ATLANTA - Some $75 million in federal stimulus dollars have been awarded to road widening and resurfacing projects throughout Georgia.
State Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith said 72 projects have received the cash.
ATLANTA - Icy weather continues across Georgia, and commuters in Atlanta had to deal with at least one major street closing after water from a broken fire hydrant created hazardous driving conditions.
The broken hydrant was on DeKalb Avenue, used by many commuters as a route into the city from the east. Police barricaded the street Monday night after cars began skidding on black ice. In south Atlanta, commuters were hindered by a water main break.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue today announced that he is appointing former state Sen. Brian Kemp as secretary of state.
Starting today, speed can really cost you.
ATLANTA - Karen Handel said Tuesday that she will step down as secretary of state to focus full time on her bid to become Georgia's first female governor.
ATLANTA - State officials will request $70 million in federal loans to sustain Georgia's dwindling unemployment insurance trust fund or face being unable to pay benefits to 260,000 unemployed Georgians as soon as next week.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court halted Wednesday's planned execution of a man convicted of strangling three elderly women with their own stockings in the 1970s and ordered a judge to decide whether to allow more testing of evidence his attorney said could exonerate him.
The Georgia Supreme Court's 5-2 decision required a Muscogee County judge to determine if authorities should conduct DNA testing of hair, semen and fingernail scrapings found on Carlton Gary's alleged victims. The testing was not available when he was convicted of the murders in 1986 and sentenced to death.
ATLANTA - Georgia must aggressively conserve water, expand reservoirs, reduce outdoor watering and upgrade plumbing systems, but even that might not be enough to head off a looming crisis over Atlanta's water supply, members of a state water task force say.
ATLANTA - Carlton Gary, known as the "Columbus Stocking Strangler," has declined a special last meal before his execution.
ATLANTA - The Board of Natural Resources on Wednesday recognized Reid Harris of St. Simons Island as the recipient of the 2009 Rock Howard Award at its monthly meeting in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned Thursday after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.
Glenn Richardson, the state's first GOP speaker since Reconstruction, had won sympathy from even his political enemies when he revealed last month that he attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. But then his ex-wife went on TV and accused him of having "a full-out affair" with a lobbyist while they were still married.
Georgia Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter was sworn in as a state senator on Sunday at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
The Jekyll Island Authority has announced the bid to construct the first phase of the new Great Dunes Park was awarded to Southern Wilderness Construction in Edison.
SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police are investigating two shootings, including one that resulted in the area's 28th homicide this year.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Historical Society recently announced it will open the Ossabaw Island and Torrey family papers archival collection for public research.
Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.
There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.
Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.
Michael Hall has worked at Seattle's Space Needle for seven years, taking visitors up and down the attraction's elevator.
As baby boomers roll toward retirement, half of them don't have retirement savings, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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