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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 ...

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 ...

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Police probe what happened to student found hurt, but alive

ATLANTA (AP) - Police continue to investigate what happened to a Georgia Tech student found injured along railroad tracks in Atlanta three nights and two days ...

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Einstein statue to arrive on Georgia Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia hospitals, cancer chain duel again over state rule

ATLANTA (AP) - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game ...

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

State jobless rate unchanged, remains above national rate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

2 men arrested after deputy crashes during chase in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested after a deputy crashed while pursuing them in an area east of Atlanta.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ex-NBA star found unconscious at brothel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on ...

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia utilities: More than 14,000 still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 ...

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man pleads not guilty to removing cellmate's eyeballs

ATLANTA (AP) - A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to strangling an LGBT activist and, months later, gauging out the eyeballs of a cellmate.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the ...

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

UGA WR McKenzie accused of making 'terroristic threats'

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie is alleged to have made "terroristic threats" at an Athens restaurant.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Depression near Florida expected to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression that formed off the coast of Florida is expected to strengthen and soon become the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. university changes gay couples' benefi

ATLANTA (AP) - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Savannah courthouse renaming proposed

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A government official in coastal Georgia is proposing to rename a county courthouse after a former state lawmaker, the late J. Tom Coleman Jr.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

GDOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say construction lane closures will be suspended during the holiday weekend.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

2 men accused of defrauding Delta

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option of arming teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia officials discourage drunk boating

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Lew enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Conyers woman sentenced

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has increased to 7.3 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Warrant: Ga. man returned to car with son inside

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in an SUV on a hot day returned at lunchtime to put something in the vehicle, where the child was strapped into a seat in the back, according to an arrest warrant filed Tuesday.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Drunk drivers to be targeted during holiday travel

ATLANTA (AP) - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says law enforcement agencies will be targeting suspected drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. awarded unemployment, job training grant

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal labor officials have awarded more than $300,000 to fund re-employment programs and eligibility assessments for the unemployed in Georgia.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. agency responds to child safety probe backlog

ATLANTA (AP) - The interim director of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has ordered mandatory overtime to address backlogged child protective services investigations.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Vildalia onion farmer settles suit

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - One of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions has agreed to pay nearly $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of farmworkers.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Libertarians Swafford, Hunt qualify for Ga. ballot

ATLANTA (AP) - Libertarian candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor qualified Tuesday for the November ballot with the hope that their message of small government and fiscal restraint will resonate with Georgia voters.

June 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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