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There may not be a Duck Dynasty to watch on A&E

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know…

Opinion: Don’t yank the pitbull’s chain

SORRY TO SPOIL THE HOLIDAYS, but when they are over the General Assembly will come back with its usual bag full of lumps of coal for Georgians who, as a…

Atlanta transit ranked one of world’s worst, just above Baghdad and Hanoi

Atlanta’s public transportation is often derided as insufficient to serve its metro populace; chronically late to the people who do use it; and underfunded (thanks in part to the economic…

DHS removed only 368K immigrants this year

The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the…

Waycross Middle School gets $40,000 Dollar General donation

Dollar General came to Waycross Middle School this week bearing a gift. Principal David Hitt simply called it incredible. Hitt knew Dollar General had a “Reading Revolution” program and figured…

Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders

Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.…

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

FBI arrests Richmond County coroner

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested Thursday in a joint state-federal investigation on a charge of stealing a car from a deceased man or his family. District Attorney Ashley…

University Hospital to pursue building a hospital in Evans

Columbia County has also talked with Doctors Hospital about submitting a proposal and officials are “relatively sure” they will. Source: Augusta Chronicle Gwinnett Medical Center gets $1 million donation from Gwinnett…

Tybee Island beach renourishment plans move forward

The project is estimated to cost from $15 million to $19.2 million, said Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman. Tybee expects the federal government to cover 60.5 percent of the cost. The…

Army Cyber Command will be based in Augusta

The Army announced today that its Cyber Command will be headquartered at Fort Gordon in Augusta, bringing 700 new people to the base and a three-star commander. Georgia U.S. Sen.…

Georgia State ‘won’t be welcomed back’ to Arabia Mountain High School

Georgia State officials offered a football player a ‘grayshirt offer” on Thursday, less than six weeks from national signing day. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Carroll County Schools survey results released Nearly 15,000…

TSYS says it’s not involved in data breach at Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has long been a client of TSYS, issuing its store-brand and other credit cards with the red target logo, processing transactions, and completing the billing and statement…

U.S. Rep. Kingston criticized for statement on school lunch

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is coming under criticism for comments suggesting that poor students who are part of the nation’s school lunch program should sweep cafeteria floors. Source: Athens Banner-Herald Political…

Atlanta transit ranked one of the world’s worst systems

The index only includes 84 major cities, which means Atlanta (about 32 points) only ranked higher than Baghdad (which, you’ll remember, is a major city in a country that has…

Jury acquits Georgia state lawmaker of all charges

A jury has acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state. The Fulton County jury on Thursday found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty…

Pecan crop worse than expected

The quality and quantity of Georgia’s 2013 pecan crop is in worse shape than originally feared.Due in large part to pecan scab, a fungal disease that thrives in wet conditions,…

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

Train carrying liquor derails in Ware

A 40-car train headed from Memphis to Savannah derailed near Beach Highway in Ware County, northwest of Waycross, Thursday about 5 p.m.. Three containers carrying Seagrams liquor were reported damaged…