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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


Man sentenced after threat to eat judge's kids

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who was found guilty but mentally ill after prosecutors say he threatened to kill and eat a judge's children has been sentenced to prison.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta residents object to planned priests' home

ATLANTA (AP) - Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


1 plans to plead guilty in Ala. dog fighting case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - One of the 14 people charged in connection with a multi-state dog fighting investigation has filed notice that he plans to plead guilty.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Savannah to be a World Trade Center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Savannah Economic Development Authority has been was awarded a license to become a World Trade Center.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. colleges could see full funding in 2012

ATLANTA (AP) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby said in an interview Monday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will receive full funding next fiscal year.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. county considers inmate firefighters

ST MARYS, Ga. (AP) - Camden County officials are considering a money-saving program that would put inmates in fire stations.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. and Tenn. fued over movies too

ATLANTA (AP) - The annoyingly addictive theme song and happily partying kids from the opening credits are just memories and the mood is grim when Dennis Quaid's character addresses a crowd in one of the first scenes in the new, filmed-in-Georgia "Footloose" remake.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Kennesaw State breaks ground on dorm

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University has broken ground on a new $26 million dorm.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Wall Street protesters gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Several hundred people gathered in a downtown Atlanta park, joining anti-Wall Street protesters nationwide.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


200 cats removed from Newnan home

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Coweta County say animal control officers had to wear hazmat suits with oxygen tanks as they removed more than 200 cats from squalid conditions in a home.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves players record anti-bullying messages

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have joined the Anti-Defamation League in a bullying prevention campaign.

October 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun ban considered in places of worship

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit brought by a gun rights group targeting a Georgia law that bans firearms in places of worship was roundly criticized by a federal appeals panel that heard oral arguments about the law.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


3-year-old get caught in blinds, dies

BONAIRE (AP) - Officials say a 3-year-old boy died after getting caught up in venetian blinds at his home in Bonaire.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police patrols increase on Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the Georgia State Patrol and Atlanta police are helping Georgia Tech police to increase security on campus after three female students reported assaults.

October 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Interstate tolls could spread across Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - A new Interstate 85 toll that lets drivers in metro Atlanta pay to avoid congestion could spread to several other highways in the metro area under plans by the state.

October 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


CDC: Self-reported drunk driving down

ATLANTA (AP) - Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report.

October 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State to do millions in highway projects

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $97 million worth of new projects, including a $30 million widening of the Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Leaking pipe at Ga. nuclear plant

ATLANTA (AP) - Workers have identified an underground pipe leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant in Georgia.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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