WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.
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.
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.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.
LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - Authorities at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center outside Atlanta say they've ended efforts to find a research monkey missing since June.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.
UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse.
CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.
ATLANTA - At least 51 Atlanta police officers were found to lack the authority to make arrests because they hadn't met state requirements for training, department officials said.
AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Six Flags Over Georgia say they're searching for actors, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and fire eaters, to perform during the amusement park's upcoming Fright Fest in October.
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.
NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County fire investigators say a fire at a business in Gwinnett County was caused by arson.
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.
AUGUSTA (AP) - Authorities say a Richmond County jail inmate has died, 15 days after they say he was beaten by another inmate in a holding cell.
LITHONIA (AP) - School officials say a student who brought a loaded handgun to Salem Middle School in Lithonia is in police custody.
AUGUSTA (AP) - Richmond County school officials say a substitute high school teacher has been arrested after witnesses said he pulled a pocketknife on a disruptive student.
ATLANTA - Authorities say three people were injured when the roof of a home collapsed in Atlanta.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached agreement with a finance company to clear $3.5 million of debt for 995 soldiers who shopped at a retailer outside the Army's Fort Drum that sold computers and other electronics at inflated prices and credit terms.