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.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia teenager is accused of beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat south of Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has outlined an action plan to address future severe weather events based on an internal review he ordered after Georgia was caught unprepared for a winter storm in late January.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.
ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit Atlanta on Tuesday.
WINDER, Ga. (AP) - A retired police dog has been found dead on the side of a northeast Georgia highway.
ATLANTA (AP) - Patients diagnosed with certain illnesses could take a form of medical marijuana under a plan that that the Georiga House of Representatives approved 171-4 Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - A plan passed by the Georgia House of Representatives calls for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to be commemorated with a statute at the state Capitol.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has voted to approve a bill restricting abortion coverage in plans available through the state health insurance exchange.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has a new top Irishman ready to lead its St. Patrick's Day parade in just two weeks.
ATLANTA (AP) - A group of religious leaders, human rights activists and others are planning to call for Georgia lawmakers to end capital punishment in the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - School officials say a metro Atlanta elementary school principal has been suspended after he was charged with traveling with intent to have sex with a child.
ATLANTA (AP) - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A student at Riverdale High School in Clayton County brought a loaded handgun to school, but no students were injured.
CANTON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man is facing charges in a crash that killed his newlywed wife as they drove back from their wedding reception.
ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures plunged to 27 degrees in Atlanta and as cold as 17 degrees in the north Georgia mountains as some of the coldest weather of the year settled over the state.