Sun., August 19, 2012 10:00am
As end-of-summer celebrations ramp up, authorities throughout Georgia are launching a crackdown on drunken driving.
Fri., July 20, 2012 1:00pm
Summer enrollment is down at the University of Georgia. UGA enrolled 13,854 students this summer, a decrease of 958 students. Registrar Jan Hathcote says the economy may have played a role in the decline. Enrollment was also down last year. The school is examining data as it becomes available to determine the reasons.
Mon., July 2, 2012 9:27am
A scorching heat wave has broken temperature records in at least four Georgia cities. The National Weather Service reported Sunday that temperatures reached 105 degrees in Atlanta, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1954. It was even hotter in Athens, where the thermometers reached 108 degrees, beating a record set in 1927 by five degrees.
Fri., May 25, 2012 12:00pm
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Fri., May 18, 2012 4:40pm
Some public school workers employed by private companies say, they got a nasty surprise a few weeks ago. State labor officials last year proposed eliminating a policy that allowed such workers to collect jobless benefits over the summer. The workers say, they didn't find out about the change until recently. Union officials say, the workers now face months without income.
Tue., April 3, 2012 2:04pm
A central Georgia county will resume spraying for mosquitoes after an earlier decision to end the program to cut costs. Bibb County commissioners decided Tuesday to bring back the program after hearing feedback from residents.
Thu., July 14, 2011 3:44pm
Savannah-Chatham Metro police are taking the city's top investigative officer and putting him in charge of patrol. The leadership shake-up follows a crime spike that led to four murders in a two-week period. Other violent crimes also increased as temperatures climbed at the end of June.
Tue., May 24, 2011 1:48pm
As daily temperatures warm into the 90’s with triple digits not far behind, air conditioning expenses go up. But it's likely there will be little to no money available to help the state’s low income residents with their energy bills this summer.
Tue., November 23, 2010 9:27am
Most of Georgia is experiencing drought conditions with some exeptions in the northeast and central part of the state.
Wed., September 8, 2010 4:09pm
Daytime summer temperatures were warm, but not abnormally so for most of the state from June through August. An exception was in west Georgia, where Columbus had its warmest-ever daytime summer readings. But in reviewing average nighttime temperatures, state climatologist David Stooksbury found records or near-records were set most everywhere.