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Atlanta Disease Control Analyzes Latest Drug Trends

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The Atlanta based Centers fro Disease Control analyzes the latest trends in drug overdose deaths and says Georgia showed a significant increase from 2013 to 2014. The CDC says prescription pain relievers and heroin are the main drivers of the more recent overdoses deaths. In Georgia there was a 10 percent …

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GBI Taking the Lead In Officer Involved Shooting

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The GBI is taking the lead in an officer-involved shooting in Chatman County. The U.S. Marshall’s office was executing an arrest warrant when they pulled over a car near Savannah. They say the woman inside tried to run over one of the officers and was shot and wounded. She later …

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Turner Field Fate Has Been Decided

The fate of Turner Field has been decided. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority says Georgia State University and development firm will take over when the Braves leave for Cobb County in 2017. The entities are behind a rumored $300 million project that includes student housing,retail and the conservation of …

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Drug Agents Make Multiple Arrests

Drug agents from Stephens and Habersham counties say they’ve made multiple arrests and broken a methamphetamine manufacturing ring that had been operating in Georgia and South Carolina. Two suspects are from Toccoa and a third is from Cornelia.

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Pilot of Plane Crash Identified

Billy Bryant an 82 year old who died when his single-engine Beechcraft went down on a fairway golf course at the Georgia Club off Highway  316 in Statham. The FFA is investigating trying to determine the cause of the deadly crash.

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Meeting For Bishop Bypass Set For This Evening

A public meeting on plans for Bishop bypass is set for this evening in Oconee County  the forum gets underway at 6 0’clock at the Community Center in Bishop, Oconee County Commissioners, members of the local legislative delegation, and officials from the Georgia DOT are expected to be on hand. …

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