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Deal takes blame for storm preparations
Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a s...
January 30, 2014 02:00 PM | 2 2 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's my car? Storm cleanup underway in Atlanta
Police and the National Guard helped people reunite with their abandoned cars Thursday as the logjam on Atlanta highways eased and the roads thawed, two days after a winter storm. The cleanup could...
January 30, 2014 01:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helicopters search for stranded drivers
Helicopters took to the skies Wednesday to search for stranded drivers while authorities on the ground worked to deliver food, water and gas — or a ride home — to people who were stuck on highways ...
January 29, 2014 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal: No more students stranded on buses
Students spent the night on buses or at schools, commuters abandoned their cars or idled in them all night and the highways-turned-parking lots iced over when a winter storm slammed the city, creat...
January 29, 2014 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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1 day after storm, Atlanta highways still gridlocked
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says "a lot of people" are still stranded in their cars on the highways nearly 24 hours after a winter storm slammed the city, but he is not sure of exactly how many people...
January 29, 2014 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow storm slams metro Atlanta, motorists still stranded
After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks — forcing many to hunker down in their cars overnight or seek other shelter — the National Guard was sending military Humvees o...
January 29, 2014 08:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feds warn against celebratory gunfire
Federal authorities are reminding Georgians not to ring in the New Year with celebratory gunfire. The Atlanta office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a news releas...
December 31, 2013 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board backs old jail site for new animal shelter
Members of the Douglas County Animal Control Advisory Board are now united in preferring the old county jail as the site for a new animal shelter. However, they must await approval of the Douglas C...
November 26, 2013 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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What does the fox say? Ka-ching for Halloween
What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and...
October 31, 2013 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers over 50 face challenges finding jobs
When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he’s still looking. Luanne Lynch, 57, was laid off three times in the past de...
October 30, 2013 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: High-dose flu shot protects seniors better
A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited study by the vaccine’s manufacturer. Experts say regular flu shots tend to...
October 30, 2013 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fewer workers filing for unemployment in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state labor officials say the number of laid-off workers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits was down by 3.4 percent in September. Officials say the last time ...
October 17, 2013 07:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Jonesboro Mayor Maddox ponders another mayoral, council campaign
Luther Maddox sat just outside the Road to Tara Museum and looked at the approaching traffic on North Main Street. In this venue dedicated to Jonesboro’s history, the city’s former councilman and m...
October 16, 2013 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Park, Morrow, Lake City eye new designation
It looks as though Forest Park, Morrow and Lake City have adopted the motto of the “Three Musketeers” of Alexander Dumas’ 1844 novel of the same name, “one for all and all for one.” Joel Lanken, ci...
October 16, 2013 01:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lake City council foes state qualifications
There are three candidates for the two at-large positions on the Lake City City Council in the Nov. 5 election. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, the lone challenger, Bobbie G. Hamilton, a...
October 16, 2013 01:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color Me Confident Youth Summit set Saturday
When Beverly Roseberry needs inspiration to meet a challenging task facing her...
October 10, 2013 04:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil rights pioneer Evelyn Lowery dies at 88
ATLANTA (AP) — Evelyn Lowery, a pioneer in civil rights and women's empowerment and the wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery, died Thursday at her home in Georgia, a family spokeswoman said. Family spoke...
September 26, 2013 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year. Na...
September 26, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 8 percent
ATLANTA (AP) — Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in August, Georgia labor officials said. That's down from 8.6 percent in July and 8.9 percent in August a year ago. The Georg...
September 26, 2013 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citywide healing service set Friday
One of south metro’s most anticipated revivals and spiritual healing events returns after a nine-year absence Friday. The Citywide Healing Explosion service, presented by the Marjorie Abraham Dent ...
September 24, 2013 03:25 PM | 2 2 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citywide Healing Explosion event returns
One of south metro’s most anticipated revivals and spiritual healing events returns after a nine-year absence Saturday. The Citywide Healing Explosion, presented by the Marjorie Abraham Dent Minist...
September 24, 2013 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovejoy City Garden experiment popular
It looks as though “Cartwright’s baby” is fast maturing into a Lovejoy highlight. Initiated by Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright last spring, the Lovejoy Garden, a four-acre tract off Steele Road next...
September 17, 2013 05:49 PM | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Academic award a nod toward county progress in schools
A recent state academic award presented to the Elite Scholars Academy in Morrow may reflect not only the academic achievement of that school but the progress being made throughout the Clayton Count...
September 17, 2013 05:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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