Morning Rush: Dec 10, 2015

Good morning!

Today is Thursday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2015. There are 21 days left in the year.

Here’s today’s Highlight in History:

The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.

The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high explosives.

The Nobel Prizes are still presented annually on December 10.

Here are your Morning Rush Headlines from News 3:

A panel appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has voted to reject the growth of medical marijuana in Georgia.

The Telegraph reports that the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis decided Wednesday to reject the plant’s growth within the state.

The panel was created by a law passed this session allowing people with certain medical conditions to legally possess cannabis oil in-state with their doctors’ approval.

Commission members include the law’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon, along with representatives from medicine and law enforcement.

Deal has said he will not support in-state cultivation of cannabis because he is not convinced that the state can adequately control the plants and products.

The commission’s report will be finalized and published in the coming weeks. Its recommendations are not binding.


Georgia’s secretary of state says presidential candidates for the state’s March 1, 2016 primary have been selected.

Brian Kemp says in a statement that nearly all the candidates have already visited Georgia.

The Democratic Party of Georgia selected Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Michael Steinberg.

The Georgia Republican Party selected 13 candidates still pursuing their party’s nomination.
They are: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Georgia Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.
Kemp says voters in six other states are scheduled to vote the same day.

The other states include Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Independent and certified write-in candidates still have several months to register with Kemp’s office.


Columbus police need your help identifying two armed robbery suspects.

Investigators say the Zelmos on Wynnton Road was robbed at gunpoint Sunday, November 29, 2015 around 8:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

If you have any information, call the robbery/assault unit at 706-653-3400.

Here’s Kurt’s News 3 First Alert Forecast:

TODAY: Partly sunny and mild.  High: 70

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, fog developing late. Low: 52

FRIDAY: Partly sunny and warm.  High: 72


Have a great day!

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