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State patrol receives H.E.A.T. Grant

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Patrol has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant of almost $1.8 million from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant provides funding for GSP to continue the Nighthawks DUI Task Force as well as the department’s Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Program, according to state officials. The ALS program and the GSP Nighthawks were created in 2004.  Under the ALS program, Georgia state troopers receive training, legal assistance and, in some cases,

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UPDATE: Ga. troopers targeting drunken drivers

ATLANTA — Georgia state troopers are cracking down on drunken drivers statewide as part of a month-long campaign. “Troopers will be keeping a close watch for suspected impaired drivers on every patrol,” Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said in a news release. “Impaired driving is a danger 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” As part of “Drunk and Drugged Driver Awareness Month,” troopers will be conducting road checks statewide

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Remember Pearl Harbor at Marietta National Cemetery

MARIETTA – It was a typical Sunday morning in Hawaii. But just before8 a.m. 69 years ago, the serene morning quickly turned hellish. From the morning sky, 353 aircraft Japanese descended on the U.S. Navybase at Pearl Harbor intending "to destroy America's militaryestablishment in the Pacific." A total of 2,400 Americans – 1,177 onthe USS Arizona alone – were killed in the sneak attack. "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,

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Ga. troopers targeting drunken drivers

ATLANTA — Georgia state troopers are cracking down on drunken drivers as part of a month-long campaign. “Troopers will be keeping a close watch for suspected impaired drivers on every patrol,” Bill Hitchens, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said in a news release. “Impaired driving is a danger 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” As part of “Drunk and Drugged Driver Awareness Month,” troopers will be conducting road checks statewide aimed

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Georgia Aquarium welcomes beluga whales

ATLANTA — The Georgia Aquarium this week announced the addition of a pair of juvenile beluga whales. The whales — Grayson, a three-year-old male weighing more than 800 pounds, and Qinu (pronounced Kee-nu), a two-year-old female weighing more than 600 pounds — join the aquarium’s two adult beluga whales, Maris and Beethoven. “Georgia Aquarium is one of the few aquariums in North America where beluga whales can be seen,” David Kimmel, president & COO of