JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say a pygmy sperm whale that was stranded on Jekyll Island last month had a digestive tract that was blocked by two pieces of plastic sheeting.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Columbus hospital is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves announced Monday they are leaving Turner Field and moving into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown in 2017. Atlanta's mayor said the city wasn't willing match an offer from suburban Cobb County worth $450 million in taxpayer funding.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he wants to add 10 days to the state's prekindergarten calendar this fall, restoring half of the days he cut to help save the program in 2011.
Temperatures plunged well below freezing across Georgia Tuesday morning, prompting at least one school district to close.
Georgia pistol-packing permits aren't published on paper any more. In recent weeks, local probate court offices have been processing Georgia weapons carry licenses on a new system, which will produce cards that look something like a driver's license with a photo, holographic seals and other security features. The old paper licenses are much more basic. Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.Org, said the new licenses at least look better. "The remark I hear most often ...
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 ...