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Alyson Shields

Alyson Shields





Recent Articles by Alyson Shields

  • Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops
    Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines - longer than required for many civilian health care workers.
  • Romney backs up Perdue on jobs in Ga. Senate race
    Republican David Perdue has spent the better part of a month defending his business record in Georgia's tight U.S. Senate race, as Democrat Michelle Nunn blasts him as an out-of-touch businessman who shipped jobs overseas.
  • Metro Atlanta police officer slashed with knife
    Roswell police are searching for two men accused of assaulting an officer and slashing him with a knife.
  • Gainesville schools delay Wed. student dismissal
    Afternoon bus dismissal for all Gainesville City Schools is delayed this afternoon.
  • Lawrenceville woman purchases winning lottery ticket in Gainesville
    A Lawrenceville woman won $250,000 playing All or Nothing from the Georgia Lottery.
  • Nurse who had Ebola released from hospital
    A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.
  • Gov. Deal announces tougher Ebola screening process for Georgia
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says travelers who arrive in Atlanta from a country affected by Ebola who show no symptoms will be screened and dealt with in one of three ways.
  • US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines
    Despite President Barack Obama's appointment of an "Ebola czar" to oversee and coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly virus, some politicians and even an Army general were going against White House guidance on Monday, planning the kinds of quarantines that scientists say only make containing the outbreak more difficult.
  • NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts
    While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA's collection of Americans' telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts to limit government surveillance powers.
  • Ex-NBA star sentenced in fatal Ga. crash
    Former NBA player Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in a fatal crash.
  • Deal, Carter rally base as potential runoff looms
    With a runoff increasingly likely in Georgia's tight gubernatorial race, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal is rallying his conservative base in north Georgia while Democrat Jason Carter is getting a boost from his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, who's appealing to black voters in some of the state's largest metro areas.
  • BP spill left big oily 'bathtub ring' on seafloor
  • Suwanee man dies during triathlon in N.C.
    A Suwanee man passed away during a triathlon over the weekend.
  • N.Y., N.J. Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers
    State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.
  • Prosecutors say will appeal Pistorius verdict
    Prosecutors said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentencing in the case of Oscar Pistorius, who was given a five-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend.
  • Could more have been done for Thomas Eric Duncan?
    When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask.
  • In Ga. Senate race, Ted Cruz stumps for Perdue
    As the race for Georgia's open Senate seat narrows, Republican David Perdue is working to rally his base of supporters and getting some megawatt help from conservative hero, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • State schools chief says he's applied for Rome job
    State School Superintendent John Barge says he is applying for a position as superintendent of Rome City Schools in northwest Georgia.
  • Ga. polls open statewide for Saturday voting
    Georgians who haven't found time to vote early during the workweek have a chance to cast ballots this weekend.
  • Athens-Clarke County police name interim chief
    Athens-Clarke County Assistant Police Chief Carter Greene has been named the department's interim chief.
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