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'Walking Dead' Season 8 Trailer Unspools Comic-Con After Tribute to Late Stuntman

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:21:39 GMT

AMC continued its The Walking Dead tradition, using the show's Comic-Con stage to unspool the first look at its upcoming season. But before the new footage was screened, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and the cast took the stage with no introduction and went directly into a dedication for stuntman John Bernecker, who died July 12 after plunging headfirst from a balcony on the show's Georgia set while attempting a seemingly simple 22-foot fall.




Lee hospital application complete

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:03:42 GMT

Lee County officials said Friday morning in a release that the Georgia Department of Community Health has informed the county that its Certificate of Need Application was received by the state, and is complete. "This is a great milestone in our process to develop Lee County Medical Center," said Lee County Commission Vice Chairman Billy Mathis.




Chamber names 2017 Small Businesses of Excellence

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:54:22 GMT

Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel Nine members of the business community were recognized on Tuesday by the Douglas County Chamber and the Douglas County Sentinel, which sponsored the 2017 Small Businesses of Excellence Awards during the chamber's July GreyStone Power Luncheon. Those receiving awards were, from left, Brandon Greba, West Georgia Cornhole; Ken Baye, Stoddard's Range and Guns; Marann Reilly, The Centre at Arbor Connection; Samantha and Donnie Glass, All Print Marketing; Douglas County Chamber President Randy Whitaker; Stan and Patty Wenck, Wenck Travel; Terry Miller, Miller Architecture; Howard Ray, HRC Engineers; Randall Redding, Mill Town Music Hall and Warren Taylor, Inspiring Scholars Academy.




Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:06:52 GMT

The crash site is near Exit 223, and detours are in place for drivers in both directions. - The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn't by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime.




The Latest: Procedures changing after inmates' deadly escape

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:17:49 GMT

The Latest on the findings of an investigation into the escape of two Georgia prison inmates last month : Georgia's top corrections official says prison workers will be doing many things differently after two inmates escaped last month from a transfer bus and killed their guards.




Georgia boy drowns moments after family's vacation started

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:43:45 GMT

A 3-year-old Georgia boy drowned in a canal moments after he arrived at a vacation home in the Florida Keys with his family.




a Recorda job creation nudges Georgiaa s unemployment rate lower

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:11 GMT

The Georgia Department of Labor operates the Columbus Career Center at 700 Veterans Parkway. The state agency said Thursday that Georgia's unemployment rate declined from 4.9 percent in May to 4.8 percent in June.




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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:43:48 GMT

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Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:17:03 GMT

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit. "Operation Southern Shield" began Monday, July 17 and is a week-long speed prevention and enforcement initiative on interstates, major highways and local roads in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.




Gwinnett mom felt - devil like spirit' before stabbing children, husband

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:29:13 GMT

GWINNETT, Ga. - Nine-year-old Diana Romero said she saw her mother stabbing her brothers, sister and father, but before the woman turned on Diana she told her that she was "going to the sky to see Jesus," according to a state child welfare report obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution .




Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:36:51 GMT

One of five caskets of Martin Romero, 33, and four of his children, who were stabbed to death in Georgia last week, is carried in before the funeral mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., Thursday, July 13, 2017. Police have said Romero's wife Isabel Martinez is accused of killing them on June 6 and seriously injuring another child at her home in Loganville, Ga.




Two Film Producers Expand Silver Screen Rentals to Georgia

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Silver Screen Rentals, the largest locations equipment and service provider in Louisiana, has expanded to Atlanta, Georgia, the film production capital of the world. When Silver Screen Rentals was founded in 2009, films shooting in Louisiana had difficulty finding many location department specialty items for rent.




CSX Ordered to Pay $3.9M in Georgia Train Death of Allman Film Crew Member

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:32:02 GMT

A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said. The jury in Savannah decided in a civil verdict Monday that CSX Transportation shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing.




Governor, Georgia Leaders Break Ground On Georgia Northwestern Expansion

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:09:40 GMT

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and a group of Georgia dignitaries joined for the groundbreaking of Georgia Northwestern Technical College's new 80,000-square foot facility set to open on the college's Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton in late 2018/early 2019.




Spotify sued for Guns 'N Roses, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert songs

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:27:36 GMT

Spotify sued for Guns 'N Roses, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert songs Two independent music publishers filed separate lawsuits Tuesday in Nashville. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2vjsUjn Miranda Lambert performs during CMA Fest 2017 on June 8 in Nashville.




Hot Topics 1 HRS Ago This vintage train will take you to all these quirky and cool Georgia sites

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:55:37 GMT

Many of us have traveled all across Georgia, exploring all of its attractions and charm. But chances are you haven't discovered the SAM train.




47 guns seized, 4 charged in firearms trafficking conspiracy, feds say

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:05:15 GMT

NEWARK -- Three Georgia men and an Essex County woman were charged Tuesday with conspiring to illegally sell firearms destined for New Jersey in a case that led investigators to seize more than 40 weapons, including an assault rifle, federal authorities said. Tyheed "Solo" Jefferson, 33, of Albany, Georgia, Carnell Jefferson, 25, also of Albany, Mathias Connor, 41, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Nakiya Glenn, 28, of Irvington, were accused in the gun trafficking scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark announced.