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Georgia lawmaker wants free PrEP program to fight HIV

A bill that would provide free PrEP medication to those at high risk of being infected with HIV may soon see a vote by the full Georgia House. State Rep. Sharon Cooper, a Republican from Marietta who sponsored the legislation, said the three-year pilot program could be expanded after its conclusion.


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


Houston County transgender deputy fights for healthcare

HOUSTON COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A transgender police officer in Warner Robins is threatening a lawsuit against Houston County for not covering her transgender-related health care treatments.


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.


Friends helping stranded ambulance driver die as tractor trailer runs over Prius on I-16

Two Macon friends were killed in a crash Tuesday evening after helping another friend who was stranded while driving an ambulance east on Interstate 16 in Bleckley County. Shemar Brooks, 22, of Mohawk Road, and Zhaniesha Burnette, 21, of Manchester at Wesleyan, died at the scene, said Bibb County Co


Six Flags Over Georgia holding job fair Saturday

AUSTELL, Ga. – Six Flags over Georgia is holding a job fair Saturday, February 23. The theme park will hold interviews for positions from entry-level to management roles. The park will hold on-the-spot interviews for positions in:


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.


Several Middle Georgia teams taste victory and punch a ticket to the Sweet Sixteen

The Middle Georgia area saw a lot of action over the first two days of the state playoffs. While some teams were upset in the first round, others made statements that they are here to stay and potentially complete the March to Macon where a state title could be waiting for them.


Tifton woman enters guilty plea on drug charge in federal court

TIFTON — A Tifton woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a drug charge after she was arrested carrying four kilos of methamphetamine and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute the illegal drugs, officials from the U.S. Middle District of Georgia federal court said Friday.