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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
    Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.
  • Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night
    Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.
  • Gainesville firefighters battle fire inside apartment complex
    Firefighters were called to a local apartment complex Wednesday afternoon following reports of a fire that had ignited inside one of the units.
  • Local expert offers advice on safe holiday travel
    The weather is getting colder, and that can create problems for cars, especially if you're not careful. Bud Hughes, host of Bud's Garage of WDUN, says it's important -- especially now when a lot of people have a few days off of work -- to get your car checked by a mechanic.
  • Crews repair damage after Ferguson-fueled Atlanta protests
    Crews were repairing damage to some businesses in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after protesters filled the streets in mostly peaceful opposition to the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision.
  • 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.
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