The jobless rate in Newton County and across the metro Atlanta area rose from April 2015 to May 2015.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A woman has told police that a ceramic bulldog was again stolen from the grave of her son, who was a fan of the University of Georgia football team.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was found shot to death inside a stolen car.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Atlanta man after a motel fire injured ten people, including a firefighter.
GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Grantville home was destroyed by a fire, but two children were able to get out safely due with the help of a police officer and two public works employees.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent.
ATLANTA (AP) - Parts of Georgia will be under a heat advisory as temperatures climb into the upper 90s in large parts of the state, with heat index values soaring to around 105 degrees.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County prosecutors say two brothers convicted of swindling senior citizens in a roofing scam have been given 20-year sentences.
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has been hospitalized in a shooting in suburban Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are offering Georgians tips to stay safe as high temperatures in the region could lead to heat-related illnesses.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A teenager who was shot to death at a weekend pool party south of Atlanta has been identified as a 19-year-old Kentucky State University student who had gone to high school in Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man who was trying to rob a house.
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a man sitting inside his South Fulton County home has died after a stray bullet from a shootout came through the wall.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Gwinnett County mother is fighting flesh-eating bacteria.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has ruled a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Faced with a laundry list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was found not guilty on all 41 counts against him Friday, looking relived as he put his head in his hands and hugged teary family members in the courtroom.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Two middle Georgia men have been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal shooting that stemmed from an argument over public urination.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state Division of Child Support Services is offering non-custodial parents a chance to get caught up on child support payments without penalties.
ATLANTA (AP) - According to contract documents, Georgia could pay about $107 million for a company to create a new statewide standardized test during the next five years.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Douglas County authorities say a 4-year-old boy died after being accidentally run over in his family's driveway.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 7 percent from the previous month.
EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information in the beheading of a central Georgia man and the feared abduction of his wife from their home on Lake Oconee.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A prosecutor said former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan lured his friends into a fraudulent investment scheme because he was blinded by the enormous amount of money he could make.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - An elementary school student in suburban Atlanta was shot in the head during field day activities and has been hospitalized.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama's picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over use of the houndstooth pattern made famous by hats worn by former Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - School officials are trying to determine why a stage collapsed during a concert at a high school southeast of Atlanta, causing minor injuries to several students.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The Republicans running for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat took aim at each other's records and experience in a debate Saturday, with the three congressmen in the race facing criticism over their time in Washington.
Updated story, May 10: EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Law officers are planning to display the photo of 87-year-old Shirley Dermond, who they fear has been abducted, on digital billboards across Georgia in hopes of generating new leads on her disappearance.