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New Ga. council will focus on child welfare reform

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a newly created council is expected to help improve child welfare in the state.

March 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lawmakers OK statue for Martin Luther King

ATLANTA (AP) - State lawmakers have taken another step forward to put a statue honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the grounds of Georgia's Statehouse.

March 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wind gusts of 40-45 mph possible in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected in parts of north and central Georgia as a cold front sweeps across the region.

March 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves sign RHP Ervin Santana to bolster rotation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday on a one-year contract with right-hander Ervin Santana, bolstering their injury plagued starting rotation.

March 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Century-old lamp posts at UGA undergo restoration

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The historic lamp posts on at the University of Georgia in Athens are getting a makeover.

March 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


DeKalb Co. residents paying double for leadership

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Taxpayers in one metro Atlanta county are paying about $16,000 a month to a suspended leader because of a state law requiring compensation until a public corruption case he's involved in is resolved.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bribery plea deal denied for Conyers woman

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a plea agreement for Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble, who was indicted for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. abandons push to decriminalize campus guns

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican lawmakers abandoned a push Tuesday to decriminalize carrying a gun on Georgia's college campuses as they try to rally support for legislation that would allow firearms in churches, bars and arm school teachers.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Senate panel passes food stamp drug test bill

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia Senate Committee has narrowly approved a bill requiring food stamp recipients who are suspected of drug abuse to submit to drug testing.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bernice King turns in father's Bible, Nobel prize

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawyer involved in the dispute over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize says few words were exchanged as King's daughter Bernice quietly surrendered the items so they could be placed in a safe deposit box.

March 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA Senate passes bill criminalizing 'revenge porn'

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed a bill criminalizing "revenge porn," a trend involving explicit photographs being posted without permission to the Internet.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ceremony kicks off St. Patrick's week in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah has kicked off the week leading to its massive St. Patrick's Day celebration with a much more quiet ceremony honoring the city's Irish heritage.

March 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


King family wants input on Georgia MLK monument

ATLANTA (AP) - The family of Martin Luther King Jr. has warned Georgia's governor it wants input on any monument to the slain civil rights icon that might be erected on the grounds of the state Capitol.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Copperheads appear on rise as kingsnakes decline

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals - the venomous copperhead - seems to be increasing.

March 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Study shows Ga. pre-K improves school readiness

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say a recent study shows that Georgia's pre-kindergarten program increased school readiness, and children who participated scored higher in language and math evaluations.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Bicyclist collides with police van, dies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a bicycle rider died after a collision with a Savannah-Chatham police forensics van.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta bus crashes, injuring 14 people

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Atlanta's public bus system says 14 people including the driver were taken to a hospital after a bus crashed on the city's southwest side.

January 23, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


ACCG breaks down state budget

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) analyzed the amended fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations released by the governor's office, and has listed the changes that would affect local governments.

January 21, 2012 | Association County Commissioners of Georgia | STATE


Ga. Tea Party against T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (AP) - Is there a difference between raising taxes and supporting a ballot measure that would raise taxes?

January 21, 2012 | Errin Haines, Associated Press www.twitter.com/emarvelous | STATE


Fayette Co. woman killed, suspect sought

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff deputies in metro Atlanta are searching for a man suspected of killing a 30-year-old Fayette County woman in a domestic dispute.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Peachtree City girl, 6, killed by pellet

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 6-year-old Georgia girl is dead after she was shot in the throat with a pellet gun.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Absentee voting starts for GOP primary

ATLANTA (AP) - Absentee voting by mail in Georgia's 2012 presidential primary is now open.

January 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Gingrich's "open marriage" request dicussed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Newt Gingrich's Republican rivals are not eager to criticize him on his marital woes.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta mayor delivers state of the city

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday told the city's business, government and philanthropic community it must choose again to be the economic engine of the region and focus on economic development and job creation as the keys to rebuilding the Southern capital.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ft. Stewart troops head to Afghanistan

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - The commanding general of Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry said Thursday he will deploy along with 700 soldiers by late summer to Afghanistan, a new war zone for the Georgia-based Army division that served multiple tours in Iraq.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Study: Teens clueless about pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Rick Perry out of presidential race

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. jobless rate drops to 9.7 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the third straight month in December, to 9.7 percent, state labor officials said Thursday.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Pedestrian killed on Atlanta street

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Sandy Springs.

January 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Conrad Fink dead at 80

ATHENS, Ga. - Conrad Fink, a longtime University of Georgia journalism professor and former Associated Press executive, has died in Athens at age 80.

January 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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