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Georgia utilities: More than 14,000 still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 ...

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man pleads not guilty to removing cellmate's eyeballs

ATLANTA (AP) - A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to strangling an LGBT activist and, months later, gauging out the eyeballs of a cellmate.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the ...

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

UGA WR McKenzie accused of making 'terroristic threats'

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie is alleged to have made "terroristic threats" at an Athens restaurant.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia group pushing for medical marijuana expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - A new organization wants Georgia lawmakers to allow marijuana to be grown and harvested under close monitoring to treat certain diseases.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

UGA compiles map showing danger of car-deer collisions

ATLANTA (AP) - A new map compiled by the University of Georgia that shows the relative risk of striking a deer.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Board meets on clemency for only woman on Georgia death row

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to meet to consider new information in support of clemency for the lone woman on ...

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA (AP) - Inmates at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case ...

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Woman shot in mouth during robbery at suburban Atlanta store

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect who shot a woman in the mouth during a robbery outside a shopping center in Cobb ...

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Former President Carter and wife on Braves' 'Kiss Cam'

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' "Kiss Cam" entertainment at Turner Field featured a famous couple Thursday night: former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia man to pay $1.6M in Ohio deer trafficking case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Georgia man convicted in Ohio of charges involving illegal trafficking in white-tailed deer wasordered to pay fines and restitution of $1 ...

September 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

After tragedy, search resumes for new Capitol statue artist

ATLANTA (AP) - When sculptor Andy Davis and state Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, walked out of the King Center a few days after July Fourth, both ...

September 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emory University president Wagner to step down in 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The president of Emory University says he will step down next year.

September 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

ATLANTA (AP) - Security screeners at Atlanta's main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

September 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

House mix-up by police leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she ...

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Bribery plea deal denied for Conyers woman

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a plea agreement for Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble, who was indicted for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. abandons push to decriminalize campus guns

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican lawmakers abandoned a push Tuesday to decriminalize carrying a gun on Georgia's college campuses as they try to rally support for legislation that would allow firearms in churches, bars and arm school teachers.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. Senate panel passes food stamp drug test bill

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia Senate Committee has narrowly approved a bill requiring food stamp recipients who are suspected of drug abuse to submit to drug testing.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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

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