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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


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Severe storms rip through South Georgia

As you may have seen and heard in the news, an enormous storm system made its way through the Southeast over the weekend claiming the lives of 15 people in south Georgia alone. According to authorities, this is the most severe weather this area has seen since 1993.

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Not surprisingly, demand for tickets is high, and this creates an opportunity that scammers are already exploiting through the sale of fake, void or stolen tickets. Not only can consumers lose money in these scams, they may also become victims of identity theft if they give a scammer their personal or financial information.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia's Sonny Perdue nominated to lead agriculture department

Georgia's Sonny Perdue has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, who served two terms as the state's Governor, is considered by many to be not only a staunch supporter of rural farmers but also an advocate for our natural resources.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


GBI announces distribution of demonstration dolls

On Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Child Fatality Review Unit hosted an event to announce the planned distribution of 300 demonstration dolls to law enforcement agencies throughout the state for use in the investigation of serious child injury and/or death cases.

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 1 through 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

ATLANTA (AP) - As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."

January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | STATE


King's legacy celebrated as Trump, Lewis duel lingers

ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Hice announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Nominations

U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced the names of the high school and college students whom he nominated for appointments to America's Service Academies Jan. 10. He also extended his congratulations to Jacob Allen, of Loganville, William Johnson, of Warrenton, and Alexis Shirley, of Watkinsville, the first of his nominees to receive academy appointments this year.

January 13, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Winter Storm Helena route treatments start tomorrow morning

Responding to the potential for the season's first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews are pretreating all major interstates across middle, east and north Georgia, spreading brine mixture. Brine is a mixture of salt and water is used as a preventative treatment and is intended to limit the bonding of the ice to the pavement.

January 05, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


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


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


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


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