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Authorities urging spring break traffic safety

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they're keeping an eye out for speeding and other traffic violations as drivers head to the beaches and other destinations for spring break.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police arrest man after deadly shooting on I-20

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say they've taken a man into custody after a woman was fatally shot just before the start of the evening rush hour on Interstate 20.

March 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Verizon Wireless to hire more than 400 in Georgia

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Verizon Wireless has announced plans to hire more than 400 new employees throughout Georgia.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta has released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in the Braves' battered rotation.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to explore medical marijuana options

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's working to see if there's something the state could do to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. officials collect deer meat for needy families

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Georgia Wildlife Federation say hunters have donated more than 12,000 pounds of deer meat for needy families.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Baby killed in Morgan County

MADISON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say charges will likely be upgraded against a man accused in the death of an infant in Morgan County.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge: Ga. ag head can't change rules on Vidalias

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge says Georgia's agriculture commissioner overstepped his authority when he changed rules so he could determine when Vidalia onions can be harvested and shipped.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Common Core spawns widespread political fights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Owners facing flood insurance premium hikes

ATLANTA (AP) - In the span of a year, Wanda Drury saw the bill for flood insurance on her home overlooking the coastal marshes of Glynn County increase an astounding tenfold from $674 a year to more than $6,700.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 Friday.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Groups join forces to increase voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of three community groups say they're joining forces to address issues and increase voter registration in minority communities ahead of the Georgia primary elections in May.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bill expanding gun carry rights in Ga. passes

ATLANTA (AP) - People with a license to carry a weapon could bring their guns into some houses of worship under legislation adopted by Georgia lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Final day of 2014 session hectic for Ga. lawmakers

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between House and Senate lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police: Professor asked student to buy medication

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor is accused of asking a student to buy prescription drugs for him while the student vacationed in Mexico during spring break.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Comm. service for unemployment

ATLANTA - A Republican state lawmaker has prefiled legislation that would require recipients of unemployment benefits to perform community service.

November 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Woman, 71, grabs cane, chases burglary suspects

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.

November 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Albany principal charged over free lunches

ALBANY (AP) - An Albany elementary school principal and her husband are charged with falsifying documents to get free school lunches for their daughter.

November 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Public metro CNG fueling stations approved

By Ray Henry, Associated Press

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


GOP back Cain against allegations

By Shannon McCaffrey, Associated Press

November 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Stray dogs cause trouble in Grant Park

ATLANTA (AP) - Residents in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood are being warned to be wary of stray dogs in the area.

November 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man dressed as woman robs Atl. bank

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.

November 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Romney raised $300k from Georgians

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.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. schools try to identify sex trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Education estimates that about 5,000 girls in the state are at risk for human sex trafficking each year, and many of those children spend some time in a public school.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Attacks continue on Ga. Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia Tech student was attacked and robbed over the weekend, the latest in a series of assaults of students on and near the Atlanta campus in recent weeks.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Some Atl. workers to get pay raises

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's mayor says about 450 city employees will get pay increases from a $800,000 fund set aside for that purpose

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. seeks to overturn Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is asking a trio of federal judges to declare a portion of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA researcher warns of stink bugs

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia researcher is warning that a species of stink bug could soon be marching into homes across the state.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Casinos in Ga. could net $1 billion

ATLANTA (AP) - A study produced for the Georgia Lottery Corp. found that casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. police arrest Occupy protesters

ATLANTA - With helicopters hovering overhead, police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday.

October 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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