ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal preached austerity in his first State of the State address on Wednesday, unveiling an $18.2 billion budget proposal that will mean deep cuts to the state's popular HOPE scholarship program and a slimmed down state workforce.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session on Monday with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome and dozens of new faces among the House and Senate lawmakers that took the oath of office.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was sworn in Wednesday on Capital Hill with the rest of the House of Representatives, and he took with him a determination to reduce the size of government and reign in spending.
ATLANTA - A panel created by the state legislature to revamp Georgia's tax code on Friday recommended reinstating the 4 percent state sales tax on groceries.
ATLANTA - Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has named a political supporter to oversee many of his assets while he's in office and has restructured more than $1 million in personal debt remaining from a failed family business venture.
SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man convicted of killing his brother and father with a shotgun has been sentenced to life in prison by an Effingham County judge.
ATLANTA (AP) - A key Georgia lawmaker said Wednesday the state should consider legislation that could keep the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States from being granted automatic citizenship.
COLUMBUS- A Columbus attorney is preparing to become Georgia's next inspector general.
SAVANNAH - Tybee resident Lou Off was shocked recently to learn what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in store for Tybee's beach in the wake of harbor deepening.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium has bought the historic Florida marine park that houses its dolphin conservation program, officials announced Monday.
CLEVELAND, Ga. - The brother of a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago found her burned, skeletal remains this weekend in the north Georgia woods after one of his many hours of diligent searching, authorities said Monday.
ATLANTA - Georgia safety officials say 12 people were killed in car wrecks over the New Year's holiday weekend.
ATLANTA - A state judge on Thursday rejected an air permit that allows the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in central Georgia – a decision that cheered environmentalist groups and dealt the project's developers a stinging setback.
ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.
Senators Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson and Congressman Jack Kingston are opposed to the imminent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. All three elected officials voted not to repeal DADT. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the repeal today, overturning the 17-year old policy that bars gay men and women from serving openly in the military.