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Storms spark fires, down trees and power lines

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.

September 04, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GPC marks 50th anniversary

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) - Students, faculty and alumni will be marking the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College with events beginning this week.

September 03, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Storms spark lightning fires in Barrow County

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Police probe stabbing of pit bull inside pet store

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.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Clemson-Georgia game highlights SEC's first week

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. lane closures to be lifted for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Sheriff's captain accused of crimes involving teen

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.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Woman gives birth inside Walmart near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


City moves ahead on benefits for same-sex couples

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

August 28, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Central Ga. brush fire could burn until next rain

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake

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.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

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.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


Man found shot to death in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined

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.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE


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Ex-Wizards' Crittenton to be returned to Atl.

ATLANTA - Police say former Washington Wizards basketball player Javaris Crittenton will be returned to Atlanta from Los Angeles on Thursday to face a murder charge.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Athens church reports theft of money to police

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Employee of an Athens church told police that someone stole $20,000 from church coffers.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


University system to study consolidation

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of the university system of Georgia says he is ordering a study of whether campuses should be consolidated to save money.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Auburn's mascot fine after crash

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The director of an Alabama raptor center says Auburn University's beloved eagle mascot, Spirit, is doing fine after crashing into a stadium luxury box in front of thousands of fans.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Drivers say child dangled from bus

WINDER (AP) - Authorities say a school bus driver is on administrative leave after a kindergartner's backpack became caught in the door of the bus.

September 14, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


New uninsured pay policy at Grady

ATLANTA - Uninsured patients who show up for non-emergency care at Grady Memorial Hospital will now have to pay in full before receiving services if they live outside the metro Atlanta counties of Fulton and DeKalb.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Great grandmother robbed at gunpoint

ATLANTA - A great-grandmother told Atlanta police she was robbed at gunpoint during broad daylight after attending Sunday church services.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Georgia soldier found dead in Afghanistan

FORT BRAGG (AP) - A Fort Bragg paratrooper from Georgia has been found dead in his room in Afghanistan.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Vegans to serve life for baby's death

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta vegan couple whose malnourished 6-week-old son starved to death after they fed him a too-limited diet of soy milk and apple juice will have to serve their life sentences for murder, Georgia's top court ruled on Monday.

September 12, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Ga. county's schools charging back tuition

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - The Fayette County school system is charging back tuition to parents caught sending their out-of-county children to its schools.

September 09, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Parents say Atlanta kids ordered off bus

ATLANTA - Atlanta school officials are investigating a complaint that a school bus driver ordered several students to get out and walk.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Angel Food Ministry suspends deliveries

MONROE - Monroe-based nonprofit Angel Food Ministries says it's suspending food distribution for the month of September.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


New audio of 9/11 released

In their investigation of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission gathered audio from the civil and military officials who responded to the hijackings.

September 08, 2011 | Staff Report | STATE


Atl. voters to decide on Sunday sales

ATLANTA - The Atlanta City Council has voted to let Atlanta voters decide in November whether they want alcoholic beverages sold at retail stores on Sundays.

September 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


Man jumps into out-of-control Jeep

ATLANTA (AP) - A man jumped into an out-of-control Jeep as it drifted across lanes of traffic on a bustling parkway and steered the vehicle safely into a guardrail after its driver suffered a seizure, authorities said.

September 01, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE


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