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In a 2005 case was brought by a Temple University employee, Bill Cosby said, `Yes,` when asked `When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?`

When the case was settled, the documents were sealed, but the Associated Press was able to have them released.

According to those documents, the plaintiff and a second woman testified that they knowingly took the quaaludes that Cosby gave them.

While Cosby has never been criminally charged, in many cases due to an expiraton of statutes of limitations, he has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct, including allegations by many that he drugged and raped them. Some of those accusations date as far back as the 1970`s.

Cosby is the target of a defamation lawsuit by three women based on statements by his his agents that the women`s accusations are untrue.

The current scandal has resulted in Cosby`s resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees. NBC and Netflix have cancelled plans for a new comedy series as well. After cancelling some live appearances, Cosby has returned to performing.

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  • Major Asphalt Repair on Highway 100 in Polk County - Georgia DOT advises motorists in Polk County that a maintenance crew is set to work this week on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 100. Work will proceed daily today through Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will require pacing traffic between milepost 12 and milepost 19. This maintenance operation and the lane closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.
  • Proposal to Bring Silver Comet Trail to CaveSpring - The Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority got a sneak peak this week as a consultant showed plans that would bring the Silver Comet Trail through Polk County and into the city. Officials said that plans are to take the trail from though portions of Cave Spring Road and Big Cedar Creek from Seab Green Road in Polk County.
  • Cartersville Police Arrest 2 for Auto Break-Ins - Cartersville police have arrested two people in connection with multiple car break-ins. Reports said that Malik Goggins, 19, and Jaquez Cole, 18, both of Cartersville, are part of theft ring that has been targeting unlocked vehicles in subdivisions in Bartow County. Thefts have occurred in Liberty Square, Eagle Glen, Timberlake Cove and the High Point subdivisions, as well as numerous thefts which have occurred in the area of South Bartow Street and Georgia Boulevard. The Cartersville Police Department and the Bartow County Sheriff`s Office worked together in the investigation of these crimes.
  • Shannon Man Charged with Incest, Molestation - Floyd County Sheriff Deputies arrested 21 year-old Cameron James Massengale of Shannon this week after he allegedly molestated a female under the age of 14. Police said that Massengale allegedly commited the acts at a home in Lindale back in June. Reports added that the child is a family member of Massengale.
  • Woman Damages Car After Finding Man Cheating - Rome police arrested Kaijah Marie Ashley, 19 of Rome, this week following an altercation at a home on Tolbert Street. Reports said that Ashley damaged the victim`s vehicle after she discovered that her boyfriend was cheating on her. The victim said that Ashley got on top of the car and damaged the vehicle. The officer said that the car had footprints and scratches on the roof and trunk. The car also had scratches on the doors.
  • Cave Spring Man Charged with Child Molestation - A 29 year-old Cave Spring man has been arrested and charged with child molestation. Reports said that Roy Edward Mathis III, allegedly inappropriately touched a 3 year-old girl while at Rolator Park back on June 19.
  • Woman Found with Stolen Gun, Drugs - Courtney Diann Dutton, 18 of Silver Creek, was arrested this week after police said they found a stolen gun and prescription medication on her. Reports said that the person whom the gun was stolen from notified police after they saw her with the gun.
  • DOT Awards $56.9M in Statewide Projects - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has announced contract awards for 17 projects totaling $56.9 million. These include two bridge construction projects to be funded from $100 million in bonds appropriated by the 2015 General Assembly for surface transportation projects.
  • Rome Ratings Could Result in Lower Fire Insurance - The City of Rome and Floyd County have received new ratings from the ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program which could equate to lower fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. The ISO recently completed a PPC survey which analyzed the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in our community. The city and county Public Protection Classification rankings both increased; the city moved from Class 3 to Class 2 and the county moved from Class 5 to Class 2.
  • Strong Moody Bond Rating for Rome Tennis Center - Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Rome’s $11 million in Revenue Bonds for the financing of the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia at Berry College. The Moody’s report details the rating score of Aa2 as `very strong`. Moody’s defines its global long-term and sort-term rating scales as forward looking opinions of the relative credit risks of financial obligations issued by non-financial corporates, financial institutions, structure finance vehicles, project finance vehicles and public sector entities.
  • Arrest Made in Gordon County Shooting Death - Gordon County authorities said that Fred Jason `Freddie` Charles was arrested on Monday afternoon following a manhunt since early in the morning hours. Deputy sheriffs located Charles in a wooded area near Dews Pond at approximately 2:40 p.m. Detectives are also detaining and questioning a second individual regarding the case of a woman being shot and killed. Charles is currently charged with theft by taking. Other charges are pending.
  • Rome Police Maj. Returns from Training in Israel - Major Deborah K. Burnett of the Rome Police Department has returned home after spending two weeks in Israel for training in the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies by that nation`s top police officers. She joined a delegation of sheriffs, police chiefs, a deputy commissioner and an inspector from 17 Georgia public safety and law enforcement agencies, as well as law enforcement leaders from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, who participated in the 23rd annual peer-to-peer public safety training program organized by the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) at Georgia State University.
  • Rome Police Issue Statement on Downtown Issues - In response to several requests from citizens, The Rome Police Department is asking motorists to please be mindful of the laws regarding pedestrian foot traffic in the downtown Rome area. The downtown historical area of Rome is a very highly travelled pedestrian corridor. Crosswalks are in place so that citizens are safely able to cross the roadway while enjoying the area, and oftentimes motorists do not take the time to stop and safely allow just that. O.C.G.A. 40-6-91 states: `(a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching and is within one lane of the half of the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning. It also states that `(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impractical for the driver to yield.`
  • Traffic Related Deaths Up on July 4th Holiday - The Georgia State Patrol released its final July Fourth Holiday Traffic Counts on Monday. This year`s 72 hour holiday period saw 6 fatalities in the state, up one from last year. Three of the deaths were reported in Dekalb with one each in Villa Rica, Statesboro and Douglas.
  • Holiday Gas Prices Reach 4 Year Low - AAA forecast the most auto travelers for the Independence Day holiday on record, and motorists in Florida and Tennessee found the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2009, while gasoline in Georgia was the lowest since 2010.
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  • Usher the Return of Citizen Legistators - For too long, career politicians in Washington, D.C., have focused more on advancing their own careers than helping the people they are elected to serve. More than eight in 10 Americans believe that our political leaders are more interested in protecting their own power and privilege than doing what is right for the American people. THAT’S JUST WRONG. Now, more than ever, we should institute term limits for Washington politicians and return to the concept of citizen legislators.
  • Isakson: Obama`s OT Proposal Hurts Middle Class - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., recently denounced President Obama’s latest plan to take over decision-making for American businesses and working families, saying the administration’s proposed expansion of overtime pay eligibility could force small businesses to cut jobs or reduce salaries and could deprive middle class workers of the chance to negotiate flexible work schedules.
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Saving Money on Back to School

