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Cooler-than-normal January brought welcome snow but no relief from expanded drought

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:05:50 GMT

Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal.

England: Mid-year budget passes with more money for education, rural Georgia

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:11:54 GMT

My top priority in the fifth week of the 2018 legislative session was my annual presentation of the mid-year appropriations bill, HB 683, to the Georgia House of Representatives. Following the Feb. 6 presentation, the House approved the bill by a vote of 167-8.

Opioid addiction crisis is targeted from multiple angles

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:39:48 GMT

The addiction is a lifelong struggle. And when the addiction ends a life, the darkness of grief can seem never ending.

Rebecca Gayheart files for divorce from Eric Dane6 minutes | People

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:27:47 GMT

"After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family," the Hollywood told USA TODAY in a joint statement. Another love casualty of 2018.

L'Chaim Sandy Springs' exhibit awarded first place by Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:47:41 GMT

Pictured, from left, are Executive Director Carol Thompson, Board Member Leslie Walden, Board Member Stacey Hader Epstein and Director of Historic Resources & Education Programs Keith Moore.

Flu deaths in Georgia up to 79

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:31:28 GMT

Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children, as of Friday. That total easily surpasses the 58 deaths the state reported in 2009, the first year that all flu deaths were required to be reported to Georgia Public Health.

At mid-session, Georgia lawmakers take on taxes, transit

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:09:15 GMT

Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018's 40-day legislative session. The session's first half was largely dominated by an overhaul of the state's adoption code, which became one of the first major pieces of legislation to pass both houses this year.

Bills look to reshape public transit in Georgia

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:45:45 GMT

Two bills working their way through the General Assembly could change the way metro Atlanta gets around - and possibly bring passenger rail to Cobb County.

Counselor's kindness to family helps anchor student's future

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:33:22 GMT

So often we get so caught up in our differences that we forget, whether we admit it or not, that at our core we're all the same. Keep that in mind as you read the story of 15-year-old Jemariya Patterson and her mom La Toya, who at just 34 years of age has been battling heart disease now for nearly a decade.

Former Garden City police chief receives U.S. Marshal post nomination from President Trump

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:24:27 GMT

As part of the fourth wave of nominations for district United States Marshals, President Donald Trump is nominating former Garden City Police Chief David Lyons. Lyons served as chief over that department for 15 years, and he says he's ready for this next step in his decades-long career in law enforcement.

Diversity Declines in Georgia's Southwestern Mountains

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:52:50 GMT

Many residents of Ghorjomi take their livestock up to the fertile pastures of Zotikeli from May until September. The highland settlement is isolated, but a minibus makes a daily trip to Batumi, Adjara's capital.

Georgia officials: Beware of inmate phone scams

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:25:05 GMT

Attorney General Chris Carr and Commissioner of the Department of Corrections Greg Dozier said the phone scams that may be a result of illicit use of contraband cell phones by inmates in Georgia prisons. "Those with criminal intentions are getting bolder, and as our staff continues to combat this type of behavior inside our correctional facilities, we want Georgians to remain aware and alert when talking to unidentified callers," he said.

2 men accused of embezzling funds from Georgia county

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:39:19 GMT

Capt. Jerry Saulters says Goolsby would submit invoices in his capacity as the plant supervisor for the county's North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility.

Former prep coach, UGA star, Billy Henderson dies at age 89

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:25:02 GMT

Billy Henderson, a two-sport athlete at the University of Georgia before a long high school football coaching career that included three state championships at Clarke Central High School, has died. The University of Georgia says Henderson died Wednesday at the age of 89. Clarke Central athletic director Jon Ward said Henderson's son-in-law Steve Brooks informed school officials of his death.

Georgia Insurance Agent Faces 28 Counts of Insurance Fraud

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:10:29 GMT

An Georgia insurance agent from Pierce County has been arrested and charged with 28 counts of insurance fraud, according to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Dana Larson Bowen, 52, of Blackshear, Ga., is alleged to have misappropriated customers' insurance premium payments for personal use.

Georgia Attorney General candidate visits Columbus

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:04:10 GMT

Charlie Bailey is a public servant and prosecutor who is running for attorney general to protect Georgia's families from crime, corruption, and consumer fraud. He announced his candidacy Thursday, Feb. 8. Bailey has first-hand experience on the front lines of fighting crime.

Sheriff compares Georgia governor to 'Lucifer' for bail plan

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:48:44 GMT

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills made the disparaging remarks in an email sent to the Georgia Sheriffs' Association trying to rally opposition to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's plan. In his email, the Republican sheriff said that Deal's administration "coddled" criminal elements and had done more for perpetrators of crime than "Lucifer and his demons combined."