How will a government shutdown impact Georgia?

September 27, 2023
As the possibility of a federal government shutdown looms large, Georgia braces for the potential fallout. The impact could be far-reaching, affecting several sectors from federal employment to social services and even the state’s natural resources. Federal Employees and Services

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A man killed while riding his bike on Cobb Parkway

September 26, 2023
The Gist: A late-night collision on Cobb Parkway in Acworth left a bicyclist dead. Authorities are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident, calling for witnesses to come forward. The Details: Around 9:20 p.m. on Monday night, police say a man

What’s the latest on Georgia’s voting law?

September 26, 2023
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will determine whether to continue blocking provisions of Georgia’s 2021 election law overhaul that civil rights groups say discriminates against Black and disabled voters. The Georgia Republican Party and national GOP political committees
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Is Atlanta Becoming a Vegan Haven? A New Report Says Yes

September 25, 2023
The Gist: Atlanta climbs the ranks in a new list that serves as a guide for herbivores, landing a spot in the top 20 U.S. cities for vegans and vegetarians. The Report: WalletHub, a personal-finance website, released a comprehensive report that ranks

This week’s Georgia weather: Rain could hit midweek

September 24, 2023
As Georgia heads into the final stretch of September, residents from Atlanta to Valdosta can expect a week of shifting weather patterns. The forecast from Monday to Friday suggests a tale of two seasons, blending the last remnants of summer warmth with

What’s going on with fishing rights in Georgia?

September 22, 2023
ATLANTA – Georgia lawmakers passed legislation on the last day of this year’s General Assembly session guaranteeing Georgians the right to fish in navigable portions of the state’s rivers and streams. While the public’s right to fish had been established in Georgia

Developing Story: Police shooting in Gwinnett County

September 22, 2023
The Gist: A Gwinnett County police shooting is being investigated on Chase Lane in Gwinnett County. The suspect sustained a non-life-threatening injury. What Happened?: Today, Gwinnett County police responded to an incident involving an officer and a suspect at Chase Lane. The

Gwinnett Ambulance Involved in Serious Traffic Collision

September 21, 2023
The Gist: One driver is in serious condition following a collision with a Gwinnett County Fire Department ambulance at a busy Norcross intersection. What Happened: According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, at about 3:10 p.m., a collision occurred between a passenger

Murder-Suicide at Hiram Walmart: What we know

September 21, 2023
The Gist: A sudden shooting at a Hiram Walmart took the lives of a former couple in a suspected domestic violence incident. What Happened?: According to the Hiram County Police Department, at around 7:22 p.m. on Wednesday, shoppers at the Walmart on

Will Georgia be the most important state in the 2024 election?

September 21, 2023
(The Center Square) — Georgia is likely “the most important state in American politics” heading into the 2024 election, a leading intellectual historian said. Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, narrowly defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2018 and decidedly defeated her in a rematch in
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Georgia opens new mental health crisis center in Macon

September 21, 2023
Kevin Tanner ATLANTA – Georgia’s mental health agency has broken ground on the state’s first crisis support center specifically designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Crisis Stabilization Diagnostic Center is expected to open at the beginning of 2025 in

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fannin County

September 20, 2023
Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Fannin County is a hidden gem known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and Southern charm. While it might be well-known to some for its outdoor activities and mountain views, there are a plethora of intriguing