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Battlefield Elementary School students Tate Adkins and Aarushi Patel celebrate their good behavior on the bus. Students in Catoosa County receive bus bucks for positive behavior.

Most people normally stay home for a presidential inauguration -- or at least stay in their home state.

“The Walker County Health Department,” says the county’s website, “has asked that we share the following information for those trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.”

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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COVID-19 and last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol loomed large in the Georgia General Assembly Monday as lawmakers were sworn in to begin the 2021 legislative session.

Gov. Brian Kemp asked Georgians for patience Friday, Jan. 8, as state officials push to distribute around 11,500 doses per day of the slow-arriving COVID-19 vaccine to health-care workers, nursing homes and people aged 65 and older in some parts of the state.

Colbie Wilson was selected as Battlefield Elementary School’s Educator of the Month. This award is given monthly by faculty and staff.

Kennady Hindman was the winner of the PS5 at Westside Elementary School for the cookie dough fundraiser. She is pictured with Principal Robert Mountjoy. 

It should be no surprise that Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue won by a landslide in Catoosa County. But in the end, statewide, it was Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who took the seats, with 50.9% and 50.46% of the vote, respectively.

ATLANTA — Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton Friday extended the statewide judicial emergency that has been in effect since the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the state in mid-March.

Democrats captured both of Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate for the first time in nearly 20 years, a momentous feat that gives the party control of Congress and the White House.

It should be no surprise that Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue won by a landslide in Walker County. But in the end, statewide, it was Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who took the seats, with 50.9% and 50.46% of the vote, respectively.

Times-Journal, Inc., parent company of the Walker County Messenger and Catoosa County News, has purchased the Morgan County Citizen weekly newspaper in Madison, Ga., it was announced Jan. 6 by owners of the two publishing companies.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’…

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Rev. Raphael Warnock is poised to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday’s runoff election, handing Democrats a Senate seat in Georgia for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Georgia has its first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states, the state Department of Public Health said Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday, Dec. 31, named four returning members of the Georgia House of Representatives and three new state senators to his roster of floor leaders for the 2021-2022 General Assembly term.