Stories by Parish Howard

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wildness of Ogeechee attracts adventurer

LOUISVILLE, Ga. — There is a call that some men feel in their marrow, an aching pull that lures them away from other men and into the unknown. Bill Allen has been following it off-trail most of ...
By Parish Howard

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Home work digs up cannonball

LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Larry Fincher was working on building a driveway and the footing for a garage last week when he turned up two antique glass bottles and what appears to be a cannonball.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ex-politician looks to olives as next crop for Georgia

What do olives, biological-chemical warfare, Georgia politics and a former Jefferson County Christmas tree farm have in common? Mary West.
By Parish Howard

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Students, staff being tested for TB at Louisville Academy

On Monday the school put out an all call to parents who have children at the elementary school and sent letters to both the parents of children who shared classes with the infected students, and ...
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Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Rural mural celebrates Glascock County

GIBSON, Ga. - It is a symbol of all the things the people of Glascock County value about living in one of the smallest, least populated and most rural counties in Georgia.
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Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Late kicks sends Warriors to state semifinals

With just 4 seconds on the clock, sophomore kicker Evans Hodges kicked a field goal to beat Rabun County 31-28 and send his Warriors to the semifinals for the first time in school history.
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 ...
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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.
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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
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