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Reports: 5-star freshman QB Justin Fields leaving Georgia
Quarterback Justin Fields is reportedly leaving Georgia after just one season. Rumors have swirled in recent days about whether Fields would return to Georgia next fall. And according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, Fields indeed has informed UGA of his intention to transfer from the program.
$20K of illegal narcotics seized in Habersham County drug bust
HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - A Habersham County man was arrested during a major drug bust on Wednesday following a 6-month investigation. John Mark Sims, 52, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana. He was arrested at hi
Recount Ordered in Georgia House Race Divided by 2 Votes
A recount has been ordered in one Georgia state house race where an incumbent and his challenger already had a re-do. Just two votes separate Erwin and Gasaway in a race with more than 7,000 votes cast. Erwin defeated Gasaway in the May primary election, but the courts ordered a recount, at the requ
White House releases official Christmas portrait
WASHINGTON - The White House released the official Christmas portrait of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday. The photo was taken Saturday in the Cross Hall of the White House.
Georgia medical-examiner employees resign after posing with man's dismembered head: report
Two employees with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) reportedly resigned after one worker took a photo of the other posing with a homicide victim's dismembered head. The tasteless photo-op involved Robert Page, an elderly man who was dismembered in November, WSB-TV reported. Christian Ponce-
Funeral procession takes place for officer killed in the line of duty
DeKalb County, GA (CBS46) Officers from all over metro Atlanta lined up their cruisers and motorcycles in front of the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday to pay their respects to an officer killed in the line of duty.
Georgia college student makes case for new interstate to Houston Co. commissioners
HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Houston County commissioners heard the proposed plan from one college student to have a new interstate built that would start in Texas and end in Augusta, Georgia.
Feds still await Georgia request to change name of Runaway Negro Creek
Georgia lawmakers took steps this spring to rid a small body of water in the Savannah area of a name some find offensive. Nearly eight months later, state officials have yet to petition the federal government to change the name of Runaway Negro Creek on Skidaway Island to Freedom Creek.
Georgia teacher admits stealing 9-year-old student's violin to pay ticket, police say
DECATUR, Ga. – A Georgia teacher told police he stole a 9-year-old student's violin because he needed money to pay for a $700 ticket. Citing an incident report, news outlets report that video showed 21-year-old Kalif Jones of Stone Mountain stealing the instrument from the cafeteria. It also showed
The One Mountain Town In Georgia That’s Perfect For A Winter Getaway
Just because it gets cold and snow becomes more of a regular weather forecast doesn’t mean that we should stop exploring our beautiful state during the wintertime. Georgia has so many wonderful places to check out during the winter—places that seemingly come alive in an entirely new way. If you’re l
Racist White Candidates Criminalized Black Opponents To Win Elections
There’s now independent confirmation that Georgia’s Governor-elect Brian Kemp fabricated a tale about a cybercrime while serving as secretary of state to help himself steal the gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams.
HILDERBRAND: Having a Stay-at-Home Holiday
I read that if I fly to New York City for Christmas this year, The Rockettes have added drones to their Radio City Music Hall performances. Tiny drones of light dance about their matching, nodding, turning heads. The drones never swoop down to interfere with their high kicks and taps. I have no doub
White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.
Georgia K-9 that lost eye after being shot in head is released from hospital
A Georgia K-9 that was shot during a traffic-stop confrontation that killed a police officer has lost an eye, but was released from a veterinary hospital Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Body of fallen DeKalb officer escorted to home county
BALDWIN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Law enforcement from multiple counties joined together Saturday morning to escort the remains of a DeKalb police officer killed in the line of duty back home.
WATCH: Georgia football coach Kirby Smart reveals plans to replace Mel Tucker
ATHENS — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart revealed his plans to replace Mel Tucker, and it’s going to take some time and some of his own personal involvement. Smart made it clear he’s is no rush to find a new defensive coordinator in place of Tucker, who vacated the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator
Republican Kemp's desperate bid to win the Georgia governor's seat covered up his own incompetence
Remember how, just 72 hours before the November 6 election, Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp responded to the news that in his current job, he allowed the state's voter registration system be vulnerable to hackers? How he used it attack Democrats and say the
Search warrant leads to drug arrests
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies executed a search warrant at a residence located on Hill Crest Spur in Hiawassee.
Duo arrested in string of break-ins
A duo has been arrested in connection with several breaking and entering cases in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Following an investigation, Eric Edward Hill, 24, of Marble, North Carolina and Kayla Marie Coffey, 30, of Blairsville, Georgia were arrested on multiple charges following a string of b
Decatur Singer Performs at Holiday Concert
From UNG:The University of North Georgia (UNG) Holiday Concert took place Saturday, December 1, at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia. UNG's vocal and instrumental ensembles and several faculty members joined forces to present the university's inaugural concert featuring the sounds of Ch