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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


Ga. judge asked to stop new Vidalia onion rule

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - One of Georgia's most prominent growers of sweet Vidalia onions has asked a judge to shield him from possible sanctions for shipping his crop ahead of the official start date imposed by a new state regulation.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Woman who was shot outside school leaves hospital

CONYERS (AP) - A Conyers kindergarten teacher wounded in a shooting outside a Rockdale County private school has been released from a hospital.

September 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


3 metro Atl. teens shot at apartment

LITHONIA (AP) - Authorities say three Lithonia teenagers were hit by gunfire at an apartment on Fairington Village Drive in DeKalb County, just outside Atlanta.

September 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


$2.8 million in jewelry stolen in Atlanta

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating a crime that's being called as one of the largest jewelry heists in metro Atlanta area after thieves made off with more than $2.8 million in loot.

September 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgians jobless benefits at risk

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia could cut jobless benefits for people who are out of work in order to repay the federal government for $721 million the state borrowed to help the unemployed.

September 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


"T's" being stolen all over Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) - Students at Georgia Tech say the Atlanta school can't keep the T in its name from disappearing from signs all over campus, costing the school more than $100,000 in repairs.

September 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia files health care law appeal

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire health care overhaul.

September 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Hearing under way nuclear Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission began hearing testimony Tuesday that will help it decide in coming months whether to allow the Atlanta-based Southern Co. to build a $14 billion nuclear power plant in eastern Georgia.

September 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Sagging pants ban nets Albany $4,000

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - City officials in Albany say they've collected nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year from people they've cited under the town's ban on pants that sag.

September 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


To run MARTA needs $2.3B during decade

ATLANTA (AP) - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's chief executive says MARTA faces $2.3 billion in maintenance needs in the next decade.

September 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. police dog hit by vehicle, dies

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a highly trained Marietta police dog has died after being struck by a vehicle.

September 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Coca-Cola to invest $3 billion in Russia

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA, plan to invest $3 billion in Russia over the next five years as part of an ongoing push into emerging markets.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Suspicious fire destroys Gainesville home

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Firefighters say a suspicious blaze has destroyed a Gainesville home and damaged two others.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State peanut crop smaller than average

ATLANTA (AP) - A combination of drought, disease and an economic shift to other crops could make Georgia's peanut harvest one of the smallest in more than two decades and increase the price of peanut products.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Protesters criticize deal in fish kill case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Protesters are criticizing a settlement that requires a textile firm to spend $1 million on environmental projects after investigators found its pollution likely contributed to a fish kill in the Ogeechee River.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Walton deputy killed in wreck

A Walton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant was killed Saturday night in an accident in North Hall and the other driver faces several charges .

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


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