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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


Bernice King to speak about judge's order

ATLANTA (AP) - The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. plans to speak out about a judge's order that she turn over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize to the court's control pending the outcome of a legal dispute.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.3 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has declined to 7.3 percent.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storm to bring heavy rain to Ga, snow in mountains

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say snow is possible in parts of the north Georgia mountains, with widespread heavy rain expected across other parts of the state.

March 06, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man accused of dropping dog from balcony

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say a man accused of throwing his 2-year-old dog from a second-floor balcony has been charged with animal cruelty.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe vandalism at Savannah battle memorial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged stones that honor soldiers killed and wounded in the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the American Revolution.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe vandalism at Savannah battle memorial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are searching for vandals who damaged stones that honor soldiers killed and wounded in the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the American Revolution.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Hudgens urging Georgians to change alarm batteries

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is reminding Georgians to use the transition to daylight saving time this weekend as a chance to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms.

March 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Some Atl. workers to get pay raises

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's mayor says about 450 city employees will get pay increases from a $800,000 fund set aside for that purpose

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. seeks to overturn Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is asking a trio of federal judges to declare a portion of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA researcher warns of stink bugs

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia researcher is warning that a species of stink bug could soon be marching into homes across the state.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Casinos in Ga. could net $1 billion

ATLANTA (AP) - A study produced for the Georgia Lottery Corp. found that casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. police arrest Occupy protesters

ATLANTA - With helicopters hovering overhead, police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday.

October 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah to be a World Trade Center

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Savannah Economic Development Authority has been was awarded a license to become a World Trade Center.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. colleges could see full funding in 2012

ATLANTA (AP) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby said in an interview Monday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will receive full funding next fiscal year.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. county considers inmate firefighters

ST MARYS, Ga. (AP) - Camden County officials are considering a money-saving program that would put inmates in fire stations.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. and Tenn. fued over movies too

ATLANTA (AP) - The annoyingly addictive theme song and happily partying kids from the opening credits are just memories and the mood is grim when Dennis Quaid's character addresses a crowd in one of the first scenes in the new, filmed-in-Georgia "Footloose" remake.

October 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Kennesaw State breaks ground on dorm

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University has broken ground on a new $26 million dorm.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Wall Street protesters gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Several hundred people gathered in a downtown Atlanta park, joining anti-Wall Street protesters nationwide.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


200 cats removed from Newnan home

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Coweta County say animal control officers had to wear hazmat suits with oxygen tanks as they removed more than 200 cats from squalid conditions in a home.

October 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves players record anti-bullying messages

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have joined the Anti-Defamation League in a bullying prevention campaign.

October 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun ban considered in places of worship

ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit brought by a gun rights group targeting a Georgia law that bans firearms in places of worship was roundly criticized by a federal appeals panel that heard oral arguments about the law.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


3-year-old get caught in blinds, dies

BONAIRE (AP) - Officials say a 3-year-old boy died after getting caught up in venetian blinds at his home in Bonaire.

October 06, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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