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Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
Gas prices in Georgia inched lower over the weekend.
Friday morning, Bob Townley of Armuchee and Fred Corey of Blue Ridge were the first from Northwest Georgia to be sent to assist those caught in the storm's wake.
Florence is making landfall near Wilmington, NC as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph sustained winds.
Florence has max sustained winds of 110 mph, with some higher gusts, and is tracking northwestward towards the U.S. East Coast.
There remains a chance for eastern Georgia to observe tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall associated with this storm.
50-year-old Mallory McClarity was at a Pine Mountain Street address at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday when an unknown person reportedly shot him at least twice.
Florence has strengthened into a major hurricane over the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.
Gas prices in Georgia increased last week but declined on Sunday.
With Hurricane Florence churning in the Atlantic, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning homeowners that it is critical now to prepare for a potential strike.
It's almost Labor Day, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this weekend.
Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season.
A Rockmart man is in the Floyd County Jail charged with terroristic threats and acts.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state's unemployment rate dipped below 4 percent for the first time in more than 15 years.
Georgia gas prices are 2 cents less than a week ago.