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Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man found shot to death in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


College football Hall of Fame finds home

ATLANTA (AP) - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer | STATE


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Missing Zoo Atlanta owl found

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Bird hunting workshop offered

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Gov. Zell Miller, still a popular figure across much of this GOP-leaning state, has endorsed Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn over Republican David Perdue, explaining his decision in a Nunn campaign ad.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Boy, 3, shot in apparent accidental shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in an apparent accident in northwest Atlanta.

August 15, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged after crash kills 'Freeway Johnny'

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a motorist is accused of drunken driving in a wreck that killed a homeless man known as "Freeway Johnny," who greeted drivers for years near Atlanta's Downtown Connector.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2 dead, 3 wounded in northwest Georgia shootings

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Northwest Georgia authorities are trying to untangle the details of a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded Tuesday when a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents face child cruelty charges for messy home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Snellville man and woman face child cruelty charges after authorities say their two teenage sons were found living in hazardous conditions at the family home.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. education board holds Common Core hearing

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Supporters of Common Core are urging state leaders not to move away from the education standards.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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DA seeks death penalty for 2 in fatal beating

DOUGLASVILLE - Douglas County District Attorney David McDade says he plans to seek the death penalty against two of the four men suspected in the beating death of 18-year-old Bobby Tillman at a party last November.

August 05, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI hunts for three siblings

Atlanta - Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin, in conjunction with Police Chief Charles F. Simons from the Valdosta Police Department, provides the following information concerning the August 2 armed robbery of the Certus Bank, located at 460 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia:

August 05, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Police say Georgia businessman shot at family SUV

SAVANNAH (AP) - Police say a Savannah businessman is charged with firing gunshots from his Audi convertible into the sport-utility vehicle of a vacationing family traveling on Interstate 95.

August 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Twin girls found locked in mom's car in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say 17-month-old twin sisters are recovering from mild dehydration after they were locked in their mother's car for over an hour.

August 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. receives $1 million college completion grant

ATLANTA - Georgia has been awarded $1 million by Complete College America to help more students in the state finish their degree.

August 04, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Classmate charged in Mercer U. law grad's killing

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A classmate of a recent Mercer University law school graduate has been charged with killing her.

August 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Henry County prep football player dies

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Georgia high school football players have died, one of them after he collapsed while leaving the field after practice.

August 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Heat advisory issued for much of Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - There's no doubt it's going to be hot in Georgia for the rest of the week. The question is whether the heat will be record-breaking.

August 03, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA named nation's number 2 party school

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has fallen out of the top five on the Princeton Review's annual party school list.

August 02, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


GBI scrutinizes death of suspect's first wife

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities who charged a Georgia man with killing his wife are now looking into the death of his first wife in 1990.

August 02, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Judge orders teen to create memorial for toddler

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a 2-year-old who died in a hot van outside a Jonesboro day care center have welcomed a judge's order for a teenager to create a memorial to the toddler.

August 02, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. AG lists IDs approved for getting immigrant benefits

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Attorney General's Office has published a list of identification documents that may be used to get benefits and services from state and local agencies.

August 02, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


It's a deal: Obama, Congress will avert default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced a historic agreement Sunday night on emergency legislation to avert the nation's first-ever financial default.

The dramatic resolution lifted a cloud that had threatened the still-fragile economic recovery at home - and it instantly powered a rise in financial markets overseas.

August 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


More hot weather forecast for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The arrival of August is not bringing cooler weather to Georgia.

August 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Hall County DA clears deputies in shooting

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County's district attorney has cleared two sheriff's deputies of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting.

August 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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