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Congressman reintroduces bill to protect traveling public, federal employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Hice announces Military Service Academy Day for Georgia students

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), in coordination with Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and the Georgia Congressional Delegation, invites students to attend Military Service Academy ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


State agencies utilize new app to help prevent and report child deaths

More than half of child deaths in Georgia could have been prevented. That is the finding of the Georgia Child Fatality Review Program (GCFR) which ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


2017 Congressional Art Competition deadline approaching

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) reminded students in grades nine through 23 that the deadline for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching.

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Water main break on Beech Road at SR 10/Memorial Drive

ATLANTA- A water main break has shut down Beech Road at Memorial Dive between Columbia Drive and Covington Highway. One lane will be closed on ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Alabama man, Georgia baby killed in I-85 crash in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man and a 16-month-old baby from Georgia were killed after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an ...

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Northwest Georgia police officer arrested

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a northwest Georgia police officer and charged him with drug trafficking.

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Storm could bring some snow, high winds to Georgia mountains

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning of slick roads and a mix of rain and snow in northeast Georgia, part of a storm system that's ...

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Martin Associated Press | STATE


Veterans Training and Transition program now free to all active duty service members in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) recently announced plans to fund an online entry-level course for all active duty service members in Georgia.

March 12, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Hank Johnson lead fight to end unfair forced arbitration agreements

Lawmakers Convene Event in Effort to Restore Rights of Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses to Seek Justice through Courts

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


105 bodies found during construction project to be reburied

ATLANTA (AP) - University of Georgia officials say they will rebury the remains of 105 bodies discovered when expanding a building on the campus.

March 06, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia implodes well-known building in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was one of the onlookers for an implosion of an Atlanta building often known as the "White Ice Cube."

March 06, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Hice Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced today that he invites students in grades nine through 12 to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winning ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Advance in-person voting starts today for March 21 special elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgia voters that the polls open today for advance in-person voting leading up to the March 21 special ...

February 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


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Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing the sale and redevelopment of the ballpark.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee Island considers limiting open air alcohol consumption

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials and a crowd control task force have discussed a recent recommendation to curb open-air alcohol consumption to regulate crowds, traffic and public safety.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves planning commemoration of final season at the Ted

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves are planning a season-long commemoration of their final year at Turner Field, including a special patch on players' jerseys.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have found Jimmy Carter is responding well to treatment for cancer, according to a statement released by the former U.S. president's spokeswoman on Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah mayor, challenger headed for Dec. 1 runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson and challenger Eddie DeLoach are headed for a runoff.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia suspends freshman Patrick, Rivers following arrests

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia freshman Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky following their arrests on marijuana charges early Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it's planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jimmy Carter's August announcement that doctors had discovered tumors on his brain came with a promise: The former U.S. president would scale back his work schedule.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles while he was on probation for an earlier offense of the same crime.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man shot and wounded by police outside Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


New state study plots peak times for deer-vehicle collisions

MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia researchers have a new study out that could tell motorists the most likely times for collisions with deer in different parts of the state.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA receiving more rape reports after change in policy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia campus police are receiving far more rape reports in the past couple of years than in previous ones, a result of a change in how the reports are gathered, school officials said.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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