ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.
ATLANTA (AP) - The NAACP is looking to collect 1,000 firearms during a gun buyback at Turner Field in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - State Sen. Jason Carter says Gov. Nathan Deal is forgetting about the middle class in favor of big businesses and arguing state education cuts have forced an increase in local property taxes.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Jeremy Pruitt says he didn't have to think twice about leaving Florida State for Georgia after he learned coach Mark Richt was looking for a new defensive coordinator.
ATLANTA (AP) - Admission to all 401 national parks, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Atlanta, will be free on Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning that a mix of rain and snow could fall across parts of north Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers will be reviving an effort to expand gun rights, but will be starting over with new legislation and weighing the possibility of giving college presidents and religious leaders the option of whether to allow guns on public campuses and in places of worship, according to interviews with key lawmakers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say a wintry mix of precipitation is possible across parts of North Georgia.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Some townspeople on Tybee Island near Savannah are expressing concerns about plans for a wind turbine, but others say the structure represents a unique opportunity for the beach town and should be welcomed.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is lobbying state lawmakers to approve building a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the state Capitol.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins has been released on bail following his arrest for driving with a suspended license.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has accepted a similar position on Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville.
ATLANTA (AP) - The unofficial start to the 2014 legislative session known as the Wild Hog Supper featured the same group of Georgia politicians and lobbyists, but a different tone after the event was overhauled this year to be more transparent and benefit the needy.
WALESKA, Ga. (AP) - National Weather Service forecasters say they've determined that recent storm damage north of Atlanta was caused by a small tornado.
ATLANTA - Georgia's economy showed fresh signs of life on Wednesday as tax collections for the fiscal year that ended June 30 beat budget projections, allowing the state to begin to restock its rainy day fund.
SANDY SPRINGS - A suburban Atlanta man dropped his kids off at his sister's house and then asked his estranged wife to come to his condo, where he shot her dead and then killed himself, police said Wednesday.
ATLANTA - A civil rights group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Georgia inmates who claim prison guards beat them while they were handcuffed.
ATLANTA - One of the nation's toughest crackdowns on human trafficking has taken effect in Georgia, striking a delicate balance between tougher penalties for criminals and more treatment for victims that advocates said could be a model for other states seeking to fight the sex trade.
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is weighing whether to demolish three historic buildings this week, including one structure built during the Great Depression.
Three people were injured, two critically, in a shooting Sunday night at the Country Walk portion of the Fieldstone subdivision in Rockdale County.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The lawyer for a 15-year-oldl accused of killing her mother said the girl's boyfriend had given her a deadline, and vowed to break up with her if she didn't meet him that night.
Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said in a court hearing Friday the girl told police she grabbed a gun from her room. Solis said the girl recalled asking her mother what time it was and, realizing it was getting late, shot her mother and then left to meet her boyfriend.
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams says more University of Georgia employees will lose their jobs next year.
ATLANTA - A group of 20 to 25 youths boarded a MARTA train bound for Atlanta's airport, and viciously attacked the passengers late Saturday.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plunged into the frantic, final day of their legislative session on Thursday, with no word on whether they would strike a deal on a contentious immigration proposal before the midnight deadline.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Richmond County officials say an assistant band director has been arrested on charges he coerced a 15-year-old boy into engaging in sex acts.
ATLANTA - Police have arrested the mother of a toddler who was found wandering around an Atlanta apartment complex.
A resident of the complex in southwest Atlanta called police after noticing the 2-to-4-year-old boy early Wednesday. Police say the boy was shoeless and wearing only boxer shorts.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says he'll sign a bill allowing voters to decide whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales.
But added that if it comes up for a vote in his community, he'll vote against it.