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Pugh announces bid for re-election

With other elected officials and more than 130 people in the gym at Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center, District 4 Councilor Evelyn Turner Pugh left no doubts about her plans to seek an eighth term serving the district.

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Guerry Clegg: No joke. Norton, Lady Cougars doing OK

Doctors eventually ruled out a heart attack but determined that his collapse was stress related. So the Lady Cougars just started blowing teams out. They did it again Saturday, crushing Young Harris 68-49 for their sixth consecutive win. The average margin of victory in that span: 16.3 points.


Video: Couple weds in hospital so father can give away bride before he dies

When the flutist and cellist played "Here Comes the Bride" at her wedding last year, the roles were reversed: Christie Pearce Rhodes escorted her father, George Pearce -- pushing him in a wheelchair with an IV bag and into a hospital's chapel. It sure wasn't the wedding she dreamed about, but the wedding certainly was about a love story worthy of a dream. And the Ledger-Enquirer offers it to you on this Valentine's Day. The photos from their wedding ceremony are courtesy of the family.


Video: City Village master plan envisions jobs, housing,and retail

A preliminary version of the City Village master plan, unveiled last week, envisions transforming the blighted corridor between TSYS and Bibb City into a vibrant environment that would attract residents and businesses alike. Fully implemented, the project would require about $60 million in public funding from local, state and federal sources, according to the plan.

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Death by delusion

The occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Ore., is over. The last four militants surrendered Thursday; 11 had already been arrested and charged, including the Bundy brothers Ammon and Ryan. Only Robert "LaVoy" Finicum made good on his promise to die rather than submit to the federal government. But if "the tree of liberty is watered by the blood of patriots" -- the militia movement's favorite Jefferson quote -- then Finicum's death is exactly the sort of martyrdom that law enforcement hoped to avoid and didn't. Now is a good time to ask: What exactly did he die for?