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City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Senators Isakson, Perdue applaud swift response to I-85 Bridge collapse in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today commented on the I-85 bridge collapse in Georgia and the ongoing ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week.

April 04, 2017 | Associated Press | State


I-85 bridge demolition, replacement underway; traffic management plans for coming week are finalized

ATLANTA - Following Thursday's catastrophic fire and collapse of a portion of I-85 in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia DOT is following an aggressive schedule for replacement ...

April 03, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Atlanta begins 1st full workweek since major bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Morning rush hour appeared lighter than usual Monday as the first full workweek opened since the fiery collapse of a major Atlanta interstate ...

April 03, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


3 arrested in Atlanta fire underneath interstate bridge

ATLANTA (AP) - Three people have been arrested in connection with the raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of ...

April 01, 2017 | Bill Barrow and Kate Brumback, Associated Press news@covnews.com | State


Secretary of State Brian Kemp running for Georgia governor

Georgia's secretary of state has announced that he'll run for governor in 2018.

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


700 ft. of I-85 to be removed and replaced: $10 Million in Federal Funds approved from US DOT

ATLANTA - Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, along with state and local officials briefed the public on developments in the ongoing efforts to repair and ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


After I-85 collapse, Kemp extends annual registration deadline for businesses to April 4

Following Governor Deal's declaration of a state of emergency for Fulton County due to the collapse of a portion of I-85, Secretary of State ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | State


PHOTO GALLERY: 'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the ...

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Red Cross responding to interstate fire, collapse

Red Cross in Atlanta is working closely with local and county officials responding to the fire and collapse of Interstate-85 Northbound in Atlanta. The event ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Officials: Fire that collapsed overpass is out

UPDATE, March 30 9 p.m.: ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials say a massive fire that burned for more than an hour and caused the collapse ...

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Anheuser-Busch Recognized by Georgia General Assembly for National Disaster Relief Assistance

Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (Anheuser-Busch) was recognized Thursday for its national disaster relief assistance by the Georgia General Assembly, highlighting the passage of Senate Resolution 528, sponsored ...

March 30, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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


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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


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


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


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