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Central Ga. brush fire could burn until next rain

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man found shot to death in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


College football Hall of Fame finds home

ATLANTA (AP) - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | STATE


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Missing Zoo Atlanta owl found

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bird hunting workshop offered

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Gov. Zell Miller, still a popular figure across much of this GOP-leaning state, has endorsed Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn over Republican David Perdue, explaining his decision in a Nunn campaign ad.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Boy, 3, shot in apparent accidental shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in an apparent accident in northwest Atlanta.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged after crash kills 'Freeway Johnny'

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a motorist is accused of drunken driving in a wreck that killed a homeless man known as "Freeway Johnny," who greeted drivers for years near Atlanta's Downtown Connector.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 dead, 3 wounded in northwest Georgia shootings

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Northwest Georgia authorities are trying to untangle the details of a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded Tuesday when a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents face child cruelty charges for messy home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Snellville man and woman face child cruelty charges after authorities say their two teenage sons were found living in hazardous conditions at the family home.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Rick Perry out of presidential race

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. jobless rate drops to 9.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the third straight month in December, to 9.7 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Pedestrian killed on Atlanta street

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Sandy Springs.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Conrad Fink dead at 80

ATHENS, Ga. - Conrad Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80.

January 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Trooper fired after trainer's wife dies

ATLANTA (AP) - The former state trooper involved in the New Year's Eve collision that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter was fired Friday and said he is cooperating with investigators and praying for the Porter family.

January 07, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal looks to add 10 days to pre-k

Gov. Nathan Deal says he wants to add 10 days to the state's prekindergarten calendar this fall, restoring half of the days he cut to help save the program in 2011.

January 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Freezing temperatures blast Georgia

Temperatures plunged well below freezing across Georgia Tuesday morning, prompting at least one school district to close.

January 03, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE


New gun licenses add security, costs

Georgia pistol-packing permits aren't published on paper any more.

January 03, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE


Police report of syringe in clothing

DECATUR (AP) - Police in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur are investigating a report of a syringe found in a pair of children's pants purchased from a store.

December 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


'Super Speeder' law nets Ga. millions

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say more than 116,000 citations totaling about $25 million have been issued since Georgia's so-called "super speeder" law went into effect in July 2009.

December 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. offering app to cut drunken driving

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.

December 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Prob. officers in DeKalb schools

DECATUR (AP) - Public schools in DeKalb County are allowing probation officers into the schools and giving them office space in some cases so they can monitor students who have been in trouble with the law.

December 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Plant Vogtle reactor design approved

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades.

December 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Douglasville girl killed getting off bus

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old Douglasville girl was killed after being struck by a car seconds after she got off her school bus.

December 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Free Six Flags pass for reading kids

AUSTELL (AP) - Six Flags Over Georgia is encouraging kids to read.

December 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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