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Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Jeffares: A busy legislative session has begun with tough issues ahead

The halls of the Georgia State Capitol are alive again this week as the Senate and House of Representatives gathered in their respective chambers to ...

January 17, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | STATE


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State consolidation now official

The Board of Regents granted final approval to the creation of the new Georgia State University from the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia ...

January 06, 2016 | Staff Report | STATE


DeKalb motel standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing himself but ...

January 05, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Board of regents to approve University of Georgia building

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The state board of regents is set to approve a building project for the University of Georgia.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


School for LGBT youth called first of its kind in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Kirby Smart adds 3 assistant coaches to Georgia staff

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired James Coley as wide receivers coach, Dell McGee as running backs coach and Marshall Malchow ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta could see warmest Christmas ever recorded

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say this Christmas could be the warmest ever recorded for several other Georgia cities.

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother charged with kidnapping; son found safe after search

ATLANTA (AP) - Jail records show that an Atlanta mother is charged with kidnapping after police say she took her 14-month-old son from state custody during ...

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Masters field at 89 going into next year

Lee Westwood did his part in Thailand. The math took care of the rest, and he's going to the Masters.

December 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Conyers K-9 officer likely saves life of missing woman

A K-9 officer has likely saved the life of a missing elderly woman.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Smart excited about good first week with Georgia recruits

For one week, Kirby Smart could devote his full attention to his new job as Georgia's coach - complete with a hectic travel schedule for ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Piedmont first healthcare system in Georgia to offer on-demand virtual visits

Piedmont Healthcare is the first health system in Georgia to offer a new app for visits.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Stockbridge mayor resigns after city council meeting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Stockbridge has resigned after a meeting addressing his temper.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game will be all but eliminated from this year's race.

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


State jobless rate unchanged, remains above national rate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


2 men arrested after deputy crashes during chase in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested after a deputy crashed while pursuing them in an area east of Atlanta.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex-NBA star found unconscious at brothel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days in a brothel, and authorities sought a warrant for blood evidence of drugs.

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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 at the height of the outages.

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 state in seven decades.

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 the state's death row.

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, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday that target a dozen people who officials say were involved in two prison-based crime rings.

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 County, just outside Atlanta.

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 $1.6 million, which federal officials say is the largest sum of money an individual has been ordered to pay for a U.S. wildlife crime.

September 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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