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Memorial Day Holiday closures restricted

TENNILLE, Ga. - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, May 26 through ...

May 18, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI issues synthetic opioids alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is issuing a public safety alert regarding illegal synthetic opioids. In the last four months, 17 deaths have been ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Kemp: New record set for annual business registrations filed in Georgia

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced a new Georgia record in the Corporations Division. During this year's annual registration season from January 1 to ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


DDS motorcycle safety program urges motorists to share the road for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mont

May 1 officially kicked off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state ...

May 10, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | State


I-85 to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA – With work progressing quickly, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provided an update Monday on the I-85 bridge construction and resurfacing projects, and announced ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Additional arrests made in Banks County deputy shooting incident

Commerce/Atlanta, Ga. – Two additional arrests were made as a result of the investigation into the shooting of a Banks County Deputy. Dustin Terrell Heuatt ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Public voting open for Art Contest

MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People's Choice Award in the ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


FBI seeking public’s assistance to ID four-time serial bank robber

ATLANTA – David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, requests the public's assistance in its efforts to identify a metro Atlanta ...

April 19, 2017 | Staff Report | State


GBI announces recruitment of Forensic Pathology Fellows

DECATUR, Ga. – On Tuesday, April 11, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Medical Examiner's Office (GBI ME) after receiving approval from the Accreditation Council ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Georgia Power warns customers of bill payment scam

ATLANTA – Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning for customers of criminal "scam artists" attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | State


City, State Officials urge motorists to consider travel alternatives

ATLANTA – In the eight days since the I-85 bridge fire, Georgia motorists have taken advantage of a variety of commute options, helping to reduce congestion.

April 09, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Storm safety, outage resources available from Georgia Power

ATLANTA – As severe weather continues to move through the state this afternoon, Georgia Power is prepared and responding to power outages as quickly and safely ...

April 05, 2017 | Staff Report | State


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Georgia suspends freshman Patrick, Rivers following arrests

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia freshman Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky following their arrests on marijuana charges early Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it's planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jimmy Carter's August announcement that doctors had discovered tumors on his brain came with a promise: The former U.S. president would scale back his work schedule.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles while he was on probation for an earlier offense of the same crime.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Man shot and wounded by police outside Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | State


New state study plots peak times for deer-vehicle collisions

MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia researchers have a new study out that could tell motorists the most likely times for collisions with deer in different parts of the state.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | State


UGA receiving more rape reports after change in policy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia campus police are receiving far more rape reports in the past couple of years than in previous ones, a result of a change in how the reports are gathered, school officials said.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Body found near Decatur school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking his dog heard gunshots and then found a body near an abandoned school outside Atlanta.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | State


US stocks traded mixed after mostly positive earnings news

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Several big companies, including General Motors, delivered better earnings than Wall Street was expecting. Crude oil prices fell.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Police probe what happened to student found hurt, but alive

ATLANTA (AP) - Police continue to investigate what happened to a Georgia Tech student found injured along railroad tracks in Atlanta three nights and two days after he disappeared from a party.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Einstein statue to arrive on Georgia Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia hospitals, cancer chain duel again over state rule

ATLANTA (AP) - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game will be all but eliminated from this year's race.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


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