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Georgia officials hope to repair interstate bridge by June

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials hope to finish rebuilding a key interstate bridge by mid-June after a large fire caused its collapse last week.

April 04, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Atlanta begins 1st full workweek since major bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Morning rush hour appeared lighter than usual Monday as the first full workweek opened since the fiery collapse of a major Atlanta interstate ...

April 03, 2017 | Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press | State


Secretary of State Brian Kemp running for Georgia governor

Georgia's secretary of state has announced that he'll run for governor in 2018.

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


PHOTO GALLERY: 'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after bridge collapse

ATLANTA (AP) - Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the ...

March 31, 2017 | Associated Press | State


Lawmakers remain at odds on details of campus gun bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Only hours remain before Georgia lawmakers adjourn for the year but they still disagree about the details of a bill allowing anyone 21 ...

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Legislative Updates


UPDATE: Officials: Fire that collapsed overpass is out

UPDATE, March 30 9 p.m.: ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta officials say a massive fire that burned for more than an hour and caused the collapse ...

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | State


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


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


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


Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | State


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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


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he "predicted" an early spring.

February 02, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | State


Deanna Franklin

Deanna Franklin of Covington, passed away January 24, 2016, at the age of 52. Deanna was a faithful member of Canaan Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. She was a 1611 KJV Bible-believing, missions-minded Christian lady who loved presenting the Gospel and sharing Christ with others. She was a dedicated employee of AT&T for 31 years. Deanna always put others before herself, and will undoubtedly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Hensdill.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | Obituaries


$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot split 3 ways, in CA, FL & TN

MUNFORD, Tenn. (AP) - An eye-popping, unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that became a national fascination will be split three ways, by mystery winners in Florida, Tennessee and California.

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Alan Rickman, star of 'Harry Potter' dies at 69

LONDON (AP) - British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.

January 14, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Baxalta enters in $32B deal with Shire

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Irish drugmaker Shire PLC's second attempt to buy Baxalta looks more likely to succeed, with Baxalta's board backing the sweetened offer of $32 billion in cash and stock. If the deal goes through, the combined company would be one of the world's top 20 drugmakers by revenue and a leader in the sizzling niche of rare disease medicines.

January 12, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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