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‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. The European…

House arrest recommended for Georgian in Misissippi bribery case – SFGate

Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for…

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

A couple having sex in a Georgia Waffle House parking lot was busted on Sunday, according to police. But that isnt even the weird part.Loganville authorities said the woman was…

Jason Carter to Run for Ga. Governor

Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats…

Georgia man flicked lighter near gas tank, setting wife ablaze, officials say

A Georgia man was arrested after he flicked his cigarette lighter near the gas tank of his truck and touched off an explosion and fire that left his wife with…

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Over the past week, two floating structures on opposite sides of the country have provoked a lot of speculation: Early on, the Internet settled on Google as a likely culprit.…

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

A 23-year-old mayor was shot and his mother tied up during an attempted robbery at their Georgia home last night. Dawson mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times in the…

Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on…

Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids

Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending…

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots fired

A “ground stop” has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the…

‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Ender’s Game’ make headlines around state

Filming in Georgia: ‘Dumb and Dumber To” shoots at Gwinnett Center Source: Gwinnett Daily Post • “The Walking Dead” starts filming today in Griffin Source: Griffin Daily News  • “The Walking Dead” convention to…

Federal prosecutors reopen probe into Lowndes County student’s death

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him. Source: Macon Telegraph • U.S. Department of Justice opens formal review…

Government document: Health site posed ‘high’ security risk

An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health…

Joe Klein: With Obama, the buck stops nowhere

Still, I expected more from Obama. I expected more at the Veterans Administration, since the President said that making sure that our veterans received the best treatment really mattered to…

The new secession movement

There’s a big race right now to become the 51st state. Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create…

Jax aviation authority security chief’s resignation near

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s director of security is on paid leave while his bosses seek his resignation, though the official reason remains a mystery. Sources familiar with Wednesday’s action against…

Gingrey calls for Sebelius’ resignation

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) called yesterday for resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the failure of healthcare.gov, federal website where Americans are supposed to…

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

“That’s a Confederate soldier,” Tommy Benton says, pointing to a new bronze statue on the square in his hometown. Three years ago, the GOP state representative helped raise $50,000 to…

Iraq veterans SpongeBob gravestone removed

An Iraq war veterans towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds.…

Criminal probe launched after students fight in Bacon County

An off-campus fight between high school students last week is now a criminal investigation with the Bacon County Sheriffs Office. WTOC received a video of the fight. Superintendent Dr. Laine…

OPINION: Putting more bite into ethics law long overdue

“It’s possible, if not probable, that Georgia could put teeth into its notoriously gummy ethics oversight system early next year. And under the right (or wrong, depending on one’s perspective)…

Georgia officials to revisit interbasin water transfers

For the first time, the state will have a way to transfer water from reservoirs on one stream and move it to another that is depleted by drought. Environmental organizations…

Spongebob movies wraps up filming in downtown Savannah

The big movie shoot came to end Friday in downtown Savannah. Cars packed up, signs taken down and roads re-opened. For a week and a half Broughton Street was transformed…

‘The Walking Dead’ inspires new convention in Atlanta

Cable TV’s “The Walking Dead” has inspired a new convention, a podcast, and a one-man play. The podcast and Atlanta-based convention are the creations of Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier,…

Telegraph reporter runs with the bulls near Atlanta

It’s over, and I’m dripping red. I’m bruised and throbbing. It feels like someone kicked me in the ribs and punched me in the jaw. People have asked me why…

Cain to local church: U.S. is troubled

Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of…

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

A Treasure Valley woman bought a home in Nampa, only to find out later that she only owns half of it. She owns the front half of the property, while…

Report: Health-care exchange website woes widen

Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is making it difficult to handle even a trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a…

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students in suburban Atlanta school say a dare prompted two students to perform a sex act in a high school cafeteria. A student at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga.,…

Early County suspects hiding out after attempted home burglary

Three men are still on the run Monday night after a long manhunt Sunday night. The men shot a man’s dog during the attempted burglary attempt at the Early County…

GOP comes to Deal’s defense on ethics

In politics, one of the most important rules is never miss an opportunity to take a shot at the other side. Last month, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican parties attacked each…

Filming in Georgia: SpongeBob cart crash ends with restaurant damage

A member of the film crew for the “SpongeBob Squarepants 2” movie caused an accident Wednesday morning that sent a woman to the hospital and damaged a downtown building, according…

