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Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Savannah aims to keep horse-friendly streets clean

Companies that provide horse-drawn carriage tours of Savannah say they’re working together to flag messes caused by the animals and keep the downtown area clean.   ActionNewsJax.com.…

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

Judge: Incriminating statement by baby murder suspect may be used in trial

A judge ruled Friday that profane and possibly incriminating statements De’Marquise Elkins made to police can be used when he is tried for murder in the March death of a…

Controversial inscription removed from MLK memorial in Washington

Plans call for sculptor Lei Yixin to carve grooves over the former words to match existing horizontal “striation” marks in the memorial. Lei said he is working to deepen all…

Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO to retire August 31

The news of G. Michael Bass’ abrupt retirement shocked the community. Source: Newnan Times-Herald Hospitals work to keep out pests Two Augusta exterminators work at the Georgia Regents Medical Center to…

UGA marine scientist on site after natural gas well blows up in Gulf

Joye organized the first rapid response research cruise four days following the Hercules natural gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place July 22.  Source: Athens Banner-Herald Heavy…

Retaining wall cracking at new Muscogee County’s Carver High

The retaining wall is no small deal — it’s five stories high and about two football fields long — keeping the Delmar Apartments 30 feet away safe from an avalanche.…

Augusta-area DISH customers blocked from Fox channel

Augusta is one of 36 markets where broadcast channels owned by Raycom Media have been blocked on DISH until the company agrees to pay a “massive price increase,” according to…

Georgia included in national ground beef recall

Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are two of the stores recalling the ground beef. Source: WJCL-TV GWCC Authority officially breaks negotiations with church over new Falcons stadium The state offered Mt.…

Meet Nathan Deal, Georgia’s food stamp governor

Remember when Newt Gingrich cynically slapped the “food stamp president” label on Barack Obama? Obama didn’t deserve it. When he made his racially-tinged crack, the ex-speaker hoped you’d forgotten that…

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former Pennsylvania senator Mellow moved to Jesup prison

Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow has been transferred to a federal prison in Georgia. Mellow, 70, of Archbald, was serving his 16-month prison sentence at a minimum security camp at…