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State Senate panel passes book banning bill

A law that would create a state group to create rules for books that could be banned from public school libraries as obscene cleared a Georgia Senate committee late Wednesday.

A law that would double the amount of paid parental leave for state employees has cleared the Georgia House of Representatives.

Cheryl and Phil Yagoda of Sandy Springs created Ian’s Friends Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money for children's brain tumor research, after their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Exhibition Hub’s latest show, “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” is sure to grab the world’s interest with the boy king, with more than 1,000 accurate artifacts and tombs that tell the story of his short rule, his royal life, and beautiful tomb.

Georgia students again best the country on SAT

Georgia public-school students performed better than the rest of the country's public schools on the SAT this year for the sixth year in a row.

Georgia sees small improvement in unemployment

Georgia’s unemployment rate rose a little bit last month to 3.3%, up 1/10 of a point from the revised unemployment rate of 3.2% the state posted in July, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.

Five protesters were arrested on Sept. 7, at the future site of Atlanta’s police training center after chaining themselves to construction equipment.

Arrests at the southern United States border hit a record high in August, according to early United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data found by the Washington Post.

Georgia man sent to prison for pandemic relief fraud

A Georgia man has been given one year and nine months in prison for taking nearly a half million dollars through false pandemic relief loan applications.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has launched a “reverse scholarship” pilot program that will pay off up to $30,000 in student debt for borrowers in the Foundation’s three neighborhoods of focus: South Cobb (Fair Oaks); South Fulton (College Park and East Point); and Thomasville.

Atlanta Police are looking into a bomb threat made Wednesday against a Jewish museum and agency that caused building evacuations and closed streets in busy Midtown. Officials have not said if they know who made the bomb threat.

South Georgia lawyer sentenced in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol

ATLANTA – An Americus lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) is working with with transport service Beep to test a self-driving route connecting the Cobb Galleria to The Battery.

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) is working with with transport service Beep to test a self-driving route connecting the Cobb Galleria to The Battery.

Mexico maintains position as largest trade partner of the US

Mexico was the United States’ largest trade partner in the first six months of 2023, with the value of the exchange of goods between the two countries reaching a record high of almost US $400 billion, according to official U.S. data published Tuesday.

Atlanta Hawks want volunteers for the Million Meal Pack Program

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks are looking for volunteers to help fight local food insecurity.

Georgia man sentenced in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol

ATLANTA – A Georgia man has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Early voting proving popular in Georgia

The Peach State (Georgia) was second in the country for early voting last November, said a new study by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The report found that 58% of Georgia voters cast their ballots before Election Day, up from 48% in 2018.

Could this be the quickest opening and closing of an Atlanta restaurant ever? Diners reported on social media that the Hall at Ashford Lane, which celebrated its opening on May 26, has a sign on the door declaring that it is “closed until further notice.”

Georgia Lottery Corporation celebrates 30th anniversary

Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Lottery Corporation officials, and heads of the government agencies that benefit from the state's public school scholarship program celebrated the lottery’s 30th anniversary Wednesday.