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Construction, rain could slow Atlanta traffic

ATLANTA (AP) - Construction work and rainy weather as motorists head south for spring break could create weekend slowdowns on metro Atlanta freeways.

March 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Authorities urging spring break traffic safety

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they're keeping an eye out for speeding and other traffic violations as drivers head to the beaches and other destinations for spring break.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police arrest man after deadly shooting on I-20

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say they've taken a man into custody after a woman was fatally shot just before the start of the evening rush hour on Interstate 20.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Verizon Wireless to hire more than 400 in Georgia

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Verizon Wireless has announced plans to hire more than 400 new employees throughout Georgia.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta has released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in the Braves' battered rotation.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to explore medical marijuana options

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's working to see if there's something the state could do to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. officials collect deer meat for needy families

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Georgia Wildlife Federation say hunters have donated more than 12,000 pounds of deer meat for needy families.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Baby killed in Morgan County

MADISON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say charges will likely be upgraded against a man accused in the death of an infant in Morgan County.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge: Ga. ag head can't change rules on Vidalias

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge says Georgia's agriculture commissioner overstepped his authority when he changed rules so he could determine when Vidalia onions can be harvested and shipped.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Common Core spawns widespread political fights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Owners facing flood insurance premium hikes

ATLANTA (AP) - In the span of a year, Wanda Drury saw the bill for flood insurance on her home overlooking the coastal marshes of Glynn County increase an astounding tenfold from $674 a year to more than $6,700.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 Friday.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Groups join forces to increase voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of three community groups say they're joining forces to address issues and increase voter registration in minority communities ahead of the Georgia primary elections in May.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bill expanding gun carry rights in Ga. passes

ATLANTA (AP) - People with a license to carry a weapon could bring their guns into some houses of worship under legislation adopted by Georgia lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Final day of 2014 session hectic for Ga. lawmakers

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between House and Senate lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Democrats seek to repeal immigration crackdown

By KATE BRUMBACK and RAY HENRY, Associated Press

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Jewish newspaper publisher resigns

ATLANTA (AP) - The owner of a small Jewish publication in Atlanta is resigning over a column he wrote suggesting Israel might consider a hit on President Barack Obama.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Conviction upheld in toddler death

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court has unanimously upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences given to a metro Atlanta couple for strangling and beating to death the woman's young daughter.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Bicyclist collides with police van, dies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a bicycle rider died after a collision with a Savannah-Chatham police forensics van.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta bus crashes, injuring 14 people

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Atlanta's public bus system says 14 people including the driver were taken to a hospital after a bus crashed on the city's southwest side.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


ACCG breaks down state budget

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) analyzed the amended fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations released by the governor's office, and has listed the changes that would affect local governments.

January 21, 2012 | Association County Commissioners of Georgia | STATE


Ga. Tea Party against T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (AP) - Is there a difference between raising taxes and supporting a ballot measure that would raise taxes?

January 21, 2012 | Errin Haines, Associated Press www.twitter.com/emarvelous | STATE


Fayette Co. woman killed, suspect sought

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff deputies in metro Atlanta are searching for a man suspected of killing a 30-year-old Fayette County woman in a domestic dispute.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Peachtree City girl, 6, killed by pellet

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 6-year-old Georgia girl is dead after she was shot in the throat with a pellet gun.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Absentee voting starts for GOP primary

ATLANTA (AP) - Absentee voting by mail in Georgia's 2012 presidential primary is now open.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Gingrich's "open marriage" request dicussed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Newt Gingrich's Republican rivals are not eager to criticize him on his marital woes.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta mayor delivers state of the city

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday told the city's business, government and philanthropic community it must choose again to be the economic engine of the region and focus on economic development and job creation as the keys to rebuilding the Southern capital.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ft. Stewart troops head to Afghanistan

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - The commanding general of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry said Thursday he will deploy along with 700 soldiers by late summer to Afghanistan, a new war zone for the Georgia-based Army division that served multiple tours in Iraq.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Study: Teens clueless about pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Rick Perry out of presidential race

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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