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3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas game and fish officials filed complaints against three Georgia men and warned an Arkansas woman after a video showed...
Pastor Protection Act considered by Georgia House.

‘Pastor Protection’ bill backed by Georgia House panel

ATLANTA (AP) - A House panel has approved a bill, known as the "Pastor Protection Act" stating that religious officials don't have to perform...

1st case of Zika virus confirmed in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP/NBC News) - Health officials say the first travel-related case of the Zika virus has infected a person from Georgia. The Georgia Department of...

Georgia House passes bill giving more credit for science, math

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses. Rep. Jan...
Georgia executes Brandon Astor Jones.

Georgia executes its oldest death row inmate, age 72

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, the state's oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store...

Georgia groundhog predicts early spring

Georgia's groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, has predicted an early spring for the Southeast.

Senate considers bill protecting same-sex marriage objectors

A powerful Senate committee discussed but took no action on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and others to refuse same-sex couples without penalty.

Georgia Supreme Court urges state lawmakers to change the way justices hear cases

Chief Justice Hugh Thompson gave his State of Judiciary speech Wednesday.

Tyrone Brooks told to report to prison next month

ATLANTA (AP) - A civil rights activist and former Georgia state lawmaker has been told to report to federal prison next month. Court records show...

Officials: Georgia trooper shot in Atlanta area police chase

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia state trooper was shot in a police chase in suburban Atlanta. The Georgia State Patrol department said...

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