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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


Atlanta to host Super Bowl in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

May 24, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

ATLANTA (AP) - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents complaints about yoga prompt changes at Kennesaw school

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia elementary school is changing the way it conducts yoga activities in classrooms after parents complained.

March 23, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah parade on St. Patrick's Day a tradition since 1824

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Thousands of revelers are gathering in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day, the coastal city's largest celebration of the year.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia's unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate is holding steady.

March 17, 2016 | Associated Press | STATE


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Tybee Island considers limiting open air alcohol consumption

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Tybee Island officials and a crowd control task force have discussed a recent recommendation to curb open-air alcohol consumption to regulate crowds, traffic and public safety.

November 13, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Braves planning commemoration of final season at the Ted

ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves are planning a season-long commemoration of their final year at Turner Field, including a special patch on players' jerseys.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says doctors find no new cancer growth

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors have found Jimmy Carter is responding well to treatment for cancer, according to a statement released by the former U.S. president's spokeswoman on Tuesday.

November 10, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Savannah mayor, challenger headed for Dec. 1 runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson and challenger Eddie DeLoach are headed for a runoff.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia suspends freshman Patrick, Rivers following arrests

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia freshman Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky following their arrests on marijuana charges early Wednesday.

November 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons' new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it's planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium.

November 03, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jimmy Carter's August announcement that doctors had discovered tumors on his brain came with a promise: The former U.S. president would scale back his work schedule.

November 02, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia man gets 21 months for stealing sea turtle eggs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A coastal Georgia man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for stealing the eggs of protected sea turtles while he was on probation for an earlier offense of the same crime.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


Man shot and wounded by police outside Atlanta

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and wounded a man outside Atlanta after he pointed his weapon at officers.

October 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


New state study plots peak times for deer-vehicle collisions

MACON, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia researchers have a new study out that could tell motorists the most likely times for collisions with deer in different parts of the state.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


UGA receiving more rape reports after change in policy

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia campus police are receiving far more rape reports in the past couple of years than in previous ones, a result of a change in how the reports are gathered, school officials said.

October 26, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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 boat on remote Sapelo Island carrying a cooler full of contraband valued by some as a mythical aphrodisiac.

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, including General Motors, delivered better earnings than Wall Street was expecting. Crude oil prices fell.

October 21, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE


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