Strange happenings: 7-foot fork found in Statesboro

A huge metal fork reported stolen earlier this year was found propped against a utility pole along a busy highway Wednesday. Statesboro Police Advanced Patrol Officer Justin Samples, the public…

Coca-Cola vending machine adjusts price of beverage depending on temperature outside

The Coca-Cola Spain vending machines at water and amusement parks charged three different prices for the product, Limon & Nada, depending on the temperature. For temperatures above 86 degrees, the…

Parents of Valdosta teen upset over missing organs

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday that they have a new reason to suspect signs of foul…

Ohio school fined nearly $100,000 for displaying Jesus painting

An Ohio school was forced to pay a $95,000 fine for displaying a painting of Jesus in its hallway. The case against the Jackson City School District was brought by…

Michelle Nunn raises $1.7 million

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn raised more than $1.7 million between July and September, her Senate campaign said Tuesday, a fast start for the first-time candidate. Nunn, who announced her campaign…

Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

A new study shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled during the past decade, suggesting that a stronger response is needed. More people are dying in the US from prescription…

Bicycle registration bill pulled by lawmakers

Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia. Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County…

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

A  man who was being actively sought by authorities in Georgia for allegedly assaulting a police officer was found Friday and arrested, Nassau County police said in a news release.…

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Once upon a time, political campaigns cared a lot about landing newspaper endorsements. Strategy memos were hatched, fake editorial board meetings functioning as candidates’ dress-rehearsals were conducted, and policy papers…

Police lock down Capitol after shots fired

Latest updates 3:22 PMSuspected reportedly tried to breach White House grounds 3:21 PMSeeing the chase from the Capitol steps 3:16 PMSources: Chase began near White House 3:14 PMPhotos from inside…

Source: Cobb deputy fired over ties to homicide

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office had fired one of its deputies after finding out he had ties to a woman who’s accused of killing her ex-fiancé. Neighbors on Clifton Road…

Democrat Party staffer suggests Georgia voters less educated

A cardinal rule of politics is never insult the voters. The voters will never put a candidate in office if they believe that candidate feels the people they seek to…

Georgia poll: Shutdown Dems’ fault

Georgians blame Democrats more than Republicans for the federal government shutdown, according to a new poll. But that’s largely a function of the Democrats’ control of two-thirds of the parties…

Police investigating threats, assault of women calling for Obama’s impeachment

Police near Atlanta are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. The women…

Obamacare navigators or posers could put people at risk of fraud

The chairman of a Senate committee examining fraud warned today that Obamacare navigators or people posing as them could make Georgians vulnerable to identity theft. Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, met…

NASCAR Notebook: Unemployment line might await Nationwide leader

Sam Hornish Jr. is five races away from a possible NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. His reward, however, may be the unemployment line. Hornish has a four-point lead over Austin Dillon…

Poor Sen. Saxby Chambliss: “We’ve got nowhere to eat”

U.S. lawmakers have been deluged by calls from constituents in the past few weeks, urging them to help avert a shutdown or stand firm against the health-care law. Todays callers…

What federal government shutdown means for Georgia

More than 77,000 executive branch civilian workers in Georgia could be furloughed if the federal governmentpartially shuts down at midnight on Tuesday. Although the government will not halt altogether, this…

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN has decided to scrap its plan to make a documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton. The director, Charles Ferguson, said “nobody was interested in helping me make this…

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Special needs parents joined a group of civil rights activists outside a Chuck E. Cheese in Smyrna this weekend. The NAACP organized the rally after a father claimed he and…

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

In many ways, the tough spot that Washington finds itself in this weekend is because of Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.). It was Graves who came up with a plan to…

Allegations facing state senator also concern governor

Friday’s unsealing of an 18-count indictment against a state senator may have also struck Gov. Nathan Deal as bad news and not just because the two Republicans have been allied…

Dogs and hunters slay wild hog in suburban Atlanta

Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood. After the dogs attacked, a hunter…

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

A grand jury has indicted state Sen. Don Balfour on 18 counts, Channel 2 Action News has learned. The indictment includes 16 counts of making a false certificate, one count…

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

Open enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday but hundreds of thousands Georgians don’t qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance because they make too little. More…

