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Athens mayor says some pot use should be legal

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Athens-Clarke County, who's seeking re-election this year, says possession and use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia lawmakers face busy final day of session

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers still have some tough issues to tackle on the final day of the 2014 legislative session.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia road repairs continue as spring arrives

ATLANTA (AP) - Winter may officially be over, finally, but an uncharacteristically rough season left chains of potholes and other problems on Georgia roads that state and local officials are still dealing with.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


University System of Georgia approves tobacco ban

ATLANTA (AP) - The board governing Georgia's public colleges and universities has approved a system-wide proposal to ban the use of all forms of tobacco products.

March 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge: Balfour can have state reimburse legal fees

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Georgia state senator acquitted of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement is entitled to have the state pay his legal bills.

March 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


City to put Underground Atlanta up for sale

ATLANTA (AP) - The Underground Atlanta shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of downtown will soon be up for sale.

March 19, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lawmakers approve $17M for Falcons parking

ATLANTA (AP) - Lawmakers have approved a plan for taxpayers to borrow $17 million to build a parking deck largely for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Republicans moving against Obama health plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans are on the verge of making it even tougher for Georgia to expand a government health insurance program as envisioned by Democratic President Barack Obama.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal, Black to host Georgia Ag Day celebration

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor and agriculture commissioner plan to host the annual Ag Day celebration.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Henry Co. schools hosting recruitment event

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Henry County schools officials say they're preparing to host a recruitment fair for new teachers.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Traffic picks up on Georgia 400 after end of tolls

ATLANTA (AP) - Traffic congestion on Georgia 400 has gotten worse some since the end of tolls on the highway, but some drivers say the increase hasn't been enough for them to notice.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


4 Georgia players charged with theft by deception

ATLANTA (AP) - Four Georgia football players have been released on bond following their arrests Monday on misdemeanor charges of theft by deception.

March 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bo Callaway funeral set for Wednesday in west Ga.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Arrangements have been made for family and friends to say farewell to former Georgia congressman Bo Callaway.

March 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves trim roster, send 14 players to minors

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have reduced their spring roster by sending 14 players to the minor leagues.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man in standoff accused of torching home

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say they've apprehended a man they say held a SWAT team at bay and set fire to the home.

March 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Kennesaw State breaks ground on dorm

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University has broken ground on a new $26 million dorm.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Wall Street protesters gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Several hundred people gathered in a downtown Atlanta park, joining anti-Wall Street protesters nationwide.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


200 cats removed from Newnan home

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Coweta County say animal control officers had to wear hazmat suits with oxygen tanks as they removed more than 200 cats from squalid conditions in a home.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves players record anti-bullying messages

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have joined the Anti-Defamation League in a bullying prevention campaign.

October 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun ban considered in places of worship

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit brought by a gun rights group targeting a Georgia law that bans firearms in places of worship was roundly criticized by a federal appeals panel that heard oral arguments about the law.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


3-year-old get caught in blinds, dies

BONAIRE (AP) - Officials say a 3-year-old boy died after getting caught up in venetian blinds at his home in Bonaire.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police patrols increase on Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the Georgia State Patrol and Atlanta police are helping Georgia Tech police to increase security on campus after three female students reported assaults.

October 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Interstate tolls could spread across Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - A new Interstate 85 toll that lets drivers in metro Atlanta pay to avoid congestion could spread to several other highways in the metro area under plans by the state.

October 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


CDC: Self-reported drunk driving down

ATLANTA (AP) - Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report.

October 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


State to do millions in highway projects

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $97 million worth of new projects, including a $30 million widening of the Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Leaking pipe at Ga. nuclear plant

ATLANTA (AP) - Workers have identified an underground pipe leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant in Georgia.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Italian court clears Knox of murder

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - Amanda Knox left prison Monday, a free woman for the first time in four years, after an Italian appeals court threw out the young American's murder conviction for the brutal stabbing death of her British roommate after a drug-fueled sexual assault.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Cain: I should've defended gay soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq.

October 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Penn. couple steals copper for wedding

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) - Police say a western Pennsylvania couple desperate for money to pay for their wedding netted just $18 for the stolen copper wire they cut from more than a dozen utility poles.

September 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Woman who was shot outside school leaves hospital

CONYERS (AP) - A Conyers kindergarten teacher wounded in a shooting outside a Rockdale County private school has been released from a hospital.

September 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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