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Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Marijuana seized from six sites in central Georgia raid

Authorities say they have arrested four people and seized more than $4 million dollars’ worth of marijuana in central Georgia raid. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that officers…

Georgia Cop Kills Teen Holding Up Wii Controller

A 17-year-old Georgia JROTC student was fatally shot in his home last Friday by a law enforcement officer who mistook his Nintendo video game controller for a weapon, according to…

The talk on Twitter: 10,000 racist slurs a day

The talk on Twitter: 10,000 racist slurs a day

Roughly 10,000 racist slurs are posted daily on Twitter, according to a U.K. group that sees value in analyzing the multitudinous chatter on social media.Based on a nine-day survey of…

GEMA activates State Operations Center

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) elevated the State Operations Center (SOC) to full activation Tuesday following Governor Nathan Deal’s state of emergency declaration for 45 counties in response to…

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Original Waffle House not in top 21 Buzzfeed rankings

Athens’ Waffle Houses didn’t make the cut on Buzzfeed’s recent ranking of the 21 most popular Waffle Houses in America . Emily Hennen, writer of the Buzzfeed article said the…

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was…

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Atlanta braces for winter storm sequel

Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse…

UGA ag economists note farm bill affects on Georgians

Due to the new federal farm bill, which passed the Senate last week, the farm subsidies issued annually to producers around the country were eliminated, including counter-cyclical payments. Both were…

Trial of fired ethics commission employee’s lawsuit delayed

The upcoming trial in the lawsuit of a former state ethics commission employee who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been delayed for several weeks. jacksonville.com.…

Former UGa registrar’s office worker charged with using students’ info to obtain credit cards

ATHENS, GA. | Police say a former employee in the registrar’s office at the University of Georgia is accused of using students’ personal information to obtain credit cards. jacksonville.com.…

New York Times reports fall in ad revenue and circulation

The company has become more reliant on readers than on advertisers for annual revenue, and chief executive Mark Thompson is working to lure more subscribers by creating packages of news…

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Senate Democrats Call for More ‘Independent’ Weather Task Force | WABE 90.1 FM

Following a snowstorm last week, which stranded large numbers of motorists and a number of school children, Gov. Deal announced Monday he will create a more than 25-person task force…

Georgia asks Supreme Court to reject Florida water suit

Attorneys for the state of Georgia are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of the latest legal battle in a long fight over water rights with Florida. WALB.com…

Atlanta mayor defends using emergency lanes during traffic woes

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday’s icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel’s studios.…

Man wanted in St. Johns County molestation case arrested

U.S. deputy marshals helped local law enforcement arrest a man Thursday in the 2013 molestation of a minor, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. jacksonville.com.…

State department finds no objections to pipeline

AP has just reported that the U.S. State Department has raised no major environmental objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.…

Girl suffers serious leg injury in car pileup

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An ice patch caused a pileup that left a young girl with serious injuries in Cobb County on Thursday.  www.wsbtv.com.…

Parvo at Macon-Bibb shelter leads to euthanization, quarantine

A parvo outbreak has put the Macon-Bibb County animal shelter under quarantine for 14 days, and it required 10 puppies to be euthanized Thursday. Macon.com.…

Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models

DETROIT — Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with U.S. safety codes and potentially could catch…

Governor Deal takes the blame for slow winter storm response

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the chaos that swept across the Atlanta area during and after a winter storm that blasted the South this week. 11alive.com.…

String of Strange Incidents Involving 9-Year-Old Indiana Boy Lead to Exorcism

Exorcisms were performed on an Indiana mother after a number of bizarre incidents were reported. Latoya Ammons claimed she and her three children were possessed. Fox News Insider.…

39 members of Congress leaving office before midterm elections

Thirty-nine U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 22 Republicans and 17 Democrats. via FACTBOX-Members of U.S. Congress who…

Hyperlocal news website pioneer Patch hit with massive layoffs

The ax came down on a number of Patch employees today. TechCrunch has confirmed that a number of Patch employees were let go this morning with another round of layoffs…

Georgia bill would allow rooftop leasing for solar panels

Amid the falling snow blocking the sun Tuesday, Rep. Mike Dudgeon introduced legislation designed to bring solar power to more homes and small businesses. The professional electrical engineer acknowledges that…

Gov declares state of emergency as storm covers most of state

As a winter storm gripped most of the state Tuesday and caused hundreds of traffic crashes, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Deal also…

CNN cuts more than 40 senior journalists

But the once-vaunted network just had its lowest rated week since Jeff Zucker took over, Deadline Hollywood noted. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

