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After the Confederates, Who's Next?

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:05:37 GMT

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.




GSP ready for Memorial Day travel period

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:33:36 GMT

The Georgia State Patrol is ready for the Memorial Day holiday travel period. This year, the travel period is 78 hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Memorial Day.




Lee Co. residents fire off questions about proposed hospital

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:22:27 GMT

Dozens of South Georgians fired off questions and concerns about the proposed Lee County hospital at a summit hosted by the county on Thursday night. One of those concerns had to do with bald eagle sightings on the property, formerly home to Grand Island Golf Course where the proposed hospital would be located.




Democratic Rep. Stacey Evans joins Georgia governor's race

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:07:03 GMT

Rep. Stacey Evans of Smyrna says her campaign will focus on how to protect and improve the state's Hope Scholarship program. Evans, who grew up in Ringgold, says she was the first in her family to graduate from college thanks to the program.




Open government in Georgia: Well said, Mr. Attorney General

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:47:07 GMT

Georgia attorney general Christopher Carr should be singled out and praised for his ringing endorsement of open records in a friend of the court brief he submitted this week to the Georgia Supreme Court, which is hearing a critical open-government case regarding records of Atlanta's northside hospital.




Red Cross honors Northeast Georgia heroes at luncheon

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:10:41 GMT

Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Jeff Scarbrough, right, presents Jason Pierce with his Fire Rescue Hero award. Pierce was part of a team that used the Jaws of Life to save a man and his dog trapped in a car.




Work requirements drop thousands in Georgia from food stamps

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:28:45 GMT

More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.




Georgia named top filming location worldwide

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:58:58 GMT

A nonprofit film office in Los Angeles, FilmL.A., released a new report that names Georgia the number one filming location worldwide. The study analyzes the 100 highest-performing U.S. feature films released theatrically during 2016.




Man pleads guilty in student shooting

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:38:59 GMT

A Fulton County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of a University of West Georgia student last October. Shadeed Dunson, 19, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault.




Georgia Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert this Saturday

Thu, 25 May 2017 02:29:56 GMT

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will be partnering with The American Legion Veterans Memorial 5K Run to present a free concert on Saturday, May 27, on Marietta Square.




Death row inmates' last words: Apologies, thanks, defiance

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:51:00 GMT

This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Troy Davis. In Georgia, condemned inmates are given two minutes to make a last statement.




Fugitive wanted in Georgia gas station killing arrested in N.J., cops say

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:50:59 GMT

MAPLEWOOD -- A fugitive wanted for fatally shooting a man in the head at a Georgia gas station was captured in Maplewood, authorities said Wednesday. Joseph Priester, 36, is accused of murder and other offenses after he allegedly shot Genaro Rojas Martinez , 39, in the head at point blank range outside the Texaco station in Smyrna, Georgia May 15, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.




Area back under tornado watch

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:04:21 GMT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 263 IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA BRYAN BULLOCH CANDLER CHATHAM EFFINGHAM EVANS JENKINS LIBERTY LONG MCINTOSH SCREVEN TATTNALL IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA ALLENDALE BEAUFORT BERKELEY CHARLESTON COLLETON DORCHESTER HAMPTON JASPER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALLENDALE, BEAUFORT, BLUFFTON, CHARLESTON, CLAXTON, COTTAGEVILLE, DANIEL ISLAND, DARIEN, EDISTO BEACH, ESTILL, FAIRFAX, FORT STEWART, GARDEN CITY, GLENNVILLE, GOOSE CREEK, HAMPTON, HARDEEVILLE, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, HINESVILLE, LUDOWICI, METTER, MILLEN, MONCKS CORNER, MOUNT PLEASANT, NORTH CHARLESTON, PEMBROKE, POOLER, REIDSVILLE, RICHMOND HILL, RIDGELAND, RIDGEVILLE, RINCON, SAINT GEORGE, SAVANNAH, SPRINGFIELD, STATESBORO, SUMMERVILLE, ... (more)




Georgia firefighter dies after weekend accident on job

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:16:10 GMT

The Telegraph reports 29-year-old Macon County firefighter Darrell Plank died on Tuesday. He suffered a skull fracture on Saturday, after being hit in the head by a metal coupling as a fire hose snagged on a truck at a house fire in Montezuma, about 50 miles southwest of Macon.




Georgia high school lacrosse player fatally shot in driveway

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:03:47 GMT

Local news outlets report 18-year-old Keshon Kerns' grandfather and cousin found his body Sunday morning with three gunshot wounds.




1,800 students set to graduate this weekend

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:51:36 GMT

Approximately 1,861 Douglas County students will cross the stage to accept their reward for four years of hard work this weekend. Friday and Saturday, students from the county's five high schools will graduate, and once they receive the coveted diploma, they will ceremonially move their tassels from the right side to the left.




Veterans say it's important for South Georgians to remember Memorial Day

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:51:35 GMT

South Georgia veterans want you to know about a number of Memorial Day observances this holiday weekend, and why it's important that everyone remember why we observe Memorial Day. Saturday morning at the Albany Mall 144 crosses will be erected in remembrance of the men from Dougherty and Lee Counties who have been killed in combat from World War One until the present.