Gwinnett County gets more school zone speed cameras

This year alone, there have been eight pedestrian deaths in Gwinnett County. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association statistics show Georgia as one of five states contributing to almost half of all pedestrian deaths in the United States. To curtail those numbers, the Gwinnett

Clean water project on tap for Walker County

The Walker County Board of Commissioners will consider a request at its next meeting to invest in a multi-million dollar project to produce clean drinking water for the county, supply water to underserved and unserved rural communities and create economic development opportunities.

Georgia’s graduation rate held steady despite the pandemic

Georgia’s high-school graduation rate remained steady this year despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Peach State posted a graduation rate of 83.7% for the 2020-2021 school term, down slightly from the 83.8% rate achieved during the previous term, the Georgia

Is Harris County Trick-or-Treating Saturday or Sunday?

Halloween falling on a Sunday has left many parents wondering which day they should observe Halloween. While this is often a decision left to individual neighborhoods, some cities and counties have weighed in with their recommendations. In Harris County, officials released a

You can drop off unused prescriptions in Alpharetta Saturday

ALPHARETTA — Saturday, October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event designed to draw attention to the importance of properly disposing of unused prescription medications so they do not contribute to the drug crisis threatening communities. Across the Nation

Backlash continues against $600 bank monitoring proposal

(The Center Square) – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is among a group of 20 state attorneys general opposing a federal proposal that would allow the IRS to monitor bank accounts with more than $600. The plan is part of Democrats’ $3.5

Is your cell phone bill creeping higher? Taxes may be to blame

(The Center Square) – Georgia has the 25th-highest cellphone service taxes compared with other states and U.S. territories, a report released this week shows. According to the report released by the Tax Foundation, the combined local, state and federal tax rate and fees on

What is the best public high school in Georgia?

The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its

School zone cameras activated at Cherokee High School

CANTON — Starting Monday, the City of Canton Police Department began using speed detection devices to enforce the speed limit at Cherokee High School, at 930 Marietta Hwy. The speed detection uses automated school zone cameras that were installed this summer. Automated

West Nile virus reported in South Fulton

Mosquitos at Welcome Hall Park in the City of South Fulton recently tested positive for West Nile virus, city officials said Monday. During routine testing of mosquito traps at Welcome All Park, the Fulton County Board of Health has identified mosquitos infected