Saturday, February 17, 2018

Georgia landowners at odds with FAA over aviation equipment on farm

CONFLICT: Federal aviation officials say a massive crop-watering structure creates radio interference for pilots over Georgia, but landowners say they had permission for it to be within 1,000 feet (300-meters) of the communications equipment.

Fort Stewart tank brigade to serve rotation in South Korea

An Army tank brigade from Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia is gearing up for a deployment to South Korea.

Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades.

Bridge collapse, airport blackout among top Georgia stories

The best of the best - which stories made the list for 2017?

Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

Despite multibillion-dollar cost overruns, Georgia's elected Public Service Commission allow Georgia Power to continue Plant Vogtle project. Rates expected to increase in 2021.

The Railroading of Nydia Tisdale by Dawson County

A look into the Nydia Tisdale case - a citizen journalist at the helm of transparency & politics in a day and age when the former is taboo in the latter.

Missouri Man Charged With Phone Threats to Georgia Mosque

 A federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri man with making threatening phone calls to a mosque in Georgia.

Court reverses itself and restores woman’s murder conviction

Georgia’s highest court on Monday reversed its own recent decision and restored the felony murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer

GBI touts 6,000 DNA-crime connection matches

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is celebrating its 6,000th match in a system that allows law enforcement officials to test for DNA matches in criminal investigations.

Violence against transgender people rising in Georgia and US

AJC: Violence against transgender people is at an all-time high