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this Date in History, Nov. 21: North Carolina ratifies U.S. Constitution in 1789 Posted at

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:38:38 GMT

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a letter expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a Boston widow whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War. In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton, a Georgia Democrat, was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate; her term, the result of an interim appointment, ended the following day as Walter F. George, the winner of a special election, took office.

Units with the Georgia Forestry Commission were busy this year

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:34:01 GMT

Whether if it was a wildfire or a strong windstorm, Georgia's forestry was highly impacted by different weather conditions over the last fiscal year. Chief Ranger 3 Tom Lambert presented an update to county commissioners discussing what his team's been up to within the last several months.

Police: Suspect at large after woman fatally shot in Georgia

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:13:18 GMT

Police are searching for a gunman in what they describe as a domestic dispute that culminated in a Georgia woman's death. Marietta police said in a Facebook post that officers responded to multiple reports on gunshots at around 4 p.m. Sunday and found 34-year-old Felicia Miller in a parked car in her driveway with multiple gunshot wounds.

A sound of thanksgiving

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:59:35 GMT

The Choral Society of West Georgia filled First Presbyterian Church with four part harmonies Saturday night for its fall concert.

Bibb City Elementary School in Columbus.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:37:11 GMT

ATLANTA The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has released its 2018 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Built in 1907 when Maxeys was a booming cotton town, the A.J. Gillen Department Store was an upscale store that boasted the only elevator in the county.

Georgia hits 4.5 million job mark in October

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:30:52 GMT

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia broke the 4.5 million jobs barrier in October, bouncing back from a job loss due to Hurricane Irma in September.

Smith: Muscogee the setting for warm memories

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:24:53 GMT

Rural acreage in this Muscogee County community, roughly 15 miles from Columbus, is emotionally appealing and becoming with woodlands and rolling hills where quail hunting once was as good as you could expect. Now incorporated into the Columbus-Muscogee consolidated government, Midland does have a post office on County Line Road.

Scientists hope smart phone app yields clues in shrimp study

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:22:37 GMT

Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research project. The University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been involved with the research for several years, and now scientists hope a new smart phone app yields more insight.

In Hall, $11.20 an hour keeps you above water

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:12:25 GMT

Hall County's living wage for an individual is more than $11, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is challenging private and public industries to boost wages to hold on to workers. Or so says the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , which has been studying the "living wage" and updating its online living wage calculator since 2004.

Georgia Northwestern Earns Hoops Split In Griffin

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:00:49 GMT

Brown 19, Cromer 12, Johnson 9, Collins 9, Walker 5, Hines 4, Daniel 4, Riser 3, Henderson 3, Tyler 3, Harrison 1, Wilson, Waters.

Atlanta 2-Day Walk For Breast Cancer raises over $1M for Georgia programs

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:46:46 GMT

Nearly 1,000 registered walkers, 250 crew members, and 100 volunteers participated in the 30-mile route through downtown Atlanta for the 15th annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

18 DeKalb schools receive Georgia's top achievement and academic growth awards

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:44:49 GMT

Eighteen public schools in DeKalb County have received high student achievement and academic growth awards from Governor Nathan Deal, through Georgia's Single Statewide Accountability System . The 2017 SSAS awards, given to a total of 226 Georgia public schools in 54 districts, were announced on Nov. 17, and show an increase in top academic achievement and growth, both throughout the state and in DeKalb.

Georgia Farm Bureau set for 80th annual meeting

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:58:56 GMT

Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter and state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will speak to the members of the Georgia Farm Bureau on Dec. 4 at the organization's 80th annual meeting.

2 suspects on the run after shootout with Georgia officers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:40:47 GMT

Police in north Georgia say they're searching for a man and woman after a gun battle involving police officers. Gainesville police Sgt.

Despite September storm, expert optimistic about Georgia's pecan crop

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:40:46 GMT

Hurricane Irma damaged pecan trees across Georgia, including this one in Tift County.

Locals, lawmaker speak out about rape kit backlog in Georgia

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:29:17 GMT

Rep. Scott Holcomb talks with Paige Bullard and Kesha Gibson-Carter of the Rape Crisis Center after a screening of "I Am Evidence." A rape kit, also known as a sexual assault kit , is a package of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following an allegation of sexual assault.

Group names 10 Georgia sites to its 'Places in Peril' list

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:08:18 GMT

Fort Valley's Freight Depot once served as the agricultural gateway for the Georgia city's bustling cotton and peach industries. The Telegraph reports that now, after decades of neglect, the structure is literally falling apart in the town about 90 miles south of Atlanta.