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Ga. agency offers veterans special services

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Driver Services is reminding veterans to take advantage of several special services the agency offers to military personnel as Veterans Day approaches.

November 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal celebrates win, lays out 2nd term priorities

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says his administration will take a deliberate approach to reviewing the state's method for funding K-12 schools.

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Nathan Deal wins re-election

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will serve a second term after overcoming a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter, a state senator from Atlanta and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Staff errors complicate voting in DeKalb County

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Elections officials say staff errors in DeKalb County led to some voters having to use paper ballots.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Guard fired after Obama visit: I'm not a convict

ATLANTA (AP) - A security guard fired after President Barack Obama's trip to Atlanta said Monday that he lost his job because he snapped a picture of the presidential motorcade to send to his mother and is humiliated by news reports wrongly claiming he's a convicted felon.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. voters to decide between Deal, Carter for gov

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters decide Tuesday whether to give Republican Gov. Nathan Deal four more years in office or make a change to Democrat Jason Carter after more than a year of contentious and often personal campaigning.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Senate seat on the line in Tuesday's election

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the state's high-stakes battle for an open U.S. Senate seat, while the prospect of a lengthy runoff loomed if no candidate captures a majority of the vote.

November 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Hyundai-Kia to pay US $100M for overstating mpg

WASHINGTON (AP) - Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a $100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit filed by Florida that seeks to limit the amount of water Georgia can take from a shared river system.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia fire officials offer heating safety tips

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah fire officials are offering Georgians tips to stay safe while heating their homes as cold weather moves into the region.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Temperatures dip into 20s in parts of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A blast of cold weather sent temperatures tumbling into the 20s in the Macon area and led to freezing weather as far south as Valdosta.

November 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Farmers could soon be flying drones

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) - The next big thing for Georgia farmers could be drones.

November 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Republicans out for 2nd sweep of Ga.

Four years after Republicans swept up control of every statewide in Georgia, GOP incumbents seeking re-election to down-ballot offices from lieutenant governor to insurance commissioner have raised piles of cash to defend their seats.

November 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida's Muschamp gets another shot at alma mater

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Warner Robins museum may get B-17

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Museum of Aviation officials are hopeful that a longtime goal of getting a B-17 bomber is within reach.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ga. family fights for state medical marijuana law

ATLANTA (AP) - Haleigh Cox's seizure disorder makes all her days hard. She has up to 100 seizures a day. When her breathing stopped earlier this month, her mom, Janea Cox, thought she had lost her only child.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Jury finds 2 Georgia men guilty in ricin plot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A jury has convicted two Georgia men of plotting to make the poison ricin to target government officials.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. shrimping season worst in decades

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - One of the worst shrimp seasons in decades has Smith & Sons Seafood owner Walker "Big John" Smith Jr. fearing what will happen if his business has to suffer through another year like 2013.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bill moving up Ga. primary date gets final passage

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers have agreed to move up the state primary to May 20, and the bill now heads to the governor for his signature.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawmakers move to restore Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four states - Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas - would again have to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes in the way they hold elections under a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal proposes autism coverage in state health plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


NAACP hosting Atlanta gun buyback

ATLANTA (AP) - The NAACP is looking to collect 1,000 firearms during a gun buyback at Turner Field in Atlanta.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Carter: Deal is forgetting about the middle class

ATLANTA (AP) - State Sen. Jason Carter says Gov. Nathan Deal is forgetting about the middle class in favor of big businesses and arguing state education cuts have forced an increase in local property taxes.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Pruitt says he waited 11 years for Georgia job

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Jeremy Pruitt says he didn't have to think twice about leaving Florida State for Georgia after he learned coach Mark Richt was looking for a new defensive coordinator.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


MLK Memorial, national parks free Monday

ATLANTA (AP) - Admission to all 401 national parks, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Atlanta, will be free on Monday.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal to propose increase in education spending

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Rain and snow mix possible in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are warning that a mix of rain and snow could fall across parts of north Georgia.

January 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA lawmakers to revive effort to expand gun rights

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers will be reviving an effort to expand gun rights, but will be starting over with new legislation and weighing the possibility of giving college presidents and religious leaders the option of whether to allow guns on public campuses and in places of worship, according to interviews with key lawmakers.

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wintry mix possible in parts of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say a wintry mix of precipitation is possible across parts of North Georgia.

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Island residents raise concerns about wind turbine

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Some townspeople on Tybee Island near Savannah are expressing concerns about plans for a wind turbine, but others say the structure represents a unique opportunity for the beach town and should be welcomed.

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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