DALLAS (AP) - Willie Pearl Mackey knew how to decipher the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s writing. She was used to his sloppy cursive and large vocabulary.
ATLANTA (AP) - A freezing highway contributed to more than a dozen accidents Friday, raising questions about whether Georgia's transportation officials are prepared for winter weather.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The parent company of the Marietta Daily Journal has purchased the Rome News Publishing Company at a bankruptcy auction.
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has set a weeklong window for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow inmate.
ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Georgia say someone stole nine buses used to haul watermelons and sold them to a scrap yard.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are planning to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. ahead of Monday's holiday honoring the civil rights leader.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed a nearly $45 billion budget for state government as the economy improves and tax collections climb.
Icy road conditions, wrecks reported in northern Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A 60-day crowdfunding campaign for Nuci's Space, aimed both at restoring the "R.E.M. steeple" and helping the nonprofit group fund the health care assistance and other services it provides to local musicians, has fallen short of its $250,000 goal.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say they're helping Atlanta's public transit agency recruit 18 new police officers.
ATLANTA (AP) - The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.
LifePoint Hospitals, which owns Rockdale Medical Center, and Duke University Health System have expanded their collaborative effort by entering into a national quality agreement to enhance patient safety.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials say they're preparing to conduct a count of the city's homeless population.
LAKELAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2015--Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for ready-to-cook beef and chicken fajitas and pork chorizo burgers because they may contain peanuts that are not declared on the packaging. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the products which include:
ATLANTA (AP) - The chairman of Georgia's parole board says he backs Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to create a new agency to supervise people on parole or probation.
ATLANTA (AP) - An independent lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives is considering becoming a Republican, a decision that could give the GOP a supermajority in the General Assembly.
ATLANTA (AP) - Officials at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta say free Wi-Fi will be available to travelers next year.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport announced Wednesday that it will first reduce the price of airport wireless Internet access to $4.95 a day effective Thursday. Then, officials say they will eliminate the fees entirely in the fall of 2013.
ATLANTA (AP) - Fewer than 50 drivers a month have been convicted of texting and driving in the two years since a law to ban texting went into effect, state records show.
As of mid-September, 1,281 motorists had been convicted of the offense since the state law took effect on July 1, 2010, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
ATLANTA (AP) - Dozens of Georgia's religious leaders are embracing a new movement to challenge a decades-old tax law that prohibits preaching about politics from the pulpit.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor has appointed 22 teenagers to a committee to provide advice on how to communicate a safe driving message to teen drivers.
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Residents in northeast Georgia say kudzu bugs are swarming on yards, fields and front porches.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Police are searching for the man suspected of opening fire inside a Georgia megachurch, killing one.
The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at World Changers Church International, which is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar.
ATLANTA (AP) - Morehouse College will furlough faculty and cut its budget because of a drop in enrollment.
Interim Provost Willis Sheftall told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Atlanta college has 2,360 students, or about 125 fewer than projected. He blamed the drop in enrollment on a poor economy and changes to a federal loan program for students.
ATLANTA (AP) - With changes in the tax law taking effect this month, Georgia intends to begin treating some online retailers the same way it treats those with stores here: by collecting sales tax.
ATLANTA (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals won baseball's first wild-card playoff, taking advantage of a disputed infield fly call that led to a protest and fans littering the field with debris to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Friday.
A Rockdale local may be appointed as the next head of the Ga. Lottery.
Investigators have released the names of the two victims in the house fire at 1573 Mountain View Circle. Peggy Stanich, 78, and Frank Bitterman II, 68, were found unconscious when firefighters arrived to the burning house.
ATLANTA (AP) - Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center using an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power executives say the utility firm plans to substantially boost the amount of solar power it distributes to customers.
Company officials say the utility will buy more than 10 times the amount of solar electricity it now gets from solar farms and rooftop equipment by 2017.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Documents released by University of Georgia administrators to state officials indicate that the school plans to eliminate nearly 130 jobs.