Wed., January 16, 2013 11:37am
Much of north Georgia was under a flood watch as forecasters warned of the potential for freezing rain and some snow later in the week. The National Weather Service said rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow or a snow/sleet mix across parts of north Georgia Thursday. Forecasters said there was the potential for light snow accumulations across parts of north Georgia.
Thu., November 29, 2012 8:38am
A 215-acre fire burning near the Black and Springer mountains in northern Georgia is about 85 percent contained. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service expect the fire to be fully contained by Thursday.
Tue., March 27, 2012 1:38pm
A North Georgia judge is resigning amid an ethics investigation into whether she improperly sought to help a man who was convicted of methamphetamine trafficking.An order posted Tuesday by the Judicial Qualifications Commission says Enotah Superior Court Judge Lynn Alderman will resign on Friday.
Mon., February 13, 2012 5:25pm
The national Weather Service was predicting snow in North Georgia late Monday night. There's a weather advisory for nine counties from midnight until ten A.M. tomorrow. Meteorologist Steven Nelson advises cautious driving.
Mon., February 13, 2012 4:34pm
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the northeastern portion of Georgia through Tuesday morning. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving, especially on bridges and overpasses.
Wed., December 28, 2011 5:57pm
An outgoing member of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources board is taking aim at Governor Nathan Deal. Deal chose not to re-appoint Newnan insurance agent Warren Budd to another term on the board overseeing environmental protection. Budd says, insiders told him it's because he's in synch with environmental groups on some issues.
Mon., December 12, 2011 7:27pm
Federal officials say the Georgia Department of Transportation and a Tennessee construction company have agreed to pay one of the largest fines in the history of the federal Clean Water Act. The fine settles possible violations during highway expansion projects. U-S Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials say, the Tennesse company and the Georgia agency will pay $1.5 million in penalties and spend $1.3 million more to resolve environmental issues.
Mon., October 24, 2011 2:14pm
Lake Lanier’s water level stands only nine feet above its historic low of a few years ago. As a new drought tightens its grip on the state, some communities are taking action. Last month, five local jurisdictions received state approval for tougher watering restrictions.
Fri., September 30, 2011 9:12am
The president of Georgia Highlands College says he plans to retire at the end of the year. J. Randy Pierce announced Thursday that he will retire December 31st after 10 years at the helm of the two-year college with campuses in Rome, Cartersville and other parts of north Georgia. A search to replace Pierce will be launched in coming weeks.
Tue., September 6, 2011 8:05am
Twisters and heavy rains were the result of slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that pushed through the northern portion of Georgia. State emergency officials say nearly 100 homes were damaged in north Georgia’s Cherokee County from severe weather that moved through Monday.