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Boeing 747 headed for U.S. retirement this year

(CNN) - The iconic Boeing 747 is headed for U.S. retirement this year. United Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will retire the humped 747-400 by October. Delta is also planning to drop the venerable jumbo jet this year. The…

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 –…

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…

Alaskan wild salmon may have tapeworm

(CNN) - A warning to anyone looking to dine on wild salmon from Alaska. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says wild salmon caught in Alaska has been infected by the Japanese broad tapeworm. The…

Trump Tower security could cost businesses millions

(CNN) - Businesses near trump tower are feeling the brunt of Donald Trump winning the presidency. Trump's win means security restrictions have grown in and around Trump Tower. And that means foot traffic has fallen at times near the fifth…

Teachers welcome standing desks in classroom

(CNN) - Teachers across the nation are trying to get their hands on this standing desk. Structural engineer, Mathias Ellegiers, designed a wooden standing desk for his girlfriend back in 2012 when she was studying for her doctorate. A teacher…

Twinkies recalled for possible health risk

(CNN) - Hostess is recalling some of its holiday white peppermint Twinkies over possible salmonella contamination. It comes after Blommer Chocolate Company, which makes the white candy coating on the Twinkies, revealed the coating might contain milk powder contaminated with…

Jury recommends death penalty for Dylann Roof

(CNN) -A jury recommended Dylann Roof get the death penalty for killing nine people in his 2015 massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Judge Richard Gergel will formally sentence Roof Wednesday morning. Roof, who represented himself…

Obamacare still popular with 11.5 million sign-ups

(CNN) - Obamacare may be on the ropes in Congress, but it remains popular with Americans. Federal data reveals more than 11-and-a-half million people have signed up for coverage through the federal marketplace healthcare.gov and the 12 state-based exchanges as…

Ford bringing back the Bronco in 2020

(CNN) - Ford Broncos are making a comeback. The automaker confirmed on Monday that it plans to start making a new version by 2020. The vehicle was last manufactured in 1996. No word on exactly what it will look like.…

Condoleezza Rice endorses Sessions for Attorney General

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is endorsing Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Rice, who is also from Alabama called sessions a "friend" in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley. Sessions will likely…

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,…

Six MCSD Schools Earn GOSA Performance Recognitions

PRESS RELEASE (Columbus, GA)-Six schools in the Muscogee County School District are named Highest Performing or Greatest Gains schools by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA).  The awards are approved by GOSA and the State Board of Education as…

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