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Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society.
Man gets life sentence for Marietta crime spree
A man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault in an attack that nearly killed a store owner in 2012.
Group aims to restore forgotten cemeteries Eds: An AP Member Exchange.
A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads “New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.”
Man pulled from house fire was stabbed or shot
Atlanta firefighters rescuing a man from a house fire discovered that he had been stabbed or shot, and the case turned into a homicide when he later died.
Church displaced by fire returning home
A Georgia church that lost its sanctuary in a fire is returning home a year later.
N.C. farmers lead country on legal foreign workers
As a push to change U.S. immigration laws stalls, North Carolina farmers have proven adept at legally bringing thousands of temporary agricultural laborers into the United States using a specialized visa program.
Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate
Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts — one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.
Deal backs medical marijuana trials
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.
Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent’s lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position.
Thieves break into firefighters’ cars during calls
Firefighters near Atlanta believe their personal cars are being targeted by thieves while they’re away fighting fires and responding to emergencies.
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