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Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia tax holiday approaching

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Retail Association is reminding residents that the state's tax holiday is quickly approaching.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta, Macon break record low temperatures

ATLANTA (AP) - Unusually cool air helped Atlanta and Macon break records for low temperatures.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A movie theater chain says it's reviewing complaints after its Augusta theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


A sad liberal comentary

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city should be a safe place for unaccompanied children who cross the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Texas woman opens 'Gone with the Wind' museum

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - Vicky Rogers was in high school when she first read Margaret Mitchell's tale of the Civil War South, "Gone with the Wind."

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Authorities say soldiers get $92M in debt relief

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York and 12 other states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement to shut down the company and expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Santana, Gattis lead Braves to 2-0 win over Padres

ATLANTA (AP) - Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta federal building reopens

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal building in Atlanta has reopened after being closed last week because of an issue impacting the building's electrical system.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Hundreds see James Brown film premiere in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ethics complaint filed over NY fundraiser

ATLANTA (AP) - A former state lawmaker says a New York City event billed as a fundraiser for Georgia's Democratic Party was unethical and illegal.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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GA protest of ICE fingerprint program

ATLANTA - Latino community and immigrant outreach groups plan to rally at the Georgia Democratic Party headquarters to protest a program that gives immigration authorities access to the fingerprints of arrestees.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teen held in fatal sword stabbing

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Court strikes health insurance requirement

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

August 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FDIC could pay part of loan default

CALHOUN (AP) - Two Georgia Republicans have settled a lawsuit with a bank alleging they defaulted on a $2.2 million loan, but the FDIC might eventually have to cover some of the bill.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. officer acquitted of shooting man

ATLANTA - A Fulton County jury has acquitted a suspended Atlanta police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


DMV worker charged for fake IDs

ATLANTA - A DeKalb County grand jury has charged an ex-Georgia worker with making false identification cards.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Iconic Br'er Rabbit statue stolen from Ga. museum

EATONTON (AP) - Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police hunt Waffle House bandits in Atl.

NORCROSS (AP) - Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck at least 11 Waffle House restaurants across metro Atlanta.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after leading officers on a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a barrier on a highway, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Superintendent 'regrets' scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall said Wednesday that she "deeply" regrets not doing more to prevent cheating during her nearly 12 years in charge of the district.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


One killed at Atlanta Burger King

ATLANTA - Authorities say one person was killed after gunfire rang out at a Burger King restaurant on a busy Atlanta street.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fed to keep interest rate near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the Fed said it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through mid-2013.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Pet corpses found on grave in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia police say they've found two dead animals on top of the same grave at a Jackson Street cemetery in the past month.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Meruelo to purchase Hawks

ATLANTA - California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo has reached an agreement to purchase majority ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the team has confirmed.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. firms must explain insurance hikes

ATLANTA - Georgia insurance firms will soon have to provide more detailed justifications to consumers if they plan to hike premiums by 10 percent or more.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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