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Deal highlights Georgia tourism, unveils 2017 travel guide

Gov. Nathan Deal today was joined by leaders from Georgia's tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Super heavy shipment moving from Columbia County to Alabama tomorrow night

Currently a 656,000-pound shipment sits off Interstate 20 at the Columbia County Scales awaiting a tactical route to Alabama starting at 7 p.m ...

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia company gets $4.4M for electric school buses

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - A Central Georgia bus manufacturer has received $4.4 million from the federal government to develop a zero-emission, vehicle-to-grid electric school ...

January 30, 2017 | Associated Press | STATE


2017 Georgia Travel Guide unveiled as Year of Film

Members of Hospitality and Arts, and Tourism Directors representing all 159 counties of Georgia met on the North Steps of the Georgia State Capitol to ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Kemp warns storm victims to be wary of unlicensed contractors

In the aftermath of violent tornadoes in South Georgia, Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns affected property owners to be wary of unlicensed contractors once ...

January 28, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


President Trump declares Major Disaster for Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement ...

January 27, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia Lottery Corp. raises over half-billion dollars for HOPE, Pre-K

Georgia Lottery Corp. officials announced today that fiscal year 2017 first-half and second-quarter profits have reached their highest since inception in 1993. Georgia Lottery profits ...

January 25, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Senators Isakson, Perdue lead Senate in moment of silence for Georgia tornado victims

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today led the U.S. Senate in a moment of silence to reflect on the ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Kemp: Be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims

ATLANTA – Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp warns citizens to be wary of potential scams seeking donations for tornado victims. Over the weekend, violent storms ...

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Severe storms rip through South Georgia

As you may have seen and heard in the news, an enormous storm system made its way through the Southeast over the weekend claiming the ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Carr, Kemp warn Georgians about football ticket scams

Attorney General Chris Carr and Secretary of State Brian Kemp today warned Falcons fans about football ticket scams in preparation for Sunday's NFC Championship ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia's Sonny Perdue nominated to lead agriculture department

Georgia's Sonny Perdue has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, who served two terms as the state ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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Georgia announces 2016 candidates on primary ballots

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's secretary of state says presidential candidates for the state's March 1 primary have been selected.

December 08, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Brian Terrell's clemency hearing to be held

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to hear from supporters for a death row inmate scheduled to die this week.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Doctors: Latest brain scan is good news for Jimmy Carter

ATLANTA (AP) - A recent MRI showing no cancer on Jimmy Carter's brain is "very positive" news for the former president but will not end his medical treatment, doctors said.

December 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


McClendon named Georgia interim coach for bowl game

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt will not coach the Bulldogs in their bowl game as originally planned.

December 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police arrest man wanted in connection to infant's death

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police have arrested a man accused in the beating death of an infant.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia ending Richt's 15 years as coach with compliments

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen "to anybody who has interest in me" as he prepares for his final game as Georgia's coach.

November 29, 2015 | Charles Odum | STATE


Firefighter injured in a pawn shop fire in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter was injured during a fire at a pawn shop in Atlanta.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia gives Richt a boost, beating Ga Tech 13-7

ATLANTA (AP) - Sony Michel rushed for 149 yards and scored Georgia's lone touchdown on the first possession of the game Saturday, enough for the Bulldogs to pull out an ugly 13-7 victory over Georgia Tech that likely boosted the job prospects of embattled coach Mark Richt.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing the sale and redevelopment of the ballpark.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee Island considers limiting open air alcohol consumption

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials and a crowd control task force have discussed a recent recommendation to curb open-air alcohol consumption to regulate crowds, traffic and public safety.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves planning commemoration of final season at the Ted

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves are planning a season-long commemoration of their final year at Turner Field, including a special patch on players' jerseys.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have found Jimmy Carter is responding well to treatment for cancer, according to a statement released by the former U.S. president's spokeswoman on Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah mayor, challenger headed for Dec. 1 runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson and challenger Eddie DeLoach are headed for a runoff.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia suspends freshman Patrick, Rivers following arrests

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia freshman Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky following their arrests on marijuana charges early Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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