WASHINGTON - A GOP bid to expand and hasten offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, four days after President Barack Obama directed his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production.
AUGUSTA - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was welcomed with a mostly standing ovation when he took the podium Wednesday to dedicate Augusta's sparkling new courthouse, but not everyone stood. Some in the crowd remained conspicuously seated, greeting the Georgia native with a studied silence.
BRUNSWICK, - Glynn County officials say a 14-year-old who brought two weapons to a middle school has been arrested by school police.
DETROIT - Ballpoint pen-chewers, take note: The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed.
ATHENS - The process of carving Georgia up into political districts kicked off on Monday with citizens urging lawmakers not to rip apart communities with common interests.
BRUNSWICK - A public meeting will be held as part of the federal performance evaluation of the Georgia Coastal Management Program at 5:30 p.m. on May 25 at the Shipman Environmental Learning Center at DNR-Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick.
ATLANTA - Georgia's long-held reputation as a draw for young professionals is on the line as those in their 20s and 30s appear to be looking elsewhere for opportunities.
FOLKSTON - A rapidly growing wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has burned more than 96 square miles and managed to escape the swamp's eastern boundary, where firefighters managed to contain the flames to a few acres on private land, officials said Monday.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will create the state's first mental health court system, saying he is disturbed by the rate of repeat offenders and people crowding jails who suffer from addiction, developmental disabilities and mental illness.
MILLEDGEVILLE - On Tuesday, May 10, Commissioner Pete Wheeler and the Veterans Service Board of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will host the dedication of the phase II expansion of the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Milledgeville. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
News of Osama bin Laden's death Monday raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan.
SAVANNAH - Residents of a Savannah neighborhood say they want the city to make it more difficult for alligators to wander into their yards.
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 - An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The death toll from severe storms that punished five Southern U.S. states jumped to a staggering 193 Thursday after Alabama canvassed its hard-hit counties for a new tally of lives lost.