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Archive for February 12th, 2014

  • 4 gay couples challenge La. gay marriage ban

    February 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    M. Lauren Brettner, left, and her wife, Jacqueline Brettner, smile while talking to reporters about a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in New Orleans to challenge the Louisiana Constitution’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in...

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    School Board hears plea for REA support

    February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Former Berrendo Elementary School Principal Tamra Gedde asked members of the Roswell Independent School District School Board to work with the Roswell Education Association during Tuesday’s meeting. “I am here today because I committed to myself and...

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    Burris to speak at state school boards conference

    February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    School officials spend countless hours preparing for worse case scenarios, but what happens in the days following a crisis was uncharted territory for Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris. “I’ve been in school administration for...

  • Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes

    February 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, center, leaves federal court with his lead attorney Robert Jenkins, second from center facing camera, as after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he...

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    Fests will seek funding at City Council meeting

    February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    City councilors will be asked to fund this year’s UFO and Fiddle and Griddle festivals again this year using Lodgers Tax revenue at their regular meeting tonight. UFO Festival planners are asking for $75,000 in Lodger’s taxes. This year’s festival is...

  • Fla. jurors deliberate in loud music killing trial

    February 12, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Rhonda Rouer, fiance of Michael Dunn testifies, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Jacksonville, Fla. Michael Dunn, the Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy after an argument over loud music testified Tuesday that he thought he saw the barrel of...

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    First day of early voting for city election draws a good turnout

    February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    Voters turned out in good numbers during the first day of early voting Wednesday for the municipal elections. City Clerk Sharon Coll reported at least 120 ballots were cast by 4:30 p.m. “I think it’s going really well,” Coll said. City Hall is the only...

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    J.O.Y. Writers hold series finale Sunday

    February 12, 2014 • Local NewsComments Off

    The J.O.Y. Writers will bring their 14th anniversary series of readings to a close at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will feature the work of the J.O.Y. Writers. The reading will...

  • Police Blotter: 2 video cameras stolen

    February 12, 2014 • Police BlotterComments Off

    A pair of video cameras was reported stolen from a residence in the 60 block of W. Wells Street at about 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Roswell Police Department reports. According to the report, the cameras were valued at $50.   Thieves...

  • Cheryl Elizabeth (Mihas) Kautz

    February 12, 2014 • ObituariesComments Off

    Cheryl Elizabeth (Mihas) Kautz was born on a U.S. Army Base in Landstuhl, Germany to Army Captain Ernest W. Mihas and Margaret C. (Greaves) Mihas. Ernest suffered an unfortunate fatal accident shortly after Cheryl’s birth. Her mother brought Cheryl and...