City officials in the north Georgia town of Nelson are warning residents to "bear-proof" their properties after the police chief had a run-in with a black bear. Nelson City Manager Brandy Edwards said residents should be on guard after recent calls about bears at homes and reports of missing cats and kittens around town.
A group that supports gun control is suing a north Georgia town that passed a law requiring gun ownership. The Washington-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the town of Nelson.
A north Georgia city is considering passing an ordinance to make gun ownership mandatory. Leaders of Nelson — a city of just over 1,300 about 50 miles north of downtown Atlanta — say with one police officer on patrol eight hours a day, city residents are left virtually unprotected for 16 hours per day.