ATLANTA (AP) - Thunderstorms spawned intense lightning and powerful winds across Georgia, sparking house fires in suburban Atlanta and toppling trees and power lines in several counties.
CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Students, faculty and alumni will be marking the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College with events beginning this week.
WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police surrounded a Christian university in search of a gunman who reportedly opened fire Monday morning and wounded at least five people, authorities said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - For the second time this year, police said a man accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show in downtown Savannah.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Lottery ticket lines swelled Friday as the record Mega Millions jackpot grew to $640 million, thanks to players who cast aside concerns about long odds and opened their wallets for a chance at becoming an overnight millionaire.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power has filed a request with state regulators to reduce fuel rates by 19 percent and total annual billings by about $567 million.
Mastercard is reporting that there is a possible breach in cardholder account data involving a payment processor, according to Fox News. Visa may also effected.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Experts say a warm winter and early spring will mean an abundance of ticks this summer in Georgia.
MACON (AP) - Hundreds of trees have been planted in an attempt to soak up the pollution from a contaminated industrial site in Macon.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal officials have made major progress in cleaning up radioactive waste stored in South Carolina, saying Thursday that two underground tanks that previously stored nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site are being cleaned and filled with concrete.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House rejected a budget pushed by its most conservative members on Thursday and moved toward approval of a $3.5 trillion plan backed by Republican leaders that would revamp Medicare, slice everything from food stamps to transportation and reject President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on the rich.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to visit a suburban Atlanta church in an appearance sponsored by a Christian organization.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta declined to 9.0 percent in February, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in January. The jobless rate in metro Atlanta in February a year ago was 9.9 percent.
As a result of brisk ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Mega Millions jackpot has been bumped from $476 million to a staggering $500 million for Friday's drawing. This is the largest lottery jackpot in North American history.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a JetBlue Airways captain who sprinted down the cabin of a flight screaming about a bomb with interfering with a flight crew.
ATLANTA (AP) - Police departments and law enforcement agencies across Georgia are increasingly using seized cash and property to upgrade their vehicle fleets, weapons and other equipment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Cameron will be one of the stars of his next big-screen adventure, a chronicle of the expedition on which he has made record-setting ocean dives.