Georgia

  • Georgia law banning drivers from holding phones has taken effect!

     A new law that took effect Sunday in Georgia bans all drivers from holding phones while behind the wheel. The measure is aimed at reducing distracted driving, which experts say is responsible for the majority of traffic crashes. Cellphones are considered a major distraction. The goal of the new law is to...
  • The Georgia GOP Governor’s Primary Focuses On Guns And Immigration

    WASHINGTON – The race for Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial nomination is all about the culture war. The three leading candidates have aired ads showing themselves wielding rifles and handguns. One declared he owned a “big truck” just in case he needed to round up criminal illegals and “take them home...
  • Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County

    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned world-famous rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County. Henry County police told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that T.I. was arrested around 4 a.m. According to police, T.I. — whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr. —...
  • Feds: Family-run travel agency stole $1 million from churches

    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The brother and sister behind a troubled Sandy Springs travel agency have been indicted on federal charges, accused of scamming church groups across the country. Beth and Andy Greenhill ran Mission Trip Airfare. For years, the company offered religious groups affordable airfare to travel to...
  • Ex-Georgia cop gets 18 months in prison; told drug dealer about FBI wiretap

    ATLANTA – A former Cartersville police officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for notifying drug traffickers that the FBI was conducting a court-authorized wiretap of their phones, authorities said. Bryson-Taylor Wayne Banks, 31, of Calhoun, will also serve three years of supervised release after his...
  • Georgia Highway Sniper ‘Idolized’ Parkland Shooter, Police Say

    A gunman who targeted cars on a Georgia highway on Friday, injuring three people, “idolized” the suspected shooter in the massacre in Parkland, Florida, according to police. Rex Whitmire Harbour, 26, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after carrying out a sniper-style attack on motorists driving along a state...
  • At least 5 dead after military plane crash in Savannah, Georgia

    At least five people are dead after a C-130 “Hercules” plane belonging to the Puerto Rico National Guard crashed outside the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia at 11:28 a.m., according to Georgia Air National Guard Captain Jeffrey E. Bezore. An Air Force spokesperson specified the plane was a...
  • Georgia school system plans to allow employees to carry guns

    DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia school system has decided to allow its employees to carry guns. The Laurens County school board has approved a policy allowing select staff to carry guns on school property, in vehicles and at school functions, The Telegraph reported . Laurens County Schools is believed...
  • Georgia Church Leader Arrested for Falsely Posing as Lawyer and Accountant

    In a bizarre story out of Georgia, Melva Washington was arrested at Anointed Vision Church in Norcross yesterday because law enforcement claimed she was using the church as a front for her tax preparation company (for which she had no license), day care (ditto), and law practice (nope). They...