To honor veterans who physically can’t make it up to Washington, D.C., some American Legion groups have brought a scale model of the Vietnam War Memorial to north Georgia for Memorial Day Weekend. American Legion groups spent $10,000 to exhibit the 380 foot long wall featuring the names of all those who died in the conflict.
The president of one of Georgia's largest teachers unions is on the campaign trail. But she's not running for office. Calvine Rollins of the Georgia Educators Association is traveling to different parts of the state urging lawmakers to restore state funding for 180 days of school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.