Georgia News

Thursday Night's Storm Threat

Our pattern will turn much more active around here with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms possible, the first of which arrives late Thursday into Friday morning. We may see some severe weather in western Alabama during the day Thursday,… continue reading ›

Your 1 Minute Weather Webcast

We've reached a week straight of high temps at or above 70 degrees making this the 3rd longest streak in January history for Columbus. The streak will continue over the next few days, but our pattern turns much more unsettled… continue reading ›

Megachurch Pastor Bishop Eddie Long dead

(CNN) - Megachurch Pastor Bishop Eddie Long has died. The senior pastor of Georgia's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church passed away early Sunday morning according to a news release from the church. The statement says long died from 'an aggressive… continue reading ›

AAA: 75% of Georgians will travel in 2017

PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (January 12, 2017) – All signs are pointing to a busy year for vacationers and the travel industry. According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, 75 percent of Georgians are planning to take a vacation in 2017 –… continue reading ›

Boy finds burned body in woods

Whitfield County, GA (WTVC) - The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office says a homicide investigation is underway after a 13-year-old boy found a burned body in a wooded area. The body was found near Ellis Road Tuesday afternoon. Deputies believe the… continue reading ›

Deal: December tax revenues up 0.7 percent

PRESS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for December totaled nearly $2.06 billion, for an increase of $15.2 million, or 0.7 percent, compared to December 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled approximately $10.86 billion,… continue reading ›

AAA Georgia Issues Safe Driving Alert

PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA. (January 6, 2017) — Winter Storm Helena is expected to bring snow and ice to portions of Georgia and AAA warns motorists to be cautious while driving during adverse weather conditions. According to data from the Federal Highway… continue reading ›

Llama on the loose in Athens

Athens, GA (CNN) - An unusual sight for drivers and residents in Athens, Georgia, Wednesday afternoon. A llama got loose and roamed the streets of the city. The Oconee County Sheriff's office says the llama managed to make its way… continue reading ›

Carjacking suspect shot in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (WSB) - A man was shot after reportedly being involved in at least eight hit-and-run accidents. Police in Atlanta say it all started in the Buckhead area of town, when the driver of a hummer hit several cars.… continue reading ›

Deal: November tax revenues up 4.6 percent

PRESS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.72 billion, for an increase of $75.9 million, or 4.6 percent, compared to November 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled approximately $8.8 billion,… continue reading ›

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