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Gov. Deal proposes $50M more on pre-kindergarten

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and ...

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Fan dies after fall at Braves game

ATLANTA (AP) - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between ...

August 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school Thursday ...

August 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Nearly 200 patients qualify for medical marijuana registry

ATLANTA (AP) - Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number ...

August 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons new home: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sitel call center to add 200 jobs in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A company that provides customer service workers for contracting clients plans to add 200 jobs at its call center in Augusta.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


MARTA plans public hearings on route modifications

ATLANTA (AP) - Metro Atlanta's transit system plans to hold a series of public hearings to gather input on proposed route modifications.

August 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Group questions football chaplain at University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on University of Georgia President Jere Morehead to abolish the ...

August 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says he will step back from his humanitarian work and surround himself with his family as he undergoes three ...

August 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that he will begin radiation treatment on cancer that is on multiple spots on his brain.

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Cities, counties investigate email links to cheating website

ATLANTA (AP) - Several Georgia governments say they're investigating after city, county and state agency email addresses were found in data hackers exposed from a ...

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis Thursday for the first time since revealing last week that he was ...

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


15-foot-wide sinkhole opens at Athens business

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A 15-foot-wide, 8-foot-deep sinkhole in Athens has swallowed an ice machine and the wall of a business.

August 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials planLabor Day drunk driving enforcement

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia highway safety official says law enforcement will be out in force for the Labor Day weekend trying to prevent drunk driving.

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Bernice King turns in father's Bible, Nobel prize

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawyer involved in the dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize says few words were exchanged as King's daughter Bernice quietly surrendered the items so they could be placed in a safe deposit box.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA Senate passes bill criminalizing 'revenge porn'

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed a bill criminalizing "revenge porn," a trend involving explicit photographs being posted without permission to the Internet.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ceremony kicks off St. Patrick's week in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has kicked off the week leading to its massive St. Patrick's Day celebration with a much more quiet ceremony honoring the city's Irish heritage.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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