FOLKSTON - Thunderstorms packing lightning and little rain this week helped spark 47 new wildfires in southern Georgia, where a vast blaze already is burning in the Okefenokee Swamp.
SAVANNAH - Landowners on the Ogeechee River have filed a lawsuit blaming a southeast Georgia manufacturer for causing the deaths of an estimated 33,000 fish since late May.
ATLANTA - There's just over a week left to submit artwork in the state Department of Revenue's license plate design contest.
ATLANTA - Three federal appeals judges expressed unease with a requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties, as they repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
ATLANTA - A judge has set the date for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate who was convicted of the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.
SAVANNAH - Emerging from a round of meetings in Washington, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he remains hopeful that Georgia can secure federal funding this year to start deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel - though not as much money as port officials had wanted.
BRUNSWICK - Forestry officials say numerous fires in the Southeast, along with a lack of rainfall, could keep the air hazy and smoky in coastal Georgia for a while.
District 1 State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday that the Georgia Legislature is required by the state constitution to pass a balanced budget during its regular 40-day session. Carter spoke about taxes, a new immigration bill and the HOPE scholarship during the hour-long Rotary club meeting at Western Sizzlin' Steak House.
Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday he was treated for prostate cancer earlier this year but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes says he's been treated for prostate cancer but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.
WASHINGTON - With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices: scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. Some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions.
DARIEN - A Georgia man was indicted on murder charges this week in the death in his teenage stepson, who died in near-freezing weather on a hog-hunting trip in a rugged swamp near the Georgia coast.
MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters are expecting three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.
For some, it's Judgment Day. For others, it's party time.