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Bird hunting workshop offered

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Gov. Zell Miller, still a popular figure across much of this GOP-leaning state, has endorsed Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn over Republican David Perdue, explaining his decision in a Nunn campaign ad.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Boy, 3, shot in apparent accidental shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in an apparent accident in northwest Atlanta.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged after crash kills 'Freeway Johnny'

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a motorist is accused of drunken driving in a wreck that killed a homeless man known as "Freeway Johnny," who greeted drivers for years near Atlanta's Downtown Connector.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 dead, 3 wounded in northwest Georgia shootings

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Northwest Georgia authorities are trying to untangle the details of a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded Tuesday when a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents face child cruelty charges for messy home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Snellville man and woman face child cruelty charges after authorities say their two teenage sons were found living in hazardous conditions at the family home.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. education board holds Common Core hearing

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Supporters of Common Core are urging state leaders not to move away from the education standards.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia school district to expand abstinence class

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A southwest Georgia school district plans to expand an abstinence program after officials say it increased the number of ninth-grade students pledging to wait until marriage to have sex.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. veterans aid groups receive $5.7 million

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia community organizations that work with homeless or at-risk veterans have received more than $5.7 million in federal grants.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Updated Ga. hunting rules now available online

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say information on new state hunting regulations is now available online and in print.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge sides with Ga. charter school in dispute

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A judge on Monday sided with a charter school seeking to open in Clayton County, ordering local officials to conduct required inspections so some 200 students can begin classes.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga prep player dies after overhydrating

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia high school football player is dead after drinking too much fluid during practice.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


20 rescued dogs arrive in NJ by private jet

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Twenty dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in Georgia and South Carolina arrived in New Jersey by means usually reserved for corporate titans.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire destroys historic Hancock County Courthouse

SPARTA, GA. (AP) - The historic Hancock County Courthouse has burned down in the central Georgia town of Sparta.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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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


Ga. beach closes water to swimmers as Irene passes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Hurricane Irene is churning up rough seas and dangerous riptides on Georgia's beaches as the storm passes the coast 240 miles offshore.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal steps back from road tax effort

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signaled that he's backing off efforts to move a transportation tax vote until next year's general election.

August 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Douglasville man underfed horses

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 29-year-old man is facing animal cruelty charges after eight horses were found malnourished on his property.

August 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Two Macon teens shot at bus stop

MACON (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers were sprayed by gunfire in a drive-by shooting as they waited for their school bus.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State warns of investment fraud

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is warning Georgians to carefully research their investments.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Decatur policeman shot; suspect sought

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - DeKalb County police are looking for a suspect in the shooting of an officer after a traffic stop.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Quake rocks D.C., East Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


GOP: Punish lawmakers who owe fines

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican House members are pushing a plan that would ban lawmakers from serving on committees if they owe ethics fines.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


King Jr. to get statue on National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the 48th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech (given August 28, 1963), a towering memorial will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a man of peace among the many monuments to wars and presidents in the nation's capital. The road to this weekend's dedication, however, has run through hurdles of all kinds - not unlike the long struggle over King's legacy itself.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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