Regents approve name change to recognize UGA’s first African American graduate.
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ALBANY -- A number of Georgia drug dealers and kingpins got a rude awakening Tuesday morning when a joint task force of FBI, GBI, Albany Police Department Gang Task Force and Albany-Dougherty SWAT team officers, as well as officers in other parts of the state, took part in a multi-agency investigation that resulted in the execution of search warrants in Dougherty, Henry, Muscogee and Worth Counties, Charles "Charlie" Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced.
Georgia, along with the rest of the southeast, is experiencing a rapidly developing drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The family of a Kennesaw State University student from Gwinnett County is speaking up regarding their loved one's death.
If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available — your time is here. The Georgia deer firearms season opens Oct. 19 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020 statewide.
COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department and Georgia State Patrol are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 39-year-old female pedestrian in critical condition.
WARNER ROBINS — More than 100 elected officials, executives, and state and federal representatives gathered in Warner Robins last week at the Cary W. Martin Conference for the Georgia Municipal Association’s statewide Rural Broadband Summit. The meeting, which was also supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Telecommunications and Information Administration, provided attendees an inside look at several approaches underway in Georgia to address the broadband needs of rural communities.
ATLANTA – An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau finds that business email compromise scams are skyrocketing in frequency and have cost businesses and other organizations more than $3 billion since 2016.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $492,370 to Georgia to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America," which seeks to reduce new HIV infections in America by 90% by 2030. The funding includes two parts:
Bradford will be recognized as a recipient of the 2019 Graduate School Alumni of Distinction award at a reception and dinner on Oct. 3. The event will be held in the UGA Special Collections Libraries in Athens. This award recognizes graduate alumni whose professional achievements and contributions to society exemplify the University of Georgia’s motto, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.”
Police are searching for a burglar caught on surveillance video trying to make a cup of coffee while stealing from a Sugar Hill business.
DECATUR – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced this week the promotion of Cleveland Miles as deputy director of the GBI Crime Laboratory. Miles will oversee crime laboratory operations for GBI’s Division of Forensic Sciences.
UGA to lead effort aimed at protecting vulnerable populations.
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Necropsies, or animal autopsies, are being done to assess what the animals’ health condition had been and to search for possible clues to the stranding.
COVINGTON - A second-grade teacher at Porterdale Elementary School is on administrative leave after being charged with simple battery. The charge came after an investigation in to alleged inappropriate contact with a student.
CONYERS - Though burning leaf piles and campfires are hallmarks of fall, Georgia's current drought is impacting decisions to burn outdoors. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging everyone to follow established procedures and exercise extreme caution when using fire outside.
To help leaf peepers plan their fall escapes, Georgia State Parks has launched “Leaf Watch 2019” to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State.
Jackson Police Lt. Scott Crumley said he received a call about Ashley Horton from police in Mauston, Wisc., about 75 miles northwest of Madison.
ATLANTA -- Georgia has an estimated 533,030 women-owned businesses, employing 285,237 and attributing roughly $57,120,180,000 to the state's economy, according to the ninth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express, a comprehensive report analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and factoring in relative changes in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
As part of Rail Safety Week, these organizations are conducting activities in their ongoing public awareness campaign aimed at saving lives near railroad tracks.
Motorists in Butts County on Monday reported paying $2.57 to $2.63 per gallon, according to the price-tracking website GasBuddy.com.
ATLANTA) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into Fulton County elections procedures after an incident of an unsecured voting location led to the theft of two Express Poll Books, which are used to check voters into their respective polling locations.
The awards of up to $300,000 each will support physical and organizational infrastructure investments for health centers.
Georgia added 20,800 jobs last month, marking the strongest August in the last 20 years and doubling the number of new jobs created in August 2018.
Roughly 20 miles of milling, plant mix resurfacing and shoulder rehabilitation is planned on State Road 256 beginning at the Colquitt County line and extending to SR 33, and beginning west of U.S. 319/SR 256 and extending to the Worth County line.
A Gwinnett County jury has indicted Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, and three men — including a private investigator and the founder of DragonCon — on three counts of computer trespass Wednesday.
Barrow County Sheriff's Office Maj. Ryan Sears said Statham resident and Barrow County Schools bus driver Mary Jo Hall, 59, has been arrested and is expected to be charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds.
ATLANTA – World Gorilla Day will bring an extra cause for celebration this year: The event will also be the naming day of the youngest member of the gorilla population at Zoo Atlanta. In tribute to the significance of the day and in honor of his 2-month birthday, the western lowland gorilla infant born to Lulu on July 24 will be named on Sept. 24, and the world is invited to help choose his name.
Dyann E. Ramo, 66, of Canton, has been sentenced to three years on probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $196,067 for stealing her deceased mother's Social Security benefits for nearly 20 years
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp today announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a leading publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s American Consumer Financial Innovation Network is meant to enhance coordination among federal and state regulators and facilitate financial innovation.
The 332 projects located by the global commerce team in FY19 include new locations and existing industry expansions along with the record-breaking investment of $7.4 billion and 28,960 new jobs.
Gwinnett County police arrested Christopher Dale Bruner, 36 of Winder, after they said he backed his car into a woman while she filled her tires with air at a gas station.
Jon Ossoff, who shot to national prominence during a 2017 special House election, is running for Senate in Georgia, challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue for his seat.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp lifted the mandatory evacuation order for people east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh Counties on Thursday.
ATLANTA — The nine Labor Day traffic fatalities that occurred in Georgia over the long holiday weekend were half the number of deaths that occurred on the state’s road during the 2018 holiday period.
Morgan told the Jackson Progress-Argus it appeared the target of the home invasion was his daughter, who was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when an intruder entered the residence on Moore Road.
The baby was transported to the hospital before it died from severe injuries, including a fractured skull, fractured ribs and intestinal bleeding.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday that he has declared a state of emergency in 12 Georgia counties and is waiving weight, height and length restrictions on vehicles that pass through the state to provide disaster relief related to Hurricane Dorian.
MCDONOUGH — Hurricane Dorian may bring power outages, downed trees, heavy rain and possibly brief tornadoes to Georgia this weekend and well into next week, according to Pam Knox, director of the University of Georgia Weather Network and an agricultural climatologist.
Labor Day weekend's impact on traffic is expected to start being felt in metro Atlanta Thursday morning, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.