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Ga. inmate to be executed for death of teen

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate convicted in the death of his 15-year-old neighbor is set to be executed.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemency denied for Georgia death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a death row inmate set to die this week.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemency hearing held for Ga. death row inmate

ATLANTA (AP) - Family members of a Georgia death row inmate set to die this week spoke at his clemency hearing.

June 16, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. couple's killing leaves authorities baffled

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) - The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community that neighbors are casting about for even outlandish explanations. Was it a mob hit? A drug dealer? A hungry alligator?

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Herschel Walker speaks out about mental illness

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Six years ago, University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker revealed he had been dealing for years, including during his playing days as a UGA running back, with dissociative identity disorder, a mental health condition popularly understood as having multiple personalities.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. settles with 3 ex-ethics employees

ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation stemming from an investigation into complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Residents can put blood type on licenses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia residents will now be allowed to list their blood type on their driver's license or identification card.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Falcons to be featured on Hard Knocks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have announced they will be featured on HBO Sports' documentary series Hard Knocks this summer.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal shakes up Ga. child welfare agency

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is overhauling Georgia's child welfare agency, replacing the current director who will now report directly to the governor.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Rep. Price opts not to pursue key leadership post

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia has decided not to seek a top leadership position in the House after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's decision to step down, saying he wants to focus on serving as the next chairman of the Budget Committee.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. officers may have lied about training hours

ATLANTA (AP) - Reviews suggest that at least 500 law enforcement officers in Georgia may have lied about fulfilling required training in the last year.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Paula Deen launching digital network

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Celebrity cook Paula Deen, whose career was derailed after she admitted using racial slurs, is going digital.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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


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Walton deputy killed in wreck

A Walton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant was killed Saturday night in an accident in North Hall and the other driver faces several charges .

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Ga. executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Treasure seekers must give back silver

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida deep-sea explorers must give 17 tons of silver coins from a sunken 19th century Spanish galleon back to the government of Spain.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


More young people have health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has proven popular. With the economy sputtering, the number of young adults covered by health insurance grew by about a million as families flocked to take advantage of a new benefit in the law.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Angel Food Ministries to shut down

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Runoff election set to fill Georgia House seat

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Republicans who garnered the most votes in a Tuesday election will now meet in a runoff for a state House seat representing part of Cobb County.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Men distract owner, steal cash at Athens farmers market

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a group of thieves swarmed a farmers market in northeast Georgia, where they distracted the owners and got away with $8,000 from a money drawer.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Fire chief: Discipline coming soon over video

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon-Bibb County's fire chief says five of the seven firefighters pictured in a controversial video were in on the prank, and two rookies were not.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis nears Ga. execution despite protests

ATLANTA (AP) - With less than half a day left to live, Troy Davis faced execution Wednesday despite a furious campaign in the U.S. and Europe to win clemency for the 1989 slaying of a Georgia policeman he claims he did not commit.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia to appeal parts of No Child Left Behind

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia education officials say the state will become one of the nation's first to appeal some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Murders down in Georgia, U.S.

ATLANTA (AP) - New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Copperhead snake bites up in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta say they've had to deal with an unusual number of copperhead bites this year.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta video surveillance center to open

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a state-of-the-art video monitoring center is scheduled to open this week in Atlanta.

September 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


57 Ga. kids left in vehicles past 5 years

ATLANTA - Georgia day care workers left children in vehicles 57 times over the last five years, an analysis of state records found.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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