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Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA (AP) - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near ...

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Missing southwest Florida dog turns up in Atlanta

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 ...

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 200 rabbits being removed from Gwinnett property

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say more than 200 rabbits are being removed from a property in Gwinnett County.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Thieves steal from school for special-need students

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta school that serves autistic children is without many of its supplies after thieves stole thousands of dollars in ...

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Body of man pulled from central Georgia river identified

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in central Georgia have identified a man whose decomposed body was found in the Ocmulgee River.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


New director named for Atlanta's High Museum of Art

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's High Museum of Art has a new director.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia back-to-school tax holiday begins Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia retail officials say an upcoming sales tax holiday is meant to offer shoppers back-to-school savings.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man arrested in shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting aboard an Atlanta commuter train.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hundreds mourn U.S. Marine

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A U.S. Marine killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee was remembered at his funeral as a dedicated and courageous ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) - An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.

July 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's Pre-K Program to welcome 84,000 4 year olds

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Pre-K Program will welcome 84,000 4 year olds this school year.

July 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


4 killed, suspected gunman wounded in shooting

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's office in suburban Atlanta says four people have been killed and one wounded in a shooting at a home ...

July 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ted Turner drive unveiled in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials, business leaders and others were on hand for the unveiling of Ted Turner Drive at Historic Spring Street in downtown ...

July 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Georgia sheriff calls woman's shooting tragic accident

ATLANTA (AP) - A metro Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says that the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on her family since the shooting.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal signs child welfare reform into law

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill streamlining Georgia's child welfare system has been signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal signs bills cracking down on child sex trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man receives probation for sending nudes to 12-year-old girl

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - A Monroe man won't receive jail time for sending nude pictures to an underage girl, but will see probation.

May 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons sign former Titans fullback Collin Mooney

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullback Collin Mooney, who started four games for the Tennessee Titans in 2013.

May 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia city to remove Christian flag flying over city hall

COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) - Leaders of a central Georgia city say they'll remove a Christian flag flying over city hall.

May 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal signs $900 million transportation package into law

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a new $900 million transportation bill into law, including changes to the state's gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

May 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburb

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area sheriff who was acquitted three years ago in a major public corruption case is now accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the suburb of Lawrenceville.

May 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Emory employee pleads guilty to embezzling money

ATLANTA (AP) - A former Emory University employee has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges after she was accused of embezzling more than $317,000 in student fees and tuition over a two-year period.

May 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police kill woman who fired at them from inside patrol car

ATLANTA (AP) - Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said.

May 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons may look for running back on 2nd day of NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons may try to address a glaring need at running back in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.

May 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal signs duel enrollment bills to boost workforce

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law Thursday that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation both for students with dim hopes or plans of attending college and also for high school youngsters who want to earn college credits before being handed their diplomas.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police charge woman hit by train with public intoxication

ATLANTA (AP) - A woman is facing three charges after being hit by a freight train in southwest Atlanta.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Former SEC football player charged in death of Georgia boy

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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