On April 2, 1949, John Jacobs intoned the first words ever uttered on WDUN. He then introduced Madame Marguerite Ringo, an opera singer who sang the station's first song, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
ATLANTA - There is an excitement akin to the last day of school when the Georgia General Assembly reaches its final day.
ATLANTA - Transportation was the issue that Lt. Gov Casey Cagle was banking on Friday, and as the final minutes ticked away from the 2009 session, so did hope for a 1-cent sales tax that would fund hundreds of road projects.
The Georgia General Assembly has completed work on its one required item: the state budget.
ATLANTA - The compromise budget approved Friday by House and Senate conferees includes the full $31.2 million for a new academic building at Gainesville State College. It also contains $16.4 million for building renovations on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega.
ATLANTA - The Georgia House gave final approval to a bill by Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, which would permit adoption of embryos. The House voted to accept minor changes made by the Senate.
Two Florida lawmakers have reintroduced federal legislation calling for a study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System. Lake Lanier is the largest reservoir on the river system.
The Georgia General Assembly will begin a fast and furious game of beat the clock when the opening gavel sounds today in the House and Senate.
Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.
AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.
A dispute between a Gainesville state representative and the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee erupted onto the floor of both houses of the General Assembly Wednesday.
BY HARRIS BLACKWOOD
The Georgia Senate has signed off on a bill by Rep. James Mills, R-Chesnut Mountain, that would provide legal protection to families who use donated embryos to have a child.
State Rep. Amos Amerson, R-Dahlonega, said a bill that places restrictions on embryonic stem cell research will not be passed this session.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has restored $6.2 million in construction funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College. The panel also gave North Georgia College & State University an additional $6 million for campus renovation projects.