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Income inequality complicates Ga. consumption tax

ATLANTA (AP) - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Jury selected in trial of suspended county leader

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A jury is in place to decide the fate of a county leader accused of pressuring businesses for campaign donations in exchange for government work.

September 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents alarmed after snakes spotted at school

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - Parents say they're alarmed about snakes seen inside and outside a school south of Atlanta.

September 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia archers may begin pursuing deer Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say archers throughout the state may begin hunting deer this weekend.

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Your State Parks Day to promote park appreciation

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state parks plan to offer free admission, volunteer projects and family friendly events on "Your State Parks Day."

September 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Chick-fil-A founder, Truett Cathy, dies

ATLANTA (AP) - S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Richmond Co. man dies after truck hits house

BLYTHE, Ga. (AP) - The Richmond County coroner says a 76-year-old man died after his truck crashed into a house.

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death.

September 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Kemp warns public of voter registration fraud

ATLANTA (AP) - Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding the public to stay alert for those who may be collecting personal data during voter registration drives.

September 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms spark fires, down trees and power lines

ATLANTA (AP) - Thunderstorms spawned intense lightning and powerful winds across Georgia, sparking house fires in suburban Atlanta and toppling trees and power lines in several counties.

September 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GPC marks 50th anniversary

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Students, faculty and alumni will be marking the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College with events beginning this week.

September 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms spark lightning fires in Barrow County

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe stabbing of pit bull inside pet store

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Georgia teen held in fatal sword stabbing

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Court strikes health insurance requirement

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

August 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FDIC could pay part of loan default

CALHOUN (AP) - Two Georgia Republicans have settled a lawsuit with a bank alleging they defaulted on a $2.2 million loan, but the FDIC might eventually have to cover some of the bill.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. officer acquitted of shooting man

ATLANTA - A Fulton County jury has acquitted a suspended Atlanta police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


DMV worker charged for fake IDs

ATLANTA - A DeKalb County grand jury has charged an ex-Georgia worker with making false identification cards.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Iconic Br'er Rabbit statue stolen from Ga. museum

EATONTON (AP) - Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police hunt Waffle House bandits in Atl.

NORCROSS (AP) - Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck at least 11 Waffle House restaurants across metro Atlanta.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after leading officers on a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a barrier on a highway, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Superintendent 'regrets' scandal

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall said Wednesday that she "deeply" regrets not doing more to prevent cheating during her nearly 12 years in charge of the district.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


One killed at Atlanta Burger King

ATLANTA - Authorities say one person was killed after gunfire rang out at a Burger King restaurant on a busy Atlanta street.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fed to keep interest rate near zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the Fed said it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through mid-2013.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Pet corpses found on grave in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia police say they've found two dead animals on top of the same grave at a Jackson Street cemetery in the past month.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Meruelo to purchase Hawks

ATLANTA - California developer and pizza chain owner Alex Meruelo has reached an agreement to purchase majority ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the team has confirmed.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. firms must explain insurance hikes

ATLANTA - Georgia insurance firms will soon have to provide more detailed justifications to consumers if they plan to hike premiums by 10 percent or more.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


101-year-old man robbed

SAVANNAH (AP) - A 101-year-old man was attacked and robbed moments after he stepped off a church bus in Savannah, police said.

August 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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