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Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

ATLANTA (AP) - Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

February 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


More than 185,000 without power in Georgia after ice storm

ATLANTA (AP) - Power companies say more than 185,000 customers in Georgia were still without power as crews worked to clear downed trees and power lines.

February 17, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Sen. Jeffares capital update

The past couple of weeks have been fairly busy for legislators under the Gold Dome. We have now completed 15 days of the Legislative Session and have passed seven bills on the Senate floor. We are moving quickly and I look forward to keeping you updated as we move forward at the Gold Dome.

February 17, 2015 | Sen. Rick Jeffares | STATE


Deal delays Tuesday opening for state offices due to weather

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says state agencies will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday in metro Atlanta to prevent problems with black ice on roadways.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of wintery mix

ATLANTA (AP) - On Sunday Gov. Nathan Deal issued a State of Emergency until Tuesday ahead of a wintry mix expected to hit areas of northern Georgia.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


When disaster hits, FEMA watches Waffle Houses for guidance

ATLANTA (AP) - When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials. But in recent years, FEMA has been getting some help of its own from an unexpected source - one you see on almost every highway throughout the Southeast: Waffle House.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Schools react to takeover plan as Ga. governor seeks support

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia would become one of several states authorized to take over "chronically failing" schools if Republican Gov. Nathan Deal can hold members of his own party while attracting Democrats and placating some school officials frustrated by the proposal.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Snow, sleet, ice threat raised in several areas of the South

ATLANTA (AP) - Snow falling steadily in parts of Kentucky turned roads hazardous Monday as a major winter storm system also threatened to spew ice, sleet and freezing rain across several Southern states.

February 16, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Estimate: Higher tobacco tax could raise $585M

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects.

February 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man charged with having sex with corpse in Georgia mortuary

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Police have charged a homeless man with performing a sex act on a woman's body at a funeral home in Columbus.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Auburn replacing oaks killed by Alabama fan

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta police: 785 pairs of panties stolen from store

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria's Secret store.

February 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


House OKs easier path to diploma despite failing test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests petition local officials for diplomas.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


State Senate passes bills aimed at curbing child sex abuse

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has passed and sent to the House two proposals aimed at cracking down on pimps and others engaged in what lawmakers say is an increasing problem of sexual exploitation of children in Georgia.

February 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


American Pickers TV show coming to Georgia

Think you might have a hidden treasure in that collection of what other people call junk? The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the HBO show on the History Channel, are coming to Georgia looking for junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find hidden treasures, rare artifacts, and vintage collectibles and they want to see what you've got.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | STATE


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Home for Christmas

Major Gen. Jim Butterworth, Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard and the rest of the Georgia Army National Guard will welcome home 61 Guardsmen of Bravo Company, 1-169 General Support Battalion (GSAB) and 110 Guardsmen of the 876th Engineer Company from Afghanistan during the third week of December. This will be the first Christmas in 13 years that all of the Georgia Army National Guard units will be home for the holidays.

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | STATE


Man executed for killing Ga. deputy after robbery

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy moments after robbing a convenience store in central Georgia was executed Tuesday.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Lacy, Packers hold off Falcons for 43-37 win

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers powered the Green Bay Packers to another big first half in a home victory.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. to execute man who killed sheriff's deputy

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Belk matches No. 13 Georgia, No. 20 Louisville

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - No. 13 Georgia meets No. 20 Louisville on Dec. 30 in a Belk Bowl matchup that matches Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Grantham against his former team.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Firefighter injured in Atlanta restaurant blaze

ATLANTA (AP) - A fire that damaged a restaurant in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood is under investigation.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Kennesaw mayor urges council to reconsider mosque

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw's mayor is urging the city council, which rejected plans for a mosque at a strip mall, to reconsider the issue.

December 08, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Protests in Atlanta after decision in Garner case

ATLANTA (AP) - Demonstrators gathered again in downtown Atlanta and at universities around the metro area to protest a New York City grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Gainesville sheriff aims to equip deputies with body cameras

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County sheriff's officials say their goal is to outfit every deputy and patrol supervisor with a body camera within the next four months.

December 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Oxford couple trace original car owners

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Winfred Brown was celebrating his 89th birthday in February. At the same time, Charlie and Hellen Attaway of Oxford, Georgia, were looking to buy a car.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Conjoined twins born to Alabama family in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Conjoined twin boys have been born at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia sues president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the move "tramples" key portions of the U.S. Constitution.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Atlanta Streetcar won't debut for football weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - The debut of the Atlanta Streetcar, which has been delayed numerous times, is still unknown and officials say it won't start carrying passengers this weekend as some had hoped.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Protests in Atlanta after decision in Garner case

ATLANTA (AP) - Protesters gathered peacefully in downtown Atlanta to protest a New York City grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GA lawmakers look ahead to medical marijuana bills

ATLANTA (AP) - A state lawmaker sponsoring a bill that would allow limited use of medical cannabis in Georgia says he hopes to have specifics by Christmas.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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