ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta educators accused of crimes in connection with the school system's cheating scandal earned bonuses that totaled as little as $750 and averaged $2,600.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade's most memorable songs, "Jump," has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was 34.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A gunshot intended for a rattlesnake led authorities to briefly lock down an elementary school in northeast Georgia.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A drifter previously convicted of killing and beheading hikers in Florida and Georgia was sentenced Thursday to four additional life sentences in federal prison for kidnapping and murdering a North Carolina couple in a national forest.
BOSTON - The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
CANTON, Ga. (AP) - The former treasurer of a metro Atlanta elementary school's PTA is accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the organization and more than $5,800 from another school's booster club.
DECATUR (AP) - Police in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur are investigating a report of a syringe found in a pair of children's pants purchased from a store.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say more than 116,000 citations totaling about $25 million have been issued since Georgia's so-called "super speeder" law went into effect in July 2009.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.
DECATUR (AP) - Public schools in DeKalb County are allowing probation officers into the schools and giving them office space in some cases so they can monitor students who have been in trouble with the law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators have approved a nuclear reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first nuclear plants built from scratch in this country in more than three decades.
DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old Douglasville girl was killed after being struck by a car seconds after she got off her school bus.
AUSTELL (AP) - Six Flags Over Georgia is encouraging kids to read. The amusement park is partnering with Discovery Education to offer free admission to K-6 students who participate in Read to Succeed, an online program that aims to encourage kids to read outside the classroom. Students who complete six hours of non-school reading are eligible for a free admission ticket. That reading can include picture books, newspapers, comic books, novels and nonfiction materials. Teachers ...
ATLANTA - A Republican state lawmaker has prefiled legislation that would require recipients of unemployment benefits to perform community service.
SAVANNAH (AP) - Authorities credit a cane-wielding 71-year-old woman with scaring away two men suspected of trying to break into her Effingham County home.
ALBANY (AP) - An Albany elementary school principal and her husband are charged with falsifying documents to get free school lunches for their daughter.
By Ray Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday to allow Atlanta Gas Light to spend $11.5 million collected from its industrial customers to finance the construction of new compressed natural gas pumps for vehicles around the state. Atlanta Gas Light executives said the program is necessary to seed a market for compressed natural gas vehicles by removing a barrier to driving them: a lack of publicly ...
By Shannon McCaffrey, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Conservatives rallied around Herman Cain as he battles sexual harassment allegations, likening the attacks on the Republican presidential contender to what they describe as the "high-tech lynching" of another prominent black Republican: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The forceful early reaction to the Cain firestorm - fueled by racially charged rhetoric - suggests the Georgia businessman's attempt to cast himself as a victim of the media and ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Residents in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood are being warned to be wary of stray dogs in the area.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man dressed in a shoulder-length black wig, sunglasses, a skirt and short boots is accused of robbing a bank in Marietta on Halloween.
ATLANTA (AP) - A review of campaign finance documents shows that Republican Mitt Romney has raised the most money from Georgia donors of all the presidential candidates in recent weeks.