ATHENS — Two University of Georgia faculty members in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored with national teaching awards recognizing their outstanding teaching and student engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the U.S. Depart…
More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were an estimated 100,306 fatal overdoses over the 12 months through April 2021 — the most ever reported in a 12-month period and double the annual number of car accidents and firearm deaths combined. The […]
MACON — Businessman Wayne Johnson, a former senior official with the U.S. Department of Education, has announced he will run for the Republican nomination from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District in the May primary.
ROME – Rocky Mountain Recreation and Public Fishing Area, located near Rome, is widely recognized as a beautiful location for a weekend adventure. Outdoor adventurers in Georgia planning on a camping trip or who want to use the area shelter or pavilion can, starting Dec. 1, make their reserv…
Days after a gunshot set off a panic inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, police are still looking for the man they say brought the weapon through a security checkpoint and then managed to slip away in the ensuing chaos, firearm in hand.
Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath announced Monday that she would run for a new district in the Atlanta suburbs against fellow Democrat Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux after the Republican controlled-state legislature redrew McBath's district to make it a safely red seat.
Stacker compiled a list of counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity Georgia using data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Stacker compiled a list of counties with the COVID-19 vaccination rates in Georgia using data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Authorities are searching for the man who escaped an Atlanta airport security checkpoint after a weapon was discharged Saturday, frightening travelers and temporarily grounding flights at one of world's busiest airports the weekend before Thanksgiving.
The accidental discharge of a passenger's weapon in a security area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused widespread panic Saturday afternoon, prompting a brief halt of departing flights over the busy travel weekend.
WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Macon returned a two-count indictment against former supervisory correctional officer Lt. Geary Staten of the Valdosta State Prison for his role in attempting to cover up an assault on an inmate incarcerated at the facility.
(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers were presented a plan to offset revenue loss amid a transition to fuel-efficient and electric vehicles by enacting per-mile fees on drivers.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has publicly cast doubt on and spread misinformation about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, revealed Tuesday that she has not been inoculated against the virus, answering a question she has dodged for months.
ATHENS – The University of Georgia will soon begin a comprehensive renovation of one of its most historic buildings on North Campus, the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building. The $30 million project was approved recently by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and is supported by a $…
ATLANTA — Morningstar Inc., a leading investment research firm, upgraded its rating of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan from Neutral to Silver, leapfrogging 18 other state 529 college savings plans. Georgia is the only state to receive a two-tier upgrade.
KENNESAW — “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” recently ranked Kennesaw State University among the nation’s Top 100 colleges and universities for conferring degrees to minority students. This is the 11th consecutive year the university has been ranked.
ATLANTA — Officials at the Port of Savannah have cut the ribbon on the Mason Mega Rail Terminal, a project that will immediately increase rail capacity to and from the port by more than 30%.
Parents want the best for their children, including the best school experience. This, of course, includes getting good grades and performing well on state and college entry exams, but that is not all. Students also benefit from a positive school culture, participating in extracurricular activities, having individualized attention from teachers and counselors, and learning in […]
PERRY – Georgia youngsters are encouraged to go draw a fish. Those who do have an opportunity to win prizes and recognition while learning about fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats and conservation. Using art and writing, the Georgia Fish Art Contest (part of the international Wildlife…
ATLANTA — The recent news on COVID in Georgia appears quite good – cases, hospitalizations and deaths have all dropped to a low plateau, state health officials say.
ATLANTA — Bipartisan momentum for action on mental health in the wake of the pandemic appears to be building ahead of next year’s legislative session.
The United States has some of the highest levels of income and wealth inequality in the world. U.S. Federal Reserve data shows that the wealthiest 10% of Americans control $93.8 trillion, more than double the $40.3 trillion in the hands of the remaining 90% of Americans. The income and wealth divide only appears to be […]
MACON COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) -- The Macon County Sheriff’s Office says an overnight high-speed chase ended with the arrest of a wanted man out of Georgia.
ATLANTA — Former Georgia U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Max Cleland died Tuesday at the age of 79.
The first police officer to respond to the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery near Brunswick, Georgia, testified in court Monday he did not render first aid to Arbery due to the danger of the situation as well as his lack of medical training and equipment.
ATHENS — Caleb Ray slides into the cockpit of an F-16 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. He pulls his helmet down and adjusts the GoPro mount facing him — one that he helped engineer in his first year as an aircraft technician and welder for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.
Caleb Ray spent seven years serving his country in the United States Air Force. Now a third-year financial planning major at the University of Georgia, Caleb is serving other student veterans. Through the UGA Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and the Student Veterans Association (SVA),…
ST. MARYS – Cumberland Island National Seashore provides the public with an opportunity to hunt within its Wilderness area six times per year. In honor of the veterans who have served our country, the park’s $35 registration fee for the hunt scheduled for Nov. 9-11 will be waived for veteran…
MACON – A career offender with a violent criminal history was sentenced to serve more than 12 years in federal prison resulting from his arrest for distributing illegal narcotics while carrying a loaded semi-automatic weapon in Macon.
Throughout 2020, law enforcement reported 4.7 million cases of fraud, identity theft, and other scams. This shattered the previous record, from 2019, by nearly 1.5 million reports. In total, Americans lost $3.3 billion to fraud last year. Though every state reported hundreds, if not thousands, of cases of fraud, the populations of some states were […]
When former President Donald Trump fired off a letter in September demanding that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger decertify the election, investigators in Georgia were paying attention.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2022 Preservation Awards, an annual list of preservation projects and individuals in the state who have made significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. The submission deadline is Nov. 1…
U.S. population growth slowed over the last decade to its lowest rate since the Great Depression. The U.S. population is aging rapidly. While baby boomers have started to hit retirement age, challenging economic circumstances have caused many younger Americans to postpone having a family — and this was before the pandemic made conditions even more […]
A potentially historic flood event is taking shape across Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and portions of coastal Georgia, including near Savannah, as water levels will be at heights usually found in powerful hurricanes.
ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced that a vehicle stolen in Meriwether County was found abandoned and had been intentionally set on fire. The car was discovered burned on White Oak Drive in Manchester recently.
MACON – An Indiana man was sentenced to federal prison after Butts County deputies arrested him transporting bundles of methamphetamine northbound from Florida.
WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans are unwittingly drinking water that includes an invisible toxic cocktail made up of contaminants linked to cancer, brain damage and other serious health harms, the 2021 update to the Environmental Working Group’s nationwide Tap Water Database reveals.
Richard Barron, who oversees elections in Georgia's biggest Democratic county, is announcing his resignation Wednesday -- following a tumultuous year that has included death threats against him and his staff and the potential takeover of election operations in the county by state officials.
MACON – A Macon resident with a lengthy criminal history, who was convicted by a federal jury this summer of multiple gun and drug distribution charges, was sentenced to prison for his crimes.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has been fined $48,000 for not wearing a mask on the House floor, according to a letter from the House Sergeant at Arms, obtained by CNN.
A surge in demand for homes in the United States, in addition to limited housing inventory, has created a sellers market unlike anything seen in recent memory. Homes are now selling faster than ever before — and also for more money than ever before. As of August 2021, a typical single-family home in the United […]
ATLANTA — Georgia has joined six other states in filing a long-threatened complaint against President Joe Biden and other federal agencies over the White House’s COVID vaccine mandates.
ATLANTA — The University System of Georgia (USG) experienced a slight decline in enrollment this fall after seven straight years of growth.
(The Center Square) – Georgia farmers already weathering crop shortages from a deep freeze during the spring could face another challenge this harvest season, according to the Georgia Farm Bureau.