Why PopSci is shutting off comments from readers

Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off. It wasn’t a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science…

USPS wants a three-cent increase in first-class postage stamps

The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter – and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49…

Former UGA football player Paul Oliver, 29, commits suicide

Paul Oliver, a football stand-out at Harrison High School and the University of Georgia who later played in the NFL, died Tuesday evening at a Marietta residence of a self-inflicted…

Army officials consider banning tattoos on soldiers

New army recruits would be banned from getting tattoos on their forearms,lower legs, and above their necklines. There’s a story behind each one. For Cody Turner, it’s a reminder of…

Savannah’s film office director suspended

A special Savannah Film Commission meeting was held and the 19-member advisory board was apparently caught off guard by the decision to suspend Jay Self, the city’s Film Services Office…

Officials at Kings Bay Naval Station confident in security system

Kings Bay has security checkpoints that increase in vigilance as vehicles get closer to the waterfront where Ohio-class submarines are ported while the boats are resupplied and repairs are made.…

Guide dog killed while saving boy

ATLANTA —  “Simon” the boxer was a guide dog for Dave Furukawa, who is blind. Dave says the boxer was his best friend. But their bond got even deeper when…

Should Georgia wipe clean some criminal records?

Sarah Hamilton’s January arrest based on a mistaken identity has kept the whole family in turmoil even after police dropped the charges against the 26-year-old former honor graduate, her father…

Wild pigs threaten Lithonia neighborhood, animal control says nothing to do

Residents of a Georgia neighborhood say local animal control workers told them there is nothing they can do about four wild hogs roaming about. People living on Stonebridge Crescent in…

Fort Benning shows off new combat equipment

The Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning  Tuesday showed off some of the new combat equipment and technology it has been testing. The equipment includes the Lightweight Small Arms Technology…

Angler reels in relic from prehistoric past

A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgias lakes. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the…

The fatal mistake that doomed BlackBerry

The fatal mistake that doomed BlackBerry

Beleaguered gadgetmaker BlackBerry said on Monday that it’s signed a tentative agreement to be purchased by a group led by Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial in a $4.7 billion deal. The transaction,…

U.S. House panel rejects proposal to federalize Florida-Georgia water dispute

U.S. House panel rejects proposal to federalize Florida-Georgia water dispute

Oysters in Northwest Florida are dying off from a lack of fresh water and the oyster industry is struggling because of it. Much of the freshwater that would normally flow…

Wrestling legend Bill Goldberg remembers his UGA teammate

They are all in their 40s now, but professional wrestling legend Bill Goldberg still considers his teammates from his college football days as among his closest friends. “I’ve done a…

Brunswick shipbuilder wants to construct 56-foot schooner on waterfront

What Joe Lawson wants from the city is free use of a tract it owns along the waterfront that was formerly the grounds of the Public Works Department. There, he…

Filming in Georgia: Antonio Banderas to star in SpongeBob movie being shot in Savannah

Banderas will play a pirate in “SpongeBob SquarePants 2,” being shot in Savannah and Tybee Island over the next few weeks. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday  …

Moody AFB library may close

As of September 30, the library services will undergo restructuring — it’s not clear what that will mean. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  …

Valdosta-Lowndes County library outdated

The building’s roof is leaking, the A/C unit is from 1966, the newest computer is one from 2008, the Internet access is limited to a sluggish 6 megabytes, the building…

Georgia’s freshman receiver makes first career catch count

Georgia’s freshman receiver makes first career catch count

Chris Conley had two words go through his mind when he saw Reggie Davis reel in a catch at the Georgia 40-yard line. “He’s gone,” Conley said of Davis’ 98-yard…

Bruce Schneier says more to come from NSA documents

Bruce Schneier says more to come from NSA documents

Bruce Schneier, a cryptographer and author on security topics, last month took on a side gig: helping the Guardian newspaper pore through documents purloined from the U.S. National Security Agency…

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘You Retard’ message in bottle cap

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘You Retard’ message in bottle cap

Atlanta-based beverage giant Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is apologizing profusely for the message found by a Canadian girl inside the bottle cap of the company’s Vitaminwater drink: “You Retard.” The girl’s younger…

BlackBerry slashes workforce, reports massive Q2 loss

BlackBerry slashes workforce, reports massive Q2 loss

BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq:BBRY) announced today it expects to post a nearly $1 billion loss for the second quarter and cut its global workforce by 40%, according to a report from…

