ATLANTA - The epic drought gripping north Georgia is growing worse as water levels in lakes and streams across the state plumb record depths, feeding the dry conditions that spread rapidly across the northeast corner of the state. Light rainfall and low groundwater fed the "exceptional" drought - the government's worst category - as it swelled like an angry ink blot throughout the northeast corner of the state, state climatologist David Stooksbury said Thursday.
WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Georgia is standing by comments that he fears President-elect Barack Obama could be planning to build a domestic security force so that he can impose a Marxist dictatorship.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship. "It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may - ...
ATLANTA -- The millions of Georgia voters headed to the polls Tuesday were largely greeted by surprisingly short waits, a welcome change from the lengthy lines that frustrated metro Atlanta voters who waited hours to cast their ballot last week.
ATLANTA -- Millions of Georgia voters are set to crowd polling sites across the state Tuesday amid warnings that some residents could wait in lines that could stretch hours long. The lengthy lines have fast become a familiar sight in Georgia as computer glitches and higher-than-expected turnout forced voters to wait as long as eight hours during advance voting last week.
ATLANTA - The political ad war blanketing the Georgia airwaves spilled over into a U.S. Senate debate Friday night as the two major party candidates sparred over the bruising attacks face to face.
ATLANTA - A federal appeals court gave a last-minute reprieve Friday to a Georgia man set to be executed for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer even though several witnesses have changed their accounts of the crime.
ATLANTA -- Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet.
DALTON -- An autopsy shows the 78-year-old man who was killed when he bombed a north Georgia law firm last week died from multiple blunt injuries.
ALBANY -- Incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss asked his Democratic rival Monday how he could support a presidential candidate who has announced that he will make "protecting Florida's water resources" a priority, possibly at the expense of Georgia and Alabama.
ATLANTA -- A Georgia man sentenced to death for the execution of a police officer is scheduled to be put to death on Oct. 27.
ATLANTA -- A new national report says 30 percent of Georgia's working families are working poor.
ATLANTA (AP) _ The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Georgia man to be put to death for killing a police officer two weeks after it halted his execution to consider his appeal. Troy Davis asked the high court to intervene in his case and order a new trial because seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted their testimony. Former President Jimmy Carter and South Africa Archbishop ...
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) _ The imposing Jekyll Island cottage that served as a winter getaway home for oil tycoon William Rockefeller in the early 20th century is getting a needed facelift.
SAVANNAH - United States Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. announced that Assistant United States Attorneys R. Brian Tanner in Savannah and David M. Stewart in Augusta will lead efforts to implement the Justice Department's nationwide election day program for the Nov. 4 general elections.