Regional

Georgia getting in more COVID-19 test kits

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   ATLANTA – The state is expanding its capacity to test for coronavirus as the number of cases in Georgia continues to grow, Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday. At a media briefing conducted online as a safety precaution, Kemp reported 146 cases of coronavirus in 27 Georgia counties as of...

Young girl sees possible light at end of cancer battle

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   Addi Masten, 3, has been enduring a lengthy battle with stage 4 neuroblastoma since 2018. But she appears to be on the tail end which now requires extensive travel across the east coast.     Following her chemotherapy, the plan in Atlanta was to do two stem cell...

Habersham County farm brings home the beef

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   Habersham Countians now have the option to get the freshest cuts of beef directly to their fridge thanks to Caroline and Kyle Lewallen’s teXga Farms.      Each of them bring their own expertise – while Caroline knows marketing, Kyle knows about the cuts customers...

Warm winter affects bees, parasites

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   According to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, temperatures have not been as cool as climate averages since Dec. 1, 2019. With a warm winter this season, bee populations face the threat of starvation and also parasites.    Various experts on the matter...

Wilkinson to run for Collins' Congressional seat

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   Political dominoes are falling all over Northeast Georgia.    With U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) throwing his hat in the ring for the U.S. Senate, his seat in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs with no incumbent running for the first time since 2012....

Fatal wreck shuts down part of Highway 365

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   A one-car wreck on Georgia Highway 365 on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of an Athens woman as the car she was riding in crashed through a guardrail and into the trees below.    Gemma Musngi, 74, of Athens was killed after the Toyota 4 Runner driven by her husband...

Mead maker taps into brewery market

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While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

Death row inmate granted clemency

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   Jimmy Fletcher Meders, who was condemned to death after being convicted of a murder in Glynn County in 1987, had his sentence commuted Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.    The State Board of Pardons and Paroles made the ruling after considering...