Albany teens arrested in assault on 68-year-old catering employee

Albany Police have charged one teen and charges are pending against another in the August beating of a 68-year old man. Albany Police located a juvenile they wanted to speak…

Home Depot to cut benefits for part-time workers

Atlanta-based Home Depot is eliminating the limited medical insurance is has offered to its many part-time employees. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the change means those workers will either seek…

Ethics head who is accused of helping governor got a raise during cost-cutting

The head of Georgia’s Ethics Commission, who is accused of intervening in a case involving Gov. Nathan Deal, received pay raises despite being hired as the agency said it had…

‘Crazy’ new ant found in Albany

‘Crazy’ new ant found in Albany

The tawny crazy ant has made its way into Georgia for the first time. University of Georgia Extension agent James Morgan in Dougherty County discovered the ant—  which originates in…

More details in Clayton County kidnapping

The 14-year old girl was dropped off at a relative’s house in Clayton after a 36-hour kidnapping. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Land use study underway for Kings Bay

Kings Bay is considered the economic engine that drives Camden County with its nearly 9,000 employees and estimated annual payroll of $600 million. Source: Brunswick News  …

Paula Deen back in the public’s eye

Paula Deen is making her way back into the public’s eye, so far with good reception. She made her first public appearance in Houston last week, where she got a…

Annual Savannah Jazz Festival begins Sunday

The 32nd annual Savannah Jazz Festival includes the Savannah Country Day School Jazz Ensemble, Savannah Arts Academy Skylite Orchestra and the Armstrong Atlantic State University Jazz Ensemble. Source: WTOC-TV…

OPINION: Tom Crawford – Georgia turns students away from its colleges

“In many states, one of the top policy objectives is to provide a K-12 and college education for as many people as possible in the belief that a well-educated citizenry…

S.C. professor says he’s solved a mystery over slave’s novel

Gregg Hecimovich, the chairman of the English department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., has uncovered previously unknown details about Hannah Bond’s life that have shed light on how…

Filming in Georgia: Tybee Island hosting a SpongeBob SquarePants meeting

Tybee Island will be one location for the production of “SpongeBob SquarePants 2: The Movie” beginning this month. Source: Savannah Morning News • “Walking Dead” to film in Milner Source: Barnesville Herald-Gazette (registration) …

Tyres could soon be named ‘Young Farm Family of the Year’

Tyres could soon be named ‘Young Farm Family of the Year’

Cory and Janie Tyre of Alma are continuing their tradition of putting Alma farm families on the map, as well as making the Tyre family name well known in Georgia…

Tyler Perry apparently buys more land in Douglas County

Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s company has apparently purchased more land in Douglasville. Residents in Tributary at New Manchester have been notified by their homeowners association that Perry’s company has purchased more…

Girl abducted in home invasion found safe in Conyers

A 14-year-old Georgia girl abducted in a home invasion robbery was found alive on Wednesday after a massive search by multiple law enforcement agencies. Ayvani Hope Perez had been taken…

Suspects seeking $10K ransom for abducted teen

As law enforcement agencies all around Georgia search for 14-year-old kidnapping victim Ayvani Perez, one of her best friends is praying for her safe return. “I want to tell her…

Filming in Georgia: “Fast & Furious 7″ to be filmed in and around Gwinnett County

The movie is holding casting calls — today and Tuesday, they are looking specifically for Hispanic males to shoot scenes. On Sept. 18, producers need “hot, hip and trendy cool…

Former Savannah businessman sentenced in Paula Deen extortion plot

Thomas George Paculis, 62, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from celebrity chef Paula Deen. Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP  …

Former Georgia and NFL OL Scott Adams dies at 46

Adams died Monday in Oconee County; the cause of death was not disclosed. He played for Georgia from 1985-1988 and six seasons in the NFL. Source: Athens Banner-Herald  …

Georgia agritourism spot to hold biggest event yet on Saturday

Farm Heritage Day is Saturday, September 21 in Brooklet, hosted by Hunter Cattle Co. Source: WJCL-TV  …

No more free football tickets for.Georgia lawmakers

One college football tradition in Georgia will soon disappear: Letting politicians into the stadium for free. A new law taking effect next year bans lobbyists from giving Georgia’s politicians free…

