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Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

A new study shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled during the past decade, suggesting that a stronger response is needed. More people are dying in the US from prescription…

Medical Center moving to start graduate medical program in 2014

“Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is taking another step to inaugurate a Graduate Medical Education Program. The Center is hiring Dr. Kevin Johnson as the director of family medicine residency for…

Kudzu bugs a problem for farmers in Georgia

On average, if left untreated, kudzu bug damage will result in a 20 percent yield loss for soybean farmers, with that figure reaching as high as 60 percent. Source: Thomasville Times…

Moultrie Teen Maze shows students consequences of actions

About 270 volunteers took time from their professional and personal lives to give a healthy amount of one-on-one attention to nearly 650 ninth graders during the two-day event. Source: Moultrie Observer…

Jekyll Island’s Oceanside Inn & Suites to be revamped as resort

The hotel will become a Holiday Inn Resort in late spring. Source: Brunswick News Piggly Wiggly in Albany to close its doors Friday 40 employees will be out of work once…

U.S. Rep. John Barrow says Congress will pass a budget resolution if allowed to vote

Barrow said that enough Republican support was there to end the standoff if House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote that did not include defunding the Affordable Care Act.…

Albany and Dougherty County among those in limbo after LOST decision

As many as 21 Georgia counties and the municipalities located within their boundaries face an uncertain economic future after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts cannot settle disputes…

Bicycle registration bill pulled by lawmakers

Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia. Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County…

One year child hit by a car in Coffee County

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified girl was playing out front of a small apartment complex on Georgia Highway 135 near the Oak Park Community. An elderly man…