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    WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she were going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret. As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are faced with the difficult choice of whether to send their children to school or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are unhappy with either option. “I definitely think it’s healthy for a child to go back to school,” said Ball, who feels her sons, William and Henry, both at River Ridge High...
    WOODSTOCK, Ga. — John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she was going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret. As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are faced with the difficult choice of whether to send their children to school or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are unhappy with either option. “I definitely think it’s healthy for a child to go back to school,” said Ball, who feels her sons, William and Henry, both at River Ridge High School...
    PLAINS, GA. - John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she was going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret.  As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are faced with the difficult choice of whether to send their children to school or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are unhappy with either option.   "I definitely think it's healthy for a child to go back to school," said Ball, who feels her sons, William and Henry, both at River Ridge High...
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she was going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret. As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are faced with the difficult choice of whether to send their children to school or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are unhappy with either option. “I definitely think it’s healthy for a child to go back to school,” said Ball, who feels her sons, William and Henry,...
    BAY MINETTE, Ala. – A man accused of killing his wife and burying her in a shallow grave in South Carolina, then imprisoning a teenage family member, was arrested in Alabama, authorities announced. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office took Dionicia Nava Abarca, 42, into custody at a highway gas station in Bay Minette early Sunday, the agency said in a statement obtained by news outlets Thursday. Abarca was charged with the unlawful imprisonment of his 17-year-old nephew after a deputy approached a car at the closed business, and the teen driver told the officer he was being forced to take Abarca from South Carolina to Texas, officials said. The body of Abarca's wife, Alisia Campos Garcia, 37, was discovered Sunday...
    BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of killing his wife and burying her in a shallow grave in South Carolina, then imprisoning a teenage family member, was arrested in Alabama, authorities announced. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office took Dionicia Nava Abarca, 42, into custody at a highway gas station in Bay Minette early Sunday, the agency said in a statement obtained by news outlets Thursday. Abarca was charged with the unlawful imprisonment of his 17-year-old nephew after a deputy approached a car at the closed business, and the teen driver told the officer he was being forced to take Abarca from South Carolina to Texas, officials said. The body of Abarca's wife, Alisia Campos Garcia, 37, was then...
    CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Two men have been charged with homicide by vessel in a boat crash that killed a Georgia woman nearly a year ago, according to authorities. Michael Howard Goodman, 64, and Richard Scott Goodwin, 57, surrendered to authorities last week on the charge, as well as a misdemeanor for failure to follow “rules of the road for boats," according to Cherokee County Solicitor-General Todd Hayes. Lynn Shepard, 47, was a passenger on a personal watercraft driven by Goodwin and Goodman was operating a ski boat when the vessels collided on Lake Allatoona in August 2019, news outlets have reported. Goodwin recovered after suffering serious injuries in the crash. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said accounts on how...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge denied a casino's motion for contempt alleging that a state commission did not follow its own rules and issue the company a casino license within 30 days of the judge's previous ruling. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox's Thursday ruling did not approve Gulfside Casino Resort’s contempt request against the Racing Commission. But he ruled that Gulfside’s competitor, Legends Resort and Casino LLC, a limited liability company by Cherokee Nation Businesses, does not qualify for the Pope County license, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. “We appreciate the court for considering all pending motions to bring this litigation to a close,” Lucas Rowan, Gulfside attorney, said after the hearing. “As the majority of commissioners...