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Georgia back-to-school tax holiday begins Friday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia retail officials say an upcoming sales tax holiday is meant to offer shoppers back-to-school savings.

July 29, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man arrested in shooting aboard Atlanta commuter train

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in a shooting aboard an Atlanta commuter train.

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hundreds mourn U.S. Marine

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - A U.S. Marine killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee was remembered at his funeral as a dedicated and courageous ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) - An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said ...

July 27, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.

July 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's Pre-K Program to welcome 84,000 4 year olds

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Pre-K Program will welcome 84,000 4 year olds this school year.

July 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


4 killed, suspected gunman wounded in shooting

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff's office in suburban Atlanta says four people have been killed and one wounded in a shooting at a home ...

July 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ted Turner drive unveiled in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials, business leaders and others were on hand for the unveiling of Ted Turner Drive at Historic Spring Street in downtown ...

July 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. sheriff's deputy arrested on dogfighting charges, fired

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a middle Georgia sheriff's corrections deputy has been arrested in connection with a dog fighting operation and has been ...

July 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Residents of church-owned apartments plead for cooler air

ATLANTA (AP) - Low-income residents of an apartment building near downtown Atlanta are pleading with a local church that owns the structure to fix what tenants ...

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Tennessee, Georgia Tech to meet on first week of 2017 season

ATLANTA (AP) - Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Richt: 'No idea' who will be Georgia's quarterback

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The Georgia Bulldogs are in search of a starting quarterback and a drought-ending Southeastern Conference title.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Cannon from Confederate ironclad pulled from Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a relic from a Confederate ironclad ship has been removed from the Savannah River.

July 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal orders review of Planned Parenthood

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered state health officials to review how Planned Parenthood clinics handle fetal organs.

July 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire officials offer tips to prevent child heat stroke

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Officials in Gwinnett County are reminding parents and caregivers to be vigilant and check the backseat of their vehicles for children before ...

July 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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New streetcar involved in 2 crashes before debut

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month's expected launch.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Crews work to clear storm damage, restore power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power reports that fewer than 300 of its customers remain without power after severe storms crossed the state.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Woman shot at MARTA bus stop outside Atlanta

ITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was in critical condition after being shot at a MARTA bus stop in the Lithonia area of DeKalb County.

November 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ex-Gov. Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Forecasters: Storms coming to Plains, Gulf Coast

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say severe weather is possible in the Southern Plains and across the Deep South over the next few days.

November 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA (AP) - Police and leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri decides whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot a black man.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


NBC scraps Cosby television project

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged.

November 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Temperatures drop into teens for 2nd straight day

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures sunk as low as 14 degrees in at least one Georgia town as near-record cold gripped the state for a second straight day.

November 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) - The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Alabama sets road widening among Southern mansions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Transportation is advertising for bids to complete the four-laning of U.S. 431 from Interstate 85 in Opelika to the Florida line.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


7 charged in Georgia-based debt collection scam

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal authorities in New York say they've brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia moves on _ again _ without star RB Gurley

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia is not concerned about carrying on without Todd Gurley.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA flags fly at half-staff to honor Gov. Sanders

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says flags at state buildings and grounds will fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders, who died at age 89.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Severe wind chills, freezing temperatures in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Temperatures plunged into the 20s in many parts of Georgia -- and dropped to 13 in one spot in the mountains -- as cold air settled over the state.

November 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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