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Driver killed after police chase in Barrow County

AUBURN — A police chase in Barrow County early this morning ended in gunfire and the death of the driver. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 5:30 a.m., a Barrow County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a Ford Fusion in Auburn. The male driver did not stop, and a vehicle chase began.
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Georgia’s nuclear plant could face more delays

A new investigation of the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the NRC) announced this week could further postpone completion of the long-delayed project. Donald Grace of Critical Technologies Construction, who serves as an independent monitor of the project, testified Thursday the NRC probe marks “an increased...
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Masks or no masks? Georgia colleges grapple with return to normal

Associate Professor Lydia Ray learned about Columbus State University’s plan for returning to campus in a one-on-one meeting with the university’s president. He told her what she didn’t expect to hear: that both unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals could return to campus without having to wear masks in the classrooms, and there would most likely be no vaccine mandate.
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Arrest made in shooting death of 22-year-old man in Decatur

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, with the US Marshals, Clayton County Police and Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old man in Decatur in March of this year. Tucker resident Jorden Rashaan Permenter, 26, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday...
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Traffic is coming back in metro Atlanta as coronavirus cases dwindle

Traffic is picking up in Georgia as the coronavirus pandemic wanes, and it’s reflected in new revenue projections for the state’s toll lanes. The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) expects to generate $39.5 million from tolls during the fiscal year starting July 1. That’s more than double the $19.5 million SRTA has brought in during the current fiscal year, dominated by COVID-19.
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Around Georgia: Overturned car rescue in Vinings

The Cobb County Fire Department rescued someone from an overturned car yesterday in Vinings. The patient was taken to the hospital in stable condition after being evacuated from the car, which had fallen down a slope. Here are some pictures of the car and the rescue. Blood Drive in Dade.
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Don’t Be a Statistic: Read those pesticide instructions

As we head into summer, we start to see problems with weeds, diseases and insects in the landscape and around vegetable gardens. Some of these pest problems can be solved without the use of chemicals, but if the pest population reaches damaging levels, using pesticides may be warranted. Remember that using pesticides is safe and legal but requires reading and following label directions in their entirety.
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Lanes on Moss Creek Drive in Columbia County will be closed Thursday

Columbia County, in cooperation with Reeves Construction Company, wishes to inform the driving public of a temporary lane closure with lane shift on Moss Creek Drive. The temporary lane closure will be at 123 Moss Creek Drive to replace storm water utilities. Motorists can expect delays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Thursday, June 24 through Friday, June 25. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route if possible.
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Meet the new principal at Mulberry Creek Elementary School

CATAULA — The Harris County School District’s Board of Education has approved Amy Allen as the new principal for Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Cataula. As the 2021-2022 school year marks her 26th year as an educator, Allen will be re-joining the Mulberry Creek family after serving as the assistant principal at Creekside Intermediate School since 2018.
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How to get free produce in DeKalb County

DeKalb County is partnering with south Georgia farmers and county faith leaders to provide 2,500 boxes of Georgia-grown fruit and vegetables to residents Saturday, June 26, and Monday, June 28. “This farm-to-table initiative continues our efforts to alleviate food insecurity for our residents hardest hit by the economic effects on...
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Thunderstorms and flooding expected Tuesday

The chance for thunderstorms will continue today as the cold front pushes southward across the much of Georgia. Some storms could be strong with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Isolated severe storms with strong to damaging winds are possible in the afternoon and evening across portions of central Georgia.
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Georgia’s best city to live in revealed

About one in every five American workers whose job could be performed remotely worked from home before the COVID-19 pandemic. That share jumped to nearly three in four following the abrupt closure of offices nationwide, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in October 2020. For millions of Americans, the shift to remote work is now permanent, and the new dynamic means they are no longer tied to a specific city for their job and can choose a place to live based on other factors, including quality of life — which varies considerably in the United States.
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Weather Update: Thunderstorms and flooding still likely today

Tropical Storm Claudette is expected to gain strength today, which could send some severe weather to The Peach State. There will be a chance for thunderstorms across the area for today and into tonight with an upper disturbance and approaching cold front. Some storms could be strong with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. As the cold front gets closer tonight, some isolated severe storms with strong to damaging winds could occur across north Georgia.
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Dumb things I said about parenting before I became a dad

Before I had kids, I had quite a few unqualified opinions about how I would raise my children and what I would and would never do. Before going any further with this post, I’d like to apologize to all the moms and dads that I smugly judged for what I perceived to be parenting mistakes and missteps. Now that I have entered your world, I have a greater understanding of the struggles that led you to your decisions.
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Funeral arrangements announced for Holly Springs Police officer who was dragged by car

The funeral for fallen Holly Springs Police Officer Joe Burson will take place Monday at 2 p.m. at Woodstock First Baptist Church. Following the funeral there will be a procession westbound on Highway 92 to Rolling Hills Cemetery. The services at Woodstock First Baptist are open to the public and all are welcome to view the procession from Highway 92. Police are asking onlookers not to park in the roadway.