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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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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 were elated.

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 heard a loud "pop-pop-pop" and saw her neighbors fleeing into their yard two houses down.

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

ATLANTA (AP) - A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. DOT to pause interstate construction for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to get many of its construction crews out of the way of drivers hitting the road for Labor Day weekend.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

ATLANTA (AP) - A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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 cut teacher pay.

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 the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

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 night.

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 of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment.

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


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