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Bryan Pirkle

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Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly
    Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday.
  • White House fence jumper charged with assault
    The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.
  • Group blocks Atlanta freeway in police protest
    A group of demonstrators protesting police brutality and mass incarceration temporarily blocked traffic on a freeway in downtown Atlanta.
  • Ga. Ebola response team to meet at state Capitol
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the first meeting has been scheduled for the state's newly formed Ebola response team.
  • Georgia soldiers being deployed to West Africa
    A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Meeting in Gainesville Tuesday to explore role of federal government in education
    The Georgia House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education will hold its next meeting Tuesday in Oakwood.
  • Cruise ship with monitored health worker returns
    A Texas-based cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who is being monitored for signs of Ebola returned to port early Sunday.
  • Law enforcement honored at GOHS meeting in Gainesville
    The Governorís Office of Highway Safety honored several local law enforcement agencies and officers at this yearís North Georgia Quad Meeting recently in Gainesville.
  • Deal: Ga. hospitals prepared for Ebola response
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says state officials and hospitals are prepared if patients are diagnosed with Ebola, but he approves of calls to ban travel from impacted countries.
  • Democrats signal Georgia Senate race still in play
    With an infusion of cash into the race for Georgia's open Senate seat, national Democrats are signaling they believe the state is still in play with less than three weeks left before the Nov. 4 election.
  • Canadian Ebola vaccine begins testing
    Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful.
  • Early voting begins Monday
    Early voting begins Monday in Georgia for the Nov. 4 general election.
  • Restraining order bars Ga. blogger from politician
    A Georgia politician got a temporary restraining order earlier this week against a journalist blogger he accuses of threatening and harassing him.
  • SCOGA to hear appeals in Oakwood poultry plant suit, Toccoa murder
    The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) is to hear appeals Tuesday in a civil suit involving Wayne Poultry Company of Oakwood and a Toccoa murder conviction.
  • Braselton plans interactive town hall meeting
    Downtown Braselton is hosting a town hall meeting next Thursday to showcase features and programs with community members.
  • Sheriff: 'Hard landing' slightly injures two
    A small plane incident at Toccoa's LeTourneau Field resulted in minor injuries Thursday night.
  • Hagel: Military medical system "average"
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities.
  • NE Georgia Health System reaches multi-year agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Officials announced Tuesday that a multi-year contract has been signed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia that will allow Blue Cross patients to have continued access to Northeast Georgia Health System's physicians and facilities.
  • Forsyth Co, Jefferson City schools, Jefferson Middle School get Title 1 'distinguished' designations
    Four of Georgiaís Title I school districts - including Jefferson City and Forsyth County - have been honored as Title I Reward Districts, and two Title I schools - including Jefferson Middle - have been recognized as National Title I Distinguished Schools.
  • Ga. seeks to delay new teacher evaluation criteria
    Georgia is asking federal education officials to delay the start of teacher evaluations tied to test scores.
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