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Madison County Sheriff's Office

A Crawford man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after authorities say he pulled a knife on an Athens-Clarke County Transit bus driver in a parking lot.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, before deputies arrived on the scene, 42-yeart old Edward Lee Wessinger also went to a nearby Apex convenience store and threatened the clerk with the knife.

Georgia House Approves $159 Million in Midyear Budget Cuts

Feb 19, 2020

The Georgia House has voted to cut state government's budget, but also move some money around to protect lawmakers' priorities. The House voted 126-46 on Wednesday to pass House Bill 792. It cuts $159 million from spending plans for the current budget year, running through June 30.

Dekalb County Georgia

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a talk with Michael Thurmond, Dekalb County CEO and acclaimed Athens historian, about his book, A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History. 40 years after it was first published, his book was updated and re-released last year.

Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp


Atlanta, GA – Today the Board of Public Safety voted unanimously to approve former Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell to serve as the interim commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Governor Kemp applauded the board's decision, citing Vowell's lifelong career in law enforcement and dedication to integrity and public service. Vowell will assume this new role on March 1, 2020.

Bryan Horn


Atlanta, GA – The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has announced an innovative program designed to prepare more Georgians with the modern technology skills necessary for careers utilizing cloud technologies. The Cloud Academy will address the state’s growing need for workers with cloud computing skills while developing a steady pipeline of talent for Georgia businesses.