ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation board has decided to seek more than $16 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to plan rail projects, including a passenger line that would loop around the eastern half of the state.
A committee of the board recommended asking for federal grant money on Wednesday, and the full board approved making the request on Thursday.
County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill.
JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority chose three developers Monday to take over key pieces of the state park's extensive makeover, which hit a snag six months ago when its main private partner backed out of the project.
Rather than hire another single developer to tackle all the privately funded components of the island's redevelopment - an investment estimated at $80 million to $100 million - Jekyll Island's board of directors voted to divide them among different firms.
ATLANTA - Kathy Cox is stepping down as Georgia's school superintendent to take over a new national education nonprofit.
A tearful Cox said Monday that she will resign as the state's school's chief June 30.
The Pembroke City Council voted Monday to reduce water and sewer tap and connection fees for one year, as a way to help residents weather tough economic times.
Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican primary gubernatorial debate. About 325 residents and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed legislation that would increase dozens of Georgia user fees and slap a new tax on hospitals to help balance the state's struggling budget.
The legislation Perdue signed Wednesday would also cut taxes for property owners and upper-income senior citizens.
ATLANTA - The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.
Jason Carter became the first in his family to win elected office since his grandfather took the White House more than three decades ago.
ATLANTA - The special election for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal proved to be an early test of tea party strength in the state, although no candidate emerged with a majority and a runoff was set for June 8.
The race between former state Rep. Tom Graves and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins could provide a glimpse of what kind of candidate Georgia Republicans want this Midterm election year.
ATLANTA - Environmental groups filed new challenges Monday in hopes of blocking an ambitious $2 billion plan to build the state's first new coal-fired plant in more than two decades in southwest Georgia and a separate, smaller project designed for the central part of the state.
The coalition of environmental advocates said they filed the five challenges in a bid to stop what they see as an unprecedented wave of new permits for coal-fired power plants at a time when environmental regulators in other states are supporting alternative energy proposals.
Several incumbent candidates who had no opposition when they qualified to run for re-election early last week do now. A number of challengers qualified late last week before qualifying ended April 30.
ATLANTA - With Tuesday's House passage of Senate Bill 458, Georgians should see fewer traffic fatalities and injuries in the months and years ahead. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Thomas, eliminates the current exemption from Georgia's safety-belt law for occupants of pickups. Georgia is the only state that exempts pickups from its safety-belt law.
The City of Pembroke celebrated Georgia Cities Week with a range of activities. Here's a look at the week's events.
Area residents who may be considering running for elected office this year have only next week to make up their minds.
The residents of Piercefield Forest and surrounding subdivisions will soon being saying farewell to their feathered foes.
Parents want to "scoop up" the hottest new toys of 2015 to give their kids in time for Christmas, according to BuzzFeed.
In Grenoble, France, when people with a bit of downtime toggle vending machine buttons, short stories spit out rather than fatty snacks.
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"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert isn't the perfect Catholic — but he still tries.
Avian flu killed 8 million turkeys earlier this year — but consumers are still finding "bargain birds" on their pre-Thanksgiving shopping trips, according to NPR.
Researchers indicated parents who want to test the future intelligence of the toddlers they're raisin’ might just need a dried grape and cup.
A new scientific paper suggests global wildfires might share a common characteristic with people: They rest on Sundays, according to The Washington Post.
The world’s most vulnerable populations are facing six months of increased food and water shortages as El Nino brings drought to Africa, South Asia ...
Spurred by cheap gas prices, 47 million Americans plan to travel away from home over Thanksgiving weekend, according to The Washington Post.
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