Distillery, a state and federally permitted moonshining operation that he hopes will will mean as much to his sleepy little town ...
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Law enforcement seizes thousands in Wadley raid

An eight-month investigation resulted in law enforcement seizing drugs, vehicles and currency Thursday in Wadley.
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Wrens golf course to close

For the last six years Dianne Litchfield and her family have owned and operated Four Seasons Golf Course in Wrens. By the end of this month they plan to have sold off the equipment and walked away.
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Glit/Microtron plant closing in Wrens

WRENS, Ga. - The Glit/Microtron plant will close in 60 days, idling 120 workers. "This plant has had economic difficulties for quite a while," said Bryan Brown, Glit's director of manufacturing. ...
By Parish Howard

Wrens plant closing; 120 to lose jobs

WRENS, Ga. -- About 120 employees of Glit/Microtron were told Thursday the Wrens plant will be closing in 60 days.
By Parish Howard

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wrens will bring down tower

The city of Wrens is planning to remove the old water tower that stands over city hall and the huge live oak tree in the center of Veterans' Memorial Park.
By Parish Howard

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pilot killed in gyroplane crash

WRENS, Ga. -- A Bluffton, S.C., man died Friday when his gyroplane crashed at the edge of a field in Wrens.
By Parish Howard

Friday, March 9, 2012

150 attend meeting on biomass plant

WADLEY, Ga. - More than 150 people gathered to question the health risks associated with the potential air emissions of a biomass cogeneration power plant currently being proposed for construction ...
By Parish Howard

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Manufacturer gets permits

The Jefferson County De­velop­ment Authority is one step closer to having its first tenant at the Kings Mill Road industrial park, one that could bring about 300 construction jobs and pump ...
By Parish Howard

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Thomson man good at getting gators

THOMSON — John Gillis is a problem-solver. He solves big, toothy problems of the reptilian sort that sometimes snatch pets or livestock before disappearing under water.
By Parish Howard

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008

There is no place like a home holidays

WRENS, Ga. --- The week before Christmas, 9-year-old Stepan examined each ornament he hung on the tree.
By Parish Howard

Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

State agriculture official accused of horse abuse

LOUISVILLE, Ga. --- About two dozen horses that disappeared from a state-quarantined Georgia pasture this year are suspected of being illegally transported to South Carolina, where an ...
By Parish Howard

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007

Kennedy urges protection of rivers

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told friends of the Ogeechee and Canoochee rivers last week that the resource of water belongs to the people and should be safeguarded for ...
By Parish Howard

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

Bus accident leaves kids shaken, but OK

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - It was a scene that would make parents cringe.
By Adam Folk and Parish Howard

Friday, Aug 31, 2007

Thomas Jefferson Academy thinking three-peat

If Thomas Jefferson Academy can three-peat as consecutive state champions in 2007, they will be the first team in GISA Class 1-A to do so in 37 years.
By Parish Howard

Jefferson County: A major threat in Class AA

With five consecutive trips to the playoffs behind them, Jefferson County will enter the 2007 season with the size, strength and experience in their backfields and lines to be a serious Class AA ...
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Doctor held in prescription case

WRENS, Ga. - A 2-year investigation reached a conclusion Tuesday morning when a Wrens doctor was charged with illegally providing prescriptions to patients who had no medical conditions that would ...
By Parish Howard
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