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Coastal Georgia woman dies 1 month after rattlesnake bite According to the news station, Meridith was gardening with her sister at a friend's house in Waverly, Georgia, when she was bitten by a venomous timber rattlesnake.

CCBOE remains in RED $1,098,752.36 after $467,000 in CUTS CCBOE remains in RED $1,098,752.36 after $467,000 in CUTS.

Claxton Council Fails to Resolve Budget Legality Issue The Claxton City Council failed to address the fact that the budget the council voted to approve two weeks ago is not binding. AllOnGeorgia reported on June 4th that the city council failed to legally approve their budget after voting to approve the FY 2020 with an enabling resolution or by ordinance, as required by law.

Atlanta mayor defends composition, mission of public trust task force Joe Whitley of the Baker Donelson firm, resigned from the mayor's Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust on Monday after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raised questions about whether he had a conflict of interest.

SGMC presents check to American Cancer Society for Relay for Life South Georgia Medical Center recently presented a check for $15,264.21 to the American Cancer Society. The money was raised for Valdosta-Lowndes County Relay for Life, which is a community-based fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

State Of The Program: Denmark He'd experienced plenty of success in his time as the head baseball coach at Lambert, but Corr understood that he didn't know everything, and he didn't hesitate to reach out when needed. "I leaned heavily on the other county ADs, and they were incredible in offering all kinds of advice and best practices," Corr said.

Lambert graduate slowly recovering after critical wreck in south Forsyth Just days after walking across the stage as a graduate of Lambert High School, Forsyth County teen Holden Ludwig was struck and critically injured during a two-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth.

White County Commission approves FY 2020 budget - Now Habersham The budget represents a 2.61% increase over this year's. The county will have to draw nearly a million dollars from its fund balance to meet the new budget.

Living in a motel isn’t glamorous; it’s a sign that things must change What was interesting about the study's findings, based on a survey of residents from nine extended-stay motels, was who lives in these establishments and the barriers they face to finding permanent housing.

Gasaway can't collect legal fees after twice overturning primary election - Now Habersham Dan Gasaway will have to foot the bulk of the bill for twice overturning a state Republican primary over improper voting, a Superior Court judge ruled Monday.

Art exhibit harkens back to the days of old at Morris Brown The 17-by-8-foot cutout image of the faculty of Atlanta University, taken circa 1906 on Morris Brown's campus, is an art project unveiled Tuesday by historian Karcheik Sims-Alvarado. The project is on exhibit at the very place the picture was taken - at the front steps of the now dilapidated Fountain Hall.

This Forsyth County 3-year-old got the loudest surprise for his birthday party Three-year-old Talon Woodman's birthday party this weekend went about like any typical kid's party: family was there, he got presents and more than half a dozen random bikers showing off their rides. Well, it was mostly typical.

Apron-clad man allegedly steals pickup truck in DeKalb, robs Gwinnett beauty store An apron-wearing man allegedly stole a pickup truck Tuesday morning in Chamblee before driving to a…

Forsyth County teen was bitten by a copperhead over the weekend On Sunday evening, McKenzie Holbrook, 18, went to get into her dad's truck, when she felt a sharp pain in her ankle.

Records: Bryan County Mismanaging Funds Dedicated for Crime Victims Hundreds of pages of documentation from a number of government entities in Bryan County indicate that money dedicated by state law to fund services for crime victims through the Local Victim Assistance Program has been mismanaged, improperly utilized, and - in some instances - entirely unaccounted for.

NEW DETAILS: Body pulled from small pond alongside busy Gwinnett County road Investigators still do not know if the death was criminal in nature or if it was an accidental drowning, police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera told "Right now, it's too early to determine how long he's been there," she said. "The body has been taken by the medical examiner's office and it will be given an autopsy for a complete analysis.

Roswell adds $375K to Hardscrabble Green Loop contract The Roswell City Council has authorized a $375,000 increase in its contract with CMES Inc.

Sandy Springs OKs $4.9M in street paving contracts The Sandy Springs City Council has approved contracts amounting to nearly $4.

Governor Kemp Heading to South Korea on Saturday Kemp announced his plans to travel to South Korea for an economic development mission earlier this month. This is his first international trip since taking office. "We have experienced significant, positive growth in our relationship with Korea over the past few years," Kemp said in a press release.

DNR, Coast Guard partner again to enhance artificial reef BSF off Little Tybee Island The concrete materials will provide a stable surface in an environment characterized by strong currents and wave action. Materials will be quickly colonized by barnacles, soft corals and sponges.

Governor's Office Says May Net Tax Revenue Up 0.1% Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $21.67 billion for an increase of $940.7 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled nearly $20.73 billion. The changes within these tax categories explain May's overall net tax revenue increase:.

DeKalb County commissioners schedule evening meeting in Stonecrest The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Stonecrest, where they will receive a transportation briefing from MARTA and discuss mid-year budget adjustments that CEO Michael Thurmond is recommending. Audience members can also to sign up to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

BREAKING: Man shot, killed at Clayton County apartment complex Police are investigating a shooting death at a Clayton County apartment complex Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: After brief respite, more storms on the way Metro Atlanta is getting a little time to recover from Monday night’s stormy weather before th…

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