Georgia

Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed checks on progress at the Public Works North Avenue Facility as Atlanta prepares for another approaching winter storm on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Obama signs emergency declaration for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a potentially “catastrophic” winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages […]

02/11/2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, reads to preschool children at the Cross Cultural Family Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

6 states receive $280M in early learning grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The winning states in the Race to […]

12/19/2013

Jacquelyn Johnson, center left, wipes a tear while speaking with her husband Kenneth, right, at a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of their son, Kendrick Johnson. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Parents of teen found dead in mat want inquiry

ATLANTA (AP) — During a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday, lawyers for the family of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled-up gym mat called on the governor to order a […]

12/11/2013

Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, talks to members of the media after filing his formal candidacy papers to run for governor at the State Ethics Commission Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has been a solidly Republican state for much of the past decade and there has been little good news for Democrats until now, with Jason Carter launching a bid for governor […]

11/07/2013

Sports agent Terry Watson, arrives at criminal court on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, in Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Churck Liddy)

Schools push for changes to strengthen agent laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic officials across the country have banded together to stop underhanded tactics some sports agents use to illegally contact college athletes. They have been joined in the fight by five agents […]

10/11/2013

Norman the scooter dog in YouTube video.

Norman the scooter dog earns Guinness record (video)

Norman has set a new world record for traveling unaided by scooter. Norman made history by scooting 30 meters in under 30 seconds in Georgia. Owner and trainer Karen Cobb says Norman aced the attempt […]

10/11/2013

‘Walking Dead’ brings new life to Ga. town

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) – When the cotton mill closed, the rural Georgia town of Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town. Residents fled. Storefronts faded. Buildings decayed. Over the decades, time turned the […]

10/05/2013

Dominique Lang points out defendant De'Marquise Elkins during testimony, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres)

Teen says he heard shot that killed baby

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly […]

08/22/2013

School shooting

Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school. Michael Thurmond tells The Associated Press that school officials […]

08/20/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her […]

08/12/2013

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