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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 […]

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 $…

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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…

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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),…

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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…

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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 […]

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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…

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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