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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


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


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Valdosta mayor resigns after guilty plea

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Valdosta Mayor John Fretti has resigned his post, effective Friday.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon police trying to curb violence

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon Mayor Robert Reichert says he and the city's police department will redouble their efforts to curb violence after one 16-year-old died and four other young people were wounded in two separate incidents over the past week.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Vehicle charging station to open in Atl.

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed will open Atlanta's first public electric vehicle charging station at Atlantic Station.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Hair weave thefts continue in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say thieves have smashed a vehicle through the front of an Atlanta beauty supply store and stole shelves of expensive hair weaves.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dry conditions cause brush fires in Atl.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Fire officials say an abnormally dry August has led to a rash of brush fires in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


I-85 HOV lane to charge toll

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say the HOV lane on a stretch of Interstate 85 in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties will start charging tolls in about a month.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Dancers get in fight at Athens nightclub

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a dancer involved in a fracas at an Athens nightspot has been banned from the establishment for two years after a brawl involving a half-dozen dancers that resulted in contusions and broken noses.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gwinnett schools eye school bus cameras

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett public schools are considering mounting cameras on school buses to catch motorists who drive around busses when they load or unload children.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Homeowners insurance costs to rise

ATLANTA (AP) - A year after most Georgia insurers increased homeowners premiums by 9 to 23 percent, a new wave of increase requests is pending.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Tougher to get into top state schools

ATLANTA (AP) - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia tea party gaining momentum

It was supposed to be a simple vote amid the work of redistricting: change the date of when voters would consider a proposed transportation tax from the July primary to November general election.

August 29, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. schools hand over subpoenaed docs

ATLANTA - Atlanta Public Schools officials turned over volumes of records to the Fulton County grand jury Friday in response to a subpoena that's part of a criminal investigation into test tampering.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Former head of Georgia rehab facility in Lee County charged

LEESBURG, Ga. (AP) - The former head of a southwest Georgia substance abuse rehabilitation facility has been charged with stealing more than $26,000.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Arcade, Ga. cleared in speed trap investigation

ARCADE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol has again cleared Arcade's police department of an accusation that the city runs a speed trap along U.S. Highway 129.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Investigators reveal evidence in law grad killing

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Investigators have revealed at a court hearing what led them to charge a law school graduate with the killing and dismemberment of his classmate.

August 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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