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APD chief Townsend laid to rest

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The funeral procession of Adairsville Police Chief Rick Townsend approaches Interstate 75 in Adairsville, having come across Highway 140 from Waleska. Townsend passed away last week from cancer, and was laid to rest Monday in LaFayette.
They came from all across northwest Georgia — cruisers and motorcycles filling the parking lot of Lake Arrowhead Church in Waleska Monday — as family, friends, neighbors and cops, lots of cops, came to pay tribute to Adairsville Police Chief Rick Townsend, who died Thursday after a valiant battle with cancer.

Cartersville amends alcohol ordinance

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The Cartersville City Council deferred to St. Nick Thursday, meeting at 9 a.m. in order to accommodate the jolly old elf’s arrival for the night Christmas Parade.

APD Chief succumbs to cancer

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Adairsville Police Chief Rick Townsend lost his battle with cancer Thursday, passing away at his residence in Waleska.

Euharlee council tables 2018 budget proposal

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The Euharlee City Council’s final regular meeting of 2017 looked eerily like the first meeting of 2014, when then newly-elected Mayor Dennis Thayer had his first run-in with long-time City Councilman Joe Turner.

Year ends quietly for White council

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Joe Hite, center left, held a simple reminder for White City Council.
About 75 citizens of the city of White — some carrying hand-lettered placards demanding honesty in government — filled the city council chambers Monday, anticipating a fight over a council appointment.

New mayor, same agenda in Kingston

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Newly elected Kingston Mayor Ronald Casey’s first city council meeting was a short one. Other than approval of last meeting’s minutes and the night’s agenda, the single item up for discussion was water — or the lack of it.

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