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Times runs short for public to weigh in on state mining permit for edge of the Okefenokee Swamp

Georgia EPD releases Twin Pines draft mining permit, opens public comment period on the proposed mine near the Okefenokee Swamp. Photo contributed by Joy Campbell The clock is ticking down for the public to voice its opinion on a proposed heavy metals strip mine near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division opened up a 60-day public comment period Thursday after releasing the draft mining land use permit that would allow Alabama’s Twin

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GBI releases name of man killed by officers in DeKalb County Wednesday

The man who died in yesterday’s police shooting has been identified as 26-year-old Manuel Esteban Paez Teran. According to the GBI, during the multi-agency operation at the site of the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center that began on January 18, 2023, approximately 25 campsites were located and removed.  Additionally, mortar style fireworks, multiple edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks, and a blow torch were recovered. There were three people who were contacted who provided

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Expected cold weather prompts DeKalb County to open warming centers Friday and Sunday

DeKalb County will open the following warming centers for residents to use on Friday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 22, beginning at 8 p.m.: Anyone staying in the warming centers must follow the county’s COVID-19 protocols that include wearing a mask, social distancing and undergoing a temperature check. Temperatures Friday night are expected to drop near 37 degrees and will be 39 degrees Sunday night. Lows on Saturday night will be 42 degrees, which is

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CVC’s new board will focus on ‘Atlanta way,’ racial healing

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta’s newly installed board of directors is excited to help move the metro area forward.  By Allison Joyner Earlier this month, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC) — now in its 31st year — installed its new board of directors to bring more awareness to corporate social responsibility (CSR), SaportaReport Read More

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New Georgia House Speaker takes wait-and-see approach during first year

New Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns is taking a wait-and-see approach toward some key issues the General Assembly is being asked to consider during his first legislative session in the chamber’s top post. Burns, R-Newington, said he’s waiting to see how a court challenge to Georgia’s 2019 abortion law plays out before deciding whether any additional anti-abortion legislation is necessary this year. Ditto when it comes to whether lawmakers should enact a full expansion of

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Meet Ayden Lampe, the Calhoun City Schools Spelling Bee Champ

Calhoun Elementary student, Ayden Lampe, was named the 2023 Calhoun City Schools District Spelling Bee Champion on Thursday, January 19. Calhoun City Schools celebrated the spelling skills of a select number of students by hosting their annual district spelling bee at the Board of Education Central Office. The competition consisted of the top five Calhoun Elementary and Middle School students competing for a chance to move on to the regional level and potentially win a state championship