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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants
    Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.
  • Gwinnett police seek to I.D. two teens in potential arson case
    Two teenage boys are being sought by Gwinnett County authorities in connection with a Lawrenceville house fire that investigators believe to be a case of arson.
  • Finalists for Ga. STEM Education Awards include schools in Cumming, Suwanee
    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) has announced the finalists for the 3rd annual Georgia STEM Education Awards which recognizes schools, programs, and companies for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.
  • Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
    Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.
  • House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
    The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces ``do not and will not have a combat mission'' in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
  • Iran rules out cooperating with U.S. in Iraq
    Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warning that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.
  • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy
    The House has passed three bills designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
  • North Gainesville power outage caused by fallen tree
    A power outage has been reported in a portion of Gainesville, predominately along Clarkes Bridge Road near the intersection with Limestone Parkway.
  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq
    President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.
  • Survey of company execs: U.S. pay likely to stagnate
    U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.
  • Helen's Oktoberfest kicks off two-month run Thursday
    It's almost time for the longest running Oktoberfest in the country - the 44th-annual Helen Oktoberfest.
  • Plans for brewery in Gainesville in the works
    Anheuser-Busch has nothing to worry about but a brewery, actually a microbrewery, is in the works in Gainesville.
  • SWAT standoff ends peacefully in Gwinnett County
    A SWAT standoff in Gwinnett County ended peacefully Thursday night when authorities were able to convince a murder suspect barricaded inside a Lawrenceville home to surrender himself to police custody.
  • Searchers to be back on the water Wednesday, looking for missing woman
    Authorities suspended the search for a missing swimmer on Lake Lanier Tuesday evening and planned to resume search efforts at daybreak.
  • US military targets extremists in Somalia
    The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
  • MANS: Two arrested in Gainesville on several drug charges
    Two Gainesville residents face numerous drug-related charges after being arrested in Hall County on Friday.
  • Prospect of strikes in Syria tamped down by Obama
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying ``we don't have a strategy yet'' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
  • Asphalt, supplies unaccounted for in Atlanta audit
    An audit has found that the Atlanta Department of Public Works can't account for at least $2.2 million in materials and is vulnerable to theft.
  • Biden to Iraqi leaders: Time for new government
    Vice President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.
  • Hearings planned in Gainesville, Buford on Common Core, other education issues
    The state Board of Education has scheduled hearings in Gainesville and Buford on the controversial Common Core Standards and other public education issues.
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