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Ethics complaint against Jason Carter dismissed

ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint accusing Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter of violating state law by sending fundraiser invitations during the legislative session.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah harbor dredging deal close

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Ports Authority's top executive says a cost-sharing agreement needed to start work on a $706 million deepening of the waterway to the Port of Savannah should be finished within two weeks.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. highway officials buy image-boosting radio ads

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Boy hospitalized after he's run over by lawnmower

BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy is hospitalized with severe injuries after his father accidentally ran over him with a riding lawnmower.

September 29, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Federal unemployment rate hits 8.3 %

WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers went on a hiring spree in January and drove down the unemployment rate for a fifth straight month to 8.3 percent, its lowest point in nearly three years.

February 03, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Reporter | STATE


School resource officer investigated

IN BRIEF: A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer working at Heritage High School has been placed on administrative leave during an internal investigation into accusations of an "inappropriate relationship" with a student.

February 02, 2012 | Michelle Kim | STATE


Ga. Groundhog predicts early spring

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) - The South's iconic groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, waddled out of his "Weathering Heights" mansion and failed to see his shadow on the Georgia red dirt.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


State fires another youth center worker

AUGUSTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has announced another firing at the Augusta Youth Development Campus.

February 01, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


NCLB waiver requests don't impress feds

MIAMI (AP) - In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

January 31, 2012 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Education Writer | STATE


Home prices continue decline in Atlanta

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in nearly all cities tracked by a major index. The declines show that most homeowners are not reaping the benefits from some signs of an improving housing market.

January 31, 2012 | DEREK KRAVITZ, Real Estate Writer | STATE


Georgia appeals child support ruling

State attorneys are appealing a judge's order that favored five fathers who are targeting Georgia's practice of jailing parents who don't pay child support.

January 31, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to execute inmate for 2001 slayings

A Georgia inmate is set to be put to death for the 2001 murders of a Paulding County woman and her 3-year-old daughter.

January 31, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Jury awards $2.3 million in Kroger suit

LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) - A Gwinnett County jury has awarded $2.3 million in damages after a judge determined that Kroger destroyed and manipulated key video evidence involving an injured customer.

January 27, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. officials limit turtle harvest

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will limit the number of wild turtles that hunters can capture because of fears that increased demand from markets in East Asia could hurt local populations.

January 26, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


"The Dukes of Hazzard" and Newt

Ben Jones, the actor who played "Crazy" Cooter Davenport in "The Dukes of Hazzard," is credited with having helped destroy Newt Gingrich's Congressional career by leveling accusations of tax dodging at him, which ultimately led to his resignation from the speakership, according to an article on The Guardian's website.

January 26, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE


1,500 rally for school choice

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 1,500 students, teachers, parents and advocates of school choice stormed the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the state's children deserve educational options.

January 25, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta police officer killed by car

ATLANTA (AP) - A Stone Mountain woman has been charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, drunken driving and reckless driving after an Atlanta police officer was struck and killed by a car late Tuesday night, authorities said.

January 25, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


J.C. Penney slashes prices 40%

NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers will no longer have to wait for a sale to get the lowest prices in its stores.

January 25, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. Sen. wants independent ethics commission

ATLANTA (AP) - Senate Democratic Chairman Doug Stoner is proposing legislation that would make the state's ethics commission an independent agency.

January 24, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE


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