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  • Confederate heroes have their own medal of honor

    The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America’s highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

    April 27, 2014

  • Tour shows off central Civil War site

    The house got the name because it was struck with a cannonball fired from a mile away by Union troops. Earl Colvin, director of the Cannonball House, led the tour and showed the spot inside the Ocmulgee National Monument from which the shot was fired.

    April 27, 2014

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in crash near Rome

    Rome police say distracted driving factored into a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and left her mother and brother injured.

    April 27, 2014

  • Former technician falsified mammogram reports

    Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work one day as a high school custodian, her hand brushed up against her chest and she felt a knot sticking out. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram.

    April 27, 2014

  • Ga., S.C. set records for electronic tax returns

    A record-setting number of people filed their tax returns electronically this year in Georgia and South Carolina.

    April 26, 2014

  • Nuclear plant owners in avoid loan subsidy fee

    Two major utility companies building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will not pay a fee to secure billions of dollars in government-subsidized loans, records show.

    April 26, 2014

  • Project to bring fresh vegetables to soup kitchen

    A project growing fresh vegetables for an Athens area soup kitchen was saved from the chopping block recently thanks to a partnership between Action Ministries and Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church.

    April 26, 2014

  • Confederate heroes have their own medal of honor

    The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America’s highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

    April 26, 2014

  • State proclaims Aug. 7 ’Purple Heart Day’

    August 7 will be known as Purple Heart Day in Georgia each year.

    April 26, 2014

  • Sheriff: 2 inmates captured after jail escape

    Authorities say two inmates accused of escaping from a county jail in south Georgia been captured.

    April 22, 2014