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The Georgia State Patrol is making final preparations for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Troopers will be on full patrols, concentrating on impaired drivers and seat belt violations.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome posted a mixed month in April even as the state saw generally down numbers for several cities.
Kay Ann Weatherington has been elected Superior Court Judge
As the national average continues to push toward $3 a gallon, gas prices in the southeastern United States are among the lowest in the country.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia set all-time highs again in April as the labor force and employed residents in the state continued to surge.
A Polk County man found guilty last month on 107 counts of felony dogfighting and 107 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals was sentenced to 50 years, 15 to serve on Tuesday.
Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market's response to the President's decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that now is the time for an insurance checkup to be sure you have adequate homeowners, renters, or business coverage.
Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne's name has been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.
Polk County Police have released incident reports from Sunday concerning Kimberley McCann, the subject of yesterday's officer-involved shooting on highway 411.
Georgia gas prices averaged $2.72 on Sunday.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District urges people to assess their risk of having viral hepatitis and find out if they should get tested or vaccinated.
According to a new report, young people ages 15-24 are at highest risk for STDs.
The ban area includes Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, and Polk Counties.
The driver and passenger of a car involved in a high-speed chase with Polk County Police were airlifted to the hospital after they plowed into a tree in rural Cherokee County, Alabama.