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FBI continues efforts to identify Alpharetta/Tifton bank robber

Atlanta David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, continues to request the public's assistance in his efforts to identify the ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE


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


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


Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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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


Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it's planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jimmy Carter's August announcement that doctors had discovered tumors on his brain came with a promise: The former U.S. president would scale back his work schedule.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles while he was on probation for an earlier offense of the same crime.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man shot and wounded by police outside Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


New state study plots peak times for deer-vehicle collisions

MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia researchers have a new study out that could tell motorists the most likely times for collisions with deer in different parts of the state.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA receiving more rape reports after change in policy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia campus police are receiving far more rape reports in the past couple of years than in previous ones, a result of a change in how the reports are gathered, school officials said.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Body found near Decatur school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking his dog heard gunshots and then found a body near an abandoned school outside Atlanta.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


US stocks traded mixed after mostly positive earnings news

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Several big companies, including General Motors, delivered better earnings than Wall Street was expecting. Crude oil prices fell.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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