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

EyeNetra aims to shake up optometry with DIY kit

Vitor Pamplona isn’t a doctor. He’s not even an optician. He can’t write you a prescription for glasses, or sell you a pair. Still, he’s pretty sure he’s going to…

Summer enrollment drop could indicate problems for colleges

Summer enrollment drop could indicate problems for colleges

A general drop in enrollment this summer foreshadows what’s expected to be a rare decrease in the number of students attending the University System of Georgia this fall. Fewer students…

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Patient bills soar as health law program falters

Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance…

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

With members of Congress returning to Washington on Monday, more of them are beginning to weigh in on their positions regarding a possible strike on Syria. Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R)…

Georgia law trims reimbursement money to local jails

Georgia’s 2012 criminal justice reform law reduces the amount of money some local jails receive. One example, Whitfield County. The law changed some property and drug-related crimes from felonies to…

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s US senators: President should have called Congress back

Georgia’s U.S. Senators are responding to President Obama in the wake of his statement earlier today. The president said he has already authorized military force against Syria, but will take…

Savannah adds more electric vehicle charging stations

On Friday, Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson hosted an “Electric Car Brainteam” to discuss how to deploy more electric vehicle chargers and cars throughout the…

UFOs spotted over Derby and Georgia

An American woman claims to have videotaped the crash-landing of an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), as it appears to fall out of skies. The video was shot on 21 August,…

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain

The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels. On Wednesday, Secretary of State John…

Former Atlanta schools chief charged in test cheating scandal has cancer

Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent accused of a participating in a large-scale conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests, has breast cancer, her lawyer said Thursday. Hall is receiving…

Woman accused of cooking, selling meth Inside Thomasville home

Several complaints from residents in Thomasville led Narcotic Agents to a house along Vernon Lane. “We had information that she has been possibly cooking and selling methamphetamine,” said Agent Kevin…

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Gregg Allman to perform Macon concert in December

Hometown music legend Gregg Allman is returning to Macon this year for a concert at the Grand Opera House. Allman, an original member of the Allman Brothers Band, which recorded…

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

Freezer roof collapses at Savannah food bank over weekend

The large, walk-in freezer’s roof collapsed and no one was injured; workers tried to save as much frozen food as possible. Workers Tuesday morning arrived at the 2501 E. President…

OPINION: No martyr, Hasan will die a murderer’s death

A military jury made the right decision Wednesday when it sentenced Nidal Hasan to death in the murders of 13 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. Source: Albany Herald…

OPINION: Port of Brunswick must be higher priority

The Port of Brunswick is unimportant. While he didn’t say so directly, Col. Thomas Tickner, the new commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, might as well have…

OPINION: Back to the gridiron of dreams

Football has not returned all at once this year in South Georgia. Some teams played earlier than others, but it’s back. Football is back. Winning is very much part of…

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer charged with DUI

New Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Wednesday night. Budenholzer was stopped in Atlanta around 10:30 p.m. ET because the taillights on…

ASPCA rescues 367 dogs from three-state dog fighting ring

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), at the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and…

AP Bulletin: Chemical weapons used in Syria

AP: Kerry says chemical weapons were used in Syria, accuses Assad of destroying evidence.…

Georgia Power warns of suspicious phone calls

More than 70 Georgia Power residential and business customers have reported to the company that they’re getting phone calls of threats to get their power turned off unless they pay…

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized

Synthetic marijuana warning issued after 8 hospitalized – http://pulse.me/s/pAfWp…

Fort Hood killer guilty on all counts

The Associated Press has just reported that  Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been was found guilty on all counts in the Fort Hood massacre.…

Cities cut hours over Obamacare

Many cash-strapped cities and counties facing the prospect of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new health-care costs under the Affordable Care Act are opting instead to reduce…

Georgia most expensive state to operate an automobile

Georgia is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Oregon is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Bankrate factored in the costs of gasoline, insurance,…

Video purports to show dozens of dead children after chemical attack

There are reports of new attacks in the Damascus suburbs just one day after an alleged chemical attack against innocent Syrian civilians killed dozens of children. United Nations teams are…

BULLETIN: Nasdaq halts trading

The AP has announced that Nasdaq has halted trading in Nasdaq-listed stocks and options due to a technical issue.…

