ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria's Secret store.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests petition local officials for diplomas.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed and sent to the House two proposals aimed at cracking down on pimps and others engaged in what lawmakers say is an increasing problem of sexual exploitation of children in Georgia.
Think you might have a hidden treasure in that collection of what other people call junk? The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the HBO show on the History Channel, are coming to Georgia looking for junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find hidden treasures, rare artifacts, and vintage collectibles and they want to see what you've got.
ATLANTA (AP) - High winds followed by a surge of cold air this weekend are in store for Georgia as multiple cold fronts move across the South.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions.
ATLANTA (AP) - State lawmakers plan to begin discussing Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to turn over management of failing schools to a state-run district.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Clark Atlanta University says the killing of a junior chemistry major is a "devastating" loss for the school.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adreian Payne came to Minnesota on Monday as a seldom-used member of the powerful Atlanta Hawks, languishing on the bench for one of the league's best teams.
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republican leaders on Monday previewed changes to a bill aiming to raise $1 billion to maintain Georgia's roads and bridges, hoping to placate county and city officials unhappy with their initial plan to raise half that dollar amount by eliminating locals' share of the sales tax on gasoline.
ATLANTA (AP) - A House sub-committee on education has taken the first step toward giving parents more time to enroll their 5-year-olds in pre-kindergarten.
ATLANTA (AP) - Frequent showers and storms have made 2013 Atlanta's fifth wettest year on record.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Columbus man faces battery charges for allegedly attacking his mother after he couldn't control the family dogs.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia charter schools are fighting a proposal that would require the independent public schools to contribute money toward pension debt for the traditional public education system.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say that a U.S. Army soldier has died after he and another man were shot during an apparent robbery while walking on an Atlanta bike trail.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Agriculture officials say a recall has been issued for cheeses being sold in Georgia and Florida.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol promises to ramp up New Year's Eve patrols on the lookout for drunk drivers, and authorities are encouraging residents to plan ahead and avoid the dangers of impaired driving.
ATLANTA (AP) - Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 27-year-old middle Georgia man has pleaded guilty to prostituting three juveniles from motel rooms in Macon and Tybee Island.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - An ex-DeKalb County police sergeant has been sentenced to 10-years of probation for pulling a gun during a dispute at a drive-thru window.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The weather may have been gloomy in Savannah on Dec. 14, but Georgia Benton was all smiles as she was inducted into the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
ATLANTA (AP) - A jury on Thursday acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state and will return to his Senate duties.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state is expecting to receive more than $50 million in federal education grants over the next four years.
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is defending comments he made suggesting that poor students who are part of the nation's school lunch program should sweep cafeteria floors.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Labor officials say extended federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed in Georgia will expire soon without congressional intervention.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says his office is going to review a task force's recommendations to use digitally-based programs to improve student achievement.