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Bryan Pirkle

Bryan Pirkle





Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • Cost pressure intensifies for Southern Co. nuclear plant
    The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant in Georgia that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.
  • Study: Insurers may be using drug costs to discriminate
    Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.
  • Suwanee man killed, Cumming man injured in wrong-way crash on I-85
    Police have identified the driver killed in a wrong-way crash on a metro Atlanta interstate over the weekend as 27-year-old Keith F. Smith of Suwanee.
  • UI claims down 12.7 percent in Ga.; 36.5 percent in Gainesville
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down 12.7 percent in December, compared to a year ago.
  • GDOL will help Home Depot recruit workers for stores in Hall, other counties
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Home Depot recruit part-time seasonal workers for four stores in Hall, Dawson, Lumpkin, and Forsyth counties Thursday, Feb. 5, in Dawsonville.
  • East Hall fire sends lone victim to Grady burn unit
    One person was flown to an Atlanta burn unit Thursday evening after suffering moderate injuries in an East Hall house fire.
  • Gainesville man charged with dealing drugs out of Riverbend Circle home
    A two-month investigation culminated Tuesday with the arrest of a Gainesville man.
  • MLK's legacy honored with tributes, rallies around nation
    Speakers honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done to fulfill King's dream.
  • Obama comes out swinging against new Iran sanctions
    President Barack Obama came out swinging Friday against congressional attempts to slap fresh sanctions on Iran, warning such a move would likely destroy nuclear talks and increase prospects for a military showdown. Vowing to veto any sanctions that reach his desk, Obama pleaded, ``Just hold your fire.''
  • US opens to Mexico long-haul trucking after 3-year pilot
    The U.S. has begun accepting applications from Mexican trucking companies seeking authorization for long-haul, cross-border transportation under the North American Free Trade agreement.
  • ID sought in Gainesville funeral home break-in
    Authorities are reaching out to the public for help identifying a man who attempted to break into a hearse parked in the outdoor carport of a Gainesville funeral home.
  • Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop
    A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.
  • Barrow County receives child safety grant
    The Georgia Department of Public Health has given a portion of a grant totaling over $150,000 to Barrow County as part of the departmentís Injury Prevention Program.
  • Gainesville police investigating hotel homicide
    Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered Saturday inside a Sun Suites hotel room in Gainesville.
  • 8 from area among Ga. Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians
    Eight people from northeast Georgia are among Georgia Trend Magazine's 2015 list of 100 Most Influential Georgians.
  • Brenau to host Civil Rights-era photography exhibit
    Brenau University will be hosting a special exhibit of Civil Rights-era photography beginning Thursday.
  • NGMC reaches peak patient capacity
    A high volume of people seeking medical care has caused Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville to reach peak capacity.
  • Lookout issued for missing Buford man, Lakeview Academy graduate
    Gwinnett County authorities have issued a lookout for a person who has gone missing in the county.
  • New Gainesville police chief to be sworn in Tuesday
    Gainesville's new police chief is scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday. Interim Chief Carol Martin was named sole finalist for the position Dec. 23 by City Manager Kip Padgett. Martin has been serving as interim chief since the resignation of Brian Kelly August 29.
  • Arrest made in Buford New Year's Day murder case
    The primary suspect in a Gwinnett County murder case turned himself in to authorities Saturday afternoon.
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