CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's top law enforcement agency has completed its investigation into the death of a 40-year-old Black woman found dead after attending an adult sleepover party in 2018, saying Tuesday that its findings do not support the pursuit of any criminal charges.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's largest school district on Tuesday joined the growing ranks of those that will require students and employees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, as COVID-19 cases continued to skyrocket across the state.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — Two Georgia residents were arrested in Louisiana and a third person in Alabama in a killing earlier this month that police said was linked to a marijuana deal.
Jacob Christian Moedl, 19, of Notasulga was jailed Monday in the slaying of Antavious Lawenton Sharpe, 23, news outlets reported.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Mike Davis couldn't wait to check in for his first training camp with his hometown Atlanta Falcons.
“I’m here early,” Davis said Tuesday. “I think that speaks for a lot.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A 15-year-old high school football player died after collapsing at the first day of practice in middle Georgia.
Bibb County school district officials say Joshua Ivory, a student at Southwest High School in Macon, went into distress Monday, prompting coaches to call an ambulance.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials continue to investigate whether criminal charges are merited in a boat crash that killed one man and injured six others.
WMAZ-TV reports that all six people who were injured in the late-night collision have been released from the hospital.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah is now moving record-breaking volumes of cargo.
For the first time ever, the Port of Savannah has moved 5.3 million 20-foot equivalent container units in a fiscal year, Georgia Ports announced Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The largest city on Georgia's coast has reimposed a requirement that people wear masks in some public settings, citing a “steep and alarming rise” in cases of COVID-19.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson made the announcement at a news conference Monday, saying people now must wear masks any time they are indoors with people who are not members of their immediate families.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board tasked with overseeing the state's efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved the six companies that will be allowed to sell the drug, a major step to finally getting patients legal access to the medication.
ATLANTA (AP) — Some hospitals in Georgia have not made it easy for a patient to find out how much they charge for specific procedures despite a federal requirement to provide clear and accessible pricing information online, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found.
BRUNSWICK, Ga (AP) — The demolition and removal of an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast is inching closer to completion.
Crews on Thursday began cutting through steel to remove a sixth chunk of the Golden Ray and take it away on a barge to a facility in nearby Brunswick, Georgia.
ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money.
Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief bill backed by President Joe Biden.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Residents at a Georgia mobile home said they have had almost no water service for the past three weeks.
So little water comes out of the pipes that it is almost impossible to flush toilets, wash dishes or take a bath at the Sea Breeze Mobile Home Park in Columbus, WRBL-TV reports.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has received approval for its plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money.
The announcement by the U.S. Department of Education was made Thursday.
Most of the money is being directly allocated to Georgia’s 180-plus school districts, with $425 million held by the state Board of Education to address statewide needs.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A late-night collision between two boats on a middle Georgia lake killed one person and injured six others.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones told local news outlets that two boats crashed on Lake Tobesofkee after 2 a.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS (4-12)
CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia
LAST YEAR: The Falcons' first 0-7 start since 1997 led to the firings of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Interim coach Raheem Morris managed four wins, but that was not enough for him to keep the job or change the team's path toward an overhaul.
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant.
ATLANTA (AP) — A homegrown football hero and businessman supported by his longtime friend Donald Trump, Herschel Walker has an attractive profile for Republicans looking to reclaim a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb.
James Michael Coates, 56, faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated child molestation in the 1988 killing of Joshua Harmon, Roswell police announced Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia.
He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion while Georgia is the pick to win the Eastern Division in the media's annual preseason poll.
In voting by media covering SEC media days released Friday, the defending national champion Crimson Tide received 84 votes to win the league while Georgia was second with 45 votes.
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama woman is offering a $2,000 reward after losing her rings while visiting a Georgia resort.
Erin Ward of Thorsby, Alabama, visited the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens last week, The LaGrange Daily News reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — It took less than two hours Thursday for jurors to decide that Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner was indeed a “fraudster” and not an innovator, as they convicted Jim Beck on 37 criminal counts relating to more than $2.5 million he embezzled from his former employer.
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — The director of an organization that feeds poor children during the summer in coastal Georgia stole from the state by saying she provided meals that were never made, investigators said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker said Wednesday he will seek $75 million in the state budget to give each police officer and sheriff's deputy a $1,000 bonus, increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and bolster the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is naming businessman Fitz Johnson to fill a vacancy on the state Public Service Commission.
