Stories by Ray Henry

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Easier nuclear construction falls short

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising ...
By Ray Henry

Monday, July 7, 2014

1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

ATLANTA - An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents nearby apartments to stay inside.
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Deal wins GOP primary

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal handily won the GOP primary on Tuesday, earning more than 70 percent of the vote in early returns. 
By Ray Henry

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Deal's GOP rivals for governor debate without him

Two longshot candidates in the Republican primary for Georgia governor disagreed Saturday on whether to participate in a national health insurance overhaul and whether to expand the places people ...
By Ray Henry

As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

MONTEZUMA, Ga. - As rural hospitals struggle, Georgia is letting stand-alone emergency rooms treat people in the countryside who would otherwise have to drive far away when they break an arm, need ...
By Ray Henry

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Feds orders Georgia to fix dust plans at power plants

ATLANTA - Federal environmental officials are requiring that Georgia regulators better explain how a major utility will prevent dust from escaping coal-fired power plants.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nuclear plant owners in Georgia avoid loan subsidy fee

ATLANTA - Two major utility companies building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will not pay a fee to secure billions of dollars in government-subsidized loans, records show.
By Ray Henry

Vogtle owners avoid loan fee

ATLANTA -- Two major utility companies building a nuclear power plant in Georgia will not pay a fee to secure billions of dollars in government-subsidized loans, records show.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Archbishop to sell mansion, live modestly

SMYRNA, Ga. - Trying to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million mansion just three months after he moved in.
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Atlanta archbishop: Mansion likely to be sold

SMYRNA, Ga. - After strong objections from local Roman Catholics, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in an interview Wednesday that he believes the church will probably sell a $2.2 million mansion ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia lawmakers get ready for end-of-year rush

ATLANTA - With just one day of voting left, state lawmakers face decisions on whether to expand where people can carry guns, whether to create a medical marijuana program and how to overhaul the ...
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bill restricting Medicaid expansion passes

ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers in Georgia would get the final say on whether to expand a government health insurance program for the poor under a bill passed Tuesday, making it even less likely ...
By Ray Henry

Friday, March 7, 2014

Woman doubted man was threat before shooting

ATLANTA - The girlfriend of the man who mistakenly shot and killed a disoriented Alzheimer's patient in North Georgia warned her boyfriend that the stranger appeared to be an old man and did not ...
By Ray Henry

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

No charges in shooting of Alzheimer's patient

A man who fatally shot a wandering Alz­heimer's patient in the early morning hours in north Geor­gia will not face criminal charges, a local prosecutor said Friday.
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Lawmakers take swipe at Common Core

Lawmakers signaled their opposition Tuesday to national education standards, though the legislation that they approved does nothing to change the standards at the heart of the controversy.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Ga. debates permitting solar panel leasing

ATLANTA - Georgia law requires most customers to get their electricity from a traditional utility. But that law was enacted before the advent of solar power.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Ga. debates leniency over guns brought to airport

Gun-friendly lawmakers in Georgia want people licensed to carry a gun to avoid arrest if they accidentally bring their firearms into the security checkpoint at the country's busiest airport and ...
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Georgia Republicans want vote to deter Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA - Republican leaders are trying to add another barrier to the health overhaul by requiring that the Legislature get the final say on whether to allow more uninsured people to get coverage.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Water-wildlife dispute back in focus

ATLANTA - After it failed last year, a measure that Georgia regulators say would prevent wildlife deaths during drought is making the rounds again in the Legislature.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

State faced iced roads as recently as 2011

ATLANTA - The motorists stranded for hours on Atlanta's highways by a winter storm could be forgiven for asking a simple question: How could this happen again?
By Ray Henry

Top headlines

Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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