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  • Train strikes Allman biopic film crew, woman dead

    Authorities in South Georgia say a woman working with a film crew has been struck and killed by a train while making a biopic about musician Gregg Allman.

    February 21, 2014

  • Winter Weather_Rich copy.jpg Power outages in Georgia down to around 60,000

    Around 60,000 customers were still without power in Georgia by Saturday afternoon, as power crews reported significant progress in restoring electricity in hard-hit east Georgia after this week’s ice storm.

    February 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prelim. magnitude-4.4 quake shakes SC, Ga.

    A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, startling residents and shaking homes in both states.

    February 15, 2014

  • Port Fire_Rich copy.jpg Collapsed Savannah warehouse slows probe of fire

    A huge fire fueled by burning rubber toppled brick walls and littered twisted metal frames over 113,000 square feet where a warehouse had stood at the Port of Savannah, and fire officials say the hazardous debris is slowing an investigation into the cause.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 shot in Ga. store busy with storm customers

    Two women were shot Monday inside a suburban Atlanta supermarket that was busy with customers trying to stock up before a winter storm that’s widely predicted to hit the area, police said.

    February 11, 2014

  • Winter Weather Atlant_Rich(1).jpg 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.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    February 10, 2014

  • Port Fire_Rich(2) copy.jpg 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.

    February 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Winter Weather_Rich copy.jpg 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.

    February 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Winter Weather Georgi_Rich(1).jpg 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.

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

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