Georgia urged to better market, promote its music

A committee from the Georgia House of Representatives released a report Jan. 22 which urges the aggressive promotion of the state’s music talent, business, education and tourism, as well as…

Manuel’s Tavern builds chicken coop atop roof for eggs

The popular restaurant and bar on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta is offering organic eggs courtesy of the restaurant’s coop with a view, reports WABE. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

State lawmaker tries again to overhaul Georgia forfeiture laws

Rep. Wendell Willard, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he’s hopeful the bill will proceed and plans to bring it up in committee soon. Under the revised bill,…

Springfield fire chief placed on leave after DUI charge

A southeast Georgia fire chief has been placed on leave after being charged with driving under the influence. jacksonville.com.…

Reports: White House caught lying again on ObamaCare

New reports reveal that the White House may have misled the public on ObamaCare enrollment numbers. On Jan. 2, White House Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas said there were “more…

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP Source: NSA phone data control to come to end

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from millions of Americans, but will not offer a plan for where the…

Marvel Comics Ant-Man to be first Pinewood Atlanta film, UK trade pub says

A London-based film and TV production guide publisher, KFTV.com, is reporting Jan. 15 that Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man will be the much anticipated blockbuster movie to start filming in May at…

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA has punished 525 people since the transit system began its “Ride with Respect” campaign in November, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Kia parts supplier seeks 190 workers for West Point plant

Kia auto supplier Hyundai Dymos is looking to fill 190 positions for its new plant now under construction in West Point, Ga. Columbus Ledger Enquirer.…

AT&T withdraws as ‘Idol’ sponsor, Coke scales way back

AT&T will stop sponsoring Fox’s “American Idol” and Coke is scaling way back in its support – a sign the singing-competition show is losing ground with advertisers as its audience…

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

As Middle Georgia braces for another bout of winter cold, some people are only beginning to realize the extent of damage from last week’s deep freeze. Two buildings at the…

State school superintendent blasts education funding

GEORGIA SCHOOL Superintendent John Barge may go down in flames by trying to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal, a fellow Republican, in this year’s elections. But anyone who cares about the…

UGA police withhold name of student found dead in dorm Tuesday

University of Georgia police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found in his dormitory room. Authorities say the student was found dead in his fifth-floor room…

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

Truck carrying 38,000 pounds of chicken overturns on I-285 ramp

An overturned tractor-trailer full of chicken shut down an Interstate 285 ramp Tuesday morning. The crash happened at the I-285 south ramp onto Interstate 20 east in DeKalb County. The…

Jim Beam maker acquired by Japanese firm

The maker of classic American whiskeys Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has agreed to be acquired by a Japanese company in a $13.62 billion deal that would create the third…

Cracking the door on medicinal marijuana in Georgia

Another counterculture taboo has just begun to wobble. Two states – Colorado and Washington — now allow recreational use of marijuana. More importantly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week took a…

Georgia friends vanish following Jan. 1 fishing trip

David Wood and Mason Cox vanished early Jan. 2, leaving behind many of their belongings. ‘It’s like they just disappeared into thin air,’ one of their desperate parents said. NY…

Democrat opposes party’s new director because she’s white

Rebecca DeHart has accepted the position as executive director of the Georgia Democratic Party, but because both she and the chairman are white, state Sen. Vincent Fort is expressing his…

Opinion: Could Georgia become police state?

Let’s be abundantly clear. What we’re talking about here today is not — again, is not — a piece of proposed legislation up for consideration by the Georgia General Assembly.…

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s to close all stores, including 2 in Atlanta

Loehmann’s says it will begin closing all 39 of its stores immediately, including two stores in the Atlanta area – at 2480 Briarcliff Road and at 120 Perimeter Center in…

Vibrations cause I-95 lane to buckle; repairs take hours

A 6- to 7-inch crack opened up early Thursday morning in one lane of Interstate 95 northbound near downtown, forcing police to close two entrance ramps and backing up traffic…

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Rodman apologizes for drunken rant during interview

Saying that “I had been drinking,” former NBA player Dennis Rodman has had his publicist issue an apology for the obscenity-laced rant he went on earlier this week during an…

30,000 comic books stolen in Augusta

An Augusta man told police that someone burglarized his storage unit and stole his collection of nearly 30,000 comic books. The Augusta Chronicle reports a 46-year-old man told police he…

More plead guilty in Atlanta schools test cheating scandal

Six more indicted Atlanta Public Schools educators have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a standardized test-cheating conspiracy. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that former Parks Middle School Teacher, Starlette…

Publishers Clearing House talks Georgia Lottery on Facebook

Publishers Clearing House asked their fans what they know about the Georgia Lottery in a Dec. 29 post on their PCHlotto Facebook page. And they shared what they knew about…

