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Photographer uses drone to get tough shots
There might be a day in the future when drones are commonplace, but until then Brian Stewart’s flying contraption can still cause a stir.
Lawmakers say they won’t abandon death penalty
A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
FedEx gunman wasn’t enthusiastic about job
A gunman who wounded six colleagues in an Atlanta-area rampage didn’t seem enthusiastic about his job loading boxes but never mentioned problems with co-workers or supervisors, his father said Wednesday.
Storm topples tree on car, kills driver in Athens
Police blame a storm packing powerful winds for the death of a man in Athens.
Shooting at FedEx center wounds 6, suspect dead
A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest “like Rambo” opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
Storms tear through South, adding to US death toll
A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.
Deal declares state of emergency
In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.
Deal signs bill to honor wounded veterans
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Services.
Deal: Budget includes half a billion dollars in K-12 education
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and includes the largest single year increase in k-12 funding in seven years.
Rain, storms expected as cold front approaches
Forecasters say wet weather and thunderstorms are likely as a cold front moves into several areas of the state.
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