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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


Band releases Civil War inspired songs

ATLANTA (AP) - Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related ...

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


21 indicted in Augusta area for seeking sex with children

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A grand jury in Augusts has indicted 21 people arrested on charges of seeking sex with children in an undercover police operation.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Pres. Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ga. lawmakers OK statue for Martin Luther King Jr

ATLANTA (AP) - A plan passed by the Georgia House of Representatives calls for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to be commemorated with a statute at the state Capitol.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Senate OKs bill restricting abortion coverage

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has voted to approve a bill restricting abortion coverage in plans available through the state health insurance exchange.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Grand marshal ready for Savannah St. Pat's parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has a new top Irishman ready to lead its St. Patrick's Day parade in just two weeks.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. coalition pushing to end capital punishment

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of religious leaders, human rights activists and others are planning to call for Georgia lawmakers to end capital punishment in the state.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. principal suspended after arrest on sex charge

ATLANTA (AP) - School officials say a metro Atlanta elementary school principal has been suspended after he was charged with traveling with intent to have sex with a child.

March 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wire walker eyes 2015 date to cross Georgia gorge

ATLANTA (AP) - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.

February 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Loaded gun found in Clayton County school

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A student at Riverdale High School in Clayton County brought a loaded handgun to school, but no students were injured.

February 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Charges filed in crash that killed newlywed bride

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they drove back from their wedding reception.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Temperatures plunge across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures plunged to 27 degrees in Atlanta and as cold as 17 degrees in the north Georgia mountains as some of the coldest weather of the year settled over the state.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Economists project solid job growth in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Economists expect solid job growth in Georgia during the rest of 2014, with help from the housing market and the state's manufacturing and technology industries.

February 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forsyth County man charged in death of 3-year-old

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Forsyth County sheriff's officials say a man has been charged with child cruelty and reckless conduct in the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Senate approves criminal justice bill

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill meant to help ex-offenders re-enter society and find jobs.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. medical marijuana bill could go to vote

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill to enable a type of medical marijuana to be used in Georgia under certain circumstances passed a key committee vote Wednesday, keeping it alive as a major legislative deadline looms.

February 26, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | STATE


Ga. bill requires coverage for autism therapy

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia state senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children under the age of 6.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sub-freezing temperatures forecast for much of Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures are headed below freezing across much of Georgia -- even as far south as Americus in south Georgia -- by early Thursday.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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