ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Tuesday upheld a man's death sentence for killing his ex-fiancée's adult son, saying he failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is intellectually disabled.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in about two-dozen apartment homes outside Atlanta were evacuated after a fire tore through the structure, authorities said.
FITZGERALD, Ga. (AP) — A towering sculpture of a chicken that stands higher than the tallest dinosaur is taking shape in rural south Georgia.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A small-town mayor facing criminal charges was suspended from office Friday by an executive order issued by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
ATLANTA (AP) — Police said a 2-year-old Atlanta child was found safe Sunday after her mother was stabbed in what investigators described as a violent domestic dispute.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who prosecutors say operated a sex and drug trafficking business has been sentenced to serve more than three decades in prison.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former pediatric nurse practitioner has admitted to distributing child pornography after investigators discovered thousands of videos and images of suspected child pornography on electronic devices at his home.
LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — A nonprofit group says it has bought more than 6,150 acres (2,488 hectares) of forest to be kept in conservation in southeast Georgia.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teachers and professors in Idaho will be prevented from “indoctrinating” students on race. Oklahoma teachers will be prohibited from saying certain people are inherently racist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously. Tennessee schools will risk losing state …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week — the latest encouraging sign for the rebounding U.S. economy — just as Republican-led states are moving to cut off a federal benefit for the jobless.
The trial of a man accused of murdering South Georgia beauty queen Tara Grinstead moved forward Tuesday as Georgia Supreme Court justices heard arguments for why the state should pay for his expert witnesses.
Children and adults can celebrate not only the beginning of a new year but a new decade as family friendly events will signal the start of 2020. There are a number of such family New Year’s Eve activities in Atlanta for the little ones to celebrate in their own special way (all events are ta…
ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta’s year-old regional transit governing agency Friday adopted a $27.4 billion list of transit projects submitted by local governments and transit systems.
District 67 State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, today said despite “many calls from friends and supporters, district wide and beyond, in support” he will not seek election to Georgia’s 14th Congressional District seat in 2020.
ATLANTA — Local governments should ease harsh residential zoning restrictions, remove unnecessary “aesthetic” building requirements and encourage innovation in construction technology, a legislative committee recommended Thursday.
The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic — sex abuse by clergy and staff — overshadowing all others.
Potential good news for aging Georgians on a waiting list to receive government services through a home and community waiver came last week. Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a budget proposal for fiscal 2020 that includes an extra $1.8 million for these home and community-based services, which help …
Paulding County commissioners will be seeking legal advice from someone other than their attorney for the last four years at their first meeting of 2019.
Local volunteers, nonprofits and veterans organizations are gearing up for the annual count of Cherokee County’s homeless population, which determines federal and state funding for homeless programs and resources in each Georgia county.
On Monday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Cobb County Commission chairman Mike Boyce will give the annual State of the County address at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE in the Cumberland area.
A divided Board of Commissioners pretty well mirrored the rest of Douglas County during its yearlong debate on creation of a fixed-route bus system.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has announced free tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income taxpayers at multiple locations in Cobb County.
A major pump failure at the South Cobb Water Reclamation Facility has resulted in the release of a combination of rainwater, creek water and untreated wastewater into Nickajack Creek near the Chattahoochee River.
A “Blue Wave” spread across the country during the 2018 mid-term elections, and nowhere was it more apparent than in and around north Fulton County, where traditionally Republican electoral districts turned from red to blue as Democrats turned out to vote. With the flipping of several House …
Amid all the pomp and revelry the holiday brings with it, local public safety agencies said the first hours of 2019 were not out of the ordinary compared to past years.
Though their delivery process did not go as envisioned, Derryl Dickerson and Fabiola Vélez Colón ultimately welcomed their healthy baby girl into the world a lucky seven minutes after midnight Tuesday.
Every year as January arrives, New Year’s Resolutions are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Some of us have a casual relationship with them– we may make them occasionally but don’t treat them as hard goals. Others take their resolutions much more seriously and will feel highly successful …
Prospects of a new municipality rising from Stockbridge and unincorporated Henry County property earned the proposed city of Eagle’s Landing its status as the Henry Neighbor’s 2018 newsmaker of the year.
The Cows Are Coming Home… on the Interstate Why did the cow cross the road? To Git to the Chikin, maybe? On three separate occasions in 2018, cows got loose on Atlanta’s interstates. Atlantans were asking “who let the cows out” in May, June and October as the livestock made their way around …
A judge on Friday approved the county development authority’s plan to issue $35 million in bonds and give tax breaks for a 30-acre office park, despite an east Cobb resident’s objections.
The early Thursday house fire in Powder Springs that claimed the life of a mother has also killed her 12-year-old son, Cobb officials announced Monday.
Douglas County officially will have some new county governmental and judicial officials joining some longtime judges in taking office Tuesday, Jan. 1.
A Ball Ground woman is among six defendants being accused by the federal government of being part of a scheme to claim more than $2 billion in illegal tax deductions.