Georgia Power draws ire over coal ash plan in Bartow
Georgia Power drew heavy criticism Thursday night over plans to bury more than 20 million cubic yards of coal ash at its Plant Bowen in Bartow County. “Please don’t gamble with our lives,” Vicki Freeman of Atlanta pleaded during an online public hearing on the proposal. “Mandate that Georgia... Read more
UGA senior dies of Covid-19 complications
A University of Georgia student and Perry native died on Monday due to complications from COVID-19. According to his obituary, Shawn Kuhn, a senior majoring in exercise and sports science, passed away after battling COVID-19-based pneumonia for about six weeks. His sister Sharla Brook Kuhn says he was fully... Read more
Patient found collapsed on sidewalk in front of hospital
A man who apparently left Piedmont Rockdale Hospital Thursday collapsed on the sidewalk in front of the hospital and was returned to the hospital’s ER by ambulance, according to the Conyers Police Department. Conyers Deputy Chief of Police Scott Freeman said the man, who appeared to be in his... Read more
27 people sickened by carbon monoxide at Gwinnett apartments
Carbon monoxide sickened several people overnight at a Gwinnett County apartment complex. It happened at the Vida Apartments off Graves Road in Norcross Monday night. The fire department said the power was out and one of the apartments was using a gas-powered generator. Read the full article: Read more
Former insurance chief sentenced to 7 years in prison
Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Tuesday for fraud and money laundering, Fox 5 News in Atlanta reported. A federal indictment charged Beck with 37 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and tax fraud for embezzling more than $2.5... Read more

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