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Georgia couple battles for the right to give surname Allah

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:58:55 GMT

A Georgia couple is bringing the state to court for refusing to legally grant their daughter the last name of 'Allah.' Couple Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk have been trying to name their 22-month-old daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Facebook Post: Cargo Container Full Of Black Women At Port In Savannah, Georgia?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:59:38 GMT

There is a rumor going around Facebook, claiming that a cargo container or shipping trailer full of young black women was discovered in Savannah, Georgia, at the port. On Facebook, the post encourages others to share the news about Savannah, and asks why mainstream media isn't covering the alleged discovery of young black women supposedly rescued from sex trafficking.

Early voting starts Monday in Georgia congressional race

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:31:23 GMT

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters should contact their county elections offices for specific information on the early voting process.

Report shows job growth in Carroll County

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:03:42 GMT

Carroll County had the highest unemployment rate in December in the six-county west Georgia region defined by the University of West Georgia Richards College of Business, but construction work is among the factors keeping the county's economy healthy. Carroll did have job growth of 2.6 percent from the third quarter of December of 2016 over the previous year.

Two meth dealers arrested

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:44:59 GMT

Upson County Sheriff's deputies reportedly located 7.3 grams of marijuana, 18.7 grams of methamphetamine and $753 in cash in Keith Duane Underwood's pocket.

Much love for Perdue at Senate Ag hearing

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:36:28 GMT

Nothing but love from both sides of the isle for Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue.

The Birth of Flight in Georgia

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:03:10 GMT

In 2007, While I was waiting to board a flight at the Atlanta airport, I happened to notice a photograph in the local newspaper, left on the seat next to me. The picture appeared under the headline "Do you have a dream like teen pilot in 1907?" It showed a young Ben Epps standing on Washington Street in Athens, Georgia, next to the craft he'd built and flown a hundred years ago - the first airplane in the state to fly.

As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:14 GMT

There is a three-gobbler limit per hunter in Georgia during the season, which runs through May 15. The state Department of Natural Resources expects to keep up with the numbers of turkeys taken through its new harvest regulations.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Legend of Georgia McBride at Actor's Express

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:35:19 GMT

Actor's Express stages Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride now through April 16, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, an empty bank account, and an eviction notice coming his way, Casey has no choice but to trade his jumpsuit for sequins and strut his stuff as the Florida panhandle's newest drag queen.

Sen. Josh McKoon leaves door open for possible run for Georgia governor

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:15:12 GMT

As the 2017 General Assembly session nears the end, Columbus Republican Sen. Josh McKoon continues to weigh his political options, including a possible run for Georgia governor in 2018. McKoon, who has been a controversial member of the controlling Republican caucus and at times challenging party leadership, opened the door to speculation in January when he announced from the Senate floor this would be his final two-year term representing District 29. The current General Assembly session is scheduled to end Thursday.

Georgia Senate's revised redistricting plans face strong public opposition

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:09:02 GMT

GOP lawmakers on a key Senate committee approved a revision Friday of controversial redistricting plans, but Democrats and others accused Republicans of lacking transparency. "It was rushed through and nobody saw the maps until this morning.

Democrat Jon Ossoff Is Gaining Ground in Georgia Special Election to...

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:02:43 GMT

Democrat Jon Ossoff isn't just raising eyebrows in the usually-Republican 6th Congressional District of Georgia, he's looking competitive. The collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare was bad news for Donald Trump's HHS secretary, Tom Price, who will have to deal with bitter recriminations between his old friends in the House and his new boss in the White House.

Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:50:40 GMT

Carolyn Edwards is now charged with two counts of simple battery and two counts of exploitation of an elderly person. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Pruitthealth - Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

The Latest: House backs bill allowing self-driving vehicles

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:41:54 GMT

Supporters said car and technology companies, insurance providers and injury attorneys signed off on the proposal and warned that Georgia would be "left behind" as other states pass similar legislation. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Trey Kelley, said he believes vehicles with autonomous technology will make roads safer and let people with physical disabilities travel more easily.

Sapelo Island, Georgia: More To See Than You'd Expect

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:34:14 GMT

Folks who whiz through southern Georgia's McIntosh County on I-95 don't realize they're just minutes away from a fascinating destination: Sapelo Island. One of my all-time favorite places, Sapelo is the fourth-largest link in Georgia's chain of beautiful barrier islands, separated from the mainland by sounds, rivers and marshes.

GA Highway Safety Patrol, teenager promote safe driving at auto show

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:56:31 GMT

The Georgia Highway Safety Patrol collaborated with Atlanta's 35th Annual International Auto Show on Wednesday to promote safe driving and highlight areas of concern among teenage drivers. Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety , said the state is seeing an increasing amount of accidents that are indicative of distracted driving.

WGTC adding cybersecurity as a degree option

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:41:46 GMT

In response to the growing need for data security worldwide, West Georgia Technical College is stepping up its cybersecurity education. West Georgia Tech will add a cybersecurity specialization to its Computer Information Systems degree program this summer.