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Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Senator snatches student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

An attempted conversation between a Georgia Tech student and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., ended abruptly with the lawmaker snatching the student’s cellphone away while he was being asked about possible …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …

Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene eliminated from championship contention after 3-0 loss to Georgia at Little League World Series

Tai Pette and Connor Riggs-Soper combined for a three-hitter as Peachtree City, Georgia, shutout Coeur d’Alene 3-0 in a consolation bracket game at the Little League World Series on Saturday.

‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

A Georgia lawmaker says “I will be resigning” after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican …

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking …

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

One killed, one wounded outside Georgia high school graduation

One person was killed and another wounded when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony Friday night in metro Atlanta, police said.

Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Puerto Rico National Guard C-130 crash in Georgia kills 5

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed Wednesday onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Georgian engineers from Enguri Dam get break from Russian conflict at Coulee Dam tour

One of the world’s tallest hydroelectric dams is in the country of Georgia, a former Soviet state on the Black Sea.

Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller dies; he was 2-term Georgia governor

As Georgia’s governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a …

UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Pence protesters win free speech fight over St. Pat’s parade

Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech …

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Georgia court rules against Fiat Chrysler in Jeep fire case

Georgia’s highest court on Thursday ruled against Fiat Chrysler, which had appealed a $40 million judgment awarded to the family of a 4-year-old boy who died in a Jeep fire.

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Delta CEO insists ‘we are not taking sides’ in U.S. gun debate

After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud

Republicans in the Georgia legislature took a step Wednesday toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant governor’s vow to punish Delta Air Lines for severing business ties with the National Rifle Association. …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …

Delta tax break at stake in spat with Georgia GOP over NRA

A tax break that would save Delta Air Lines millions of dollars on jet fuel purchases appeared to be sailing through the Georgia legislature without much opposition – until the …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Officer slain, deputies wounded, suspect dead near Atlanta

A police officer was killed and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said Friday.

White candidate for Georgia governor blasted over MLK video

A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

National title game still feels like afterthought to season

The College Football Playoff is here to stay. But four years later, the national championship game is still trying to make its mark.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate who came within minutes of being executed another chance to raise claims of racial bias on his jury.

Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years

A court in the former Soviet republic of Georgia on Friday sentenced former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for abusing his power in pardoning four …

Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends

Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next …

Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

Georgia’s utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multi-billion-dollar project.

A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

Kim Silvers’ family had begged her to stop using opioids and heard her promise to do so, only to break that vow repeatedly. They’d cried when she abandoned them, and …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.