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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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Rep. Williams nominated to head Ga. DNR

ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal today nominated state Rep. Mark Williams, R-Jesup, to succeed Chris Clark as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “Mark Williams is a true servant of the people and his unique background gives him the tools needed to lead our efforts to manage and preserve Georgia’s natural resources,” Perdue said in a statement. “Mark has dedicated much of his public service to this work and I

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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