Shooting investigation shuts down I-85 at Ga. 400 in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta police have confirmed they are investigating a shooting that shut down all lanes of Interstate 85 northbound in Atlanta Monday morning. Police blocked all lanes of the interstate at Georgia 400 shortly before 5 a.m. The investigation was over and the interstate re-opened by 6:41 a.m. Police...
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15-year-old killed by lightning strike at beach while swimming on vacation in Georgia

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — A 15-year-old girl has died after being struck by lightning while she was swimming at the beach on vacation. The incident occurred at approximately 2:37 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, while the teenager was swimming in the waters off of Tybee Island in Georgia -- a beach town about 18 miles east of Savannah, according to the Tybee Island Police Department.
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Senators Ossoff and Warnock secure $2 million in funding to support the creation of nearly 700 Jobs, expansion of Georgia ports

Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced, on Thursday, June 10, a $2 million grant for road and infrastructure improvements necessary for the establishment of a new Inland Port in Hall County, Georgia, that will allow expansion of operations through the Port of Savannah.

Georgia Democrats seize new power, run for statewide offices

ATLANTA (AP) — Boosted by President Biden’s win and two U.S. Senate victories, high-profile Democratic candidates in Georgia are running for statewide office in a way unseen in years. Seven sitting Democratic lawmakers have already declared candidacies for one of Georgia’s eight statewide offices — a full nine months away...

Police chase, crash on Georgia highway leads to manhunt

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol is searching for a driver who led a trooper on a high-speed chase in Walton County Sunday night. Authorities say a trooper clocked the driver going more than 120 miles per hour on Highway 78 shortly after 9:30 p.m. During the chase,...
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Georgia man convicted of killing Myrtle Beach restaurant employee in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A jury convicted a Georgia man of murdering an off-duty employee at the RipTydz Oceanfront Grille in Myrtle Beach. According to information from Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson’s office, 26-year-old Jakkari Brown was found guilty Thursday of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, unlawful consumption of alcohol while carrying a concealed weapon, and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol following a three-day trial.
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Report reveals Georgia schools get an ‘F’ in remote learning

Nearly 93 percent of school-age children went from in-school learning to remote learning throughout the pandemic, but some households were more equipped than others. A side-effect of the digital divide, the “homework gap” refers to students 18-years-old and under who lack the connectivity needed to complete remote school work and subsequently fall behind academically.

One person killed, seven wounded in Georgia shooting

One person was killed and seven others wounded in a mass shooting Friday night in Savannah, Georgia. Police say a car drove by an apartment complex, and shots were fired into a crowd. Sixty bullet casings were recovered at the scene. A 20-year-old man was killed in the gunfire. Two...
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I-75 Southbound lanes now open after multi-car accident

MACON, Ga. — Multiple cars are involved in a wreck that happened on I-75 southbound on Saturday. According to Public Affairs Officer Emmitt Bivins, there are no "serious injuries" in the accident that happened around noon. Several lanes were closed while deputies worked the scene, but now lanes are back...
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Save it, spend it, give it back: What will Georgia do with record surplus?

It may seem counterintuitive, but a possibly record tax surplus that the state will run this year may prove a headache for the people who figure out what to do with it. They know from experience that lawmakers, interest groups and political strategists will be flooding them with ideas for the extra revenue the state will take in by the time the books close on fiscal 2021 in a few weeks.