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Gov. Deal signs 'medical amnesty' bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a bill that would grant amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal signs bill restricting some abortion coverage

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law restricting abortion coverage in plans for state employees and those sold on the insurance exchange as part of the federal health care law.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA (AP) - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia offender arrested in Denver-area sex sting

DENVER (AP) - Authorities say a convicted child molester from Georgia has been arrested in suburban Denver for trying to lure a teenage girl to have sex with him.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Victim, suspect in Ga. mall shooting dead

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - After a shooting at a mall in suburban Atlanta, the victim died of her injuries and the suspect apparently killed himself, police said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Shooting reported in parking lot of Atlanta mall

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say they're investigating a reported shooting in a mall's parking lot.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police seek suspect in unauthorized party shooting

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County authorities say two teenage girls were shot in the chaos following an unauthorized party in a park.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia releases 2 years of school scores

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sewage plant sparks smell concerns at garden

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - There are concerns at the Savannah Botanical Gardens that a planned sewage treatment plant will send unpleasant smells wafting over the roses.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judges in Utah gay marriage case question lawyers

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say they've recovered a car belonging to the clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives after it was stolen outside the Georgia Capitol.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Zoo Atlanta has warthog births for spring

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta has a new litter of warthog piglets.

April 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


High winds, heavy rain expected in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say high winds and heavy rains are expected across much of Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Lincoln zombie film to be shot in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Savannah Film Office says an upcoming zombie movie filming in the Georgia city involves a Civil War-era story line.

January 24, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Democrats seek to repeal immigration crackdown

By KATE BRUMBACK and RAY HENRY, Associated Press

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Jewish newspaper publisher resigns

ATLANTA (AP) - The owner of a small Jewish publication in Atlanta is resigning over a column he wrote suggesting Israel might consider a hit on President Barack Obama.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Conviction upheld in toddler death

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court has unanimously upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to a metro Atlanta couple for strangling and beating to death the woman's young daughter.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Bicyclist collides with police van, dies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a bicycle rider died after a collision with a Savannah-Chatham police forensics van.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta bus crashes, injuring 14 people

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Atlanta's public bus system says 14 people including the driver were taken to a hospital after a bus crashed on the city's southwest side.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


ACCG breaks down state budget

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) analyzed the amended fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations released by the governor's office, and has listed the changes that would affect local governments.

January 21, 2012 | Association County Commissioners of Georgia | STATE


Ga. Tea Party against T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (AP) - Is there a difference between raising taxes and supporting a ballot measure that would raise taxes?

January 21, 2012 | Errin Haines, Associated Press www.twitter.com/emarvelous | STATE


Fayette Co. woman killed, suspect sought

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff deputies in metro Atlanta are searching for a man suspected of killing a 30-year-old Fayette County woman in a domestic dispute.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Peachtree City girl, 6, killed by pellet

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 6-year-old Georgia girl is dead after she was shot in the throat with a pellet gun.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Absentee voting starts for GOP primary

ATLANTA (AP) - Absentee voting by mail in Georgia's 2012 presidential primary is now open.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Gingrich's "open marriage" request dicussed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Newt Gingrich's Republican rivals are not eager to criticize him on his marital woes.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta mayor delivers state of the city

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday told the city's business, government and philanthropic community it must choose again to be the economic engine of the region and focus on economic development and job creation as the keys to rebuilding the Southern capital.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ft. Stewart troops head to Afghanistan

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - The commanding general of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry said Thursday he will deploy along with 700 soldiers by late summer to Afghanistan, a new war zone for the Georgia-based Army division that served multiple tours in Iraq.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Study: Teens clueless about pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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