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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


New ignition interlock device limited permit available July 1

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

June 25, 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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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 bridge, which has complicated the city's already challenging commute.

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 downtown Atlanta, crippling a major traffic artery in a city already known for dreadful rush-hour congestion.

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 replace sections of the I-85 roadway near Piedmont Road. Earlier today, the Commissioner met with Governor Nathan Deal and Butch Waidelich, Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). They committed to work together, along with key partners to ensure that the I-85 rebuilding process is expedited and the interstate is operational as quickly as humanly possible.

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 Brian Kemp has extended the annual registration deadline for businesses to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.

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 foreseeable future after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse, completely shutting down the heavily traveled highway.

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 occurred in close proximity to the metro Atlanta office, and it is helping to provide staging space for emergency responders.

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 of an interstate overpass has been extinguished.

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 by Senators Bruce Thompson (R-White), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), David Shafer (R-Duluth), John Albers (R- Alpharetta), Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) and Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia), and House Resolution 770, sponsored by Representatives Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) and Paul Battles (R-Cartersville).

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, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), has reintroduced the "Airport Security Act of 2017." The Airport Security Act of 2017 makes it illegal to carry loaded guns onto airport property.

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 Day on Saturday, April 29th at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. The event, which is the largest in the Nation of its kind, is designed to familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to each of the military service academies.

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 evaluates all injury, sleep-related, and unexpected/suspicious deaths involving children who are less than 18 years old.

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 for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

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 SR 10/ Memorial Drive eastbound for repairs.

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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