ALBANY — Perhaps as a precursor to the Monday July 4th holiday celebration, fireworks of a different kind exploded at a joint meeting of the Albany City and Dougherty County commissions during a local-option sales tax discussion Wednesday.
An unknown number of police officers in Ohio have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation after a police pursuit ended in the shooting death of Jayland Walker on Monday.
Check it out! From yoga to a farmer’s market to old time religion to a boat parade and fireworks to watermelon eating contests and fireworks, there is something for everyone to see and do this weekend in Butts County... did we mention there will be FIREWORKS?!
A woman visiting the Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison, the second incident of an animal injuring a park visitor this week, according to the National Park Service (NPS).
Both Butts County and the city of Jackson are hoping traffic studies currently underway will help them plan better for the future, especially with the massive River Park industrial/commercial development being built at Hwy. 16 and I-75, and a large number of new homes being built in several …
From 2020-2021, California recorded the highest surge in reported hate crimes since the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the state's Attorney General, Rob Bonta.
The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series arrived in Oregon for its first tournament on US soil Thursday and faced protests from 9/11 survivors and victims' families who criticized golfers for working with Saudi Arabia, who they say was complicit in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Family members of Emmett Till, the Black 14-year-old whose murder in the Jim Crow South spurred the civil rights movement in America, say they have unearthed an unserved arrest warrant for the White woman who accused him of making advances toward her, sparking the events that led to his deat…
The man who sold a semi-automatic weapon that was later used to take hostages in a Texas synagogue in January has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.
A Kentucky state court on Thursday halted enforcement of two Kentucky laws passed in 2019 that had stopped abortion services in the state last Friday, after the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Butts County Animal Control is currently closed to the public, but Butts Mutts is still working by appointment only. They are working diligently to get dogs in foster care, if not adopted, as quickly as possibly.
The arrival of summer means favorites like fresh seafood are back on the menu for many families. This year, as you explore new and inventive ways to add variety to weeknight dinners and backyard cookouts, consider including lobster as a versatile, indulgent ingredient.
To allow for an anticipated increase in Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, July 1 at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.
In a setback for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers, a Florida judge has ruled that a new state law banning abortions at 15 weeks is unconstitutional and he intends to block it from taking effect on Friday.
Editor's Note: In last week's issue, the rosters we ran with the two photos were incorrect. We are re-running them this week with the correct rosters.
At least six migrants were killed and 10 others rescued in three separate human smuggling incidents in Texas in the past 24 hours, authorities said.
Looking for that purrfect fur baby to bring home? Look no further than Klassy Kats of Butts County. Klassy Kats' mission is to reduce the overpopulation of cats in Butts County by using a proactive approach for promoting, educating, and taking part in spaying and neutering cats and kittens t…
Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as the 116th justice of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts, making history as the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Jackson is filling the seat of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Trump White House aide, told the House January 6 committee that she was contacted by someone attempting to influence her testimony, three sources familiar with the hearing presentation told CNN.
Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in Thursday as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court, making history as the first Black woman on the highest court in the nation.
The woman suspected of fatally shooting elite cyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson in Texas has been captured in Costa Rica, the US Marshals Office said Thursday.
The US is at a critical moment for LGBTQ rights: More Americans than ever are identifying as LGBTQ, but more than half of states have introduced -- and in some cases, passed -- legislation that aims to limit LGBTQ residents' rights.
Giant pandas are notoriously fussy eaters. They only munch on bamboo and each day spend 15 hours eating up to 99 pounds (45 kilograms) of the stuff.
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave President Joe Biden the green light to end the controversial "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy that originated under the Trump administration.
The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration's attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating pace of glo…
President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he would support making an exception to the filibuster -- the 60-vote threshold in the Senate needed to pass most legislation -- in order to codify abortion rights and the right to privacy through legislation passed by Congress.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said she is "absolutely confident" in blockbuster testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, and that the January 6 committee welcomes information from the Secret Service related to the incidents Hutchinson described.
President Joe Biden and his fellow NATO leaders departed a highly consequential summit Thursday that left the defense alliance larger, more muscular and more focused.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left mainland China for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, arriving in Hong Kong Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule.
After more than a year on the surface of Mars, China's Tianwen-1 probe has taken images covering the entire red planet, the country's space agency announced Wednesday.
Human remains found in West Texas in 2013 have been identified as a teen reported missing more than 20 years ago, state officials said.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the 17th President of the Philippines on Thursday, restoring one of the country's most notorious political dynasties to the Malacañang Palace 36 years after his father was ousted in a popular uprising.
Some editorial writers, columnists and activists are working overtime to tell stories of women who oppose last week's ruling by the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. Women will die, they say. What about the lives of their unborn children?
A 20-year-old woman pushing a baby in a stroller was shot in the head at close range and killed Wednesday night on Manhattan's Upper East Side, police said -- a brazen crime that comes amid a push to curb gun violence in New York City and heightened attention to its scourge nationwide.
When San Antonio Police officers responded to the scene of a tractor-trailer with dozens of migrants inside, they were hoping to rescue the occupants, Police Chief William McManus told CNN. Instead, they discovered a scene "beyond tragic."
A man in police custody slid headfirst into an interior wall of a transport van in the Connecticut city of New Haven on Father's Day, video released by the city shows -- an incident his family said Tuesday left him partially paralyzed.
Doctors and bankers were among hundreds of Sri Lankans who marched on Wednesday to demand the government resolve a severe fuel shortage at the heart of the Indian Ocean island's worst economic crisis in decades or step down.
Four people have been arrested and charged after 53 migrants died in what one Homeland Security Investigations agent called the deadliest human smuggling incident in US history.
The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack has issued a subpoena to compel testimony from Pat Cipollone, former President Donald Trump's White House counsel.
Sean Dollman, who worked for former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign as chief financial officer, testified on Wednesday before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, CNN has learned.
George Washington University has decided to stand by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, despite protests from students calling for his termination.