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Will Pierce settle lawsuit with former EMS director?

Will the county settle out of court with former Pierce County Emergency Medical Service and Emergency Management Agency director and fire coordinator Ken Justice? County attorney Willis Blacknall III indicated…

Mold, mildew prompts Atkinson County Health Department closure

Mold and mildew in the Atkinson County Health Department in Pearson has prompted the closure of the relatively new building as public health officials look for a temporary location to…

Obama plugs Jacksonville, Brunswick port deepening projects on Leno

President Barack Obama used his televised interview with Jay Leno to slip in a plug for three Southeastern states seeking federal funds to deepen the waterways cargo ships navigate to…

CDC says first national sign of drop in childhood obesity

The biggest declines were in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and South Dakota. Each saw their obesity numbers fall at least 1 percentage point. Source: Athens Banner-Herald New poll shows most…

Peachtree City residents find dirty water flowing from faucets again

Manganese is the main ingredient in the brown water flowing from faucets; mud is also a factor. Source: Fayette Citizen News Georgia Aquarium denied permit to import 18 beluga whales The…

$147 million school opens in Atlanta

North Atlanta High has opened in an old IBM building and stands at 11 stories tall and has a 900-car parking deck; about 1,400 students will attend classes there. Source: New…

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy wins another award for cheese

Sweet Grass Dairy won third-place for its Green Hill in the Soft-Ripened category at the American Cheese Society Annual Conference and Competition in Madison, Wisc. Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise  Elmet Technologies is…

Dalton Mayor Pennington sees Barge as ‘another political insider’

Pennington, who is running for governor, says State Schools Superintendent John Barge, who announced his intent to run for governor, is just another political insider. Source: Dalton Daily Citizen Hall County…

Atlanta mayor says Atlanta has partial deal for new Falcons stadium

The agreement to buy Friendship Baptist Church amounts to a partial victory for stadium supporters. To complete the deal, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority would still need to reach…

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

Gwinnett grandma chases, rams van into fleeing burglars

A Gwinnett County grandmother chased burglars from her home and rammed their car twice with her minivan to get them to stop. via ActionNewsJax.com.…

Report: Reducing, eliminating state income tax brings problems

A report released this morning highlights the political challenges to Republican proposals to reduce or eliminate the state income tax. The Augusta Chronicle.…

Two killed in Bacon County small plane crash

Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash. ActionNewsJax.com.…