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  1. Where we're at on teacher payRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Lincoln Times-News

    "Teacher pay" undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year's legislative session, which begins in late April. The teacher compensation debate, already raging for years, was the main focus of two days of committee meetings recently at the General Assembly.


  2. EDITORIAL: Safe drinking water: Protect the AquiferRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | SavannahNow

    I t's disappointing that Georgia lawmakers aren't moving forward on a proposed law to protect the major source of drinking water in Savannah and much of the Georgia coast from possible future contamination because of plans to store surface water in the Floridan Aquifer. Last year, the Georgia Senate approved a bill that prohibited the injection of treated surface water into the aquifer for storage purposes in case of droughts.


  3. Georgia road fatalities drop 11 percent last monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | SavannahNow

    An 11-percent decline in Georgia road fatalities last month has safety experts hopeful last week but not ready to declare victory. The number of traffic deaths was 108 in January compared to 121 in the same month of last year, according to Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.


  4. Officials warn of hazardous weather in CobbRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    The National Weather Service predicts hazardous weather for portions of north and central Georgia, including Cobb County.


  5. Lee Owen: Gaumond rolling in Fellowship Memorial LeagueRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

    Starting this month, I will be putting the spotlight on one bowler every month that I feel has contributed something significant to the local bowling community. This could be through scores or just being a downright good person in the local bowling community.


  6. Montgomery Co. blizzard update postponed due to snow forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Montgomery County Council was all set to get an update from its Department of Transportation regarding its performance during the Blizzard of 2016. "We want our guys out taking care of the snow rather than worrying about reporting to us," said Council President Nancy Floreen.


  7. City unveils plan for $1.5 million River Road roundaboutRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago |

    City officials unveiled the design of the $1.5 million roundabout they plan to install at the intersection of River Road, Bradley Park Drive, Green Island Drive and Cascade Road. The plan was presented at a community meeting of about 200 area residents at Wynnbrook Baptist Church, less than a mile from the intersection.


  8. House panel OK's anti-discrimination bill, won't add LGBTRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTXL

    A Georgia House panel has approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or religion. The House Judiciary subcommittee on Monday sent the proposal on to the full committee.


  9. Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times

    Talks are underway about a potential traffic light at Spout Springs Road and the entrance to Sterling on the Lake subdivision in Flowery Branch. A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest subdivisions.


  10. Ga. House Panel Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill, Won't Add LGBTRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

    A Georgia House panel has approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or religion. The House Judiciary subcommittee on Monday sent the proposal on to the full committee.


  11. Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments on private probation supervisionRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Those were people whose probations were supervised by private companies before a 2015 law took effect setting the rules for misdemeanor probation. The challenge from Glynn County resident Richard Lamar Anderson isn't actually in the state courts.


  12. Douglas may consider Deal's suggestion of teacher pay raisesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Douglas County School System may have the chance to accomplish more than usual with Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed additional education funding in the 2017 budget. Deal's recent State of the State address highlighted an additional $300 million planned for kindergarten through grade 12 education funding.


  13. Utility workers and vehicles could be added to Georgia Move-Over lawRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Georgia drivers may have to switch lanes for more than police and ambulances under a proposed change to the so-called move-over law. Under a bill the House adopted Monday, utility vehicles and workers would be added to the list qualifying for a one-lane buffer along the highway.


  14. Second Chance: Inmates receive Diesel Mechanic TrainingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    Georgia is struggling to find jobs for inmates coming out of prison, because they want to keep them from returning behind bars. But a new program, just launched inside one South Georgia prison, is training inmates to fill one of the state's most in demand jobs when they get out.


  15. Georgia Alcohol and Tobacco Division issues citations in compliance check of downtown Athens barsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    More than two dozen downtown Athens businesses were checked by agents of the Georgia Department of Revenue's Alcohol and Tobacco Division on Friday night, resulting in the issuance of 11 citations to individuals who were in violation of unspecified state alcohol laws, and the possible pending issuance of administrative citations to the businesses themselves. According to an email issued Monday through the office of Michael Earnest, assistant director for enforcement in the revenue department's alcohol and tobacco division, 26 downtown businesses were checked for compliance with state alcohol regulations on Friday night into early Saturday.


  16. Paving will lead to temporary lane closures on Highway 21Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

    The Georgia Department of Transportation reminds motorists that nighttime paving will take place between tonight and Thursday on Highway 21 between 4thand 7thstreets in Rincon. There will be temporary lane closures, with work under way from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. each day, depending on weather.


  17. A tale of three bridges connecting communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 |

    While the bridge project that would allow pedestrian access to the new Braves stadium has prompted a mini-firestorm of debate, some question why two other similar bridges built with taxpayer monies didn't cause so much as a peep.


  18. Mike Thurmond Inducted Into Gate City Bar Association Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | 24-7 Press Release

    Attorney Mike Thurmond of Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP was inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame at its gala on Nov. 7. Mr. Thurmond plans to continue working on behalf of all people, particularly people who have historically been denied access to the courts simply because they do not have resources enjoyed by others. ATLANTA, GA, November 16, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Attorney Mike Thurmond of Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP was inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame at its gala on Nov. 7. At the gala, Mr. Thurmond was joined by managing partner Joel Wooten and the Gate City Bar Association Scholarship chair in announcing the recipients of four scholarships.


  19. Georgia Weekly Legislative Update - February 2016 #2Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | JD Supra

    The author of legislation that would facilitate a major expansion of MARTA into Atlanta's public transit-starved northern arc, the Emory/CDC corridor and east on I-20, has introduced a slightly revised measure after the original proposal was parked for review in a committee from which few pieces of legislation ever escape. Now, Sen. Brandon Beach's bill, which would authorize the voters in Fulton and DeKalb counties to approve by ballot a half-penny tax that would finance a major rail expansion, has been assigned to the Transportation Committee.


  20. I-985 lanes closing Tuesday, Wednesday for message sign replacementRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times

    Interstate 985 lanes will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday so that the Georgia Department of Transportation can replace message signs. The right lane and shoulder of I-985 north and the left southbound lane between exits 15 and 16 will be closed Tuesday.