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Metro Atlanta jobless rate rises to 7.6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in June.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia releases student growth tool

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain subjects compared to their peers.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


School Superintendent results by county

Here are the latest, unofficial returns from Georgia by county in the Republican runoff primary for School Superintendent.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA (AP) - Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Fulton County, Atlanta ordered to transfer jail

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.

August 19, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Prisoner charged with murder

AUGUSTA (AP) - Authorities say a Richmond County jail inmate has died, 15 days after they say he was beaten by another inmate in a holding cell.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Gun found, student held in Lithonia

LITHONIA (AP) - School officials say a student who brought a loaded handgun to Salem Middle School in Lithonia is in police custody.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Augusta teacher faces weapons charge

AUGUSTA (AP) - Richmond County school officials say a substitute high school teacher has been arrested after witnesses said he pulled a pocketknife on a disruptive student.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Workers hurt when roof collapses in Atl.

ATLANTA - Authorities say three people were injured when the roof of a home collapsed in Atlanta.

August 17, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


AG settles $3.5M debt of 995 soldiers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached agreement with a finance company to clear $3.5 million of debt for 995 soldiers who shopped at a retailer outside the Army's Fort Drum that sold computers and other electronics at inflated prices and credit terms.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


GA protest of ICE fingerprint program

ATLANTA - Latino community and immigrant outreach groups plan to rally at the Georgia Democratic Party headquarters to protest a program that gives immigration authorities access to the fingerprints of arrestees.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia teen held in fatal sword stabbing

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Douglas County officials say a 14-year-old is in custody after his 77-year-old great-grandmother was stabbed to death with a sword and his grandmother was wounded.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Court strikes health insurance requirement

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

August 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FDIC could pay part of loan default

CALHOUN (AP) - Two Georgia Republicans have settled a lawsuit with a bank alleging they defaulted on a $2.2 million loan, but the FDIC might eventually have to cover some of the bill.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Atl. officer acquitted of shooting man

ATLANTA - A Fulton County jury has acquitted a suspended Atlanta police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


DMV worker charged for fake IDs

ATLANTA - A DeKalb County grand jury has charged an ex-Georgia worker with making false identification cards.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Iconic Br'er Rabbit statue stolen from Ga. museum

EATONTON (AP) - Authorities say the iconic Br'er Rabbit statue has been stolen from the grounds of the Uncle Remus Museum in the central Georgia town of Eatonton.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Police hunt Waffle House bandits in Atl.

NORCROSS (AP) - Police say they're hunting a pair of suspects they consider serial robbers who have struck at least 11 Waffle House restaurants across metro Atlanta.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


FBI: Sibling suspects captured in Colo.

PUEBLO, Colo. - Three fugitive siblings wanted in a crime spree in Florida and Georgia were captured Wednesday in Colorado after leading officers on a high-speed chase and crashing their car into a barrier on a highway, authorities said.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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