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Authorities: Suspect in Banks deputy shooting dead

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:31:01 GMT

An FBI agent was shot and injured in Atlanta on Friday in an altercation with the suspect in the shooting of a Banks County deputy earlier in the week. FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett said the agent was shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Georgia DOT Teams Up With Lego to Inspire Young Engineers

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:07:55 GMT

For the duration of the actual reconstruction project, guests can contribute to a large-scale bridge outside of the center's Model Builder Academy. The Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Transportation collaboration aims to "help inspire the minds of young engineers-to-be and shed a positive, creative light on the high-profile reconstruction of I-85," according to a news release.

Georgian economic growth accelerates to 5 pct y/y in Q1

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:28:20 GMT

Georgia's economic growth accelerated to 5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017 from 2.3 percent in the same period a year ago, the National Statistics Service said on Friday, helped by a rise in exports and by remittances from Georgians living abroad. In March alone, growth was 5.3 percent, up from 3.4 percent in March 2016 and from 4.4 percent in February 2017.

Woman accused of threats to blow up Georgia daycare centers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:32:05 GMT

A Georgia woman has been charged with threatening to blow up daycare centers where she'd been employed in the past.

Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:39:16 GMT

A Georgia state lawmaker is helping to distribute cannabis oil to hundreds of sick people who are now allowed by the state to possess medical marijuana, but have no legal way of obtaining it. MACON, Ga.

Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:39:15 GMT

Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law. Operating in ways he hopes will avoid felony charges of drug trafficking, state Rep. Allen Peake is taking matters into his own hands.

WALB's Going Mobile Community Tour stops in Sylvester

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:18:52 GMT

Melissa, Yolanda, Jake, and Jim and the WALB News Ten crew broadcast our 5:30 newscast live at the train depot in Sylvester. We had dozens of people come out to join us and watch the newscast.

Bryan County students receive Georgia Scholars recognition

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:40:46 GMT

Two Bryan County students, Bradley Howard from Bryan County High and Chelsea Riley from Richmond Hill High are among the 183 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia who have been recognized as 2017 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced April 17. Through the Georgia Scholar program, the department identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the department's Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state.

2 in custody after woman stabbed, found in burning Baker Co. home

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:51:30 GMT

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Lenorris Williams, 33, and Kimberly Williams, 36, are in custody at the Miller County Jail. The GBI received arrest warrants for the two suspects after Georgia Mae Green Griffin, 61, was found injured at her residence while it was on fire.

Georgia bans funding to 'sanctuary' campuses under new law

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:12 GMT

Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a new Georgia law. The measure is expected to have no immediate impact since no colleges in Georgia have embraced so-called "sanctuary" policies.

Search is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:03:23 GMT

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the suspect fired multiple times at deputies Wednesday, striking one officer whose ballistic vest stopped the bullet.

Changes to Georgia's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Await Governor's Signature

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:27:52 GMT

During the 2017-2018 Georgia General Assembly legislative session, the House and Senate voted to approve HB249, a bill that would make several changes to the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program . HB249 was sent to the governor on April 7, 2017.

ATF statistics show high number of stolen guns in Georgia

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:54:41 GMT

"Guns in the wrong hands is always a problem and that is the problem of this country right now," said Captain Maurice Holmes, Thomasville PD. "Guns are very sensitive items, the problem is as far as gun security, thats where the lack is coming in at," said Holmes.

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:57:16 GMT

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, J.W. Ledford Jr., poses for a photo. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that 45-year-old Ledford, a death row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor, is scheduled to die May 16 at the state prison in Jackson, Ga.

Douglasville celebrates Georgia Cities Week Second graders get to experience city government

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:06:02 GMT

Second-grade students get a vehicle demonstration from the Douglas County Fire Department during a Georgia Cities Week event in Douglasville last Friday.

Officials: I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:01:20 GMT

State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation has set a June 15 deadline for the completion of the new I-85 bridge, although no official timetable was announced.

18 arrested in major meth bust

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:18:46 GMT

The 3 pounds of methamphetamine seized has distinct crystals that can be seen inside a large Ziploc bag. The street value of the meth is $80,000, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.