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Alabama man, Georgia baby killed in I-85 crash in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man and a 16-month-old baby from Georgia were killed after the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an ...

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Northwest Georgia police officer arrested

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a northwest Georgia police officer and charged him with drug trafficking.

March 13, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawmakers pass bills on gun rights, delay debate on casinos

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Friday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session.

March 06, 2017 | Ezra Kaplan and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


105 bodies found during construction project to be reburied

ATLANTA (AP) - University of Georgia officials say they will rebury the remains of 105 bodies discovered when expanding a building on the campus.

March 06, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia implodes well-known building in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was one of the onlookers for an implosion of an Atlanta building often known as the "White Ice Cube."

March 06, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state ...

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education


Deal signs for building of $50 million cyber center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal approved the building of the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the banks of the Savannah ...

February 18, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


How old? Georgia celebrating its 284th birthday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Happy 284th birthday, Georgia.

February 14, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


House approves bill to remake and expand judicial watchdog

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill that would remake and expand the state's judicial watchdog agency.

February 09, 2017 | Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Senate approves budget changes, including storm relief

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawmakers have approved a spending plan increasing state law enforcement pay and providing money for storm recovery in south Georgia.

February 09, 2017 | Associated Press | LEGISLATIVE UPDATES


Georgia company gets $4.4M for electric school buses

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - A Central Georgia bus manufacturer has received $4.4 million from the federal government to develop a zero-emission, vehicle-to-grid electric school ...

January 30, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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Warner Robins council considering $22 million sports complex

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Warner Robins are considering a proposed $22 million sports complex aimed at luring baseball and softball tournaments to the middle Georgia city.

April 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Actress Patty Duke dies at 69

NEW YORK (AP) - The courage that a teenage Patty Duke portrayed on-screen as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" was breathtaking and Oscar-winning.

March 30, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


As session ends, Georgia lawmakers check off key bills

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to bills setting strict timelines for testing rape kits and creating state-funded grants to pregnancy resource centers that won't provide or discuss abortion as an option for pregnant women.

March 25, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

BRUSSELS (AP) - Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

March 22, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program

MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of controversy over keeping them in captivity.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Georgia governor questions campus guns bill to NRA backlash

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor stopped short of a veto threat against a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses on Tuesday. But the Republican's call for fixes to the bill awaiting his signature prompted pushback from the National Rifle Association and Georgia lawmakers still supportive of the original proposal.

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, challenging Republicans to reject a long-time jurist and former prosecutor known he called "one of America's sharpest legal minds."

March 16, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Tybee Island braces for 'Orange Crush' spring break party

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials say that after nearly a year of planning, they are ready for the expected spring beach party known as "Orange Crush."

February 25, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that aims to adjust the amount of funds doled out to public school graduates for the state-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Stocks open lower as weak oil prices push energy sector down

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, led by declines in energy companies and banks as commodity prices fall.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed to "once and for all" close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the U.S., though his plan does not specify where.

February 23, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Rufus Junior Roberts

Rufus Roberts, 83 of Oxford, passed away February 17, 2016. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith. He loved going fishing, vegetable gardening and camping in the mountains. In addition, he enjoyed football and stock car racing. Mr. Roberts never had biological children of his own, but was a father and grandfather to many. He was preceded in death by two wives, Edna Dalton Roberts, and Pat Moody; parents, Jessie McCord and Lucy Gary Roberts; sister, Inez Johnson; brother, Grady Roberts.

February 18, 2016 | Associated Press | OBITUARIES


Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - A Georgia man accused of beating a deer with an accounting textbook after it had been hit along an Arkansas highway has been charged with a misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals and wasting wildlife and set for a court appearance later this month.

February 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Home Depot to hire more than 80,000 workers for busy spring

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot is on a hiring spree.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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