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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


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


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More than 185,000 without power in Georgia after ice storm

ATLANTA (AP) - Power companies say more than 185,000 customers in Georgia were still without power as crews worked to clear downed trees and power lines.

February 17, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Sen. Jeffares capital update

The past couple of weeks have been fairly busy for legislators under the Gold Dome. We have now completed 15 days of the Legislative Session and have passed seven bills on the Senate floor. We are moving quickly and I look forward to keeping you updated as we move forward at the Gold Dome.

February 17, 2015 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | State


Deal delays Tuesday opening for state offices due to weather

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says state agencies will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday in metro Atlanta to prevent problems with black ice on roadways.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of wintery mix

ATLANTA (AP) - On Sunday Gov. Nathan Deal issued a State of Emergency until Tuesday ahead of a wintry mix expected to hit areas of northern Georgia.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


When disaster hits, FEMA watches Waffle Houses for guidance

ATLANTA (AP) - When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials. But in recent years, FEMA has been getting some help of its own from an unexpected source - one you see on almost every highway throughout the Southeast: Waffle House.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Schools react to takeover plan as Ga. governor seeks support

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia would become one of several states authorized to take over "chronically failing" schools if Republican Gov. Nathan Deal can hold members of his own party while attracting Democrats and placating some school officials frustrated by the proposal.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Snow, sleet, ice threat raised in several areas of the South

ATLANTA (AP) - Snow falling steadily in parts of Kentucky turned roads hazardous Monday as a major winter storm system also threatened to spew ice, sleet and freezing rain across several Southern states.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Estimate: Higher tobacco tax could raise $585M

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects.

February 14, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Man charged with having sex with corpse in Georgia mortuary

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Auburn replacing oaks killed by Alabama fan

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Atlanta police: 785 pairs of panties stolen from store

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria's Secret store.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | State


House OKs easier path to diploma despite failing test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests petition local officials for diplomas.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | State


State Senate passes bills aimed at curbing child sex abuse

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed and sent to the House two proposals aimed at cracking down on pimps and others engaged in what lawmakers say is an increasing problem of sexual exploitation of children in Georgia.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | State


American Pickers TV show coming to Georgia

Think you might have a hidden treasure in that collection of what other people call junk? The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the HBO show on the History Channel, are coming to Georgia looking for junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find hidden treasures, rare artifacts, and vintage collectibles and they want to see what you've got.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | State


High winds, cold temperatures predicted in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - High winds followed by a surge of cold air this weekend are in store for Georgia as multiple cold fronts move across the South.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | State


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