Our network

Flowery Branch Goes to Run Off for City Council Post 3

Flowery Branch voters will get to go back to the polls on April 1 for a runoff.

Falcons Sign TE Palmer and RB Smith

Flowery Branch, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons today announced that tight end Michael Palmer and running back Antone Smith have signed their exclusive rights contracts.

Palmer, 6-5, 252 pounds, was originally signed by the Falcons as a college free agent on April 26, 2010. In two seasons in Atlanta, he has played in 31 games with two starts. Palmer has totaled 15 receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns in his career, including 10 catches for 72 yards and one touchdown in 2011.

Falcons Bring Back DeCoud

Flowery Branch, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have agreed to terms with safety Thomas DeCoud.

DeCoud, 6-0, 192 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the third round (98th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In four seasons in Atlanta, he has started 47 of 58 games, totaling 335 tackles (219 solo), two sacks, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and 19 passes defensed.

In 2011, DeCoud ranked third on the team with 109 tackles (76 solo), seven passes defensed and a career-high four interceptions, including three which came in the endzone, at Tampa Bay (9/25), at

Georgia voters head to the polls for Super Tuesday

Georgia voters head to the polls for Super Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Polls are now open across the Peach State for the Super Tuesday primary.

RELATED | Where to vote Super Tuesday

There's a lot on the line for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is looking to regain momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Gingrich represented Georgia for 20 years and has been leading in state polls over Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Georgia has the most delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Gingrich has focused extensively on Georgia, spending much of last week here rather than campaigning in the other Super Tuesday states. Rivals Romney and Santorum have also dedicated time and resources in the state.

Where to vote on Super Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide on a Republican candidate for president, among other municipal elections.

Polls are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on March 6. Voters must show a valid photo ID to cast a vote. 

To find out where to vote, visit sos.georgia.gov/mvp and fill out the "My Voter Page" information. That link will also allow you to track an absentee ballot.

Tornadoes hit Haralson, Paulding, Cobb counties

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- National Weather Service officials said preliminary investigations of storm damage indicate an EF-3 tornado touched down in Paulding and Haralson counties, and an EF-1 touched down in Cobb County Friday night.

STORM PHOTOS | The aftermath 

In Haralson County, the twister touched down along Bethlehem Church Road, where a repair shop was destroyed and trees knocked down. Also on Bethlehem Church Road, a mobile home was pushed off of its foundation. A church steeple was blown off on Mount Zion East Road, and along U.S. 27 near Harpers Creek Road, numerous trees and telephone poles were knocked down.

Fewer Georgians voting early

Fewer Georgians voting early

ATLANTA -- Fewer voters cast early ballots for Georgia's upcoming presidential primary than in 2008.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said 172,135 people had voted in the presidential primary by Friday. That includes 145,826 people who voted at polling stations and another 26,309 who mailed in absentee ballots.

Early voting sites have now closed, although residents can continue to mail in absentee ballots until the close of polls on Tuesday.

RELATED | Where to vote Super Tuesday

Early voting turnout is down about 31 percent from 2008. Those early ballots will not be counted until Tuesday, making it impossible to say which Republican presidential candidate has a lead among early voters.