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Nearly 200 patients qualify for medical marijuana registry

ATLANTA (AP) - Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number ...

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons new home: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sitel call center to add 200 jobs in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A company that provides customer service workers for contracting clients plans to add 200 jobs at its call center in Augusta.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


MARTA plans public hearings on route modifications

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's transit system plans to hold a series of public hearings to gather input on proposed route modifications.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Group questions football chaplain at University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on University of Georgia President Jere Morehead to abolish the ...

August 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says he will step back from his humanitarian work and surround himself with his family as he undergoes three ...

August 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that he will begin radiation treatment on cancer that is on multiple spots on his brain.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Cities, counties investigate email links to cheating website

ATLANTA (AP) - Several Georgia governments say they're investigating after city, county and state agency email addresses were found in data hackers exposed from a ...

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis Thursday for the first time since revealing last week that he was ...

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


15-foot-wide sinkhole opens at Athens business

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A 15-foot-wide, 8-foot-deep sinkhole in Athens has swallowed an ice machine and the wall of a business.

August 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials planLabor Day drunk driving enforcement

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia highway safety official says law enforcement will be out in force for the Labor Day weekend trying to prevent drunk driving.

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Band releases Civil War inspired songs

ATLANTA (AP) - Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related ...

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


21 indicted in Augusta area for seeking sex with children

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A grand jury in Augusts has indicted 21 people arrested on charges of seeking sex with children in an undercover police operation.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Pres. Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Atlanta court issues same-sex marriage licenses

Court in Atlanta begins marrying gay couples

June 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. officials call for end to Confederate holidays, plates

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats called for an end to state holidays commemorating Confederate history on Friday, joining a push across the country to remove the battle flag and other symbols from government buildings after nine black members of a South Carolina church were fatally shot.

June 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Journalist jailed in Zimbabwe for starting newspaper

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The attorney for a Zimbabwe journalist says his client was convicted of publishing a newspaper in a southern town without government permission and sentenced to eight months in prison.

June 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother with flesh-eating bacteria has hand, feet removed

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Gwinnett County mother battling flesh-eating bacteria has undergone surgery to remove her feet and one hand.

June 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire at black Georgia church was arson, officials say

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a fire that damaged a predominantly black church in middle Georgia has been ruled arson.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance on Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex Lowndes deputy sentenced in traffic fine scam

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - A former south Georgia sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a scam that targeted Hispanic drivers with illegitimate traffic fines.

June 25, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Newton, metro Atlanta's jobless rate up

The jobless rate in Newton County and across the metro Atlanta area rose from April 2015 to May 2015.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Ceramic bulldog stolen from Athens grave

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A woman has told police that a ceramic bulldog was again stolen from the grave of her son, who was a fan of the University of Georgia football team.

June 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah teen shot to death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was found shot to death inside a stolen car.

June 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta man arrested in hotel fire

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Atlanta man after a motel fire injured ten people, including a firefighter.

June 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Officer, 2 public works employees save 2 children in fire

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Grantville home was destroyed by a fire, but two children were able to get out safely due with the help of a police officer and two public works employees.

June 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate rises slightly to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent.

June 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Heat advisory issued across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Parts of Georgia will be under a heat advisory as temperatures climb into the upper 90s in large parts of the state, with heat index values soaring to around 105 degrees.

June 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. brothers sentenced in contracting scam

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County prosecutors say two brothers convicted of swindling senior citizens in a roofing scam have been given 20-year sentences.

June 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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