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Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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Election officials say record number of Georgians voted

ATLANTA (AP) - Election officials say a record number of Georgians cast ballots in this year's general election.

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


North Forsyth educator fired over racist Facebook comments about Michelle Obama

NORTH FORSYTH - A north Forsyth educator was fired Monday after posts she has recently been making on social media sparked controversy over their perpetuation of racist and anti-minority sentiments.

October 03, 2016 | Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | STATE


The Latest: Gas prices keep rising in many southern states

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama (all times local):

September 20, 2016 | Annette Godwin | STATE


Suspicious package in Atlanta causes building evacuation

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a federal building in downtown Atlanta has been evacuated because of a suspicious package.

September 19, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


New president named for Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A new president has been named to take the helm of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

April 07, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Tybee Island braces for 'Orange Crush' spring break party

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials say that after nearly a year of planning, they are ready for the expected spring beach party known as "Orange Crush."

February 25, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Senate approves bill to boost minimum HOPE scholarship

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate passed a bill that aims to adjust the amount of funds doled out to public school graduates for the state-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Metro Atlanta's jobless rate holds steady at 4.9 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say the jobless rate in metro Atlanta is holding steady at 4.9 percent.

January 28, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

January 26, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Jeffares: A busy legislative session has begun with tough issues ahead

The halls of the Georgia State Capitol are alive again this week as the Senate and House of Representatives gathered in their respective chambers to begin the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. It's a very exciting time as we begin tackling the tough issues facing our state.

January 17, 2016 | Rick Jeffares | STATE


Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State consolidation now official

The Board of Regents granted final approval to the creation of the new Georgia State University from the consolidation of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) Wednesday.

January 06, 2016 | Staff Report | STATE


DeKalb motel standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A standoff at a motel outside Atlanta that involved a number of children ended Tuesday morning with the suspect stabbing himself but no one else injured, police said.

January 05, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Board of regents to approve University of Georgia building

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The state board of regents is set to approve a building project for the University of Georgia.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


School for LGBT youth called first of its kind in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Kirby Smart adds 3 assistant coaches to Georgia staff

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has hired James Coley as wide receivers coach, Dell McGee as running backs coach and Marshall Malchow as recruiting director.

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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