Stories by Parish Howard

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Jefferson Hospital administrator retires

Hospital Authority Chairman Ray Davis said Steve Widener had been discussing his retirement from Pioneer Health Services, the management company the authority contracted with in June 2013, for ...
By Parish Howard

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Jefferson Hospital conducting survey on community health care needs

Over the next several weeks, the hospital will conduct a Community Needs Assessment to identify and prioritize the most significant health needs of the community it serves.
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Avid hunter provides free hunting opportunities for veterans

Robby Amerson knows what a hunting trip can do for people.
By Parish Howard

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Matthews man gets video of black bear

One day he told his brother he had never seen a bear in his neck of the woods, Tony Schneider got video of one passing just 50 yards from his Matthews, Ga., home.
By Parish Howard

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Fighter jet crash parts still being found in Jefferson County

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Two more pieces of the F-16C fighter jets that collided over Jefferson County in June have been recovered recently, and authorities ask resident to be on the look-out for others.
By Parish Howard

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Minister of music nears retirement

Those who know Bill Smith, the minister of music at Louis­ville's First Baptist Church, know he walks in faith.
By Parish Howard

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Wrens, Ga., woman spends year volunteering, teaching in Bethlehem

Linda McNair followed a tug on her heart more than 6,350 miles to find relief in service in the birthplace of Jesus Christ. For more than two years she said she struggled with a stirring in her ...
By Parish Howard

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Glascock County digs up buried records

GIBSON, Ga. - Glascock County employees used shovels in a hole more than 6 feet deep to unearth county documents buried years ago on land adjoining its landfill.
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Augusta native to put on organ concert in Louisville

Augusta native Brad Cunning­ham cannot quite put his finger on what it is that first drew him to organ music.
By Parish Howard

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Plane crash parts still missing

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Searchers combing Jefferson County in recent weeks have found much of the wreckage of the two F-16 fighter jets that crashed last month.
By Parish Howard

Friday, July 8, 2016

Jefferson County hospital seeks new tax

Officials with the Jefferson Hospital are concerned that it might not be able to make payroll in September if the county doesn't get additional revenue it is seeking from a proposed new tax.
By Parish Howard

Monday, July 4, 2016

Military jets play games in sky over Jefferson County

Col. Nicholas Gentile Jr., the commander of the 169th Fighter Wing of the South Carolina Air National Guard, had seen Jefferson County's farmland and river bottoms mostly from above.
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Most of wreckage from F-16 collision found

Jefferson County's emergency management director said the only wreckage still being sought is an ejector seat from the June 7 crash.
By Parish Howard

Friday, June 17, 2016

Collision of F-16s not first crash to occur in skies of Jefferson County

The two F-16s that collided over Jefferson County last week were not the first military aircraft to fall out of the sky over this rural community. At least two other times in the past 60 years, ...
By Parish Howard

Jefferson County familiar with fighter jets

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Flashing lights, streaming flares and whooshing booms in bright daylight or on a background of star-spangled night are nothing new, say rural residents of Jefferson County.
By Parish Howard

Friday, June 10, 2016

Officials continue debris search

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Armed military patrols continue to sweep the densely forested area east of Louisville where two fighter jets went down Tuesday night.
By Parish Howard

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wreckage of 2 F-16s found

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- The sky over Georgia Highway 17 east of Louisville was alive with planes and helicopters Wednesday as units from the South Carolina Air National Guard converged on the wreckage ...
By Parish Howard

2 pilots found after F-16s collide

LOUISVILLE, Ga. --Two South Carolina Air National Guard F-16 pilots who ejected from a midair collision over Jefferson County on Tuesday evening were found and appear to be in ...
By Parish Howard

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Glascock man's pond gives children chance to gain love of fishing

For 20 years, Henry Olin Mathis has opened his private pond to the children of Glas­cock County, and the last week of school means elementary students line the banks learning how to fish.
By Parish Howard

Monday, May 30, 2016

Louisville marker tells chapter from Civil War

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - A long-awaited marker has been erected just off Georgia Highway 24 outside Louisville where nearly 28,000 soldiers crossed the Ogeechee River about 152 years ago.
By Parish Howard
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