ATLANTA—Gov. Brian Kemp has deputized Georgia's sheriffs to shut down businesses that fail to comply with his April 1 emergency order.
ATLANTA—Help is on the way for public safety agencies in Georgia in the form of a Department of Justice grant to fight COVID-19.
Tax collections on sales by third-party online sellers in Georgia like Google and Amazon take effect Wednesday, including for ride-hailing companies that were due for an exemption before coronavirus shuttered the General Assembly.
JONESBORO—If you feel like the COVID-19 emergency is messing with your mind, you’re not the only one. Nicole Albert, a licensed psychotherapist with Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, says that feelings of shock, worry or stress right now are perfectly normal. The News asked Alber…
ATHENS — On March 30, the University of Georgia will transition to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
ATLANTA – Following an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education Friday inviting states to request waivers from federal assessment requirements, State School Superintendent Richard Woods affirmed that the Georgia Department of Education will immediately apply for a waiver from asses…
STOCKBRIDGE – Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Piedmont Henry Hospital is not allowing visitors for the time being. Patients in Women’s Services and the Emergency Department, and special needs, disabled, or hearing-impaired patients are allowed one visitor. Other exceptions need to be approved …
The Georgia Power Foundation Inc. is investing $1 million in 2020 to support the state of Georgia in addressing the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA—In a video press conference, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the Georgia Department of Health has confirmed one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Henry County.
On the way to a meeting, I passed a florist truck. I couldn’t help but notice the advertisement on the side of the truck. The advertisement read: “Flowers whisper how you feel.”
McDONOUGH—Henry County Police say people should stay away from a property on Kings Mill Road where Henry County Animal Control found "approximately 22 malnourished and mistreated horses" on Feb. 24.
ELLENWOOD — Commuters may want to avoid I-675 South near Anvil Block Road until after 7 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
LOCUST GROVE — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a medical emergency at Locust Grove High School in which four female students apparently ingested a combination of chemicals and/or drugs.
Only extreme partisans intent on denying President Trump any credit for any success would be critical of the operation he ordered that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. These extreme partisans include Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, while praising the “heroism” of the special unit that conducted the raid on al-Baghdadi’s location in Northern Syria, could not bring herself to say anything nice about the president. Instead, she said the House should have been notified in advance. Why? Does the House command troops? Pelosi lamented that Russia was informed, but that was because Russian weapons and troops were in areas over which American helicopters flew in order to reach their target.
Should casino gaming be legalized in 2020, the Atlanta Motor Speedway could potentially house such an operation in the future.
FOREST PARK—I-75 South is open again just past I-675 and Georgia Hwy. 138 in Henry County after a big rig flipped this morning. GDOT said one truck and one bus were involved. The scene cleared around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
FOREST PARK—One man is in custody following a standoff in the Holiday Hills subdivision in unincorporated Forest Park that shut down traffic on I-75 South for several hours Tuesday afternoon and forced residents from their homes.
JONESBORO—Pamela Winn, like other Clayton County prisoners, was shackled hand and foot as she left the privately-run Robert A. Deyton Detention Center in Lovejoy for her court date in 2008. Unlike most others, she was pregnant.
FOREST PARK — A Forest Park man is dead after an officer-involved taser incident in Henry County Sept. 20 near Atlanta Motor Speedway during the Imagine Festival concert.
JONESBORO — A Henry County man is dead after police say he killed two others, then led officers on a dangerous high-speed chase with gunfire through Jonesboro Monday afternoon.
FOREST PARK — If you’ve ever been arrested by the Forest Park Police Department, Clayton County Police Department or Clayton County Sheriff’s Office for a misdemeanor, here’s your chance to get those records restricted.
JONESBORO — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says multiple agencies were involved in the Aug. 30 arrest of three alleged members of the “59 Brim Bloods” gang.
Kenneth Thomas Bowman III, 24, has been charged with seven counts of rape and one count of sexual battery. He was arrested on Aug. 27 at his place of employment.
JONESBORO — The Clayton County Police Department say they have in custody a man they believe is responsible for a series of sexual assaults and rapes over the last four years.
REX — A Rex homeowner's Ring doorbell captured a scene out of the Allstate "Mayhem" commercial when a woman threw a brick through the window, then walked off.
MCDONOUGH, GA—Tory Leroy Jones, Sr. will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2016 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Elimisha Maryetta Gates, at a Stockbridge motel.
McDONOUGH—A former Georgia Bureau of Investigation chief medical examiner who retired after he was found to have violated GBI policy about taking outside trial consulting work was certified as an expert witness for the defense in the Rosenbaum trial.
McDONOUGH—Doctor visits, a heartbreaking encounter in a Walmart and wrangling over allowing a teddy bear in court marked Friday's testimony in the murder trial of Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum. The pair are charged in the 2015 death of foster child Laila Daniel.
Bob Westerfield has grown a vegetable garden at home for the past 30 years, and every workday he helps Georgians do the same. As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, Westerfield grows vegetables to document successes, watch for problems, learn how to solve…
Even with the welcomed rain Georgia farmers have experienced recently, sunscalding on certain fruits and vegetables remains a concern as producers continue with this year’s harvest, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Andre da Silva.
JONESBORO — Clayton County’s small business owners will want to take note of the 2019 Federal Opportunity Zone Summit, the public portion of which is taking place June 20 at Clayton State University. The summit promises a big financial boost from the county for small businesses.
JONESBORO — The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Statement on Monday morning and warned that saturated ground conditions could lead to further flooding and falling trees. As of press time Tuesday, the NWS said several waves of thunderstorms were expected through Thursday.
Clayton County Superior Court Judge Robert Mack sentenced Gerardo Artemio Ortiz Hernandez, 40, of Mexico to seven consecutive life terms, three without parole, four with the possibility, plus 255 years, all to be served consecutively.
JONESBORO — The city of Jonesboro celebrated one its most famous friends, Burt Reynolds, with a tribute parade featuring Trans Ams, Reynolds’ trailers and his original car.
“Spivey Hall offers music-loving grown-ups and their kids two wonderful events this summer,“ said Melanie Darby, Spivey Hall’s education manager. “The setting by the lake makes a beautiful backdrop for these events, both offering children and families a personal, interactive music experience…
Improvements to Southlake Mall move the large retail development into a new direction with a mix of retail, office, restaurants and entertainment.