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Judge sides with Ga. charter school in dispute

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A judge on Monday sided with a charter school seeking to open in Clayton County, ordering local officials to conduct required inspections so some 200 students can begin classes.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga prep player dies after overhydrating

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia high school football player is dead after drinking too much fluid during practice.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


20 rescued dogs arrive in NJ by private jet

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Twenty dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in Georgia and South Carolina arrived in New Jersey by means usually reserved for corporate titans.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Fire destroys historic Hancock County Courthouse

SPARTA, GA. (AP) - The historic Hancock County Courthouse has burned down in the central Georgia town of Sparta.

August 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother of Ga. boy left in hot car defends husband

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The mother of a Georgia toddler who died after being left for hours in his father's car insists her husband was a loving father and would never have intentionally harmed their son, according to a recent victim impact statement sent to prosecutors.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge denies GM motion to dismiss ignition suit

NEW YORK (AP) - A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta VA cites improved wait times, care

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials with the Atlanta VA Medical Center are reporting improvements to wait times and care, following a national audit two months ago that identified problems at the facility and prompted further federal review.

August 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Thunderstorm warnings issued in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning for parts of north central Georgia.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Heavy storm causes damage across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A heavy storm that rolled through metro Atlanta brought down trees, flooded streets and caused power outages for thousands of residents.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia revenues in July total $1.49 billion

ATLANTA (AP) - A report shows Georgia's revenues totaled nearly $1.49 billion in July, an increase of 5.5 percent over the same month a year ago.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GDOT hosting public meetings on state rail plan

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning three public meetings to discuss long-range transportation planning projects.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man accused of stealing wire at haunted house

Man accused of stealing wire at haunted house

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia county approves 17 percent tax hike

ATLANTA (AP) - Commissioners in Georgia's most populous county have approved a 17 percent property tax hike.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida detectives help in Georgia beheading case

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - In the days and weeks since early May when his elderly parents were killed, Keith Dermond has been as puzzled as anyone else.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Police find woman's body in well

AUBURN - Barrow County authorities have found a woman's body in an Auburn well and charged a man with her killing.

July 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Friday news round up

BUSINESS CHRONICLE NAMES 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL ATLANTANS

July 29, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Debt delay cound affect social security

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is predicting a long weekend for Congress as the debt debate deadlock hangs over Washington.

July 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Homeless woman steals tag for her BMW

MARIETTA - Authorities say a woman who has been living at a homeless shelter is accused of having a stolen license plate on her BMW car.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Jawbone discovered near NW Atlanta creek

ATLANTA - Police are investigating a jawbone discovered by a survey crew in northwest Atlanta.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fast-food manager facing assault charge held in NC

MARIETTA - Authorities say a former McDonald's manager accused of punching a mother inside a Marietta McDonald's is now in custody in North Carolina.

July 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Store owner shoots man climbing through hole

ATLANTA - Police say a northwest Atlanta grocery store owner fought back against burglars in two separate attempts to break into his store.

July 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Soldier charged with murder blames diet

FORT STEWART - Attorneys for an Army Reserve soldier on trial for murder at Fort Stewart say he killed a superior because he was dehydrated and delirious from a crash diet after being ordered to lose weight.

July 27, 2011 | Amber Pittman | STATE


No jail for mom in jaywalking death

MARIETTA - A woman who was arrested after her 4-year-old son was struck and killed by a van as they were jaywalking across a busy street was spared a prison sentence Tuesday following an outcry over her arrest.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Longtime Ga. lawmaker found dead

ATLANTA - A longtime Georgia lawmaker known for his outspoken conservative views and frequent "no" votes on legislation was found dead at his home in Marietta on Tuesday, Cobb County police said.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Attorney General cites ATL school board

ATLANTA - The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws.

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tuesday briefing

Here's a roundup of events from the Associated Press for Tuesday:

July 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Wealth gap widens

WASHINGTON - The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Fatal shooting near Norcross

NORCROSS - Gwinnett County police say they're investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the Norcross area.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Group wants Marine flag removed

MILTON, Ga. - A man whose son serves in the U.S. Marine Corps put a Marine flag in a window of his home in a Milton subdivision, but the homeowner's association objected to the display after they said people had complained about a "towel."

July 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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