Three north Georgia lawmakers have already heard from cyclists across the state after filing legislation that would dramatically change the rules of the road for bicycles. State Representatives Carl Rogers, Lee Hawkins and Emory Dunahoo, all Republicans from Gainesville, planned to hear even more at a public hearing on the bill Monday evening.
Leaders of metro Atlanta's public transit system have approved a plan to crack down on riders who bother other passengers by begging, listening to loud music and being unruly. They are also considering running more frequent trains during rush hours.
With the 2014 legislative session only five months away, Second Amendment advocates are preparing to pressure lawmakers to expand gun rights in Georgia. The gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org started its two-day annual convention Friday in Cobb County.
Stone Mountain Park officials say they're considering extra safety measures after an accident and rescue operation. Park police spokesman John Bankhead says a man, his 12-year-old son and two teenage boys were likely unaware that they were hiking in a restricted area of the park Tuesday when the teens slid about 200 feet down the mountain's jagged, granite backside.
Cost overruns and safety concerns at Georgia’s nuclear expansion project were the topic Tuesday at Georgia’s Public Service Commission. An independent auditor told utility regulators Plant Vogtle construction will be delayed at least 15 months and go millions of dollars over budget.
Federal authorities at Lake Lanier say they're putting renewed emphasis on safety for boaters and swimmers after three deaths at the lake. CBS Atlanta reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend all new applications for dock construction this summer and will focus on safety awareness for boaters and swimmers.