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Georgia man faces prison again for stealing sea turtle eggs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Less than two years after he was released from prison, Lewis Jackson found authorities waiting for him as he boarded a ferry ...

October 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Female beluga dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the first beluga whales to arrive at the Georgia Aquarium has died.

October 23, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Body found near Decatur school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man walking his dog heard gunshots and then found a body near an abandoned school outside Atlanta.

October 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks traded mixed after mostly positive earnings news

Major U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Several big companies ...

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Police probe what happened to student found hurt, but alive

ATLANTA (AP) - Police continue to investigate what happened to a Georgia Tech student found injured along railroad tracks in Atlanta three nights and two days ...

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Einstein statue to arrive on Georgia Tech campus

ATLANTA (AP) - A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 20, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia hospitals, cancer chain duel again over state rule

ATLANTA (AP) - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall.

October 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East race

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the last four SEC East titles, know the loser of Saturday night's game ...

October 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

State jobless rate unchanged, remains above national rate

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 5.8 percent.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

2 men arrested after deputy crashes during chase in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested after a deputy crashed while pursuing them in an area east of Atlanta.

October 15, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Ex-NBA star found unconscious at brothel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lamar Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on ...

October 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia utilities: More than 14,000 still without power

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia utility firms report that more than 14,000 customers were still without power after weekend storms, down from more than 33,000 ...

October 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man pleads not guilty to removing cellmate's eyeballs

ATLANTA (AP) - A 33-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to strangling an LGBT activist and, months later, gauging out the eyeballs of a cellmate.

October 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the ...

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Braves release RHP Freddy Garcia despite injuries

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta has released pitcher Freddy Garcia, who was contending for a spot in the Braves' battered rotation.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. to explore medical marijuana options

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's working to see if there's something the state could do to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. officials collect deer meat for needy families

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials from the Georgia Wildlife Federation say hunters have donated more than 12,000 pounds of deer meat for needy families.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Baby killed in Morgan County

MADISON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say charges will likely be upgraded against a man accused in the death of an infant in Morgan County.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Judge: Ga. ag head can't change rules on Vidalias

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge says Georgia's agriculture commissioner overstepped his authority when he changed rules so he could determine when Vidalia onions can be harvested and shipped.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Common Core spawns widespread political fights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Owners facing flood insurance premium hikes

ATLANTA (AP) - In the span of a year, Wanda Drury saw the bill for flood insurance on her home overlooking the coastal marshes of Glynn County increase an astounding tenfold from $674 a year to more than $6,700.

March 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 Friday.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Groups join forces to increase voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Leaders of three community groups say they're joining forces to address issues and increase voter registration in minority communities ahead of the Georgia primary elections in May.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Bill expanding gun carry rights in Ga. passes

ATLANTA (AP) - People with a license to carry a weapon could bring their guns into some houses of worship under legislation adopted by Georgia lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Final day of 2014 session hectic for Ga. lawmakers

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between House and Senate lawmakers.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Police: Professor asked student to buy medication

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor is accused of asking a student to buy prescription drugs for him while the student vacationed in Mexico during spring break.

March 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Medical marijuana bill stalls in Ga. Legislature

ATLANTA (AP) - A plan to create a medical marijuana program in Georgia has hit a political roadblock.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. group mulls sharpshooters to reduce deer herd

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia conservation and development authority is considering bringing in sharpshooters to address an overpopulation of white tailed deer.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Athens mayor says some pot use should be legal

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The mayor of Athens-Clarke County, who's seeking re-election this year, says possession and use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

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