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.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn is replacing the Toomer's Corner oak trees that were poisoned by a University of Alabama fan.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police are searching for a person they believe stole almost 800 pairs of panties from a Victoria's Secret store.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - High winds followed by a surge of cold air this weekend are in store for Georgia as multiple cold fronts move across the South.
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions.
ATLANTA (AP) - State lawmakers plan to begin discussing Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to turn over management of failing schools to a state-run district.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Clark Atlanta University says the killing of a junior chemistry major is a "devastating" loss for the school.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adreian Payne came to Minnesota on Monday as a seldom-used member of the powerful Atlanta Hawks, languishing on the bench for one of the league's best teams.
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's jobless rate declined to 6.8 percent in December.
ATLANTA (AP) - The snow and sleet had stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm - but officials warned that ice-covered roads remained a threat for drivers Thursday morning.
They crept through traffic that makes an ordinary Atlanta rush hour feel like a drag race, trudged home through ice and snow while watching cars skid and slide through intersections and spent the night taking care of young children stranded at school. Some even slept in their cars.
ATLANTA (AP) - Helicopters took to the skies Wednesday to search for stranded drivers while Humvees delivered food, water and gas - or a ride home - to people who were stuck on roads after a winter storm walloped the Deep South.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say they helped deliver a baby girl on a local freeway when snow and ice brought traffic to a crawl.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's winter weather-snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.
ATLANTA (AP) - Law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia responded to hundreds of crashes as snow fell throughout the region and drivers spent hours struggling through commutes that would typically take minutes.
ATLANTA (AP) - Traffic along interstates and surface streets in the downtown Atlanta area came to a crawl as snow began falling in the metro Atlanta region.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Cities rolled out snow plows that hardly ever leave the garage, a hardware store sold feed scoops for use as snow shovels and alligators in the Okefenokee Swamp burrowed into mud to stay warm Tuesday as a winter storm brought snow, ice and brutal cold to the Deep South, a part of the country more accustomed to hurricanes.
ATLANTA (AP) - A winter storm expected to settle into the Southeast Tuesday has already prompted the cancellation of thousands of flights throughout the region.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering Georgians tips to deal with problems associated with severe winter weather.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police say one person has been killed and two others have been wounded in a shooting near a suburban Atlanta high school.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut agriculture officials have accused a Georgia woman of trying to sell sick cats and dogs and charged her with animal cruelty.
ATLANTA (AP) - State Department of Public Health officials say nearly 40 people have died of flu-related complications this season and more than 650 people have been hospitalized.