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Ken Stanford

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Recent Articles by Ken Stanford

  • Storm left 8,000 JEMC customers in the dark
    A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through Jackson EMC’s service territory close to midnight Thursday disrupted service to 8,000 customers at the height of the storm. The majority of outages were in Hall County and the lights were back on for most of them by 8:30 Friday morning.
  • Details emerge for Medicare hike for upper income seniors
    President Barack Obama's new plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees.
  • Big weekend at Brenau
    It's Alumni Weekend at Brenau University and two days of activities and special events got underway Friday.
  • Retail sales, wholesale prices fall in March
    U.S. retail sales fell in March from February by the most in nine months, indicating higher taxes and weak hiring have made consumers more cautious about spending. Wholesale prices also declined.
  • Kerry to North Korea: Don't test missile
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program.
  • Spring storm that killed 3 moving to the Carolinas
    A powerful spring storm that brought tornadoes, hail and high winds to the Deep South after socking the Midwest was making its way toward the Carolinas early Friday, with three deaths blamed on the rough weather and thousands of people without power.
  • Home repossessions at lowest level in 5 years
    The number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders last month fell to the lowest level in more than five years, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure crisis is abating amid an improving housing market.
  • Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile
    A U.S. intelligence report concludes that North Korea has advanced its nuclear knowhow to the point that it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, a jarring revelation in the midst of bellicose threats from the unpredictable communist regime.
  • Immigration bill reportedly could exclude many
    A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals.
  • Senate background check debate starts next week
    The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.
  • Gainesville congressman introduces 1st bill
    Saying they are working to create an environment for private-sector employers to create jobs and to increase transparency, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Doug Collins are introducing legislation that would end the practice of enacting federal regulations through sue-and-settle litigation.
  • Defective air bags lead to recall of 3.4M vehicles
    Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment.
  • Senate group wraps up work on immigration bill
    Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake the nation's immigration laws and expect to unveil the bill next week, lawmakers said Thursday.
  • 3 dead in storm packing ice, snow, tornadoes
    A strong spring storm that socked the Midwest with ice and heavy, wet snow made its way east, raking the South with tornadoes Thursday, with three deaths blamed on the rough weather and thousands of people without power.
  • Deja vu for JHS teacher Thurs.
    Hundreds of language students and their teachers participated in the University of North Georgia's 38th Annual Modern Language Day competition Thursday, including one teacher who competed in the event when she was in high school.
  • Barrow Co. company signs the Hire a Georgia Hero pledge
    To date, 39 Georgia companies, including one in northeast Georgia, have signed the Hire a Georgia Hero campaign pledge committing to give Georgia’s veterans enhanced hiring opportunities for their open positions.
  • Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate
    Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms restrictions before debate could even start.
  • Implanted 'bracelet' helps treat chronic heartburn
    A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.
  • USFS warns campers, mountain communities about flood danger
    With forecasts calling for strong thunderstorms, heavy rains and possible tornadoes into the evening tonight, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests officials have issued a flash flood bulletin for communities near the forests and people who camp outdoors.
  • Police: Suwanee gunman lured firefighters into home
    Police say a man who held firefighters hostage for hours in a Suwanee home was heavily armed with a half-dozen guns, and told the firefighters that he targeted them so he wouldn't be shot.
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