ATLANTA (AP) - Local governments could continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel, but the money would have to be used for transportation purposes, including school bus service, under an amended transportation bill that won approval Wednesday in a state House committee.
ATLANTA (AP) - Utility companies say more than 20,000 Georgia customers remain without power after this week's ice storm as low temperatures dipped into the single-digits in northern parts of the state.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A coroner says a mix-up at the state crime lab led to a family burying the wrong body during a closed-casket funeral.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A former suburban Atlanta girls' high school track coach has been given a five year sentence for sexting a student.
ATLANTA (AP) - Utility companies say more than 67,000 Georgia customers remain without power as crews work to clear downed trees and power lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta city officials say they're preparing to conduct a count of the city's homeless population.
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ATLANTA (AP) - The chairman of Georgia's parole board says he backs Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to create a new agency to supervise people on parole or probation.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police in Athens are investigating the shooting death of a University of Georgia student who was killed off-campus.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is urging lawmakers to take dramatic action on transportation and education issues facing Georgia.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Vidalia onion farmer's lawsuit challenging the Georgia agriculture commissioner's authority to regulate the famous crop is going back to court.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police and funeral directors in Gainesville have a mystery on their hands: Someone is breaking into hearses and stealing the stretchers used to carry deceased people.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) - A middle school principal in eastern Alabama wants to stockpile cans of food such as corn and peas in classrooms so that students could hurl them as weapons in a last-resort confrontation with a school intruder.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state government's top leaders are united on one point: Something must be done this year to pay for the state's transportation needs.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say parts of northeast Georgia and eastern parts of the state remain under a dense fog advisory.
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a dispute over who owns the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop is set to be executed.
NEW YORK (AP) - Energy companies are leading a decline on the stock market as crude oil continues to tumble.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia lawmaker believes people legally able to drink, vote and serve in the military should be allowed to run for a seat in the state Senate.