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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


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State


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Ga. House backs legalizing fireworks to spark economy

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House hopes that legalizing fireworks will spark part of the state's economy.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | State


House adds legal refugees to student scholarship program

ATLANTA (AP) - Students with legal refugee status could be eligible for special needs scholarships under a bill approved by the Georgia House.

March 09, 2015 | Associated Press | State


House bill would remove limitations on cancer hospita

ATLANTA (AP) - A House bill that would remove limitations placed on a for-profit cancer hospital under a 2008 deal with Georgia lawmakers has run into stiff opposition.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Versions of transportation, school bills passed

State lawmakers took a step forward Thursday on two major priorities for the legislative session.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Gov. Deal: February tax revenues up more than 12 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state's net tax collections are up more than 12 percent over this time last year.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | State


SUV plunges off bridge on highway north of Atlanta

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a suburban utility vehicle has plunged off a bridge over a creek that flows into Lake Lanier north of Atlanta.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Cell phone lot at Atlanta airport closing for road work

ATLANTA (AP) - The cellphone parking lot at Atlanta's airport will close for a week while improvements are made to roads leading to the terminals.

March 06, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Ga. governor's school takeover amendment passes Senate

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" is moving to the Georgia House.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA (AP) - A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge - but no felony - against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Pig disease traced to central Georgia livestock show

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The state's first known cases of a potentially deadly pig disease have been tied to an event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Lawmakers expected to talk transportation, schools, religion

ATLANTA (AP) - Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track to floor votes in the General Assembly.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia's unemployment rate drops to 6.4 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Rain, freezing rain and sleet expected in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say north Georgia residents can expect a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet as a new storm system moves across the state.

March 05, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Richt promises open QB competition in spring drills

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.

March 04, 2015 | Associated Press | State


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