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News in Spalding County, Georgia

Spalding County residents to vote on new airport
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:18:12 -0700

Residents of a Georgia county will get to vote on plans for a new airport.

Convicted felon accused of killing Spalding County man
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:29:00 -0700

A 30-year-old man who has already spent most of his adult life in state prison is now accused of shooting another man to death, according to police.

Tornado confirmed in Spalding County; rain pushes Lake Lanier up 1+ feet
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:55:54 -0700

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) -- National Weather Service officials say about 200 trees were either snapped or uprooted during an EF1 tornado in Spalding County - and the rains that fell in northeast Georgia Sunday night and Monday pushed the level of Lake Lanier up more than a foot.

Georgia Virtual History Project digitizes and mobilizes state's past
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:45:14 -0700

Tourists exit from Interstate 95, their vehicle heading south from Savannah, perhaps destined for the Golden Isles of St. Simon's and Jeykll.

Learnard: ‘Stop the insanity!’
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:23:48 -0700

Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or membership in certain minority groups. Most lawsuits that arise under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act involve challenges to at-large election scenarios like the one we have here in Fayette County. Section 2 litigation usually involves a claim that an ...

Georgia Southern SOAR team wins regional awards
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:56:06 -0700

Georgia Southern’s Orientation, Advisement and Registration team earned two awards recently during the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Clemson, S.C.

Best in class for April 18
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0700

Woodward North fifth-grader Kendal Newton was named runner-up in the Storyworks magazine “Create a Character” contest.

First Slice 4/10/14: GSU president speculates on the Ted's future
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:42:32 -0700

The president of Georgia State University sees a lot of potential in Turner Field and the surrounding area . "I believe it was the Olympic Stadium... and the Olympic Stadium had a footprint more like a football stadium than a baseball stadium," Becker told WXIA.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Surprise: Fayette spends $1.4 million for East Bypass
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:43:47 -0700

The men who were elected mainly on the basis of their opposition to the West Fayetteville Bypass have now become supporters of the East Fayetteville Bypass. The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday night to spend $1.42 million to acquire a large tract of land deemed necessary for construction of the East Bypass. read more

White County Eligible for SBA Disaster Assistance; Deadline Approaching for Private Non-Profit Organizations in Georgia
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:11:00 -0700

ATLANTA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration adds White County for disaster assistance and reminds eligible Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) of the May 5 deadline to submit their disaster loan applications for physical damage.  These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from ...