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GA to implement boater education class requirement

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State Department of Natural Resources officials are reminding Georgians that boater education courses will soon be required for some vessel operators.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. department awarding life sciences grant

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant for elementary school teachers who show exceptional innovation in teaching life sciences.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Train passes over body of sleeping Ala. woman

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn police say a woman who fell asleep on a set of railroad tracks was not injured when a train passed over her.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia chooses company to write standardized test

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will pay more than $107 million for the development of a new statewide standardized test, replacing the CRCT and EOCT exams taken by elementary and high school students.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sen. Chambliss: Intel should be released

ATLANTA (AP) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss is calling on the Obama administration to declassify details about five detainees who were released from Guantanamo in exchange for an American soldier held captive by the Taliban.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. inmates to make cards for elderly

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is launching a community service project aimed at connecting juvenile offenders with the elderly.

June 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Gov. Deal suspends gasoline tax increase

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order preventing a hike in state taxes on gasoline.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Program to provide meals to low-income GA children

ATLANTA (AP) - State officials say free meals will be available to eligible children throughout the state over the summer.

June 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Second body found after man jumps from GA overpass

ATLANTA (AP) - DeKalb County police say a suicide note left by a man who jumped from a freeway overpass has led them to a second body.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


2,500-plus Ga. doctors w/o malpractice insurance

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 2,500 doctors in Georgia don't have malpractice insurance, according to a newspaper analysis of state data.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Poisoned Auburn oaks become museum piece

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Moulthrop was as horrified as anyone when news broke in 2010 that a University of Alabama fan had poisoned Auburn University's landmark oak trees after a football defeat.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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State peanut crop smaller than average

ATLANTA (AP) - A combination of drought, disease and an economic shift to other crops could make Georgia's peanut harvest one of the smallest in more than two decades and increase the price of peanut products.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Protesters criticize deal in fish kill case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Protesters are criticizing a settlement that requires a textile firm to spend $1 million on environmental projects after investigators found its pollution likely contributed to a fish kill in the Ogeechee River.

September 26, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Walton deputy killed in wreck

A Walton County Sheriff's Office lieutenant was killed Saturday night in an accident in North Hall and the other driver faces several charges .

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Ga. executes Davis

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Strapped to a gurney in Georgia's death chamber, Troy Davis lifted his head and declared one last time that he did not kill police officer Mark MacPhail. Just a few feet away behind a glass window, MacPhail's son and brother watched in silence.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Treasure seekers must give back silver

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that Florida deep-sea explorers must give 17 tons of silver coins from a sunken 19th century Spanish galleon back to the government of Spain.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


More young people have health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least one part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has proven popular. With the economy sputtering, the number of young adults covered by health insurance grew by about a million as families flocked to take advantage of a new benefit in the law.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Angel Food Ministries to shut down

ATLANTA (AP) - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Runoff election set to fill Georgia House seat

ATLANTA (AP) - Two Republicans who garnered the most votes in a Tuesday election will now meet in a runoff for a state House seat representing part of Cobb County.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Men distract owner, steal cash at Athens farmers market

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a group of thieves swarmed a farmers market in northeast Georgia, where they distracted the owners and got away with $8,000 from a money drawer.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Macon Fire chief: Discipline coming soon over video

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon-Bibb County's fire chief says five of the seven firefighters pictured in a controversial video were in on the prank, and two rookies were not.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis nears Ga. execution despite protests

ATLANTA (AP) - With less than half a day left to live, Troy Davis faced execution Wednesday despite a furious campaign in the U.S. and Europe to win clemency for the 1989 slaying of a Georgia policeman he claims he did not commit.

September 21, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Troy Davis denied clemency

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia to appeal parts of No Child Left Behind

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia education officials say the state will become one of the nation's first to appeal some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Murders down in Georgia, U.S.

ATLANTA (AP) - New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Copperhead snake bites up in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta say they've had to deal with an unusual number of copperhead bites this year.

September 20, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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