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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Kingston in Ga. Senate race
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Rep. Jack Kingston in Georgia's crowded Republican Senate primary.
  • FBI: Another arrest made in NC kidnapping case
    Another arrest was made in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, federal investigators said Thursday.
  • Frost takes a bite out of some blooms, threatens gardeners' efforts
    Following a brief period of relatively warm temperatures, the sudden streak of cold weather that has set in over north Georgia the past few days has proven a threat to many outdoor plants. And, an overnight frost in some parts of Hall County Tuesday night took its toll on some early blooms.
  • Authorities looking for suspects in NC kidnapping
    A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested last week.
  • Gov. Deal signs Jekyll Island development law
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed laws Monday meant to clarify development regulations on a coastal Georgia island.
  • Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders.
  • Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
    A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position.
  • Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'
    The attorney for a 16-year-old student accused of going on a stabbing spree at his high school outside Pittsburgh says the boy was ``like a deer in the headlights'' hours after the attack.
  • Flood warning issued for three north Georgia counties.
    The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood warning for some counties in the north Georgia area.
  • Death of Ga. film worker 'senseless,' father says
    Less than two months after his daughter was killed on a film set in southeast Georgia, Richard Jones grapples with waves of unexpected grief, such as a day last week when a riverside walk at home in South Carolina took him past a railroad bridge.
  • Carter: US 'dormant' on inequality
    Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.
  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base
    Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard.
  • Storms sock the Southeast; 1 killed in Georgia
    Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
  • Carter to report $1.6M in cash for governor's race
    Democrat Jason Carter will report having $1.6 million in cash for his gubernatorial campaign after raising about $416,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended, a campaign spokesman said Sunday.
  • Ga. soldiers plead guilty in 2011 militia slayings
    Two Army soldiers pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally shooting a former military colleague and his teenage girlfriend to protect what one defendant described as an anti-government militia group formed by disgruntled troops at neighboring Fort Stewart.
  • Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces
    While Obama celebrated an early projection this week of 7.1 million enrollees under the Affordable Care Act, it's too early to say whether the law ultimately will foster sufficient competition to keep premiums and deductibles affordable for consumers.
  • NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses
    NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is ``unwavering.''
  • Ga. university releases details on fatal shooting
    A Glock pistol and eight rounds of ammunition were found near the body of a man who was fatally shot by a campus police officer at Georgia's Columbus State University, school officials said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Trial begins in Ga. ethics commission suit
    Allegations that the state ethics commission retaliated against top staffers in an effort to stifle an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal's personal and campaign finance reports have been at the center of two lawsuits pending in Fulton County Superior Court.
  • Australia says no time limit on Flight 370 search
    Although it has been slow, difficult and frustrating so far, the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is nowhere near the point of being scaled back, Australia's prime minister pledged Monday.
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