Augusta vigil to focus on bullying, suicide prevention
When John Niechniedowicz and members of Bikers Against Bullies attended the funeral of 14-year-old Naomi Kempter in May, they knew it was time for action. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
West Nile virus present in Lowndes County
Mosquitoes within the Lowndes County area have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to Department of Public Health officials. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Georgia drivers may get small grace period on hands-free law
While the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says there will be no grace period, some law enforcement agencies say they will observe a short period where they’ll focus on educating drivers about the new Georgia law, which makes it illegal to hold or support a cellphone with any part... Read more
Augusta smoking ordinance gets final approval
The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to give final approval to a new smoke-free ordinance that bans smoking in nearly every public workplace, including bars. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Arson of insurance candidate Beck’s property is reopened
The Carroll County District Attorney is reviewing a year-old arson of an Insurance Commissioner candidate’s property. A rental property belonging to Jim Beck was torched last March, says the local fire chief. But questions about the case lead to a request by the attorney general to have the arson re-examined. Read... Read more

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