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Tripp Halstead funeral arrangements announced

Tripp Halstead funeral arrangements announced

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. - The family of Tripp Halstead will have a memorial service for their young son this weekend. The boy died Thursday night about 5 years after a tree limb fell and critically injured him. Visitation will be Sunday, March 18 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam Street, Jefferson, Georgia 30549. [PHOTOS: Tripp Halstead through the years] On Oct. 29, 2012, Stacy Halstead got a call no mother should ever have to receive: A tree limb had fallen on her 2-year-old son Tripp's head during a freak accident at his day care. For the Halstead family, life changed in an instant.  As the blue-eyed toddler fought for months to survive, people all over the country started to follow along and root for his recovery. 

Monday traffic shift on Mars Hill Road

Monday traffic shift on Mars Hill Road

A heads up for drivers in Oconee County: The Georgia Department of Transportation says it will begin updating the traffic pattern on Mars Hill Rd. between Daniels Bridge Rd. and State Route 53 on Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. They say the shift will allow the construction of the median, curb and gutter and the final paving of the driving surface. Traffic will flow on both sides of the median with this update. This pattern will continue for four weeks.

Tom Crean: Georgia basketball is a ‘gold mine destination’

Tom Crean: Georgia basketball is a ‘gold mine destination’

ATHENS — Tom Crean instantly brings star power to the Georgia basketball program. Star power, but a reputation for winning that had lagged. It was clear from the moment when he was introduced as its coach on Friday – a moment that turned into a fillibuster of an opening statement – that Crean hopes to win big again, and do so at a program that hasn’t traditionally done that. “The goal is to make this one of the most driven, energetic programs in the country,” Crean said. “That can compete and play for national championship. To play for conference championships. To compete for anything that’s put in front of it.” This was Crean’s first time in Athens since 1990, when he came for a game as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky. Crean took the job sight unseen after an interview on Thursday. Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity, introducing Crean, said the coach had referred to the job as a “gold mine destination.” In his opening remarks, Crean said the “foundation” of success in Georgia basketball was there, based on the school itself and its success in other sports. he alluded to football, and the fact he’s married to the sister of Jim and John Harbaugh. “It all falls under the umbrella of tremendous excellence that’s a part of this university,” Crean said. “I’ve paid attention from afar. I’ve been a fan from afar. When you’re a sports fan like I am, you’re spending a lot of attention on more than just basketball.” Crean, who will turn 52 next week, was introduced one year to the day that he was let go as the coach at Indiana. Crean pointed that out in his opening statement, getting choked up as he discussed the impact it had on him and his family. Crean was there for nine years, after spending nine years at Marquette. He has a career winning percentage of .606, took Marquette to a Final Four and Indiana to three Sweet 16s. Nine years appears to be a theme: Mark Fox was fired last Saturday after nine years as Georgia’s coach, finishing with five straight winning seasons. But there were only two NCAA tournament trips, which proved to be the undoing for Fox. This story will be updated. The post Tom Crean: Georgia basketball is a ‘gold mine destination’ appeared first on DawgNation.

Trump lashes out at Mueller, Comey, McCabe, over Russia probe

Continuing to attack the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, and any links to his campaign, President Donald Trump on Sunday went on Twitter to directly question the veracity of former top officials of the FBI, accusing them of lying, and making up information to use against him in the Special Counsel’s Russia investigation.

As he attacked former FBI Director James Comey, and recently fired top FBI official Andrew McCabe, Mr. Trump appeared to be watching television on Sunday morning, citing one of his favorite Fox News programs, Fox and Friends.

“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath,” the President tweeted [More]