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UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Columbus-based payment firm to expand in McDonough

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - State officials say a Columbus-based payments company will expand in McDonough, creating up to 450 jobs.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

ATLANTA (AP) - A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious Monday over public education as each attacked the other's record and questioned his opponent's plans to improve it.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA troopers to focus on commercial drivers on I-85

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state troopers say they're launching a 72-hour crackdown on unsafe commercial vehicle drivers on Interstate 85.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Car stolen before it can be raffled to raise funds

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - Family members who planned to raffle a car to help pay for their daughter's medical care say the vehicle has been stolen.

September 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed Republican David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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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


Ex Atlanta bank execs sued for lavishness

ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators have sued 17 former directors and officers of Silverton Bank, accusing them of gross negligence and corporate waste.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Search for monkey ends with no sign

LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - Authorities at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center outside Atlanta say they've ended efforts to find a research monkey missing since June.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man to plead guilty in Navy kickbacks case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Georgia man is set to plead guilty later this week to his role in a kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say cost the Navy $7 to $20 million.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fulton County courthouse evacuated

UPDATE: Authorities say normal operations have resumed at the Fulton County Courthouse.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Two killed in explosion in Polk County

CEDARTOWN (AP) - Polk County firefighters say two people are dead after an explosion and fire south of Cedartown.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Many Atl. officers lack required training

ATLANTA - At least 51 Atlanta police officers were found to lack the authority to make arrests because they hadn't met state requirements for training, department officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Six Flags looks for actors with a knack for fright

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Officials at Six Flags Over Georgia say they're searching for actors, as well as performers such as sword swallowers and fire eaters, to perform during the amusement park's upcoming Fright Fest in October.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. probes deadly East Dublin officer shooting

EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - Video from a police cruiser in this rural Georgia town shows just how quickly a traffic stop can turn deadly.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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