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  • Savannah Drone Projec_Rich(1) copy.jpg 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.

    February 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Winter Weather_Rich copy.jpg 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.

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wild Hog Supper_Rich copy.jpg 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.

    January 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ga Veteran Living in _Rich copy.jpg 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.

    January 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lobbying Year End_Rich copy.jpg 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.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Braves Tea Party_Rich(1) copy.jpg Braves stadium sparks debate

    A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying the use of public money to help a private business is not what American capitalism should be about.

    December 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Attorney: Ga. soldier charged in killings has PTSD

    An Army sergeant charged with shooting a teenage girl in the head while another soldier killed her boyfriend outside Fort Stewart two years ago suffers from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress after serving in combat in Afghanistan, the sergeant’s defense attorney said Friday.

    December 7, 2013

  • Suicide rulings questioned

    A newspaper investigation has found that many deaths labeled suicides by authorities in Georgia have not undergone a full forensic examination.

    December 2, 2013

  • Health Overhaul Georg_Rich copy.jpg Hearing focuses on health care in rural Georgia

    Emma Collins, a licensed massage therapist from Ellijay, was hopeful about the new federal health care law after struggling in recent years to find insurance coverage because her artificial heart valve is considered a pre-existing condition.

    November 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Turkey frying results in Savannah fire

    An attempt to fry a turkey got out of hand in Savannah.

    November 24, 2013

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