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The Latest: At least 8 deaths blamed on winter weather

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:34 GMT

The number of deaths blamed on harsh winter weather in the South has risen to eight - including an 8-month-old baby in a car that plunged into a canal in suburban New Orleans. Three other deaths in Louisiana are attributed to the weather.

Georgia Woman Convicted Of Deadly Butt-Injections Dies In Prison

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:23:50 GMT

Tracy Lynn Garner, the transgender woman convicted in the death of a Georgia woman after she gave her silicone buttocks injections, has died. As reported by the Associated Press , Garner died while in a Mississippi state prison on Sunday at the age of 58. The nurse turned amateur plastic surgeon had served less than three and a half years of her life sentence.

Georgia's December revenues represent best all year

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:56:01 GMT

Georgia's revenues for December fulfilled the prophecy of the "Ten Reasons to be Optimistic" column and produced a break-out month showing an overall 10.0 percent gain for the month over December of last year. Revenues totaled $2.264 billion with a gain of $206.1 million.

First section of widened Georgia 140 slated for completion in May

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:28:32 GMT

A backhoe lifts a large section of concrete drain pipe into place as part of the Georgia 140 widening between Shannon and Adairsville. The project is still more than three years away from scheduled completion.

Snow storm whips the Carolinas, Virginia and the Northeast: Hide the bread and milk

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:59 GMT

The storm system that scattered snow and ice from the Texas Gulf Coast to north Georgia is now whipping the East Coast. Some 55 million people across 25 states were under some sort of winter weather advisory, watch or warning on Wednesday.

The Latest: 2 men killed in Georgia crash on icy interstate

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:58 GMT

UT senior Marlow Payat, of Memphis, bikes along Laurel Ave during an afternoon snowfall in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Frankie plays in the snow as her owner Claire Cheek, of Nashville, watches during an afternoon snowfall in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Georgia Highway 211 in Hall Co. closed for vehicle removal

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:44:57 GMT

Old Winder Highway, also known as Georgia Highway 211, is closed to through traffic from GA 53 to the intersection of Union Church Road until temperatures warm enough to remove 20 vehicles. Questions regarding the road closure may be directed to the Hall County Emergency Operations Center at 770-718-3300.

OSHA and AGC of Georgia partner for winter weather Safety Stand-Down

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:21:14 GMT

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration , Washington, and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia , Atlanta, are partnering to sponsor a week-long campaign to reinforce the importance of workplace safety during the winter months. The cold weather Safety Stand-Down is scheduled for the week of Jan. 22-26.

Police arrive in Columbus with Carlton Gary after his arrest in Albany, Ga., in 1984.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:26:35 GMT

Convicted Columbus "Stocking Strangler" Carlton Gary moved another step closer to execution Tuesday when the Georgia Supreme Court rejected his appeal for reconsideration and sent the case back to Muscogee Superior Court, where the judge hearing it just retired. The state Supreme Court last rejected the condemned serial killer's appeal on Dec. 1. Ten days later, Gary's Atlanta attorneys Jack Martin and Michael McIntyre asked the court to reconsider that decision, and to retain custody of the case instead of sending it back to Muscogee County.

Economist: Health of local economy is good

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:04:38 GMT

Dr. Joey Smith, professor and department chairman of economics at the University of West Georgia, presented the 2018 Economic Outlook at the Douglas County Chamber's January GreyStone Power Luncheon on Tuesday. Smith brought some positive economic news to Douglas County and surrounding west Georgia counties.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:59:36 GMT

This distance extends from Columbus to Macon to Augusta and northward. State government will be closed tomorrow in the impacted areas for non-essential personnel.

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:45:28 GMT

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young Scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookies reception. These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda.

Death of inmate at Georgia prison being investigated

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:44:09 GMT

According to the report, on Jan. 13 at 1:09 a.m., correctional officers found inmate Cecil Williams unresponsive in his cell. Prison medical staff attempted to revive him.

Stan Wise to resign from Georgia's Public Service Commission in February

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:44:08 GMT

Stan Wise, chair of Georgia's Public Service Commission and east Cobb resident, has announced he is resigning from the state regulatory body effective February 20. In October, Wise announced he would not seek reelection to his post this year, but in a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, Wise officially tendered his early resignation.

This month in South Carolina history: S.C. tries to annex Georgia

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:44:07 GMT

On Jan. 23, 1777, William Henry Drayton addressed the Georgia Convention in Savannah proposing that South Carolina annex the state of Georgia. In the midst of the American Revolution, the offer was spurred by economic interests as well as concerns that Georgia's citizens did not support the patriot cause.

U.S. Civil Rights Trail features 11 Georgia sites

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:19:30 GMT

Dorchester Academy in Midway is one of 11 historic sites across Georgia that make up the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced today the inclusion of 11 historic sites on the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

Snow possible across north Georgia, metro Atlanta today Source: WSB-TV

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:27:11 GMT

Not only is snow in the forecast but it will be "dangerously cold" over the next two days in metro Atlanta, Severe Weather Team 2 warns. We'll show you which areas could see the most amount of snow, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.