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Forecasters warning of severe thunderstorms in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch covering most of north, central and western Georgia.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Arkansas pastor is new Southern Baptist president

BALTIMORE (AP) - An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Megachurch pastor to lead So. Baptists

BALTIMORE (AP) - An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA school board group hosts conference in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Members of the Georgia Schools Boards Association are expected to meet later this week in Savannah.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Southern Baptists meet to elect new president

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southern Baptists are electing a new president to succeed the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who became the denomination's first African-American president in 2012.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Audit details long wait times at Ga. VA centers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department says the average wait time for new patients at the Atlanta VA Medical Center was about 64 days for a primary care doctor, nearly 53 days for a specialist and almost 27 days for a mental health professional.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA to implement boater education class requirement

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding Georgians that boater education courses will soon be required for some vessel operators.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. department awarding life sciences grant

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant for elementary school teachers who show exceptional innovation in teaching life sciences.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Train passes over body of sleeping Ala. woman

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn police say a woman who fell asleep on a set of railroad tracks was not injured when a train passed over her.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia chooses company to write standardized test

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will pay more than $107 million for the development of a new statewide standardized test, replacing the CRCT and EOCT exams taken by elementary and high school students.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sen. Chambliss: Intel should be released

ATLANTA (AP) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss is calling on the Obama administration to declassify details about five detainees who were released from Guantanamo in exchange for an American soldier held captive by the Taliban.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. inmates to make cards for elderly

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is launching a community service project aimed at connecting juvenile offenders with the elderly.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal suspends gasoline tax increase

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order preventing a hike in state taxes on gasoline.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Man dressed as woman robs Atl. bank

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man dressed in a shoulder-length black wig, sunglasses, a skirt and short boots is accused of robbing a bank in Marietta on Halloween.

November 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Romney raised $300k from Georgians

ATLANTA (AP) - A review of campaign finance documents shows that Republican Mitt Romney has raised the most money from Georgia donors of all the presidential candidates in recent weeks.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. schools try to identify sex trafficking

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Education estimates that about 5,000 girls in the state are at risk for human sex trafficking each year, and many of those children spend some time in a public school.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Attacks continue on Ga. Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia Tech student was attacked and robbed over the weekend, the latest in a series of assaults of students on and near the Atlanta campus in recent weeks.

October 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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