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March 30, 2018 - 5:59 pm
Drivers in Georgia who are caught holding their cellphones while behind the wheel will soon be facing a fine. Pending the governor’s signature, Georgia will soon become the 16th state in the U.S. to enact a hands-free driving law. The House gave the bill final passage Thursday night, and under the...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -The nation’s top public health agency has its money for a new lab to handle dangerous germs. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Congress for funds to build a new state-of-the art laboratory building. CDC officials got $480 million for the endeavor. Money...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:08 pm
April 4th, 2018 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The King Center plans to lead the nation and the world in commemorating the anniversary. In a press release, Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social...
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March 19, 2018 - 10:33 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man crashed into four motorcycles stopped along a highway, killing one rider and injuring two others. Florida Highway Patrol reports 23-year-old Sean Marlin of Sunrise veered his pickup truck off the Florida Turnpike Saturday night and struck a...
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March 14, 2018 - 9:23 pm
For 17 minutes, classrooms nationwide and locally emptied allowing students to participate in the national school walkout Wednesday. The protest was an unprecedented show of unity, respect, and political solidarity meant to urge lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws. The approach of the...
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March 07, 2018 - 8:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Facebook is investing $750 million over the next five years to build a huge data center outside Atlanta as the demand for data storage continues to increase. Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday, a week after Georgia lawmakers made national news for...
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March 07, 2018 - 8:19 pm
Federal prosecutors say the gang has spread through Georgia's jail and prisons and beyond since it originated in the Cobb County jail, just outside Atlanta, in 2000. “The Ghostface Gangsters gang is very violent and their members will not hesitate to shoot at anyone,” Pak said in a news release. “...
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March 07, 2018 - 7:54 pm
Qualifying for the Georgia Governor’s race and other statewide races began earlier this week. Democratic Candidate Stacey Abrams stood tall as she filled out the paperwork to put her name on the ballot. If Abrams, a former House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State...
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February 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Georgia’s Republican senators want Atlanta voting polls to close an hour earlier. The Senate voted along party lines, 35-19, Monday for a bill establishing a statewide 7 p.m. poll-closing time. Atlanta polls currently close at 8 p.m., an hour later than the rest of Georgia. The measure, which goes...
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