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Protest planned at Valdosta graduation over student death

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they will provide extra security during graduation ceremonies this weekend at the Valdosta high school where a student was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat more than two years ago.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah prosecutors seek indictment over death of college student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors plan to seek an criminal indictment next month in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail.

May 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Carroll hurts left knee as Hawks fall to Cavaliers, 97-89

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks have been here before in this postseason, down 1-0 after losing the opening game of a series at home.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate remains unchanged at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.3 percent, which is unchanged from the previous month.

May 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. daycare temporarily closed during state investigation

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - A judge has affirmed an order to temporarily close a Cobb County daycare after employees were accused of lying about how long a child was left alone in a van.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Charges dropped for man who smashed car window, saved dog

THENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have dropped the charges against an Athens veteran who was arrested after breaking a window to free a dog from a hot car.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

May 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


It's not an ostrich: Emu causes highway traffic jam

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Drivers may have mistaken it for an ostrich, but an emu was at the heart of a highway traffic jam in metro Atlanta.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


University board backs plan to prevent sexual violence

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

ATLANTA (AP) - Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said.

May 19, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Clarification: Michael's Law story

ATLANTA (AP) - In a story May 17, The Associated Press reported that a new Georgia law prevents anyone younger than 21 from entering a bar, defined as a business with more than 75 percent of its revenue from sales of alcohol to be consumed at that location. The story should have specified that the law allows people younger than 21 in a bar if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse older than 21 or to attend a live concert requiring a paid ticket.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


About 270 tickets written in Ga under "slow poke" law

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 20 suspects arrested in child sex sting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they arrested more than 20 people in a weekend operation aimed at curbing the exploitation of children.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track for a record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a West Coast labor dispute.

May 18, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal appoints members to medical marijuana study group

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 11 members of a new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.

May 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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Republicans out for 2nd sweep of Ga.

Four years after Republicans swept up control of every statewide in Georgia, GOP incumbents seeking re-election to down-ballot offices from lieutenant governor to insurance commissioner have raised piles of cash to defend their seats.

November 01, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Florida's Muschamp gets another shot at alma mater

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Warner Robins museum may get B-17

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Museum of Aviation officials are hopeful that a longtime goal of getting a B-17 bomber is within reach.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Warner Robins museum may get B-17

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - Museum of Aviation officials are hopeful that a longtime goal of getting a B-17 bomber is within reach.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lawsuits: 2 women raped at Georgia Tech fraternity

ATLANTA (AP) - Two young women have filed lawsuits alleging that misconduct at a Georgia Tech fraternity - including members referring to women as "rapebait" - led to them being raped, their lawyers said Thursday.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Freeze watch issued in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a freeze advisory covering a large part of north Georgia.

October 31, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


DeKalb Co. crime stats questioned in federal audit

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A federal audit has found that inflated crime statistics helped DeKalb County secure more than $2.3 million in criminal justice grants.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


In final Ga. Senate ad, Perdue zeroes in on trust

ATLANTA (AP) - In his final TV ad, Republican David Perdue is arguing Georgia's tight race for Senate comes down to a matter of trust.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia sex offenders to be monitored on Halloween

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say sex offenders on parole will be subject to increased supervision on Halloween.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Chilly weather expected across Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Cold temperatures are in store for Georgia in coming days.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia Rep. Broun's hiring of consultant faulted

WASHINGTON (AP) - An outside ethics review has found "substantial reason to believe" that Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, violated House rules and federal law by using official House funds to hire a consultant for debate preparations and other campaign work.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Romney backs up Perdue on jobs in Ga. Senate race

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Republican David Perdue is getting some help from 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the closing week of Georgia's tight U.S. Senate race as he counters attacks on his business record by Democrat Michelle Nunn.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


High Museum director to step down

The High Museum of Art announced Wednesday that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum's Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Statewide trafficking prosecutor named

Attorney General Sam Olens announced today that he has appointed a new prosecutor, Camila Wright, who will be dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. As a prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office, she will have the authority to prosecute human trafficking throughout the entire state and will assist jurisdictions as they work these complex cases. In addition to handling prosecutions, Ms. Wright will conduct trainings around the state for law enforcement and oversee the Attorney General's policy agenda on human trafficking.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Georgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The NCAA has ruled that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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