Gov. Nathan Deal declares State of Emergency due to Hurricane Michael

Gov. Nathan Deal declares State of Emergency due to Hurricane Michael

Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties. Source: Gov. Nathan Deal declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael | News | albanyherald.com

Everything you need to know about public meetings in Georgia

Everything you need to know about public meetings in Georgia

VALDOSTA — Georgia public meetings legislation defines a “meeting” as “the gathering of members of a governing body of an agency at which any official business, policy or public matter of the agency is formulated, presented, discussed or voted upon” or “the gathering of any committee of the members of the governing body of an agency or a quorum of any…

Here’s what you need to know about Tropical Storm Michael

Here’s what you need to know about Tropical Storm Michael

A new tropical storm has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the U.S. this week, according to Channel 2 Action News. Source: Meet Michael: Here’s how the new tropical storm could impact Atlanta | The AJC

Fire destroys 86 boats near Lake Lanier

Fire destroys 86 boats near Lake Lanier

An early morning fire at a boat storage facility near Lake Lanier took out 86 boats and four other vehicles. According to Gwinnett County fire officials, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Source: 86 boats destroyed in fire at boat storage facility near Lake Lanier | The Georgia Sun

Campaign for Georgia governor shattering fundraising records

Campaign for Georgia governor shattering fundraising records

ATLANTA — According to an Atlanta newspaper, the Georgia race for governor continues to shatter campaign money records as Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp reported Friday that they combined to rake in about $22 million in contributions over the past three months. Source: Abrams, Kemp Campaigns raking in big bucks | Local News | albanyherald.com

Donald Trump Jr. to stump for Brian Kemp near Athens

Donald Trump Jr. to stump for Brian Kemp near Athens

[if lte IE 9]> Athens area authorities plan to boost security for a Tuesday event at The Classic Center featuring the son of President Donald Trump. Source: Security heightened for Trump, Kemp event at Classic Center

12-year-old girl killed in Rossville house fire

12-year-old girl killed in Rossville house fire

A 12-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man were found dead Saturday morning after an early morning house fire in Rossville in a home that had no working smoke detectors, according to Walker County fire officials. Source: 12-year-old girl killed in early morning house fire | The Georgia Sun

Kemp promises affordable health care for Georgians

Kemp promises affordable health care for Georgians

ADEL — Brian Kemp, Republican gubernatorial candidate, unveiled his health-care plan Wednesday, promising affordable health care for Georgians without the need for Medicaid expansion. Source: Kemp promises affordable health care | Local News | valdostadailytimes.com