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MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners issued a declaration of local emergency due to local river flooding at the Dec. 27 meeting.

ATLANTA – State Troopers had loaded up their patrol cars with sleeping bags and pillows, 1,500 Georgia National Guardsmen stood ready and search-and-rescue teams were on standby as Hurricane Michael crashed ashore on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

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MAYO — The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners issued a declaration of local emergency due to Hurricane Michael Monday night.

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said his state of emergency declaration will “very likely” be expanded to include more counties now that Hurricane Irma appears to be shifting to the west.

BOSTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national crisis to combat opioid abuse could unleash a massive federal response to curb addiction, but some worry that new policies will focus more on locking people up than getting them into treatment.