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Hollywood Goes Off the Depp End

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:40:06 GMT

It is getting extremely difficult to keep track of the ever increasing number of fading Hollywood stars threatening to harm or kill President Donald Trump. The latest outrage occurred when overrated actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating the President at a U.K. music festival.

Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:32:16 GMT

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim's dying words to his mother should have been excluded at trial. Leshan Tremiele Tanner was convicted in September 2015 for the death of Cedric Huff, who was shot June 5, 2014.

Deals launch Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:19:25 GMT

Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal this week attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College. The Center's mission to improve Georgia's literacy rate is founded in research-based practices for children from birth to age eight, providing support to educators in K-3 classrooms, child care centers and preschools through professional learning and training.

Rauner names new director of Illinois child welfare agency

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:59:13 GMT

Beverly "BJ" Walker will take over the agency responsible for child protection and wards of the state on Monday. She served in a similar role as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources from 2004 to 2011.

Georgia Enacts New Family Care Act That Broadens Permissible Uses Of Paid Sick Leave

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:44:35 GMT

Although Georgia still lags behind states that mandate paid sick leave, certain Georgia employees will now be able to use some of some of their paid sick leave to care for a qualifying family member without fear of reprisal. Under Georgia's new Family Care Act, which was signed into law on May 8, 2017 and goes into effect on July 1, 2017, employers with 25 or more employees that provide paid sick leave must allow employees who work at least 30 hours per week to use up to five days of their paid sick leave per calendar year to care for an immediate family member.

After Ossoff Defeat, Georgia Democrats Are Looking For Some Answers

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:33:40 GMT

Michelle Nunn and Jon Ossoff were two of the Georgia Democratic Party's most recent election night disappointments. 2018 Gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams thinks they were barking up the wrong demographic tree.

Alexandria shooting victim out of ICU, a in good conditiona

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:59:53 GMT

Alexandria shooting victim Matt Mika is now in good condition and out of the intensive care unit after being shot several times last week, according to a spokesperson for George Washington University Hospital. Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and former congressional aide, was shot when a lone gunman opened fire on the Republican congressional baseball team's practice on June 14. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were also shot in the early morning ambush, and Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were injured.

Georgia swamp wildfire appears to be quenched after rainfall

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:36:22 GMT

Authorities say it's been nearly two weeks since any smoke has been seen at the site of a wildfire that began in early April in a south Georgia swamp.

GOP's special-election sweep bodes well for Trump agenda

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:12:15 GMT

With U.S. Representative-elect Karen Handel's victory in Georgia and Ralph Norman's in South Carolina Tuesday night, the Grand Old Party has won four of four contested special elections for the U.S. House of Representatives since President Donald J. Trump entered the Oval Office. The Left has caricatured Trump as a dangerous maniac who is widely hated, but for the bigots whom he bamboozled into supporting him.

Sheriff reduces jail time for Georgia inmates who saved officer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:25 GMT

Six Polk County jail inmates will receive shorter sentences after they acted to save an officer who passed out during a work detail. POLK COUNTY, Ga.

Who gets the $141K reward for capturing two escaped Georgia prison inmates?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:01:26 GMT

Law enforcement agencies offered a $141,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to the arrest of inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe. Who gets the $141K reward for capturing two escaped Georgia prison inmates? Law enforcement agencies offered a $141,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to the arrest of inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe.

Georgia women's college apologizes for Klan connections

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:58:54 GMT

A historic women's college in Georgia apologized Thursday for its past connections to racism and the Ku Klux Klan.

UWG's Green Zone helps improve college experience for veterans

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:37:23 GMT

Ambrose Moncayo, a Marine veteran and adult learner at UWG, speaks at the Green Zone conference about his experience on campus. Ambrose Moncayo, a Marine veteran and adult learner at UWG, speaks at the Green Zone conference about his experience on campus.

Two local companies present $15,000 to Leadership Southeast Georgia...

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:02:20 GMT

Pictured : Ruel Joyner, Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia; Paul Roesel, President and CEO of The Sack Company; Jesse Bentley, Savannah division manager for Evans General Contractors; Lee Beckman, Vice Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia The Sack Company and Evans General Contractors presented $15,000 to the Leadership Southeast Georgia 2017 ... (more)

Death penalty is 'expressed intention' for Georgia inmates

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:33:06 GMT

A Georgia judge said Wednesday that the death penalty is the "expressed intention" for inmates Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose, who were on the run... -- The man who was shot dead at a Brussels train station Tuesday after attempting to explode a suitcase of nails and gas canisters was unknown to authorities as a t... Combines are rolling on across Kansas as harvest slowly starts to inch north and west. David Radenberg, a farmer near Claflin, reported that while he is around 50 perce... True freshman wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will not be a part of the Husker football program this fall.

As Jon Ossoff Loses Georgia Special Election, Where Do Democrats Go from Here in Challenging GOP?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:22:42 GMT

In the most expensive congressional race in history, Republican Karen Handel has defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia. We go to Atlanta for response and look at the role of gerrymandering in shaping the outcome of the race.

Georgia South residents get welcomed to community

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:20:32 GMT

Residents in the Georgia South Family Medicine Program were welcomed into the Moultrie community. Hospital officials said seventy-five percent of all physicians stay within 60 miles of where they train.