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Georgia governor lays out high stakes of Florida water case

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:33:07 GMT

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Georgia executes ninth inmate this year, most in US

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:35:01 GMT

Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history... With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year - more than any other state. An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk.

Georgia Ports Authority Police investigating fatal accident at Garden City Terminal

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:28:04 GMT

The Georgia Ports Authority Police is investigating after a private truck operator was killed in an accident on Tuesday morning. According to GPA Police, the accident happened around 9 a.m. on the Mason rail yard at the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal.

$3.1M grant means College and Career Academy coming to Chattahoochee County

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:11:48 GMT

Local and state officials gather for a photo Thursday at the Technical College System of Georgia office in Atlanta, where the Chattahoochee County School District was awarded a $3.1 million state grant to establish the Chattahoochee Valley College and Career Academy.

City receives grant for sewer improvements

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:03:48 GMT

The city of Griffin has received a $500,000 2016 Community Development Block Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Congressional panel builds case for Georgia military bases

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:06:38 GMT

Not so long ago, a state legislative committee on military affairs, along with some members of the Georgia congressional delegation and experts on military business and procurement procedures, made a stop at Fort Benning as part of a series of meetings at the state's armed services installations. The focus of the Benning meeting was the same as at all the others: to talk about ways to strengthen the case for Georgia's bases before the next Base Realignment and Closure process begins - which it inevitably will, even if we don't know when.

Carrollton council approves bike-friendly resolution

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:11:21 GMT

Carrollton is continuing to make progress in being recognized nationally as a bike-friendly community. The City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution of support for the City of Carrollton's Bicycle Friendly Community application to the League of American Bicyclists.

WGTC a finalist for state Technical College of the Year

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:11:20 GMT

West Georgia Technical College was one of three finalists for the state's 2016 Technical College of the Year award.

"Superman" Davenport soars to victory at Oglethorpe

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:11:23 GMT

SAVANNAH, Ga. Jonathan Davenport picked up another big win on Saturday night in the 19th Annual Showdown In Savannah at Georgia's Oglethorpe Speedway Park.

Progress in containing college costs, boosting graduation rates, Georgia's incoming chancellor says

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:10:41 GMT

The University System of Georgia is making progress in ramping up the number of people graduating from college and in keeping college affordable in Georgia, the man who will soon become the university system's top administrator told legislators Monday. "The two really go hand in hand," said Steve Wrigley, who becomes chancellor of the University System of Georgia on Jan. 1. Wrigley was the featured luncheon speaker Monday at the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators at the University of Georgia's Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

November election, January legislature

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:10:40 GMT

With the calendar now having turned to December, we're roughly halfway between last month's election and next month's "governing." An Inauguration is on tap for Friday, January 20. Congress and the Georgia legislature will begin legislative duties a couple of weeks earlier.

Alabama and Georgia dueling for death penalty capital

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:07:03 GMT

In the midst of celebrations, good cheer, and that warm charity of spirit only the holidays bring, oft expressed as "peace on earth and goodwill towards all," Georgia and Alabama are instead ritualizing killing. If it feels like I just wrote a column about Georgia's shameful record on executions , it's because I did.

Ross Harris trial: Georgia father sentenced in son's hot car death A...

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03:18 GMT

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A judge sentenced a Georgia father to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday after a jury found him guilty last month of leaving his young son to die in a hot car.

Ross Harris trial: Georgia father sentenced in son's hot car death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03:17 GMT

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Georgia man gets life in prison, no parole, in son's hot car death

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03:16 GMT

Justin Ross Harris listens to jury selection during his trial at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. A judge on Monday handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Georgia man convicted of murder by jurors who believed he had intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

Interstate widening hearings coming up

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:50:00 GMT

A 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 may soon be widened and reconstructed. Two public open house meetings are set to discuss the proposal.

Novelis named winner of Automotive Innovation Award

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:43:35 GMT

Kennesaw-based Novelis was recognized by The Georgia Department of Economic Development on Dec. 1 as the inaugural winner of the Automotive Innovation Award.