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  • US states new law allows guns in bars churches

    Georgia State News.Net - Wednesday 23rd April, 2014

    A new law in the US state of Georgia will soon will allow licenced gun owners to take firearms into churches, bars, airports and government buildings, the media reported Wednesday. Following ...

  • Annual Vidalia Onion Festival set to kick off in Toombs County

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) - The 37th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival will kick off Thursday. This year's festival runs April 24-27 in downtown Vidalia. The 4-day family-friendly event, held each ...

  • SCAD to hold annual Sidewalk Art Festival at Forsyth Park

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah College of Art and Design will hold its 33rd annual Sidewalk Arts Festival Saturday in Forsyth Park. This is truly one of the coolest art events in Savannah ...

  • Former funeral home catches fire overnight in Statesboro

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - An overnight fire is under investigation in Bulloch County. An old funeral home located at the corner of Elm and Van Buren streets that is now empty caught fire overnight ...

  • Beaufort police investigate early morning shooting

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - Officials say a man was injured after a shooting at the Spanish Trace Apartments in Beaufort. Beaufort officers responded to a call early Thursday morning and found a man ...

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  • Officials believe arson the cause of vacant house fire

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    RINCON, GA (WTOC) - An arson investigation is underway in Effingham County. An abandoned home in the 2000 block of Hodgeville Road caught fire overnight, destroying the right side of the home. ...

  • Deputies search for armed robbery suspects in Effingham Co.

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) - Deputies are trying to track down a couple of gunmen after an armed robbery overnight in Effingham County. It happened around 3 a.m. Thursday at a home along Mockingbird ...

  • Semis collide overnight on I-95

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    POOLER, GA (WTOC) - A collision on I-95 in Pooler is now cleared, but not before causing some major damage. Pooler Police along with Pooler Fire responded and say two tractor trailers side-swiped ...

  • Fire crews battle 2 separate house fires overnight in Effingham Co.

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - It was a busy morning for firefighters in Effingham County after fighting two different house fires overnight. Just after 2 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a ...

  • SCHP investigate fatal crash in Hampton County

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    HAMPTON CO., SC (WTOC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single-vehicle wreck on SC Hwy 63 in Hampton County. It happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. The SCHP ...

  • Abducted 2-year-old MS girl found in South GA parents arrested

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    ATLANTA (CBS46) - The Amber Alert has been canceled for an abducted Mississippi toddler. Maliah Harris, 2, has been located in Sylvester, GA, and is safe, according to Mississippi State Highway ...

  • Why a higher minimum wage is good for small business

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    Like everyone else under the sun, entrepreneurs are inclined to look out for their own self interest, which is why you wouldn't be surprised if many of them were skeptical of hiking ...

  • FDA to propose e-cigarette regulations

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette ...

  • Who was named Peoples Most Beautiful star

    WTOC 11 - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    People , landing the coveted cover of the annual issue."It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 12 Years a Slave star said. "I was happy for all the girls who would ...

  • Atlanta abductee 9 says he sang gospel tune until captor freed him

    Globe and Mail - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    Willie Myrick, 9, is embraced by Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker in front of the congregation at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta on April 10, 2014. (WXIA-TV/ASSOCIATED ...

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, a UPS driver drives after a delivery in North Andover, Mass. UPS reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise ...

  • Georgia Q1 Trade Deficit Widens

    RTT News - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    Georgia's foreign trade deficit for the first quarter widened from a year ago, preliminary figures from the National Statistics Office of Georgia showed Thursday.The foreign trade deficit ...

  • Georgia Governor Signs Unprecedented “Guns Everywhere” Bill

    Prison Planet - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    SHTFPlan.com April 24, 2014 The State of Georgia has just signed an unprecedented new law that removes all handgun carrying and possession permissions to allow lawful residents the ability to ...

  • Georgia is Leading the Way

    OpEdNews - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    The United States of America is moving backwards in history. Affirmative action, which has been instrumental in making our nation more diverse is being eliminated. Our government has become a ...

  • Live Wednesday Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

    NPR - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Conductor Robert Spano is returning to Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to perform Benjamin ...

  • Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    The Miami Herald - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    The parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were being held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both ...

  • Miss. girl 2 found unharmed in south Georgia

    Ledger-Enquirer - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    SYLVESTER, Ga. - A 2-year-old girl whose younger sister was found dead in Mississippi has been found unharmed in Georgia.Police in the south Georgia town of Sylvester told The Atlanta ...

  • Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent

    Ledger-Enquirer - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    ATLANTA - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent.The Georgia Department of Labor Thursday morning announced the new March jobless rate.It is down ...

  • Ga. transit police plan Detroit recruitment event

    Ledger-Enquirer - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    ATLANTA - The police department that oversees Atlanta's public transportation system is looking out of state to hire new officers.Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Deputy Police ...

  • Woman charged in NC kidnap to have bond hearing

    Ledger-Enquirer - Thursday 24th April, 2014

    ATLANTA - A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father is set to have a bond hearing in federal court in Atlanta.Patricia Kramer was one of nine people ...

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