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Storm causes rip tide worries for busy Ga. beaches

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to churn up hazardous rip currents along Georgia beaches even if it remains at sea while passing the state's coastline.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to delay welfare drug testing

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Film, TV representatives discuss Ga. crew issues

ATLANTA (AP) - Representatives for the film and television industry say they regularly struggle to find crew members in Georgia and have to fly staff in from other states.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia launches Alzheimer's, dementia plan

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Georgia Department of Human Services say the state has launched a plan meant to improve services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


VA whistleblowers allege retaliation in 4 GA cases

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Federal authorities say they are looking into four retaliation cases in Georgia, in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs say they've been punished for reporting concerns in VA facilities.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Depression near Florida expected to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression that formed off the coast of Florida is expected to strengthen and soon become the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

July 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. university changes gay couples' benefi

ATLANTA (AP) - Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah courthouse renaming proposed

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A government official in coastal Georgia is proposing to rename a county courthouse after a former state lawmaker, the late J. Tom Coleman Jr.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GDOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say construction lane closures will be suspended during the holiday weekend.

June 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 men accused of defrauding Delta

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option of arming teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia officials discourage drunk boating

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Lew enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence.

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Conyers woman sentenced

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has increased to 7.3 percent.

June 26, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Warrant: Ga. man returned to car with son inside

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man accused of leaving his 22-month-old son in an SUV on a hot day returned at lunchtime to put something in the vehicle, where the child was strapped into a seat in the back, according to an arrest warrant filed Tuesday.

June 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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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


Savannah to be a World Trade Center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Savannah Economic Development Authority has been was awarded a license to become a World Trade Center.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. colleges could see full funding in 2012

ATLANTA (AP) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby said in an interview Monday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will receive full funding next fiscal year.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. county considers inmate firefighters

ST MARYS, Ga. (AP) - Camden County officials are considering a money-saving program that would put inmates in fire stations.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. and Tenn. fued over movies too

ATLANTA (AP) - The annoyingly addictive theme song and happily partying kids from the opening credits are just memories and the mood is grim when Dennis Quaid's character addresses a crowd in one of the first scenes in the new, filmed-in-Georgia "Footloose" remake.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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