Kemp on Wednesday announced he would tap Johnson, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for the Cobb County Commission last year, to fill a vacancy on the commission created when Kemp on Tuesday named commissioner Chuck Eaton to fill a superior court vacancy in Fulton County.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's suspended insurance commissioner testified at his federal fraud trial Tuesday, saying he oversaw valuable work for his former employer and that hundreds of thousands of dollars that flowed to an entity he controlled was not part of a scam.
ATLANTA (AP) — Barring reporters from court for one part of jury selection in the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery would violate well-established precedent and be a “striking step in the wrong direction,” media outlets, including The Associated Press, said Tuesday in a court filing.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has long been a believer in fellow former California prep stars Matt Corral and Bryce Young.
Now all three are starting quarterbacks on the other side of the country in the Southeastern Conference.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference front-runners Alabama and Georgia upgraded their depth and talent, adding key players when the transfer floodgates opened wide.
Alabama landed inside linebacker Henry To’o To’o from Tennessee and ex-Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Bibb County judge was appointed Tuesday to the Georgia Supreme Court by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Judge Verda M. Colvin has previously been appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Kemp and is the first African American woman to be named to either court by a Republican governor.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against a man convicted of the 1985 slayings of a couple at a south Georgia church, exonerating him after he spent two decades behind bars, the man's attorneys said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders are promising quick legislative action to fight violent crime in Atlanta as the House begins hearings on crime in Georgia's largest city.
Gov. Brian Kemp told the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Monday that he would include anti-crime proposals for lawmakers to consider this fall when they return for a special session to redraw electoral districts.
ATLANTA (AP) — Taking their case for a federal voting bill to Georgia, Senate Democrats argued at a field hearing on Monday that their sweeping elections measure is desperately needed to counter the impact of new GOP state laws that tighten voting rules.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lottery saw profits leap again as gamblers kept reaching for lottery tickets and online games even as other entertainment opportunities reopened.
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A Florida woman was killed and 17 others injured after an interstate crash involving several vehicles near the Georgia coast, authorities said.
The wreck happened Saturday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Camden County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer fatally shot a car passenger who pointed a gun at police following a traffic stop, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Sunday.
The GBI news release said were Savannah police officers were talking to the driver of a car pulled over Saturday night when a passenger in the car, Maurice Sentel Mincey, 36, of Savannah, began moving around in the vehicle.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A county in coastal Georgia had to delay the swearing in of its new police chief, who’s still awaiting his credentials to serve as a law enforcement officer in the state.
Local officials had planned to swear in Jacques Battiste as Glynn County police chief Thursday evening, but the ceremony was postponed at the last minute.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The towering crane being used to saw apart an overturned cargo ship along the Georgia coast has paused work for maintenance and repairs.
Salvage crews have removed nearly two-thirds of the Golden Ray in five giant chunks since demolition began in November.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A new exhibit tells the history of Lake Lanier, the reservoir and recreational hotspot north of Atlanta that supplies Georgia's largest city with drinking water.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a physician who drew attention to unsanitary conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison.
Dr. Timothy Young said in the suit that he faced retaliation for being a whistleblower.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Georgia national rugby coach has “serious lung damage” from COVID-19 and has been put on a ventilator in the hospital in South Africa, Georgia rugby officials said Saturday.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities reopened a stretch of a heavily traveled Georgia interstate in both directions by Friday evening, after crews made quick work of demolishing a bridge overpass that was badly damaged by a crash.
ATLANTA (AP) — Suspended Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck improperly took money from the private insurer he led and used it to buy campaign signs when the Republican ran for office in 2018, a witness testified Friday in Beck’s trial.
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's largest school district is bringing one of its own home to take over as superintendent after board members ousted a longtime leader.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education voted 5-0 Thursday to name Calvin Watts as its sole finalist to become the district's superintendent.
SOPERTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they hope to reopen an interstate that connects much of Georgia to its coastline by next week after a crash knocked a bridge overpass from its support beams.
Crews plan to demolish the overpass above Interstate 16 so they can reopen that key route by next week, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.
ATLANTA (AP) — The big June jump in payrolls nationwide was also seen in Georgia, as the state's employers added more than 30,000 workers, continuing to close the gap with how many workers were employed before the pandemic.
ROBERTA, Ga. (AP) — Emergency officials are warning residents of a Middle Georgia town to shelter in place as a chemical fire burns nearby.
Fire crews on Thursday were battling the blaze at the Olin Epoxy plant in Crawford County, WMAZ-TV reported.
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is declaring his opposition to a high-ranking Georgia Republican's bid for lieutenant governor, another sign of how state-level politics is being reordered by Trump's insistence that all Republicans repudiate his 2020 election loss.