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Six Piedmont Newnan Hospital leaders accepted the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS right on the front lawn of the hospital Friday afternoon. Chief Financial Officer John Miles, Chief Nursing Officer Jason Smith, Chief Operating Officer Nathan Nipper, Chief Medical Officer Jeffrey Folk, Executive Director of Human Resources Clay Boyles and Chief Executive Officer Mike Robertson are shown in this photo right after they all got doused with buckets full of ice water. You can watch the entire video of the event on facebook.com/piedmontnewnanhospital. Photo/Submitted.

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Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

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Opinion

When I was a kid growing up in Kingsport, Tenn., my next-door neighbor, and a few years older than me, was Lonnie Bailey. He was the coolest guy I knew.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

Northgate 45, Shaw 0 Pace Academy 34, Our Lady of Mercy 3 Starr's Mill 21, Whitewater 7 Jonesboro 17, Sandy Creek 15 East Coweta 35, Arabia Mountain 28

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.