State and National News

MACON, Ga. (AP) — The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts.

Today marks the official beginning of fall. But in Georgia, that distinction doesn’t mean much. The current 5-day forecast shows we’re in for temperatures over 85 degrees with thunderstorms later in the week. Yes, you can expect temperatures in the 90s and humidity in the scorching range. Th…

The News: Georgia’s Yellow Dot program is expanding to Dunwoody. According to Dunwoody police officials, Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. How does it work?: Re…

Just the other day I received an email from a Forsyth County resident about a cucumber plant that was in decline. He wanted to know what to do to get it back to “normal.” My response was, “There is nothing to do. It’s the end of the season for that cucumber plant, so pull it […]

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Belle de Jour Salon in Sandy Springs will support Cure Childhood Cancer by donating 100 percent of salon receipts Saturday, and 10 percent of salon service receipts throughout September. Belle de Jour Salon has hosted a Cure day eac…

CANTON — A 300-unit apartment complex within the Riverstone development was approved Monday by the Canton Planning Commission with conditions that the developer contribute to road improvements to offset increased traffic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues.