ATLANTA (AP) — A severe weather system hammered north Georgia and the metro Atlanta region yesterday with heavy rain, hail, lightning and potentially damaging winds. The storm prompted several severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings across the state.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Boaters and residents in the Savannah area have been warned to expect significantly higher and faster-moving water on the Savannah River. Coast Guard officials have said the worsening conditions are expected to begin around today and will likely peak on Monday. Heavy rains upstream are the reason.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials plan to hire a for-profit company to oversee the care of some of the state's most vulnerable children. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that youth advocates and pediatricians say so-called "managed care" of the state's 27,000 children in foster care, adoption assistance or the juvenile justice system could help better coordinate their health care.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Hall County officials say they have confirmed the county's eighth case of rabies in 2013. Officials from Hall County Animal Services say a dog recently came into contact with a rabid raccoon. The raccoon was sent to the Georgia Public Health Lab where it tested positive for rabies.
Created: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:15:26 EST
Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 04:15:26 EST