Fulton County prosecutor wants grand jury for Trump investigation

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is asking a special grand jury to hear evidence of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 Georgia election election results. Willis’ request is for Fulton County superior court judges to allow the panel

Fulton County schools move to mask optional next week

Face-to-face instruction resumed this week in Fulton County Schools and the district began amending some operational guidelines. Though some employees have been out due to COVID, school system officials say they intend to stay open providing they have the staff to safely

A small earthquake was felt in Georgia last night

If you felt the earth move just before midnight last night, you weren’t imagining it. North Georgia experienced a small earthquake at about 11:47 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was a 2.6 magnitude and originated just north of

Cobb County will distribute free COVID test kits Sunday

Cobb County officials will distribute the first one thousand COVID test kits Sunday at an event starting at 2 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park. The county received this limited supply after placing an order earlier this year. A larger batch of kits

Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 59-year-old gorilla

Zoo Atlanta announced today the death of Choomba, a 59-year-old female western lowland gorilla. The second-oldest gorilla at Zoo Atlanta, Choomba was also the fourth-oldest gorilla in the world. The Animal Care and Veterinary Teams had been monitoring Choomba closely in recent

Will it snow in Georgia this weekend? What we know so far

A substantial snowstorm is poised to unload hefty accumulations over parts of the Plains and Midwest late this week and early this weekend, and it won’t stop there. AccuWeather forecasters warn that it may go on to bring snow and ice, leading to the

Coronavirus Updates: Georgia opens two mega-testing sites

Note: Below are updates on closures, cancelations, and changes being made around the state due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Updates will be posted as they come in. Georgia opens testing mega-sites The Georgia Department of Public Health in partnership with

Cobb County will distribute 60,000 COVID-19 self tests

Cobb County plans on distributing more than 60,000 COVID self-test kits to county residents in the coming weeks.   The goal is to target segments of the community where people have had difficulty accessing testing. The Board of Commissioners will consider the use of

Newnan police officer dies of COVID

NEWNAN — Newnan Police Chief Brent Blankenship confirmed yesterday that Newnan Police Officer Ricky Tostenson lost his battle with COVID-19. Tostenson was a 10 year veteran with the Newnan Police Department and served a total of 18 years in law enforcement. Tostenson

Some trash services suspended in Gwinnett County due to COVID surge

The recent COVID surge continues to cause trouble for trash collection services in and around Georgia. In the latest news Waste Management is suspending some services in parts of Gwinnett County. Waste Management will temporarily suspend bulky item and yard waste pickup

COVID surge forces Atlanta Public Schools to go virtual

ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools is the newest in a growing list of school systems that will start back by going virtual next week amid a coronavirus surge throughout the state. Students will begin virtual classes Tuesday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan.

Georgia remembers Betty White

One day shy of the New Year and just days shy of her 100th birthday, acting legend and national treasure Betty White made her final exit. White was a cultural icon and the shockwaves from her death were felt around the globe.

Fulton County schools will be virtual until January 10

The Fulton County school system has announced its plans for returning to school this month amid a coronavirus outbreak. According to the December 30 Fulton County Board of Health Epidemiology Report, there has been a dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Fulton County,

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