DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Clarissa Linnabary showed the store manager ultrasound photos of the quadruplets she claimed to be carrying and wondered aloud how she could afford them on her husband's Marine Corps pay.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls for a special election in September, Secretary of State Karen Handel said Tuesday.
State Rep. Al Williams will host a public hearing on behalf of the Liberty County Association of Retarded Children at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.
Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl has announced a striping contract awarded in 18 Southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was recently honored as a "Taxpayer Hero" for his voting record in 2006 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
ATLANTA ‑ For Troy Davis, the up to 90-day stay of execution he was granted on the eve of what would have been his last day alive offered more time for him to prove his innocence.
More than a year after passing what many consider the toughest state legislation concerning illegal immigration, Georgia lawmakers continue to debate how effective the bill will be in handling the state's growing illegal immigrant population.
SAVANNAH ‑ A 74-year-old judge died Monday from head injuries he suffered during a severe beating two weeks ago at his law office in Jesup.
VALDOSTA -- Authorities evacuated homes and businesses around a storage facility after explosives were found there.
ATLANTA -- The judge who wanted to close the pretrial hearing of one of four people accused of murdering six Mexican immigrants reversed himself on Monday, agreeing with several media outlets who petitioned to keep the courtroom doors open.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Water Council on Thursday presented its much-awaited proposal for a comprehensive plan for the state's water management, aimed at providing adequate water for a growing population while protecting river systems and groundwater from pollution.
Possible solutions for saving the financially strapped Georgia Department of Transportation were discussed Thursday by members of the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta.
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JACKSON ‑ To the end, John Hightower insisted he loved his wife and was sorry for killing her and his two stepdaughters.
The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.
A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.
Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.
To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.
At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.
This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.
Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president's attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.
As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.
Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.
For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.
NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”
House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.
WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.
After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.