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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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Georgia cuts archives access

ATLANTA (AP) - Scholars, amateur genealogists and others are protesting the state's decision to limit public access to the Georgia Archives.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/PvdbBE ) thousands of people signed online petitions and Facebook pages over the weekend after Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced only limited public appointments to the archives will be available starting Nov. 1. Kemp says the change was necessary to help trim more than $730,000 from his office's budget.

September 17, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Drum major's parents speak on hazing

ATLANTA (AP) - Florida A&M University's insistence that it is not to blame for a drum major's death during a hazing ritual shows school officials are not taking responsibility for the safety of students, the band member's parents said Thursday.

Pam and Robert Champion Sr. said at a news conference in Atlanta that they were disappointed by court documents filed Monday by FAMU in response to their lawsuit against the school. The university said in its filing that 26-year-old Robert Champion, as a top leader in the band, should have refused to participate in the ritual. The ...

September 13, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Gas prices fall 6.2 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 6.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.86/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE


Child protection workers arrested in probe

ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators have arrested two child protection workers in Georgia on charges that they falsified reports to keep millions of dollars in funding.

September 05, 2012 | RAY HENRY, Associated Press | STATE


Leaders push voter ID education

ATLANTA (AP) - Several leaders within the National Baptist Convention and the NAACP plan a rally in Atlanta to call attention to changes in voter access laws in several states.

September 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Officials: N.O. levees, pumps holding up

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say New Orleans' flood protections system is holding up so far as Hurricane Isaac storms through the area.

August 29, 2012 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | STATE


Man impersonates Henry County police

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Henry County are searching for someone who has been impersonating an off-duty police officer.

August 28, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Empire State shooter had Ga. ties

The man who killed a former co-worker at the Empire State Building in New York kept busy at Gainesville High School before graduating in 1971.

August 27, 2012 | By Jeff Gill jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | STATE


Fire hits Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are investigating a fire at filmmaker Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios, the second blaze in the past four months at the filming complex.

August 27, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Prosecutor: terror plot behind murder

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

August 27, 2012 | RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | STATE


GA Regents University sued for name

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Virginia university founded by television preacher Pat Robertson is suing a new Georgia university, saying its new name is too similar and will create confusion.

August 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. health officials urge caution for swine flu at fairs, events

State agriculture and health officials are warning Georgians to take safety precautions while attending state fairs and other events this fall due to human infections from a flu virus normally found in pigs.

August 22, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. students make slight gains on ACT scores

Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase.

August 22, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Zoo Atlanta mourns death of gorilla

ATLANTA (AP) - A 50-year-old gorilla who became a beloved figure at Zoo Atlanta after spending several decades in a Washington state department store has died, zoo officials said Tuesday.

August 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Court: Ga. police may verify immigration status

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled law enforcement in Georgia may verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who fail to produce proper identification.

August 20, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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