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Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

When the New Year comes people make goals, aspirations, and ways to make new lives for themselves. Whether it’s getting on a new diet plan, changing the people in your environment or changing your environment all together, we make plans to change in area in our lives that we are dissatisfied. As a society, we are taught to set goals, in order to be successful or to have some type of progress in our lives. We are now approaching the end of January. Have you made the necessary steps to obtain to secure your personal goals?

I set personal goals for myself on a daily basis. I come up with a list of goals to pace myself so I can really achieve them. Each task leads me to an ultimate objective or goal. Like for instance, my overall life goals are to be a great mother and own a successful international entertainment empire.

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LOCUST GROVE | Senate OKs bill for terminally ill kids to hunt out of season

LOCUST GROVE | Senate OKs bill for terminally ill kids to hunt out of season

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that would give a special hunting permit to children with terminal illnesses.

Senate Bill 309, also known as Taylor's Law, was approved by a vote of 53-1.

Sen. Rick Jeffares of Locust Grove said the issue was brought to his attention last fall by the family of Taylor Gramling, who was nearing the end of her battle with leukemia.

One of the 18-year-old girl's last requests was to go deer hunting, but local and state officials had to get creative to help make her wish come true ahead of hunting season.

Taylor did kill a deer; she died six weeks later.

The bill was named in her memory and passed with her friends and family watching in the gallery.

Kroger recalls certain frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Grocery store chain Kroger issued a recall Monday on some Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes due to the possible presence of soy.

Included in the recall are 14.8-ounce packages of frozen Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes and Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes.

The pancakes were sold in stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., plus several other Midwest and Southern states.

For those with soy allergies, eating the products could result in severe allergic reactions, Kroger noted.

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Leading MD Anderson Oncology Chief to Speak at The Lovett School at 7pm

ATLANTA (January 27, 2012) Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007 (most recent statistics), lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined. But there’s good news: We’re closer than ever before to eradicating this deadly disease.

Take Aim at Cancer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting targeted therapy and lung cancer research, is pleased to present this free educational event that is open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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CAPTURED: Lenny Jones

ATLANTA (Update) -- Thirty-one year-old Lenny Jones was captured by the US Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Sunday night in Stockbridge.

Federal marshals said he was picked up at about 9 p.m., based on a tip from this week's Fugitive of the Week. Jones was wanted for aggravated assault, robbery and theft after he allegedly attacked a man he befriended in a midtown hotel.

Jones allegedly approached the victim in a midtown bar and the two went to the W. Peachtree Street hotel. That's where the victim said Jones drugged him and stole his jewelry and wallet.

After learning of the arrest, the man Jones is accused of assaulting spoke out. "It's a relief," said the man who didn't want to be identified. "It's a great relief."

He said he wanted to warn other potential victims. "I feel like if this could happen to me it tells me that there's plenty of evil around us and it could happen to anyone," he said.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pet Doe

ADOPT A PET: Meet Pet Doe


NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.