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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • U.S. changing no-fly list rules
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.
  • Crowd gathers in Ga. to protest Missouri shooting
    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Lanier Village Estates raising money for injured Hall Co. firefighters
    Lanier Village Estates has been raising money this month for the Hall County firefighters who were injured in a training accident last month - the effort sparked by the fact that it was Lanier Village that urged the county to purchase the truck involved in the accident.
  • Body of Habersham Central grad. found in Yellowstone National Park
    The body of a missing Demorest man was discovered Friday in Yellowstone National Park, four days after the man disappeared in an apparent tubing accident.
  • US sends food, water, other aid to Iraq
    The U.S. is delivering food, water and aid teams to try to help tens of thousands of people who have been forced from their homes in Iraq in the fresh wave of violence in the country's north.
  • Gainesville Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
    For the first time in many years the greatest need for Meals on Wheels in Gainesville is not money. It's volunteers.
  • Gainesville forum to explore marijuana use, Georgia law
    A forum in Gainesville next month will explore marijuana use and Georgia law as it pertains to the drug, including attempts to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
  • Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions
    Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.
  • Air quality alert issued for metro Atlanta
    State environmental officials have issued an air quality alert spanning the metro Atlanta region.
  • Summer enrollment increases at UNG
    Preliminary figures show that the University of North Georgia (UNG) had a record enrollment for summer semester, with 5,853 students taking classes on the university's four campuses.
  • Planning board being asked to again delay action on plans for S. Hall subdivision
    The company planning to develop a 36-lot subdivision on Hog Mountain Road near Flowery Branch is asking that the Hall County Planning Commission again table the matter.
  • Congress sends highway bill to White House
    Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.
  • House would block Obama from curbing deportations
    Republican leaders say the House will vote to block President Barack Obama from extending relief from deportation to any more immigrants here illegally.
  • Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds
    The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill.
  • GHCC to host health care reform update Aug. 12
    It seems there's something new regarding the new health care law every week, either from the White House or the courts.
  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
    The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
  • GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal
    Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.
  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
  • Kingston, Perdue push for votes ahead of Sen. race
    Georgia's Republican Senate candidates launched a final push for votes Sunday, with Jack Kingston campaigning with big-name supporters and David Perdue heading to a metro Atlanta megachurch.
  • House bill would undo DC's gun control, marijuana laws
    If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle.
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