Atlanta man attempts to defraud IRS of nearly $12 million

An Atlanta man used information from prisoners across the country in an attempt to defraud the IRS of more than $12 million, according to the US Department of Justice. Qadir…

Naked 1-year-old found walking Athens road New Year’s Eve

A 1-year-old boy was found walking naked on a road in west Athens after a baby-sitter abandoned him and his infant twin sisters on New Year’s Eve, according to an…

Bill aims to increase funds for HOPE Grant

The HOPE Grant for technical college students in Georgia could once again cover full tuition if the latest proposed legislation is approved in the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session, which…

Lobbying limits, other Georgia laws take affect Jan. 1

After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The ethics laws are among a small number of major…

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Falcons fire offensive, defensive line coaches

Coach Mike Smith took his first steps to help the Atlanta Falcons return to NFL relevance, firing defensive line coach Ray Hamilton and offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul…

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

Ceylon cinnamon best for diabetics

If I say cinnamon, you say … sugar? Its a popular combination, of course.But if youre interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about…

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

Boy, woman dead in head-on Florida crash

An 8-year-old boy and 65-year-old woman were killed Sunday morning in a head-on crash in Oviedo, in the area of S.R. 434 and the 417. WKMG-TV reports that while the…

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications…

Florida, New York compete for third largest popluation

New York, once the largest state in the Union, will soon fall to fourth-largest, demographers predict. Florida, with growing population hubs in Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County and Tampa, will likely overtake…

Read comments about A&E’s decision to reinstate Phil Roberson

Breaking News: Hit TV show ‘Duck Dynasty’ will resume filming with Phil Robertson, A&E announces, after suspending him earlier in the month for his comments about homosexuality. via Fox News…

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

Report: UPS to offer refunds for late deliveries

United Parcel Service is joining Amazon in offering refunds to customers who did not get packages promised by Christmas. Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) is offering refunds on shipping costs, while…

Eight tax breaks disappearing soon

Credits and deductions benefiting everyone from teachers and students to homeowners are scheduled to expire at the end of the year, unless Congress extends them. Here are eight of the…

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you’re a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes. Following the trend from recent years, nearly every available package from the two satellite…

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone names official color of 2014

Pantone, the self-declared official body in control of the entire visible spectrum, has announced the color of the year for 2014. You’re looking at it. Dubbed Radiant Orchid—you can use…

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know…

U.S. exits GM stake, taxpayers lose $10.5 billion

The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares…

The amazing evolution of Politifact’s ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ rating

Politifact’s rating of the famous Obama promise “if you like your plan you can keep it” has gone through a heck of an evolution in the past five years. In…

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

Amazon is at war with monster erotica

According to a long-read at Business Insider, “cryptozoological erotica” readers and writers are in as precarious a situation as a college co-ed who finds herself trapped in ancient ruins with a libidinous Minotaur. Following…

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

Barbara Walters to Piers Morgan: ‘We thought that [Obama] was going to be the Next Messiah’

“I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime,” Barbara Walters told Piers Morgan on his show Tuesday night. But despite her best judgment, she went on to say it – and it was…

Katie Couric’s talk show canceled after two seasons

Hours before Katie Couric hosted a holiday party for staffers of her syndicated show “Katie,” she broke the news to them that it won’t be back for a third season,…

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

A Microsoftie’s Healthcare.gov

 AllThingsD.…

Florida school named for Ku Klux Klan leader to be renamed

A Florida high school that for 54 years has borne the name of a leader of the Ku Klux Klan is to be renamed, officials said. The Nathan Bedford Forrest…

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

Talk of an RSA boycott grows after reports it colluded with NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that had been created by the U.S. National…

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

‘Consumer Reports’ picks worst new car values

The Nissan Armada gets only 13 miles a gallon, has terrible scores on the reliability survey and costs $1.20 a mile to operate. It’s that record that earned the big…

AmEx to issue refunds for illegal card practices

Several American Express subsidiaries will refund at least $59.5 million to more than 335,000 consumers for illegal credit card practices, federal regulators said Tuesday. The affiliates also agreed to pay…

Postage stamp increase to 49 cents approved

The U.S. Postal Service’s regulator approved price increases amounting to 6 percent on most mail, a step the service’s board called a “last resort” forced by Congress’s failure to pass…

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s website advises staff NOT to eat fast food

McDonald’s doesn’t think its employees should eat the food they serve. The fast food giant has advised employees to avoid meals with burgers and fries and to eat healthier options…

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts. Some of the biggest value gaps…

