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Atlanta Streetcar delayed; won't begin this summer

ATLANTA (AP) - City officials say Atlanta's new streetcar system will not begin operations this summer as planned. They now say it won't start rolling until November.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


4 sentenced in massage parlor prostitution

MACON, Ga. (AP) - The owner and several employees of a middle Georgia massage parlor have been sentenced on prostitution, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Carter blasts Deal over ethics memo

ATLANTA (AP) - Democrat Jason Carter is seizing on a memo written by the head of the state ethics commission in which she says an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal threatened her agency during its investigation of ethics complaints against the governor.

July 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia basketball player arrested, off team

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia forward Brandon Morris has been kicked off the basketball team following his arrest on a marijuana charge.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


9 injured in metro Atlanta highway crash

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say nine people have been injured in a crash involving at least two tractor trailers on I-285 in DeKalb County.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ethics chief: Gov aide made threat over complaints

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of the state ethics commission claims in a memo sent last year that an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart legislative efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away."

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia ends fiscal year with revenues up $879M

ATLANTA (AP) - A new report shows Georgia has ended the fiscal year with an increase in revenues of about $879 million, a 5.2 percent increase over the previous year.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 people die in small plane accident in Ga. woods

TLANTA (AP) - An emergency management official says two people have died in the crash of an amateur-built experimental biplane in west Georgia.

July 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

ATLANTA (AP) - The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Trial will go on without ex-Atlanta school chief

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has decided that an upcoming trial in Atlanta's school cheating case will go on as scheduled in August without former school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is battling cancer.

July 11, 2014 | Brandon DeCosse | STATE


Kitten thrown off Georgia bridge, swims to shore

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Animal control officers say a 10-week-old kitten that was thrown over the railing of a bridge and into the Intracoastal Waterway survived and is recovering at an animal shelter, and police seeking the person who tossed him.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Toxicology tests on toddler negative

ATLANTA (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say results of a toxicology report on a Georgia toddler who died in a hot car have come back with negative results, but officials won't specify which substances they tested for.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee mayor says 'no chance' to nude beach idea

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Tybee Island says more than 800 people who signed a petition calling for a nude friendly section of beach will need to keep their clothes on as long as he's in office.

July 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemency hearing set for Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - A clemency hearing is set for Wednesday for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of murder in the slaying of a store clerk who was scheduled to testify against his son.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ready for the red carpet

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez will host the red carpet Mississippi premiere of "Get On Up" later this month with the director and headline star in attendance.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Valdosta mayor resigns after guilty plea

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Valdosta Mayor John Fretti has resigned his post, effective Friday.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon police trying to curb violence

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon Mayor Robert Reichert says he and the city's police department will redouble their efforts to curb violence after one 16-year-old died and four other young people were wounded in two separate incidents over the past week.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Vehicle charging station to open in Atl.

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed will open Atlanta's first public electric vehicle charging station at Atlantic Station.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Hair weave thefts continue in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say thieves have smashed a vehicle through the front of an Atlanta beauty supply store and stole shelves of expensive hair weaves.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dry conditions cause brush fires in Atl.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Fire officials say an abnormally dry August has led to a rash of brush fires in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


I-85 HOV lane to charge toll

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say the HOV lane on a stretch of Interstate 85 in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties will start charging tolls in about a month.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dancers get in fight at Athens nightclub

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a dancer involved in a fracas at an Athens nightspot has been banned from the establishment for two years after a brawl involving a half-dozen dancers that resulted in contusions and broken noses.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gwinnett schools eye school bus cameras

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett public schools are considering mounting cameras on school buses to catch motorists who drive around busses when they load or unload children.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Homeowners insurance costs to rise

ATLANTA (AP) - A year after most Georgia insurers increased homeowners premiums by 9 to 23 percent, a new wave of increase requests is pending.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tougher to get into top state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia tea party gaining momentum

It was supposed to be a simple vote amid the work of redistricting: change the date of when voters would consider a proposed transportation tax from the July primary to November general election.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. schools hand over subpoenaed docs

ATLANTA - Atlanta Public Schools officials turned over volumes of records to the Fulton County grand jury Friday in response to a subpoena that's part of a criminal investigation into test tampering.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Former head of Georgia rehab facility in Lee County charged

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) - The former head of a southwest Georgia substance abuse rehabilitation facility has been charged with stealing more than $26,000.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Arcade, Ga. cleared in speed trap investigation

ARCADE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol has again cleared Arcade's police department of an accusation that the city runs a speed trap along U.S. Highway 129.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Investigators reveal evidence in law grad killing

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Investigators have revealed at a court hearing what led them to charge a law school graduate with the killing and dismemberment of his classmate.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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