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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • Piedmont Hotel featured as 2014 Mainstreet Gainesville ornament
    The annual Mainstreet Gainesville Christmas Ornament is now available for purchase
  • Wreaths Across America returns to Gainesville next month
    Wreaths Across America, which each year places wreaths on the graves of veterans around the country, will return to Gainesville next month.
  • Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
    Administration officials say President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people, including parents and young people, to avoid deportation.
  • N. Korea threatens to beef up military capability
    North Korea says it will significantly bolster its war capability to protest the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution against the country's widely condemned human rights violations.
  • EPA: Developer agrees to settlement for Cumming stormwater violations
    Cannon Place, LLC has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged stormwater violations at its construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road in Cumming. As part of this settlement, Cannon Place agreed to pay a civil penalty of $110,253.
  • Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck Congress
    A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week's GOP blowout are still sinking in.
  • Obamacare opponents seek delay in appeals case
    Opponents of ``Obamacare'' are asking that an appeals court case on the Affordable Care Act be delayed because the Supreme Court is stepping into a separate case covering the same legal ground.
  • UNG Public Safety expanding personnel, initiatives
    The Department of Public Safety at the University of North Georgia (UNG) has three new faces in its ranks and is refining the department's efforts in emergency preparedness training.
  • Obama defiant, vows immigration action this year
    President Barack Obama's determination to act alone to change the immigration system promptly drove a wedge Wednesday into the post-election commitment from the president and Republican leaders to find common ground under the new political alignment.
  • Colo. win puts GOP on verge of Senate majority
    Republicans took giant steps toward controlling the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic senators in Colorado and Arkansas, and replacing retiring Democrats in three other states.
  • US Rep. Barrow loses to GOP challenger in Georgia
    After 10 years in Congress, Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Augusta has been defeated by a Republican challenger.
  • GOP retaining Senate seats in MS, TN, ME, OK
    Republicans are retaining Senate seats in Tennessee, Mississippi, Maine and Oklahoma.
  • Pryor loses in Ark. as GOP bids for Senate control
    Veteran Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas lost his seat Tuesday to a freshman House Republican, putting the GOP a step closer to its goal of controlling the Senate for the first time in eight years.
  • GOP wins 3 Senate races; Haley re-elected
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been re-elected to his Senate seat from Kentucky. And he will now be waiting to learn whether he might be the majority leader in the new Congress.
  • McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate.
  • Exit poll: voters unhappy with Obama and GOP
    Most Americans voting Tuesday were unhappy or even angry with the Obama administration, exit polls show. But most were upset with Republican leaders, too.
  • GOP takes W.Va. seat, aims for Senate control
    Resurgent Republicans captured a West Virginia Senate seat long in Democratic hands and bid for control of the Senate and a tighter grip on the House Tuesday in elections shaped by widespread voter discontent with President Barack Obama.
  • Hot races, big stakes on midterm election ballot
    Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate.
  • Voters holding their noses, hoping for change
    Coast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get better no matter who wins.
  • Obama gets Ebola update from virus response team
    President Barack Obama received an update from his Ebola response team as West Africa continued to struggle against the deadly outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000 people.
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