It`s July: the kids are out of school, and you`re enjoying trips to the beach and all of the joys of summer. But did you realize the first day of school is just a little over 3 weeks away! Where did the summer go?!

Preparing for back to school can be expensive. Families are known to spend upwards of $500 for back to school clothes, supplies, and other August necessities. Whew! That`s a lot of money, so I started looking for good deals and tips to save money during this back to school shopping frenzy.

  • Go through your school supplies at home before going to the store. Only buy things you don`t already have at home.
  • Stick to the teacher`s list. The teacher knows what students will need, so there`s no need to pick up any extras.
  • Check out Staples and their awesome 25 cent deals.
  • Use hand-me-down supplies from older siblings.
  • Shop for clothes at outlet malls. You can find great deals at the end of the summer.
  • Set limits on clothes before heading out to the store.

Don`t forget the tax free weekend is coming up! You can shop tax free August 1st and 2nd . If you can put off most of your purchases until after the first week of school, this is another great way to save a little cash.

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  • GDOT Announced Major TIA Funding Awards - The Georgia Department of Transportation this week announced awards for three improvement projects under the Transportation Investment Act (TIA). The awarding of these projects signifies the major push the TIA Program and Georgia DOT are making towards letting all Band 1 projects. TIA is a $1.6 billion investment that provides additional funds for local governments to provide much needed rehabilitation and repairs to transportation infrastructure in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), Heart of Georgia Atlamaha (HOGA) and River Valley regions of Georgia. In addition to roadway improvements, TIA has been able to foster job creation and enhance economic development in these underserved regions. As Band 1 nears completion, TIA has let over 200 projects to construction to-date with nearly all coming in at or under budget.
  • Ga Supreme Court Upholds Murder Conviction - The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence of Chiman Rai, a native of India, who was convicted in Fulton County of hiring a hit man to murder his daughter-in-law, Michelle `Sparkle` Reid Rai. In this week`s unanimous opinion in this high-profile case, Justice Carol Hunstein writes for the Court that the evidence at trial `was sufficient to enable a rational trier of fact to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that Rai was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted.`
  • Monroe Co. Cited for Major Safety Issues - In a three-month period beginning in November 2014, two different employees had a finger amputated while working at Elite Storage Solutions LLC in Monroe. The U.S. Department of Labor`s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated and issued 24 safety and health violations and proposed total penalties of $125,165. `Every employer`s highest priority should be protecting the safety and health of their workers,` said Bill Fulcher, director of OSHA`s Atlanta-East Area Office. `It is tragic that employees are left to suffer when a company chooses not to abide by recognized safety standards.`
  • Feedback Needed for Ga Historic Preservation Grant - The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Department of Natural Resources is Georgia’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). HPD has begun the process of updating Georgia`s statewide historic preservation plan, a document that establishes state preservation priorities and policies to guide preservation efforts during the next five years. As part of the planning process, HPD is soliciting input to help set its goals and priorities and to develop a plan that will be effective and useful to the division, the preservation community, and the general public. A short survey is available online at
  • Gretchen Caughman Named Regents U. President - University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Hank Huckaby has named Dr. Gretchen B. Caughman as interim president at Georgia Regents University. Caughman currently serves as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at GRU. She was appointed to vice president and provost Jan. 2013. Prior to the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University, she was appointed interim provost of the Medical College of Georgia in Sept. 2010 and became executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Georgia Health Sciences University in June 2011. She is also a professor in the College of Dental Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia (Medicine) and the Graduate School at GRU.
  • DeKalb Jail Inmate Killed by Cellmate - DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials are looking into the death of an inmate at the DeKalb County Jail. Jah’Corey D. Tyson, 23, was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical Center Over the weekend after sustaining injuries during an altercation with his cellmate, Donte Lamar Wyatt, 33. The death resulted with charges against Wyatt.
