Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle
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Today’s severe weather has led to the closure of several roads in Hall and Gwinnett counties as a high volume of standing water continues to accumulate on roadways.
United Way of Hall County is increasing the number of agencies it supports to 23 this year, covering 37 total programs in three "core" areas: education, health and income.
Even with Republicans holding unprecedented political power across the South, Democrats remain mostly in charge of urban centers in otherwise conservative states. Yet increasingly that control is threatened, not at the ballot box, but by Republican-led legislatures reaching into local governing decisions, often over objections.
The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is seeking input from Forsyth and Cherokee county citizens on plans to improve busy State Route 20 between Cumming and Canton.
From Israel's perspective, its airstrikes near Damascus were more about Iran than Syria: Tehran's shipment of guided missiles destroyed in the weekend attacks would have posed a potent threat had the weapons reached Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Archaeologists say they've pinpointed the location of a lost fort in northeastern Georgia after a search with metal detectors covering more than 4 square miles turned up musket balls and rifle parts as well as horse shoes and old frying pans.
If you have an old cell phone collecting dust in a drawer, the Senior Life Center in Gainesville can use it.
The Senate is expected to pass a bill Monday making it easier for states to collect sales taxes for online purchases. Some of the nation's largest retailers are rejoicing. But small-business owners who make their living selling products on the Internet worry they will be swamped by new requirements from faraway states.
A limousine traveling on a major bridge in the San Francisco area burst into flames, killing five passengers who were trapped inside and injuring four others who escaped, authorities said.
A man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston's largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official during an incident that sent people in the terminal scrambling and screaming, police said Thursday.
Georgia will no longer be a haven for pain clinics that authorities say are fronts for illegal distribution of prescription pain medication.
Employee errors led to an explosion that rocked Plant Bowen in northwest Georgia, according to a Georgia Power official.
Work will begin Tuesday night on a stretch of State Route 11/Broad Street in Winder, with crews working overnight throughout the week to install new water and storm sewer lines.
A new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered estimates of how much of a potent greenhouse gas is being leaked by the natural gas industry despite rapid growth in production.
Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville will be home next week, hosting his first town hall meetings since taking office in January.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for numerous Georgia counties, including several in our area.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the U.S. air traffic system will resume normal operations by Sunday evening after lawmakers rushed a bill through Congress allowing the agency to withdraw furloughs of air traffic controllers and other workers.
A Dawson County woman says a black bear that attempts to break into her home on many nights has her fearing for her personal safety.
Letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks Wednesday, and authorities chased reports of other suspicious mail at a U.S. Capitol already on edge.
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