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E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent


Wanted Washington man caught in Stephens County

A Washington man is behind bars after officers with the Toccoa Police Department spotted an older-model Dodge Charger driving recklessly. According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize on April 11, officers with his department along with troopers with the Georgia State Patrol responded to a BOLO (Be on


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


County officials hope to receive reimbursement for storm repairs

In an Emergency Called Meeting, on Saturday, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners approved a motion, signing Stephens County’s Declaration of Local Emergency Resolution in hopes of receiving State reimbursement for the cost to repair the recent storm-damages.


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


NGTC first signing day ceremony takes place today

North Georgia Technical College is celebrating the future generation of technical education students by hosting its first signing day ceremonies for high school graduates enrolling for the fall semester.


$768M Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket.


Stephens County to decide next step following FCC’s approval

The Stephens County Board of Commissioners will be deciding the next steps to take in countering an appeal to overturn recent approval by the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Stephens County’s request to lift its Orphan County Status earlier this month; however, in January,


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


UPDATE: Woman arrested after fight near Atlanta University Center turns deadly

A deadly shooting near the Atlanta University Center Tuesday afternoon started as an argument between two women, authorities said. Atlanta police officers called to the shooting the 900 block of Sells Avenue about 1:15 p.m. found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman Ja


Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea


Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Pendleton Woman And Westminster Man On Trafficking In Methamphetamine Charges

(Seneca, SC)—————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Pendleton woman and a Westminster man on charges of Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana after a traffic stop over the weekend.


Former Hall County teacher accused of sending inappropriate texts to student

MURRAYVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) A former teacher at a Hall County high school has been arrested after allegedly sending inappropriate texts to a student. Taylor James Guthrie, 26, was arrested on Monday and charged with furnishing obscene material to a minor.

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Newton student wins 2019 State Young Georgia Authors Contest

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System is pleased to announce Newton High School freshman, Arriana Gross, won the statewide ninth-grade Young Georgia Authors Contest competition with her entry, “The Seeds.” Gross previously won first place at both the school district and regional level.


Georgia Dems shy away from impeachment talk following Mueller report

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s five Democratic U.S. House members are treading cautiously on one of the most consequential questions currently facing their caucus: whether to open impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp highlights his first 100 days in office

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday by launching a statewide tour to meet with citizens from across the state and highlight his accomplishments from his first weeks as the Peach State's chief executive.


Georgia Gets $10.3 Million To Combat Opioid Crisis

Georgia now has millions more in federal funding for addressing prescription and opioid drug abuse. The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities recently received a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will expand access to m


KOBA encourages Oconee residents to clean up

SENECA, S.C. (WSPA) - Wednesday, Duke Energy and Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, also known as KOBA, have created two Saturday events to get Oconee County residents up and cleaning up their community.