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Stories from Friday, January 13, 2012

Area firefighters busy because of unusual winter weather (01/13/12)
A fast moving grass fire destroyed a barn, shed and carport on a property on Sycamore Road, in southern Fulton County, on Jan. 6. "I was burning some trash in a barrel when a piece of cardboard flew out and landed on the grass," said William Chamberlain, who lives at 2354 Sycamore Road. "Immediately, some grass caught on fire and it just took off. I yelled to my son to call 911, and I was trying to beat it out with a plastic snow shovel."...
Fish Hatchery aquatic center taking shape (01/13/12)
Since a groundbreaking ceremony last spring, construction on an aquatic educational center at Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery has steadily taken shape and is projected to be open in mid-April. "We're excited about it," education and outreach biologist Sara Seagraves said Monday, Jan. 9. "Seeing it now, I can envision what it will look like."...
Benefit for Big John Homod (01/13/12)
A benefit to raise funds for medical expenses for John Homod, owner of the Down Home Country Kitchen in Hardy, was held on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the A. L. Hutson Center. A good crowd gathered to support the Homod family and enjoy the music provided by several area musicians, including Billy Joe French. Photo by Steven Looney...