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Jurors to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors who have been arguing among themselves are expected to resume deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

October 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA suspends RB Gurley indefinitely

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah police want 360 body cameras

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Metro Savannah police are proposing a plan to obtain 360 body cameras, enough to outfit all of its patrol and traffic officers with the technology.

October 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Nunn, Perdue on the attack in rowdy Senate debate

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Americans living longer as most death rates fall

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forecasters confirm EF1 tornado in northwest Ga.

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in northwest Georgia.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Court rules for Brookhaven in strip club fight

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has ruled a city can ban adult entertainment businesses that sell alcohol.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta officials request Ebola action plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials have asked department heads to form action plans and preventative strategies for Ebola and other contagious diseases.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue says he's "proud" of his career, arguing that a misunderstanding of what outsourcing means is to blame for attacks on his business record.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man sentenced for attempted child sex encounter

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Georgia man who traveled from New York to New Jersey for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a young girl and her minor baby sitter is now headed to prison.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


New adjustable speed limit signs in place on I-285

ATLANTA (AP) - A new system of adjustable speed limits is in place on the northern end of the freeway that encircles Atlanta.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wealthy giving less to charity; Utah tops states

NEW YORK (AP) - Even as the income gap widens, the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller share of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income people are donating a larger share, according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


wastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say swastikas have been found painted on a historically Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in metro Atlanta.

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA students fault game on holy day

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - More than 1,000 students at the University of Georgia have signed a petition against a decision to schedule its homecoming football game on Yom Kippur.

October 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Marietta police get medical containment jumpsuits

ARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police officers in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta now have kits with disposable medical containment jumpsuits and masks.

October 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ga. college funding to be tied to graduation

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's public colleges and universities will have to earn the money they get from taxpayers by helping more students get a degree.

December 13, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Teacher accused of abusing students

ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County grand jury has indicted a former special needs teacher accused of abusing students.

District Attorney Paul Howard's office said Wednesday 34-year-old Melanie Pickens is charged with cruelty to children and false imprisonment. Prosecutors say she physically abused five students at an Alpharetta middle school between 2004 and 2007. She resigned in 2007.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


GPC sanctioned by accreditation agency

The Georgia Perimeter College has been sanctioned by an accreditation agency after an audit found the school was operating with a $25 million budget shortfall caused by chronic overspending and lack of financial oversight.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. inmate escapes jail using stolen IDs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Savannah have re-captured an inmate four days after they say he escaped from jail by fooling guards into thinking he was another prisoner due to be released.

December 11, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Board approves terms for Atlanta stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved the framework for a deal that would lead to a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal seeks contingency plans

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he has asked his agency heads to come up with contingency plans if federal leaders can't reach agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


A DragonCon founder charged in sex crime

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a co-founder of a science fiction convention will likely be extradited to Georgia by Christmas on child molestation charges.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday reported Edward W. Kramer, co-founder of DragonCon, was arrested on molestation charges in Connecticut.

December 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Man,73, kills woman, 65, at gas station

ATLANTA (AP) - A chance encounter at a Georgia gas station left a 65-year-old woman dead and a 73-year-old man facing a murder charge after authorities say the woman's car and his motorized wheelchair bumped and he opened fire, police said Wednesday.

Linda Hunnicutt, 65, had just pulled into the gas station in Macon shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and stepped out of her Buick Lucerne when the man pulled a gun and fatally shot her, city police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said.

December 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Emory cuts anger some students, faculty

ATLANTA (AP) - A plan by Emory University to eliminate several academic departments and make cuts to others has angered some students and faculty who say the administration decided on the changes without consulting the university community.

December 04, 2012 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | STATE


Ga. high school grad. rate is 67%

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal education officials say Georgia has a high school graduation rate of 67 percent among all students, ranking it behind all of its neighboring states.

November 27, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Athens women’s business expo Nov. 30

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will present its first annual "Women's Business Expo" Nov. 30.

November 25, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE


Ga. immigrants apply for protection

More than 10,000 illegal immigrants living in Georgia have requested temporary protection from deportation under a plan established by President Barack Obama.

November 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. GOP could have super majority

ATLANTA (AP) - An independent lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives is considering becoming a Republican, a decision that could give the GOP a supermajority in the General Assembly.

November 07, 2012 | RAY HENRY, Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta's airport to offer free Wi-Fi

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta say free Wi-Fi will be available to travelers next year.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced Wednesday that it will first reduce the price of airport wireless Internet access to $4.95 a day effective Thursday. Then, officials say they will eliminate the fees entirely in the fall of 2013.

November 01, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Nearly 1,300 drivers convicted of texting

ATLANTA (AP) - Fewer than 50 drivers a month have been convicted of texting and driving in the two years since a law to ban texting went into effect, state records show.

As of mid-September, 1,281 motorists had been convicted of the offense since the state law took effect on July 1, 2010, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

October 30, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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