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 reducing work hours due to ObamaCare

Forever 21 Inc. is the latest national company to cut employee hours to counter the impact of ObamaCare. Policymic.com reported Forever 21 will limit non-management workers’ hours to 29.5 a…

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

NPR CEO Gary Knell announces he’s leaving for Nat Geo

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he’s leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic…

Woman killed as boat collides with Ogeechee train trestle

Authorities say a 25-year-old woman died Sunday after a boating accident on the Ogeechee River in the Savannah area. The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/18FkmBG) that police and paramedics responded…

OPINION | The Water Wars: Deal right to fight if necessary

Welcome back to “the water wars.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared on Tuesday that he will file suit against Georgia for its “unchecked and growing consumption of water, which is…

Georgia jobless rate up to 8.8 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the…

Study: Electrified water kills pathogens in beef

University of Georgia researchers have used electrolyzed oxidizing water to sanitize poultry, kill funguses on nursery-grown plants and remove pathogens from produce. Now they’re using it to reduce shiga toxin-producing…

Bainbridge Manufacturing expected to spur job, economic growth

Bainbridge Manufacturing expected to spur job, economic growth

A new company is coming to south Georgia and is expected to bring about 250 jobs with it. The city of Bainbridge bought an empty 180-thousand square foot facility for…

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Clayton sheriff found not guilty In racketeering trial

Jurors on Thursday acquitted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill of 27 felony charges including theft and giving false statements, clearing the way for him to resume his law enforcement career…

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

South Georgia woman accused of abusing disabled clients

A south Georgia woman has been arrested after a raid on a Thomasville home. Earnistine Yates was arrested August 15 after a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville…

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, confidant of Jimmy Carter, dead at 82

Bert Lance, the former state highway director who helped Jimmy Carter climb to the presidency and then joined his White House administration, died Thursday evening. He was 82. State Sen.…

State troopers, other officers idled over certification problems

Authorities say more than 10 percent of the sworn officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are off the job until administrative glitches involving their certification can be worked…

Postal Service may withdraw from federal health benefits program

The United States Postal Service is expecting to run out of cash again – real soon.After the loss of another $740 million in the past quarter, and $3.9 billion over…

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida governor to sue Georgia over water rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state is going to sue the state of Georgia over its increased consumption of water that is limiting flow to the Apalachicola River. Scott…

Covington school officials: Student’s ‘God is Dead’ art will remain on display

Administrators at a Georgia high school say there are no plans to remove student artwork with the proclamation that “God is Dead!” despite complaints from at least one parent. Crystal…

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers,…

Lawmakers move toward earlier 2014 primary date

There is growing support among leading politicians to move next year’s primary vote to the earliest date in Georgia history, a move some Republicans hope could prevent the contest for…

Race discrimination claims against Deen thrown out

A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big…

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

Former FBI task force head faces criminal probe

A North Georgia judge revealed this morning that FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman, former head of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, faces a criminal investigation in connection…

Labor commissioner shares good, bad news

In recent years, there’s been good news and bad news about Georgia’s job market. #State Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler shared a bit of both when he spoke at…

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

APS takes action on mold issue at high school

Atlanta Public School district leaders say they are taking aggressive action after parents complained of mold at a local high school. Parents at Booker T. Washington High School in southwest…

Sen. Fort, alumni say ‘scandalous’ stadium dealings are threat to Morris Brown

State Sen. Vincent Fort and a group of Morris Brown College alumni on Friday criticized recent negotiations surrounding the future site of a new $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta…

GE Appliances expands cooking appliance plant in LaFayette

A ribbon cutting was held on August 9 on a new expansion of GE Appliances cooking products plant in LaFayette. The expansion will include a new 1,100-ton power press (pictured),…

Report: Amazon.com to collect sales tax in Georgia beginning in September

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1. The newspaper reported Friday that a company spokesman confirmed the move, which was hailed…

Falcon fans not thrilled with the new NFL bag policy

Clear plastic, vinyl and PVC bags in sizes up to 12-by-6-by-12 are the new requirement. Fans can still carry items in their pockets and small clutch purses are allowed, but…

Senate control hinges on southern Democrats

The fate of Democratic incumbents in GOP-trending Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, the ability of the 71-year-old GOP leader to hold his Kentucky seat and the eventual outcome of a…