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Jones County clerk convicted of theft

Jones County clerk convicted of theft
Jones County's county clerk Connie Lee Mize was sentenced to 10 days in the Putnam County jail after being convicted of shoplifting. In June, Connie Lee Mize was accused of stealing items from the Wal-Mart in Putnam. Her lawyer blamed the problem on a faulty scanner at the store. Eatonton police chief Kent Lawrence said Friday that a six-person jury convicted her on a theft misdemeanor Thursday night, after a four-day trial. That trial included a Wal Mart loss-prevention worker who testified for about nine hours. Chief Lawrence said Mize was accused of stealing about 10 items, valued at around $100. She was also sentenced to a year's probation. The Jones County Commission's home page still lists Mize as county clerk and says she has worked for the board since 2002.

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Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

Central Georgia Weather Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for portions of middle GA for this afternoon.

Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dodge, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Peach, Pulaski, Taylor, Telfair, Twiggs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson counties are in a Heat Advisory beginning today at 12pm through 8pm.

A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous heat is expected. Hot temperatures mixed with high humidity creates high heat index values. Heat index values will likely reach near 105° this afternoon.

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

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Call for Otis Redding stories for memorial

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A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

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