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State News
  • Storms tear through South, adding to US death toll

    A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

    April 29, 2014

  • Deal declares state of emergency

    In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.

    April 28, 2014

  • Deal signs bill to honor wounded veterans

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Services.

    April 28, 2014

  • Deal: Budget includes half a billion dollars in K-12 education

    Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and includes the largest single year increase in k-12 funding in seven years.

    April 28, 2014

  • Rain, storms expected as cold front approaches

    Forecasters say wet weather and thunderstorms are likely as a cold front moves into several areas of the state.

    April 27, 2014

  • Confederate heroes have their own medal of honor

    The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America’s highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

    April 27, 2014

  • Tour shows off central Civil War site

    The house got the name because it was struck with a cannonball fired from a mile away by Union troops. Earl Colvin, director of the Cannonball House, led the tour and showed the spot inside the Ocmulgee National Monument from which the shot was fired.

    April 27, 2014

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in crash near Rome

    Rome police say distracted driving factored into a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and left her mother and brother injured.

    April 27, 2014

  • Former technician falsified mammogram reports

    Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work one day as a high school custodian, her hand brushed up against her chest and she felt a knot sticking out. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram.

    April 27, 2014

  • Ga., S.C. set records for electronic tax returns

    A record-setting number of people filed their tax returns electronically this year in Georgia and South Carolina.

    April 26, 2014