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Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Jeffares: A busy legislative session has begun with tough issues ahead

The halls of the Georgia State Capitol are alive again this week as the Senate and House of Representatives gathered in their respective chambers to ...

January 17, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | STATE


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State consolidation now official

The Board of Regents granted final approval to the creation of the new Georgia State University from the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia ...

January 06, 2016 | Staff Report | STATE


DeKalb motel standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing himself but ...

January 05, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Board of regents to approve University of Georgia building

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The state board of regents is set to approve a building project for the University of Georgia.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


School for LGBT youth called first of its kind in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Kirby Smart adds 3 assistant coaches to Georgia staff

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired James Coley as wide receivers coach, Dell McGee as running backs coach and Marshall Malchow ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta could see warmest Christmas ever recorded

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say this Christmas could be the warmest ever recorded for several other Georgia cities.

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother charged with kidnapping; son found safe after search

ATLANTA (AP) - Jail records show that an Atlanta mother is charged with kidnapping after police say she took her 14-month-old son from state custody during ...

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Masters field at 89 going into next year

Lee Westwood did his part in Thailand. The math took care of the rest, and he's going to the Masters.

December 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Conyers K-9 officer likely saves life of missing woman

A K-9 officer has likely saved the life of a missing elderly woman.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Smart excited about good first week with Georgia recruits

For one week, Kirby Smart could devote his full attention to his new job as Georgia's coach - complete with a hectic travel schedule for ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Piedmont first healthcare system in Georgia to offer on-demand virtual visits

Piedmont Healthcare is the first health system in Georgia to offer a new app for visits.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Stockbridge mayor resigns after city council meeting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Stockbridge has resigned after a meeting addressing his temper.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ex-UGA coach Donnan not guilty in investment case

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Faced with a laundry list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was found not guilty on all 41 counts against him Friday, looking relived as he put his head in his hands and hugged teary family members in the courtroom.

May 16, 2014 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | STATE


Men sentenced in shooting over public urination

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Two middle Georgia men have been sentenced to life in prison in a fatal shooting that stemmed from an argument over public urination.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


State offers chance to catch up on child support

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Division of Child Support Services is offering non-custodial parents a chance to get caught up on child support payments without penalties.

May 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Testing could cost Georgia $107 million by 2019

ATLANTA (AP) - According to contract documents, Georgia could pay about $107 million for a company to create a new statewide standardized test during the next five years.

May 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. boy accidentally run over in family driveway

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Douglas County authorities say a 4-year-old boy died after being accidentally run over in his family's driveway.

May 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. jobless rate remains unchanged at 7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 7 percent from the previous month.

May 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI offers $20,000 reward in Lake Oconee slaying

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information in the beheading of a central Georgia man and the feared abduction of his wife from their home on Lake Oconee.

May 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Prosecutor: Former UGA coach was blinded by money

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A prosecutor said former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan lured his friends into a fraudulent investment scheme because he was blinded by the enormous amount of money he could make.

May 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. boy shot during field day games, hospitalized

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - An elementary school student in suburban Atlanta was shot in the head during field day activities and has been hospitalized.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Dems against Obama's Ga. judge pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats lambasted one of President Barack Obama's picks for a federal judgeship in Georgia on Tuesday, skewering him for his past votes on abortion and the Confederate flag.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge dismisses lawsuit over houndstooth pattern

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit over use of the houndstooth pattern made famous by hats worn by former Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Stage collapses during concert at Ga. high school

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - School officials are trying to determine why a stage collapsed during a concert at a high school southeast of Atlanta, causing minor injuries to several students.

May 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Sen. candidates take aim at records

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The Republicans running for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat took aim at each other's records and experience in a debate Saturday, with the three congressmen in the race facing criticism over their time in Washington.

May 12, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | STATE


Search still on for beheaded man's wife

Updated story, May 10: EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - Law officers are planning to display the photo of 87-year-old Shirley Dermond, who they fear has been abducted, on digital billboards across Georgia in hopes of generating new leads on her disappearance.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sea turtles, manatee sightings rising

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife authorities are urging boaters to use caution as sea turtle and manatee sightings are on the rise.

May 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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