U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, who represents Georgia's 3rd District, has announced his retirement. Rep. Westmoreland's stepping down was not entirely unexpected due to his close alignment with ousted House Speaker John Boehner whose conservative credentials were widely questioned by fellow Republicans.
Westmoreland, who represents Lamar and Pike counties in Washington, has said he may run for governor of Georgia in 2018. The question is, who will run for his seat?
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UPDATE: Pike County and its municipalities has been upgraded to a Flash Flood Warning.
Pike County and its municipalities remain under a flood watch through Friday evening.
From the National Weather Service:
* SOILS REMAIN VERY SATURATED ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
REDEVELOP ACROSS GEORGIA TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY. AN
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH
AREA. RAINFALL SHOULD BEGIN TO TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY EVENING.
* FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG MANY CREEKS AND RIVERS ACROSS
GEORGIA. THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY PROLONG FLOODING
IN MANY OF THESE AREAS... AND LIKELY CAUSE NEW FLOODING.
ALSO...TEMPORARY URBAN AND STREET FLOODING COULD OCCUR DUE TO
POOR DRAINAGE AND CLOGGED STORM DRAINS WHERE ANY HEAVY RAIN
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
For as long as I can remember, our family has followed the same routine on the night before Christmas.
First, we participate in a Christmas Eve worship service. We then return home and enjoy a meal of sandwiches and potato soup. Next, we empty our Christmas stockings, thank each other for the contributions made to said stockings, laugh over the gag items and eat some of the candy, especially, in my cases, the Reese’s Christmas Trees (I don’t care what some Scrooges say they look like. If the shape bothers you, bring them to me!) Lastly, we watch It’s a Wonderful Life. Again.
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The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating 30 year old Christine L. Ruschmeier also known as Christine Green. Christine is a white female standing 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. Christine has blue eyes and blonde hair but she changes hair colors to red, blue and other assorted colors. Christine also has numerous tattoos, one of a fish on her right arm and one of Tweety Bird on her left arm.
She was last seen on July 15, 2015 in Spalding County, anyone who may know the whereabouts of Christine is asked to call the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 770-467-4282 or your local Law Enforcement Agency.