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DAILEY: Setting the record straight on student achievement

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:26:56 GMT

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Douglas County Sentinel published a letter to the editor from Jeremy Noonan, a former Douglas County School System employee and frequent critic of the school system.

Pumphrey named to leadership role on GEDA

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:05:33 GMT

Chris Pumphrey, executive director of the Development Authority of Douglas County, has taken on a new leadership role as secretary-treasurer of the Georgia Economic Development Association board of directors, it was officially announced at the organization's annual meeting held Sept. 20-22 in Savannah.

Savannah Air National Guard base a hub for hurricane relief after Maria

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:52:14 GMT

Capt. Tony Cravey of the Savannah-based 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard looks over St. Croix on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, from the cockpit of a C-130 "Hercules" transport plane.

FBI arrests Georgia man accused of killing infant daughter

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:40:54 GMT

The FBI said in a news release Saturday that 44-year-old Charles Hamilton was arrested after stepping off a Delta Airlines flight that had just arrived in Atlanta from the Dominican Republic. He had been missing since Sept.

Dougherty County's average ACT score slips slightly

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:08:19 GMT

Westover High School, where William Chunn is principal, led all high schools in Dougherty County with a 19.8 composite average on 2017 ACT scores recently released by the state Department of Education.

Lawyers: Death sentence tainted by juror's racial bias

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:41:36 GMT

This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Georgia is preparing to put to death Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago.

Georgia to pay $550,000 to convicted felon for amputation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:41:35 GMT

A diabetic inmate serving a life sentence for murder has won $550,000 from Georgia for a lawsuit alleging he lost his leg because of improper care and neglect by a prison doctor.

Investigators reviewing HHS chief, former Georgia representative Tom Price's private charter flights

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:07:32 GMT

In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center in Media, Pa.

Stop the clock: 50 years after the first conservation area, are they holding on to heritage?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:56:48 GMT

This is largely because 50 years ago this month the Lincolnshire town was declared a conservation area. It was the first to be given this protected status and other towns quickly followed suit - parts of Exeter and Plymouth were created conservation areas the same year, soon joined by Bath, York and the London areas of Blackheath and Greenwich in 1968.

Trade panel says low-cost solar imports hurt US companies

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:50:44 GMT

Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission sets up a two-month review period in which the panel must recommend a remedy to President Donald Trump, with a final decision on tariffs expected in January.

CO election system scanned, not breached, by RUS

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:39:17 GMT

MARCH 06: Local resident Teri Rogers casts her vote at a polling station in St Andrew Presbyterian Church March 6, 2012 in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Ten states, including Georgia, hold caucuses and primaries today for voters to pick their choices for the Republican presidential nominee.

Two State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Now Open in Georgia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:10:34 GMT

Two Georgia Disaster Recovery Centers are open to assist Hurricane Irma survivors in Georgia coastal areas. The centers are open daily and staffed by representatives of the State of Georgia, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Five dead and 26 sickened from West Nile virus so far in Georgia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:32:39 GMT

West Nile Virus has been a factor in the deaths of at least five people in Georgia so far in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention announced in data released Tuesday . More than two dozen cases have been reported since the beginning of the year.

Annual Georgia Peanut Tour shines spotlight on crop

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:09:45 GMT

The Georgia Peanut Tour officially wrapped up a three-day rolling seminar Thursday.

Dixville added to Georgia Register of Historic Places

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:32:28 GMT

Brunswick staff and officials are excited that Dixville - a largely working-class, African-American community - was added to the Georgia Register of Historic Places last month. "We were notified and it's very exciting to have an additional historic district," said city planner John Hunter.

Kemp in Carroll County: State needs to help rural Georgia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:32 GMT

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said that if he is elected to be the next governor of Georgia, he will put an emphasis on supporting farmers, agri-business and small town startups. Secretary of State Brian Kemp said that if he is elected to be the next governor of Georgia, he will put an emphasis on supporting farmers, agri-business and small town startups.

Georgia's Northwest Corridor 80 Percent Complete

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:08:37 GMT

The project will reportedly provide reliable trip times, create jobs and bring economic benefits to area residents when completed next year. Crews in Georgia are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel as they work to complete the $834 million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.