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DDS motorcycle safety program urges motorists to share the road for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mont

May 1 officially kicked off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and ...

May 16, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Collapsed interstate bridge in Georgia to open next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta drivers can resume their commutes on a heavily used interstate by early next week at the latest, Georgia's governor and state ...

May 10, 2017 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | State


I-85 to reopen by Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA – With work progressing quickly, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) provided an update Monday on the I-85 bridge construction and resurfacing projects, and announced ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | State


North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State


UPDATE: Additional arrests made in Banks County deputy shooting incident

Commerce/Atlanta, Ga. – Two additional arrests were made as a result of the investigation into the shooting of a Banks County Deputy. Dustin Terrell Heuatt ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Driver Services Commissioner welcomes new board member

ATLANTA – Commissioner Spencer R. Moore, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), is pleased to announce the appointment of the newest Board Member by Governor Nathan ...

April 25, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Dirty license plate leads to $1,590 fine for motorist

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A dirty license plate cost Linda Ford $1,590 that she can't afford.

June 02, 2016 | Associated Press | State


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Georgia group pushing for medical marijuana expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - A new organization wants Georgia lawmakers to allow marijuana to be grown and harvested under close monitoring to treat certain diseases.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


UGA compiles map showing danger of car-deer collisions

ATLANTA (AP) - A new map compiled by the University of Georgia that shows the relative risk of striking a deer.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Board meets on clemency for only woman on Georgia death row

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to meet to consider new information in support of clemency for the lone woman on the state's death row.

September 29, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA (AP) - Inmates at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday that target a dozen people who officials say were involved in two prison-based crime rings.

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Woman shot in mouth during robbery at suburban Atlanta store

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect who shot a woman in the mouth during a robbery outside a shopping center in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Former President Carter and wife on Braves' 'Kiss Cam'

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves' "Kiss Cam" entertainment at Turner Field featured a famous couple Thursday night: former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Georgia man to pay $1.6M in Ohio deer trafficking case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Georgia man convicted in Ohio of charges involving illegal trafficking in white-tailed deer wasordered to pay fines and restitution of $1.6 million, which federal officials say is the largest sum of money an individual has been ordered to pay for a U.S. wildlife crime.

September 16, 2015 | Associated Press | State


After tragedy, search resumes for new Capitol statue artist

ATLANTA (AP) - When sculptor Andy Davis and state Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, walked out of the King Center a few days after July Fourth, both were elated.

September 14, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Emory University president Wagner to step down in 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The president of Emory University says he will step down next year.

September 11, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

ATLANTA (AP) - Security screeners at Atlanta's main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

September 08, 2015 | Associated Press | State


House mix-up by police leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead

ATLANTA (AP) - Tama Colson was finishing an evening walk when she saw the police cars speed into her neighborhood. As she approached her home she heard a loud "pop-pop-pop" and saw her neighbors fleeing into their yard two houses down.

September 02, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

ATLANTA (AP) - A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Ga. DOT to pause interstate construction for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to get many of its construction crews out of the way of drivers hitting the road for Labor Day weekend.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Police officer shot after responding to wrong home

ATLANTA (AP) - A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | State


Gov. Deal proposes $50M more on pre-kindergarten

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and cut teacher pay.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | State


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