ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state school board voted Thursday to ease the requirements for school districts to make up days lost because of abnormally bad weather.
ATLANTA (AP) - State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning of scammers targeting homeowners looking to remove tree limbs from their property after the last winter storm.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say storms expected to move into central and north Georgia bring the potential for severe thunderstorms and even isolated tornadoes.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state school board is considering how to ease the burden on school districts to make up days lost because of abnormally bad weather.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a north Georgia jail inmate who they say escaped by removing a toilet from a cell wall.
CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant in northwest Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials are releasing a new specialty license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag, infuriating civil rights advocates and renewing a fiery debate.
ATLANTA (AP) - Schools in Georgia could allow teachers to carry firearms while others with licenses could take their guns into houses of worship, more bars and government offices under a plan adopted Tuesday by House lawmakers.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been arrested on a warrant charging him with failing to appear in court.
ATLANTA (AP) - House lawmakers have voted to allow people to carry guns in more places, including bars, churches and government offices.
WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators in northeast Georgia are trying to find out who shot and killed a donkey on a Bartow County farm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a pressing matter for the tiny U.S. olive oil industry: American shoppers more often are going for European imports, which are cheaper and viewed as more authentic.
ATLANTA (AP) - A metro Atlanta woman hopes to persuade Georgia lawmakers to ban pit bulls from the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Every once in a while a lottery jackpot becomes so huge that people can't help but band together in the hope of increasing their odds, pooling their money for a wad of tickets and promising to evenly split the spoils. Seems like a good idea until lightning strikes and the group wins.
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia strawberry growers say the warm winter and hot spring has caused fields across the state to be in full bloom.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police surrounded a Christian university in search of a gunman who reportedly opened fire Monday morning and wounded at least five people, authorities said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - For the second time this year, police said a man accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show in downtown Savannah.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Lottery ticket lines swelled Friday as the record Mega Millions jackpot grew to $640 million, thanks to players who cast aside concerns about long odds and opened their wallets for a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power has filed a request with state regulators to reduce fuel rates by 19 percent and total annual billings by about $567 million.
Mastercard is reporting that there is a possible breach in cardholder account data involving a payment processor, according to Fox News. Visa may also effected.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Experts say a warm winter and early spring will mean an abundance of ticks this summer in Georgia.
MACON (AP) - Hundreds of trees have been planted in an attempt to soak up the pollution from a contaminated industrial site in Macon.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal officials have made major progress in cleaning up radioactive waste stored in South Carolina, saying Thursday that two underground tanks that previously stored nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site are being cleaned and filled with concrete.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House rejected a budget pushed by its most conservative members on Thursday and moved toward approval of a $3.5 trillion plan backed by Republican leaders that would revamp Medicare, slice everything from food stamps to transportation and reject President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on the rich.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to visit a suburban Atlanta church in an appearance sponsored by a Christian organization.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta declined to 9.0 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in January. The jobless rate in metro Atlanta in February a year ago was 9.9 percent.
As a result of brisk ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Mega Millions jackpot has been bumped from $476 million to a staggering $500 million for Friday's drawing. This is the largest lottery jackpot in North American history.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a JetBlue Airways captain who sprinted down the cabin of a flight screaming about a bomb with interfering with a flight crew.