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Georgia Power, Georgia 811 team up for National 811 Day

August 11, 2019–1:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Power and Georgia 811 have teamed up once again to raise awareness for National 811 Day on August 11 (“8-11”). Employees at Georgia Power’s Customer Care Center received a surprise visit today from Digger Dog, Georgia 811’s mascot, to help them become more familiar with digging notification requirements.…

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Students record strongest-ever overall gains on Georgia Milestones assessments

July 28, 2019–4:44 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia students showed strong gains on the spring 2019 Georgia Milestones assessments. Scores increased or held steady on 25 of 26 assessments – the strongest overall gains recorded in the five years the assessment has been administered. The percentage of students reading on grade level or above increased or…

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Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

July 22, 2019–8:49 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.65 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents more than this time last month, and 5 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $39.75 to fill…

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New look for Georgia Driver’s Licenses

July 22, 2019–8:44 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF DRIVER’S SERVICES Georgia driver’s licenses have a new design. Features: Polycarbonate Card Body – This card will be a more durable, secure and tamper-resistant card Overlapping – Signatures and Data over the photograph Secure ID Compliant Star – Meets state and federal regulations Laser Engraving – Laser engraving…

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Isakson discharged from D.C. hospital

July 21, 2019–12:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was discharged today from George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and will enter an inpatient rehabilitation program at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, after falling in his D.C. apartment and suffering…

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Sen. Isakson hospitalized after suffering fractured ribs during fall at D.C. apartment

July 18, 2019–7:00 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., released the following statement from his spokesperson, Amanda Maddox: “Senator Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night after falling in his apartment and suffering four fractured ribs. He is in pain, but resting and doing well. Senator…

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Operation Southern Shield begins Sunday

July 12, 2019–7:54 a.m. CALHOUN POLICE NEWS RELEASE Law enforcement officers in Georgia are ready to put the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the second annual “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement operation. After the last 2 year’s highly successful operation that drew national attention, Georgia will join…

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Final Fourth of July 2019 holiday traffic count

July 8, 2019–4:42 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 26 traffic deaths.  This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 513 traffic crashes resulting in 307 injuries,…

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19 traffic deaths statewide during holiday period so far

July 6, 2019–11:35 .m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Public Safety officials are continuing the urge safety on the roadways as the Independence Day holiday travel period continues. As of noon Saturday, there had been 19 fatalities on the state’s highways since the holiday weekend began Wednesday night with one in Northwest Georgia. Seven of…

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NW Georgia makes job gains in May

July 5, 2019–3:00 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Wednesday that the Northwest region added to its workforce and number of employed residents in May. Preliminary results showed that the 12-county area also had fewer unemployment claims filed in May than April. “In May, we saw much-needed growth in our…

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Record-Breaking 48.9 million Americans to travel this Independence Day

July 2, 2019–9:14 a.m. AAA SOUTH AAA predicts more Americans will travel for this Independence Day than ever before. Nearly 49 million are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year. Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, with an…

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GBI names new Special Agent In Charge for Calhoun office

July 2, 2019–8:35 a.m. GBI NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that Joe Montgomery has been promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the Region 1 Calhoun Office. Montgomery will be responsible for the supervision of the agents assigned to Region 1 office who conduct major investigations. Those include death investigations, officer…

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Paulding Deputies and HPDTF agents make record meth seizure

June 28, 2019–8:07 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On June 25, 2019, Agents with the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force (HPDTF), which is overseen by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), got a credible tip of drug activity occurring at 809 Williams Road Dallas, Georgia 30132 which is in unincorporated Paulding County. Agents immediately launched an…

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Forbes names Coosa Valley Credit Union one of America’s best credit unions

June 27, 2019–7:49 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Coosa Valley Credit Union (CVCU) was once again named a “Best-in-State” credit union by Forbes magazine. This is the second year the Rome-based credit union has made the list. CVCU is one of only five credit unions in Georgia to be recognized by Forbes.  CVCU was selected for the honor following a…

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Remembering D-Day 75 years later

June 6, 2019–9:47 a.m. Staff reports On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. “You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of…

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