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Is Georgia ready for the snowstorm this time?
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 than the South’s bustling business hub.
Deal mobilizes state resources ahead of winter storm
With the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Storm Watch for Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Nathan Deal today put emergency response agencies on alert and began significant preparations.
Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning
Firefighters battled a giant blaze fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away.
Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of storm
A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.
Governor announces severe weather task force
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced the formation of a task force that includes various state and local officials, meteorologists and business leaders charged with making recommendations to improve the state’s response to recent weather events.
Georgia lawmakers weigh regulating drones
Georgia would take the first steps to regulating the use of drones through legislation under consideration in the General Assembly.
Atlanta rebounding from winter storm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Friday outlined steps he said he plans to take to improve the city’s emergency preparedness after a winter storm brought the metro area to a halt.
Lawmakers gather for Wild Hog Supper
The unofficial start to the 2014 legislative session known as the Wild Hog Supper featured the same group of Georgia politicians and lobbyists, but a different tone after the event was overhauled this year to be more transparent and benefit the needy.
Help pours in for Ga. veteran living in van
Hundreds of people have stepped up to help a homeless veteran who’s been living in his van along with his 7-year-old dog after losing his home to foreclosure.
Ga. officials take lobbyists’ gifts before new rules kick in
Lobbyists bought a few last rounds of golf, sporting tickets and other perks for Georgia’s public officials before new rules take effect next year that will cut down on at least some of that spending.
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