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ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers will take up a resolution this winter to rename the Port of Savannah after retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, David Ralston, speaker of the state House of Representatives, announced Friday.

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers soared in Floyd County on Thursday to 70 patients, rivaling the summer surge in cases that took place in August and early September.

As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 and beyond.

The search for an accused murderer stretched into the weekend as police continued to try and find Jimmy Brian Blackmon after he allegedly shot and killed his wife at their Rockmart home.

As several of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s buzzed Richard B. Russell Regional Airport during a scouting run Friday morning, you couldn’t scrub the smile off Wings Over North Georgia Air Show promoter John Cowman.

The deaths of two more COVID-19 positive Floyd County residents were reported on Wednesday alongside what appears to be a continuing increase in new infections. The two week number of new cases locally had dropped to under the 300 mark for the first time since the end of July, but is now wo…