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Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis Thursday for the first time since revealing last week that he was ...

August 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


15-foot-wide sinkhole opens at Athens business

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A 15-foot-wide, 8-foot-deep sinkhole in Athens has swallowed an ice machine and the wall of a business.

August 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials planLabor Day drunk driving enforcement

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia highway safety official says law enforcement will be out in force for the Labor Day weekend trying to prevent drunk driving.

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Band releases Civil War inspired songs

ATLANTA (AP) - Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related ...

August 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


21 indicted in Augusta area for seeking sex with children

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A grand jury in Augusts has indicted 21 people arrested on charges of seeking sex with children in an undercover police operation.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Pres. Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


3rd woman charged after 11-year-old found in cage

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) - A third northwest Georgia woman faces a child cruelty charge after an 11-year-old boy was found trapped in a cage in a ...

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Former congressman Barr to teach at Kennesaw State

ATLANTA (AP) - A former Georgia congressman is returning to the classroom at Kennesaw State University.

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


GA man caught after 30 years on the run

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) - A 60-year-old Georgia man has been captured in South Florida after more than three decades on the run.

August 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA named in top 10 party schools

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is the only Southeastern Conference member among the Princeton Review's annual list of the nation's top ...

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Delta bans shipment of hunting trophies

NEW YORK (AP) - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many ...

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's tax-free weekend begins today

Georgia's tax-free weekend on school-supply items begins today, running through Sunday.

July 31, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

ATLANTA (AP) - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near ...

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Missing southwest Florida dog turns up in Atlanta

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida family has been reunited with their dog after she turned up several weeks later in Atlanta, more than 500 ...

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Protest planned at Valdosta graduation over student death

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they will provide extra security during graduation ceremonies this weekend at the Valdosta high school where a student was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat more than two years ago.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah prosecutors seek indictment over death of college student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek an criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. daycare temporarily closed during state investigation

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - A judge has affirmed an order to temporarily close a Cobb County daycare after employees were accused of lying about how long a child was left alone in a van.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Charges dropped for man who smashed car window, saved dog

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have dropped the charges against an Athens veteran who was arrested after breaking a window to free a dog from a hot car.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University board backs plan to prevent sexual violence

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

ATLANTA (AP) - Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Clarification: Michael's Law story

ATLANTA (AP) - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


About 270 tickets written in Ga under "slow poke" law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 20 suspects arrested in child sex sting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they arrested more than 20 people in a weekend operation aimed at curbing the exploitation of children.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track for a record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a West Coast labor dispute.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal appoints members to medical marijuana study group

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 11 members of a new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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