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Supreme Court to hear private landfill debate Monday
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:17:38 -0700

Attorneys representing Newton County will present oral arguments Monday to the Georgia Supreme Court, seeking to prevent a new landfill that would bring solid waste from Atlanta to Newton County.

Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:55:59 -0700

Sunday voting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 is a "historic day" for Augusta or a desperate partisan measure, depending on who you ask.

Secretary of State's Office investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:21:22 -0700

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

Mom: Soccer goal falls, severely hurts 8-year-old son
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:36:42 -0700

A Bartow County student ended up in the hospital with serious injuries after an unsecured soccer goal fell on him at his elementary school, according to his mother.   “We had to pick him up because he was unresponsive,” Aidan’s mother, Casey Jones said.   It happened in May at White Elementary in Bartow County.   “He was throwing up the first two or three days it happened, because he had a skull ...

State agency trains churches how to respond in emergencies
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:53:47 -0700

A new program is making sure churches are ready for when a disaster strikes.

County by county news for Friday
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:48:30 -0700

COBBAuthorities respond to wrecks in Cherokee, CobbSouthbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County were closed Thursday morning after a crash that happened before 10 a.

NAACP reacts to New GA Project investigation
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:35:04 -0700

The NAACP is asking the Georgia Secretary of State's Office to dismiss a subpoena that is demanding all voter registration documents from the New Georgia Project because investigators suspect possible fraud.

First Responders Complete Crude-By-Rail Safety Training At State-Of-The-Art Facility In Colorado
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:42:27 -0700

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) recently hosted crude-by-rail incident response training for 40 first responders representing 30 communities around the CSX network at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo,...

State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:07:27 -0700

Channel 2 Action News has learned Georgia's secretary of state is investigating allegations of forged voter registration applications and demanding records from a voter registration group with ties to one of the state's highest ranking Democrats.   A subpoena was sent to the New Georgia Project and its parent organization Third Sector Development on Tuesday.   The organization is a project of ...

Collins, Macon tapped to helm teams in senior all-star game
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:39:00 -0700

Organizers recently announced the head coaches for the eighth annual Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl, which will be held Dec. 20 at McEachern’s Walter Cantrell Stadium.