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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta could see warmest Christmas ever recorded

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say this Christmas could be the warmest ever recorded for several other Georgia cities.

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Mother charged with kidnapping; son found safe after search

ATLANTA (AP) - Jail records show that an Atlanta mother is charged with kidnapping after police say she took her 14-month-old son from state custody during ...

December 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Masters field at 89 going into next year

Lee Westwood did his part in Thailand. The math took care of the rest, and he's going to the Masters.

December 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Conyers K-9 officer likely saves life of missing woman

A K-9 officer has likely saved the life of a missing elderly woman.

December 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Smart excited about good first week with Georgia recruits

For one week, Kirby Smart could devote his full attention to his new job as Georgia's coach - complete with a hectic travel schedule for ...

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Piedmont first healthcare system in Georgia to offer on-demand virtual visits

Piedmont Healthcare is the first health system in Georgia to offer a new app for visits.

December 15, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


Stockbridge mayor resigns after city council meeting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Stockbridge has resigned after a meeting addressing his temper.

December 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Savannah mayor, challenger headed for Dec. 1 runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson and challenger Eddie DeLoach are headed for a runoff.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia suspends freshman Patrick, Rivers following arrests

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia freshman Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky following their arrests on marijuana charges early Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it's planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jimmy Carter's August announcement that doctors had discovered tumors on his brain came with a promise: The former U.S. president would scale back his work schedule.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles while he was on probation for an earlier offense of the same crime.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man shot and wounded by police outside Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


New state study plots peak times for deer-vehicle collisions

MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia researchers have a new study out that could tell motorists the most likely times for collisions with deer in different parts of the state.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA receiving more rape reports after change in policy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia campus police are receiving far more rape reports in the past couple of years than in previous ones, a result of a change in how the reports are gathered, school officials said.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Body found near Decatur school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking his dog heard gunshots and then found a body near an abandoned school outside Atlanta.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


US stocks traded mixed after mostly positive earnings news

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Several big companies, including General Motors, delivered better earnings than Wall Street was expecting. Crude oil prices fell.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe what happened to student found hurt, but alive

ATLANTA (AP) - Police continue to investigate what happened to a Georgia Tech student found injured along railroad tracks in Atlanta three nights and two days after he disappeared from a party.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Einstein statue to arrive on Georgia Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia hospitals, cancer chain duel again over state rule

ATLANTA (AP) - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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