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim Cabinet labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt’s interim government officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, blamed it for a bombing this week that killed 16 people, and announced that anyone who is…

Kick, Bama, kick: Auburn stuns Alabama to win Iron Bowl

Knotted at 28-all with arch-rival Alabama on Saturday night and only one second remaining on the clock, Gus Malzahn felt confident the game was headed to overtime, especially given the…

Opinion: Finding another way

In blatant disregard of the free market, Georgia’s Certificate of Need requirement (coincidentally abbreviated as CON) allows the state Department of Community Health to imperiously decide where certain medical facilities…

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

Rainbow cookies at the end of the rainbow

What’s at the end of the rainbow? A plate full of colorful, easy-to-make, cake-like cookies! Our scrumptious Rainbow Cookies fit any entertaining from the holidays to a special occasion. mrfood.com.…

State Sen. Balfour likely to be suspended

A Georgia state senator who was indicted and charged with fiddling his expense accounts and theft will likely be suspended while he awaits his trial, Governor Nathan Deal said to…

Thirty arrested during Falcons game with 49ers

Thirty people were arrested during the Falcons game with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday at Candlestick Park, in what was likely the last regular season football game at the…

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Athens police want to know who stole a large Georgia bulldog statue from outside an Atlanta Highway business. Channel 2′s Diana Davis met with the business owner, who says she…

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller has cut ties with the A&E Television Networks after it suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson for anti-gay comments in a GQ Magazine article. The…

There may not be a Duck Dynasty to watch on A&E

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know…

Opinion: Don’t yank the pitbull’s chain

SORRY TO SPOIL THE HOLIDAYS, but when they are over the General Assembly will come back with its usual bag full of lumps of coal for Georgians who, as a…

Atlanta transit ranked one of world’s worst, just above Baghdad and Hanoi

Atlanta’s public transportation is often derided as insufficient to serve its metro populace; chronically late to the people who do use it; and underfunded (thanks in part to the economic…

DHS removed only 368K immigrants this year

The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the…

Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders

Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.…

Jury acquits Georgia state lawmaker of all charges

A jury has acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state. The Fulton County jury on Thursday found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty…

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

Saying that his mission “is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women…

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, is $318 million richer (before taxes) – one of two winning tickets for Tuesday night’s jackpot was sold in Buckhead. The ticket was sold at…

Representatives see hope in Convention of States

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is where lawmakers from Virginia and Maryland met in 1785 to discuss issues of mutual concern. That gathering put the ball in motion…

Judge finds NSA bulk data collection unconstitutional

A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly…

Judge Jeanine: How did Secret Service let fake interpreter near the President?

In her Opening Statement Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro took on signs of incompetence in the Obama White House after the shocking revelations about the man who faked sign language…

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

The iconic spaceship-like building visible from Interstate 85 and off Monroe Drive that has housed Piebar, Eros Tapas Bar and other short-lived concepts, will become a seafood and daiquiri spot…

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

President Obama’s repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare kicked in was named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” — the fourth time in five years the “Lie…

Pregnant woman, unborn baby killed in Gwinnett crash

Gwinnett County police say a pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash. Department spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19-year-old Katerin Metina was killed…

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

A second teacher has pleaded guilty in the Atlanta test cheating case, receiving one year of probation through a deal with prosecutors. The plea agreement for former Humphries Elementary teacher…

Opinion: Alternative bulbs another phony market propped up by government

Entrepreneurs in industries tied to the energy efficiency gambit, justified by the climate change House of Cards, all have the same false bravado…

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing jumped to $400 million after no players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. Five players, two in Ohio and one each in…

New film studio to open in Fayette County

A huge new movie studio is just weeks away from opening in Fayette County. Construction on Pinewood Studios began earlier this year. In addition to film production, Channel 2′s Diana…

Opinion: Obama’s Orwellian image control

THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the…

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

The Vatican on Wednesday responded to TIME naming Pope Francis as Person of the Year for 2013 by saying the Holy See doesn’t seek “fame,” but that it’s a “positive…

Fraud allegations pointed at 20 Grady High football players

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said they received a tip Nov. 7 that several players did not live within the school boundaries and they were recruited to play for…

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail – http://pulse.me/s/Jbm6U…

Bobby Cox elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the shrine’s Veteran’s Committee. Cox enters the hall with fellow ex-managers Tony…

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.…

Opinion: Alternatives to Obamacare exist

For many of us, it’s that special time of the year- the time when you get notification for renewal from your healthcare insurance provider.…

Single car crash kills driver in Dougherty County

One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night.Dougherty County Police say around 10 p.m., a driver was traveling east on Harris Road when the vehicle…

Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

A former Wendy’s employee gave the term “burger joint” a new meaning last month after allegedly dropping her marijuana in a hamburger. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Seiber and charged her…

Police search for gunman in Columbus shooting

Columbus police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an intersection. The Ledger-Inquirer reports that the apparent target, a 31-year-old man, was not injured in the attack Friday.…

Opinion: The South has indeed risen again and it’s called the Tea Party

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided. The historian Jill Lepore wrote…

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Balfour’s argument: DA can’t prosecute me

State lawmakers who break the law while performing their official duties cannot be prosecuted, lawyers for Sen. Don Balfour asserted in court on Friday.That’s a theory Assistant Attorney General Gregory…

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

A major firearms manufacturer is considering Georgia for a possible relocation and state Sen. Burt Jones wants to bring it to Butts County or the surrounding area. Jones, R-Jackson, said…

NSA tracking cell phone location data worldwide

The U.S. National Security Agency collects five billion records every day tracking cell phone movements around the world, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In terms…

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should…

Delta to Supreme Court: It’s our right to mistreat loyal customers

A Twin Cities rabbi and Delta Air Lines Inc. squared off before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing about who abused whom in a frequent-flier relationship gone bad. Rabbi S.…

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Fifty years after Ford first unveiled the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair, the American automaker is betting a total redesign can make the vehicle appeal to drivers around…

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

The fiasco with the $600 million federal health insurance website wasn’t all bureaucratic. Forcing slow and disparate databases run by government and insurance companies to work together in real time—and…

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will expand by more than 1,390 acres the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties. The agency…

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

A prison lieutenant says he caught four people from Atlanta flying contraband into a south Georgia prison. Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton said two men from Gwinnett County and two…

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

Since President Obama announced a compromise with Iran over its nuclear agenda, Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a key figure in the debate. Chambliss, the vice chairman of…

Beware: Black Friday ‘discounts’ aren’t always what you think

Stores have thousands upon thousands of “discount” labels ready to be slapped on products when Black Friday sales begin. But just like the name “Black Friday” itself (since the sales…

Cox said to be mulling Time Warner Cable takeover: Bloomberg

Atlanta-based Cox Communications is considering a bid for Time Warner Cable, a person with knowledge of the deliberations said. Bloomberg’s Trish Regan reports. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

The technology team working to fix computers problems hobbling the federal insurance web site healthcare.gov may not have time for turkey this week. Federal officials set a Nov. 30 deadline…

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide…

After internal review on Benghazi report, CBS puts reporter, producer on leave

CBS has asked Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes correspondent whose recent story on a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws,…

Jury orders Newegg to pay $2.3 million in ‘patent troll’ case

The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from the company TQP Development was invalid.…

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires.The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it…

Removal of DeKalb school board members constitutional

Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County is constitutional. The 47-page opinion released Monday states…

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

 Its handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is just the latest controversy to hit the Tallahassee Police Department. A handful of grand juries recently have…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A Gainesville, Ga., man has been arrested for stealing an alligator from the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, reports the Albany Herald. According to an Albany Police Department report, aquarium employee…

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs February 1, when the Target in Morrow closes after about 18 years of business, a city official told Clayton Daily News. The store…

Restaurant owner fined for flying too many flags

A McDonough business owner who was fined for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant may get to keep the flags after all, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. The business owner told…

Georgia lawmaker pushes for elected local superintendents

A Georgia lawmaker is traveling the state trying to build support for his constitutional amendment to allow local school districts to elect their superintendent instead of a board appointment. Rep.…

Opinion: Obamacare total is a pitiful number

No wonder why President Obama didn’t want to tell Americans how many people have enrolled in Obamacare through its troubled website, which opened for business Oct. 1. According to The…

After the Obamacare train wreck

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly…

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

The pastor of a church in Macon apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said. The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of Bibb Mount…

Former NY Times journalist: Newspaper is now the President’s ‘propaganda arm’

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin used to work for The New York Times, but he claims they were a different newspaper back then. “The Times that…

Braves to relocate to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves are relocating to Cobb County at the intersection of I-75 and I-285. “We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in…

Amazon taps post office for Sunday deliveries

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing most notably, delivering…

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House, one of America’s favorite breakfast franchises for nearly 50 years, has inked deals in the past 30 days to open eight new restaurants in three different states. The…

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White…

Four suspects detained after gunman opens fire at Kennesaw Waffle House

Police have detained four suspects after someone fired at a Waffle House in Cobb County. The shooting happened Friday. Police said there was a disturbance in the early morning, causing…