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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


Ted Turner drive unveiled in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials, business leaders and others were on hand for the unveiling of Ted Turner Drive at Historic Spring Street in downtown ...

July 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. sheriff's deputy arrested on dogfighting charges, fired

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a middle Georgia sheriff's corrections deputy has been arrested in connection with a dog fighting operation and has been ...

July 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Residents of church-owned apartments plead for cooler air

ATLANTA (AP) - Low-income residents of an apartment building near downtown Atlanta are pleading with a local church that owns the structure to fix what tenants ...

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tennessee, Georgia Tech to meet on first week of 2017 season

ATLANTA (AP) - Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Richt: 'No idea' who will be Georgia's quarterback

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The Georgia Bulldogs are in search of a starting quarterback and a drought-ending Southeastern Conference title.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Cannon from Confederate ironclad pulled from Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a relic from a Confederate ironclad ship has been removed from the Savannah River.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal orders review of Planned Parenthood

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered state health officials to review how Planned Parenthood clinics handle fetal organs.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire officials offer tips to prevent child heat stroke

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials in Gwinnett County are reminding parents and caregivers to be vigilant and check the backseat of their vehicles for children before ...

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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King family wants input on Georgia MLK monument

ATLANTA (AP) - The family of Martin Luther King Jr. has warned Georgia's governor it wants input on any monument to the slain civil rights icon that might be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Copperheads appear on rise as kingsnakes decline

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals - the venomous copperhead - seems to be increasing.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Study shows Ga. pre-K improves school readiness

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say a recent study shows that Georgia's pre-kindergarten program increased school readiness, and children who participated scored higher in language and math evaluations.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bernice King to speak about judge's order

ATLANTA (AP) - The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. plans to speak out about a judge's order that she turn over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to the court's control pending the outcome of a legal dispute.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has declined to 7.3 percent.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storm to bring heavy rain to Ga, snow in mountains

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say snow is possible in parts of the north Georgia mountains, with widespread heavy rain expected across other parts of the state.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man accused of dropping dog from balcony

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say a man accused of throwing his 2-year-old dog from a second-floor balcony has been charged with animal cruelty.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe vandalism at Savannah battle memorial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged stones that honor soldiers killed and wounded in the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the American Revolution.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe vandalism at Savannah battle memorial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged stones that honor soldiers killed and wounded in the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the American Revolution.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Hudgens urging Georgians to change alarm batteries

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is reminding Georgians to use the transition to daylight saving time this weekend as a chance to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Teen accused of killing grandmother with ball bat

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia teenager is accused of beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat south of Atlanta.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal outlines severe weather response plans

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has outlined an action plan to address future severe weather events based on an internal review he ordered after Georgia was caught unprepared for a winter storm in late January.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. GOP sticks close to election-year agenda

ATLANTA (AP) - The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Vice President Joe Biden to visit Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit Atlanta on Tuesday.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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