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Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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GA man out on bond in fatal crash charged with DUI

JASPER, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man facing charges in a DUI crash that killed his newlywed wife was arrested again over the weekend for drunk driving.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal: Lawmakers should revisit whistleblower rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says lawmakers should consider whether government employees responsible for conducting investigations should be "automatically" granted whistleblower protection if they decide to sue.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Nunn calls for VA secretary to resign

ATLANTA (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn, who's seeking Georgia's open Senate seat, has joined a chorus of congressional candidates from both parties calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to leave amid a growing crisis over veterans' health care.

May 23, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | STATE


Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 6.5 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in April.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. GOP Senate runoff: Businessman vs. politician

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Republican Senate primary runoff pits a multimillionaire businessman who's never held public office against a congressman who's spent more than two decades on Capitol Hill.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Roaches in food prompts closure of Ga. cafeteria

CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) - Students at a northwest Georgia high school will be eating prepackaged lunches for the rest of the year after roaches were found in meals being served in the cafeteria.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Some I-85 drivers owe $15,000-plus in tolls, fines

ATLANTA (AP) - State records show that one motorist has racked up 570 violations and owes more than $17,000 in tolls and fines on the Interstate 85 toll lanes in metro Atlanta.

May 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


15 candidates fight to be schools superintendent

ATLANTA (AP) - Six Democrats and nine Republicans vying to become state schools superintendent are locked in tight primary contests, with both races likely headed for a runoff.

May 20, 2014 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | STATE


Deal wins GOP primary for Ga. gov.; faces Carter

ATLANTA (AP) - For years, leading Democrats predicted that Georgia's increasingly diverse population will weaken a Republican hold on state government in the Deep South.

May 20, 2014 | RAY HENRY, Associated Press | STATE


California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome can breathe easy - he's allowed to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. high court upholds execution drug secrecy law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has ruled a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional.

May 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex-UGA coach Donnan not guilty in investment case

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Faced with a laundry list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was found not guilty on all 41 counts against him Friday, looking relived as he put his head in his hands and hugged teary family members in the courtroom.

May 16, 2014 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | STATE


Men sentenced in shooting over public urination

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Two middle Georgia men have been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal shooting that stemmed from an argument over public urination.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


State offers chance to catch up on child support

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Division of Child Support Services is offering non-custodial parents a chance to get caught up on child support payments without penalties.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Testing could cost Georgia $107 million by 2019

ATLANTA (AP) - According to contract documents, Georgia could pay about $107 million for a company to create a new statewide standardized test during the next five years.

May 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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