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Georgia's two Staceys could split Dems

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:48:27 GMT

Tom Crawford is editor of The Georgia Report, an internet news service at that reports on state government and politics. Georgia's Democratic voters will have their choice of two Staceys in next year's primary for governor: state Rep. Stacey Abrams of Atlanta or Rep. Stacey Evans of Smyrna.

Georgia jobless rate dips to 4.7 percent; Columbus creates 300 jobs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:12:24 GMT

The Georgia Department of Labor operates the Columbus Career Center at 700 Veterans Parkway. The state agency said Thursday that Georgia's unemployment rate declined from 4.8 percent in June to 4.7 percent in July.

Nashville notes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:36:20 GMT

Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer Jo Walker-Meador passed away Tuesday night in Nashville after a stroke. The 93-year-old began her career as the first paid employee of the Country Music Association: she was the office manager.

Man accused of carrying stolen firearm into theater pleads

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:03:17 GMT

A Georgia man accused of entering a Pennsylvania movie theater carrying what authorities said was a stolen firearm and ammunition has pleaded guilty to federal firearms law violations. Twenty-two-year-old William Gossett of Covington pleaded to being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition.

South Georgia man damaged retina looking at 1972 eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:47:36 GMT

We're just days away from the solar eclipse and if you want to watch, you need to protect your eyes. An Effingham County man knows all too well what can happen if you don't and hopes his story saves someone else's sight.

South Georgia man damaged retina looking at 1972 eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:47:35 GMT

We're just days away from the solar eclipse and if you want to watch, you need to protect your eyes. An Effingham County man knows all too well what can happen if you don't and hopes his story saves someone else's sight.

Georgia among six Southern states to receive top awards in national competition

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:39:28 GMT

State department of transportation projects that swiftly addressed a spike in wrong-way driving fatalities and that used safety improvements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel were winners in the southern regional America's Transportation Awards competition.

University System of Georgia official lauds new CSU tool to help students graduate

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:18:08 GMT

Columbus State University has created a new way to help students more efficiently plan their path toward graduation - a tool praised by a University System of Georgia official as "possibly the most comprehensive set of program maps in the system." CSU's "road maps" are suggested course schedules for all bachelor's and master's degrees, helping students "navigate the sometimes-confusing world of course prerequisites and requirements, while also eliminating the possibility of students taking courses they don't really need to graduate," Columbus State explained in its news release.

Classes begin at Armstrong for the final time before Georgia Southern consolidation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:18:07 GMT

A student walks to class on Monday at Armstrong State University. This fall semester will be the last for the university under the Armstrong name.

Company ordered to pay $302,500 for deadly Georgia gas leak

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:05:13 GMT

A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Wednesday that Radnor, Pennsylvania, based AirGas USA failed to meet inspection requirements for more than 740 of its bulk gas tanks used by medical and industrial customers statewide.

Hardeeville man dies after dive from Georgia dock into shallow water

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:05:12 GMT

A Hardeeville man died on Saturday after he dove from a dock into shallow water at a Georgia lake, Georgia officials said. Lowell Quitman 'Boy' Reed III, 34, died around 3:30 p.m. after he dove from a dock at Lake Grayson in Wayne County, according to Wayne County Deputy Coroner Bill Cooks.

About 30 Georgia businesses join anti-drilling alliance

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:05:11 GMT

Offshore drilling on the East Coast, including off Georgia, is back under consideration with federal regulators currently collecting comments through Thursday on a revived proposal. For this round, local businesses are adding their voices to the list of those opposed.

Albany CPA company contributes to rural Georgia hospitals

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:43:47 GMT

Draffin and Tucker announced Tuesday, as part of Georgia's new rural hospital tax credit program, the company is contributing $124,000 to all 49 eligible rural hospitals in the state. Five small rural hospitals in Georgia have already closed in recent years, and with the changing landscape of healthcare more are struggling financially.

Governor candidate blasted by Georgia senator for calls to remove carvings

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:28:14 GMT

Stacey Abrams, candidate for governor of Georgia, was blasted by a state senator and fellow candidate for governor after calling for the removal of the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. Abrams tweeted that the carvings are a "blight on our state and should be removed."

Throwback: This week in August 2011 | Mega Gallery

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:22:26 GMT

St Mary's PS teacher Jonothon Holmes-Brown with students Rachel Kemp, Madison Wilson, William Martin, Max McCoy, Charlie Dean, Jack Wyllie, Zavier Inkster and Owen Johns. Jonothon is competing in a Rubic's Cube comp in Melbourne.

Douglas (Doug) Clifford Crawford

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:10:53 GMT

Douglas Clifford Crawford, 71, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie Withrow Flowers; step-father, Sumpter Flowers; step-brother, Red Flowers; canine daughter Missy Mae Crawford; and many equine family members.

Augusta Fire Department awarded highest rating for fire protection

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:58:33 GMT

The Augusta Fire Department has achieved the highest fire protection rating. The Insurance Services Offices awarded the department the Public Protection Classification 01/1X rating, the highest possible for fire protection services.