  • Teen Killed by Stray Bullet in Fulton County - Fulton County police are investigating the shooting death of 16-year-old Rasheedah Evans, who was shot inside her College Park home. Police said Evans was hit by a stray bullet. Investigators say this fatal shooting was the result of celebratory gunfire, and That herdeath was unintentional. Police added that Marcel Smith, 23, was announced as a person of interest in this shooting. He is described as a 6 feet tall black male weighing around 185 pounds.
  • Southern Co. Announce Conservation Grants - In a continuous effort to support wildlife protection and natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $4.6 million in grants to establish and enhance more than 173,000 acres of longleaf pine. Among the grants are 11 projects within the Southern Company system service area in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. The 2015 grants will support 22 projects that are a part of NFWF`s Longleaf Stewardship Fund, a landmark public-private partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service; the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Southern Company; International Paper`s Forestland Stewards Initiative; and Altria Group.
  • Police officer and Infant Dies in DeKalb County - Lithonia authorities confirmed an off-duty police officer and an infant have both died after a crash outside Atlanta. Reports said that the two-vehicle wreck occurred late Saturday in DeKalb County. They added that 26-year-old Lithonia police Officer Jamell Dent died at the scene.
  • Three Arrested After 100 Kilos of Cocaine Seized - Members of the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety recently conducted a joint investigation resulting in the seizure of 100 kilograms of cocaine in Cobb County. Members of the West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office received information that a tractor-trailer was located off of Delk Road in Cobb County containing a large quantity of narcotics. Agents conducted surveillance throughout the day and observed three men identified as Ferrando Rodriguez, 39, of Gary, Indiana, Javier Leonardo Rodriguez-Buitrago, 24, of Dacula, Georgia and Jesus Ruben Rosillo, 50 of McAllen, Texas in and around the tractor-trailer.
  • Man Drowns in Cobb County River Identified - The body of a man who went missing while swimming with a friend in the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County has been identified. Police said that 20-year-old Devon Harvest was swimming in the river near Lower Roswell Road in the Gold Branch unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on Friday evening.
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    • Shorter U. Loses Another Sports Staff Member - The former head of athletics at Shorter University, Matt Green, has been named athletic director of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Green leaves after serving most recently as Senior Associate AD/compliance. His wife, Jordan Green, also worked in the administration staff at Shorter as their Senior Woman Administrator.
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      • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra members to Perform at Berry College - The Franklin Pond Quartet and the Franklin Pond Alumni Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (July 9) in the Ford Auditorium. The members of the Franklin Pond Quartet are also members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature music from Beethoven, Mendelsshon, Mozart, Puccini, and more. The event is free and open to the public.

        Trail of Tears Meeting in Fannin County - The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Epworth, Georgia. The speaker will be GA TOTA President Leslie Thomas who will present some history about the Cherokee Indians who lived in this area before the forced removal in 1838. She will also talk about the Trail of Tears Association: its mission, its accomplishments and its current and future projects.

        Trail of Tears Meeting in Fannin County - The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Epworth, Georgia. The speaker will be GA TOTA President Leslie Thomas who will present some history about the Cherokee Indians who lived in this area before the forced removal in 1838. She will also talk about the Trail of Tears Association: its mission, its accomplishments and its current and future projects. Epworth is located in Fannin County. Much of Fannin County was included in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1832. In that year Union and Gilmer counties were created from Cherokee County. Hundreds of Cherokee Indians who had long called North Georgia home were herded into makeshift forts and camps and forced to leave on The Trail of Tears. There is limited documentation about a removal camp called Station at Chastain`s located in what was then Union County. Whatever remains of this camp is now under Lake Blue Ridge.