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Marietta to pay $17M for replacement school
An estimated $17 million will be spent on a replacement school for Park Street Elementary School. The contract was awarded to R. K. Redding Construction, Inc. of Bremen by a unanimous vote of the Marietta Board of Education on Feb. 12.
Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia
PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We
Senate Bill 25 signed into law
Last Friday, February 15, 2019, Senate Bill 25 was signed into law by Governor Brian P. Kemp. This is the first piece of legislation to be signed by Governor Kemp. Senator Bill Heath (R – Bremen) sponsored this legislation which addresses risky language in last session’s House Bill 978 which allowed
Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia. News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in
Six Flags Over Georgia hosts hiring event for 2019 season
Six Flags Over Georgia announced a hiring event for numerous positions at the park for the 2019 season. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia is hiring on the spot for positions in admissions, aquatics, culinary, catering, entertainment, games and
Movie Company in Georgia Cited by U.S. Dept of Labor for
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Eye Productions Inc. for failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Proposed penalties total $9,472.
Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party
Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Flash flood watch issued for metro Atlanta
» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A flood watch for northwest Georgia was replaced with a flash flood watch at noon, and it now includes all of metro Atlanta.
Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.
UPDATE: Tree falls on vehicles entering Emory University Hospital parking deck
A tree fell on two vehicles entering an Emory University Hospital parking deck Wednesday morning, officials confirmed. The tree came down over the entrance ramp to the deck on Lowergate Drive, which is on the corner of Clifton Road near the university’s main campus, DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley to
Man Wanted In Sunday's Douglas County Armed Robbery: Police
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued a "be on the lookout" notice for a man caught on camera robbing a Family Dollar store, they say. On Feb. 17, the man entered the Family Dollar at 2682 Lee Road. He produced a weapon and took cash from three registers, police reporte
Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?
In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi
When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.
Dallas man admits to pushing victim into train, says ‘I don’t regret a thing’
DALLAS — A Dallas man has admitted to pushing another man underneath a train, injuring him. He told one media outlet he doesn’t regret his actions, but appeared to express regret in other interviews.
Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.
Teen Missing From Douglas County
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teenager, Sidazia Brown, 17. She was last seen on Feb. 8 in Douglasville. She is described as 5'4", 130lbs, red and black hair, and brown eyes. Contact investigator Black with any information at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Georgia DE breaks down first visit to MSU
Alvin Williams couldn’t believe what he was hearing. He’d just rode about 90 minutes through blustery conditions to...
Georgia man sentenced in nearly $800K theft from Texas city
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Georgia man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for a bogus invoice scam that cost a Central Texas city nearly $800,000. Derrick Ervin of Atlanta was sentenced Tuesday to 77 months behind bars in the email scheme targeting the city of Bryan. A judge in Houst
UPDATE | Georgia Power on scene of Augusta house fire, no one injured
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Traffic has slowed down and Georgia Power is on the scene after a fire broke out at a home in Augusta early Wednesday morning. Dispatch tells News 12 it broke out around 4:48 a.m. on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The fire was confined to the front door a
A CLOSER LOOK: New Georgia DUI ruling
SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) - The Georgia Supreme Court overturns a law that allowed a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer to be used as evidence against them. The court agreed on Monday that it violates the state's constitutional protection against self-incrimination.