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Gas prices declined over the weekend and that trend should continue this week.
Weyland Billingsley of Bartow County and Julie Maloney of Cherokee County have been tapped to aid in administering Red Cross disaster services to those affected by the storm.
Preliminary forecasts call for impact in the Florida Panhandle, then a diagonal path of tropical wind and rain through Georgia, from Bainbridge to Augusta.
Tropical Storm Michael has now been upgraded to a Category One Hurricane and is headed for the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama.
Sunday's state average of $2.78 per gallon is 5 cents more than a month ago, and 25 cents more than this time last year.
Home fires kill seven people every day. The Red Cross urges Everyone to Practice home fire drills, install smoke alarms.
Floyd'd Willowbrooke will hold an informational meeting concerning Teen Suicide Prevention in Rockmart at Van Wert Elementary Oct. 18.
Georgia motorists found the most expensive September gas prices in four years.
Detective Kristen Hearne, who was fatally shot responding to a backup call a year ago, will be honored on the one-year anniversary of her death in Cedartown.
The Polk County Department of Public health has released information regarding the second rabies case in the area.
Gas prices in Georgia declined 1-cent during the past week.
Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, said Thursday that Georgia's unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time in 11 years.
Georgia's high school graduation rate increased again in 2018, rising to 81.6 percent from 80.6 percent in 2017.
Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
Gas prices in Georgia inched lower over the weekend.