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Morris Communications selling newspapers to GateHouse Media

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company ...

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Remains found where veteran disappeared in Georgia

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Remains have been discovered in the backyard of a Georgia residence where a U.S. Army veteran was last seen more than ...

August 02, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Atlanta police officer arrested for DUI

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta Police officer has been arrested for driving under the influence.

August 02, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Conyers Police, FBI make arrest in April armed robbery at Conyers jewelry store

ATLANTA - According to a news release from David J. LeValley, special agent in charge of FBI Atlanta Field Office, two arrests were made Wednesday related ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Lottery transfers over $1.1B to education

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the State Treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101 ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Hice announces Service Academy Day for 10th District students

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today announced that he will host his annual Service Academy Day on Saturday, August 19th on the campus ...

July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services award DRIVES Project

GEORGIA - The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) have awarded the Driver Record and Integrated ...

July 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Former FBI Agent Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court in Georgia

COLUMBIA, S.C. ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Kenneth W. Hillman, III, age 47, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, has entered a guilty ...

July 14, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Female Bank Robber hits again

ATLANTA - David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in its efforts to identify and ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Congressman Johnson celebrates students picked for international program

GEORGIA - Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), is pleased to announce that two students from Georgia's Fourth Congressional District have been selected to participate in the ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Mom charged in kids' deaths in country illegally

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the deaths of a man and four children outside Atlanta (all times local):

July 06, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


Hudgens urges caution with fireworks

GEORGIA - As the July Fourth holiday approaches, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging residents to use extreme caution to avoid fires and ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI Crime Lab Identifies Two New Fentanyl Analogues

CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab in Cleveland, GA has identified two new fentanyl analogues, acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl. Both of ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

GEORGIA - Persons who have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and whose Georgia driver's license is subject to an administrative ...

July 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Historic Fourth of July Weekend travel congestion relief

GEORGIA - To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is suspending construction-related interstate lane closures from noon Friday ...

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Election officials say record number of Georgians voted

ATLANTA (AP) - Election officials say a record number of Georgians cast ballots in this year's general election.

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | State


North Forsyth educator fired over racist Facebook comments about Michelle Obama

NORTH FORSYTH - A north Forsyth educator was fired Monday after posts she has recently been making on social media sparked controversy over their perpetuation of racist and anti-minority sentiments.

October 03, 2016 | Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | State


The Latest: Gas prices keep rising in many southern states

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama (all times local):

September 20, 2016 | Annette Godwin | State


Suspicious package in Atlanta causes building evacuation

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a federal building in downtown Atlanta has been evacuated because of a suspicious package.

September 19, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | State


New president named for Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A new president has been named to take the helm of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Tybee Island braces for 'Orange Crush' spring break party

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials say that after nearly a year of planning, they are ready for the expected spring beach party known as "Orange Crush."

February 25, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that aims to adjust the amount of funds doled out to public school graduates for the state-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Jeffares: A busy legislative session has begun with tough issues ahead

The halls of the Georgia State Capitol are alive again this week as the Senate and House of Representatives gathered in their respective chambers to begin the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. It's a very exciting time as we begin tackling the tough issues facing our state.

January 17, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | State


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