Savannah turning vacant city-owned lots into tree nurseries
Savannah turning vacant city-owned lots into tree nurseries

Officials in Savannah are working to grow both jobs and the city's lush urban forest by turning vacant lots into tree nurseries.

Law would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets
Law would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets

A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather.

Savannah weighs cost of accepting donation of protected land
Savannah weighs cost of accepting donation of protected land

A developer is offering local officials in Georgia's oldest city a donation of 863 acres of protected forest and wetlands.

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68
Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

A colleague of Patrick Caddell says the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency has died. He was 68.

Bill before Congress would expand 3 Georgia historic sites
Bill before Congress would expand 3 Georgia historic sites

A bill working its way through Congress would expand three national historic sites in Georgia.

Lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons
Lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

Activity at the Georgia legislature is picking up as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark.

The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant
The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant

The Latest on saga involving Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage (all times local):

Georgia bill would replace state's aging voting machines
Georgia bill would replace state's aging voting machines

A wide-ranging bill moving Georgia to voting machines with electronic ballot markers that print a paper record has been introduced in the Georgia House.

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation
21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage says he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.

Unlicensed landfill burns for months near Atlanta airport
Unlicensed landfill burns for months near Atlanta airport

An unlicensed landfill just south of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been burning for nearly five months, sending sulfur-scented smoke throughout the area.

Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production
Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state.

21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine's Day
21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine's Day

School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating candy and snacks on Valentine's Day.

Georgia business owner admits to trying to bribe IRS agent
Georgia business owner admits to trying to bribe IRS agent

A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden

Worker fixing semitrailer suffers severe burns in explosion
Worker fixing semitrailer suffers severe burns in explosion

A worker repairing a semitrailer in Georgia suffered severe burns in an explosion.

Georgia House speaker accused of delaying court for clients
Georgia House speaker accused of delaying court for clients

One of Georgia's most powerful lawmakers is accused of using his office to delay court cases for criminal defendants he represented as an attorney.

Atlanta-area city's electric scooter ban goes into effect
Atlanta-area city's electric scooter ban goes into effect

An Atlanta-area city council has voted to ban sharable electric scooters.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announces Medicaid waiver plan
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announces Medicaid waiver plan

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has unveiled a proposal that would authorize his office to pursue Medicaid waivers.

Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers
Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers

Google said today it will invest more than $13 billion in building data centers and offices across the U.S in 2019.

Labor Union: Congressman had racist book displayed in office
Labor Union: Congressman had racist book displayed in office

A federal labor union says some of its members found what it called a "racist book open and on display" in a Republican Georgia congressman's Washington office.

Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history
Gamblers bet on new US football league despite no history

Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on.

Lawyer says rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration custody
Lawyer says rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration custody

A lawyer for 21 Savage says the Grammy-nominated rapper has been released from an immigration detention center in south Georgia.

Georgia boy fatally hit by 3 cars while trying to cross road
Georgia boy fatally hit by 3 cars while trying to cross road

Police in Georgia say a 12-year-old boy crossing a roadway was struck by three vehicles and later died.

27 Houston residents indicted in multistate ATM robberies
27 Houston residents indicted in multistate ATM robberies

Federal prosecutors say 27 Houston residents have been indicted in the investigation of nearly $2.8 million stolen from ATMs in robberies targeting technicians servicing cash machines.

US House Democrats' voting rights inquiry headed to Georgia
US House Democrats' voting rights inquiry headed to Georgia

U.S. House Democrats are bringing a voting rights inquiry to Georgia as they look into allegations of voter suppression during the 2018 elections.

Georgia Tech warns of rabid fox attacks after students hurt
Georgia Tech warns of rabid fox attacks after students hurt

Rabid fox attacks at Georgia Tech in Atlanta have parts of the university's campus taped-off like a crime scene and students taking different routes walking to class.

Kennesaw State University probes racist social media posts
Kennesaw State University probes racist social media posts

Kennesaw State University is investigating a series of racist posts shared on social media amid rumors of threats of racial violence.

2 Republicans head to runoff for south Georgia House seat
2 Republicans head to runoff for south Georgia House seat

Two Republicans are headed to a March 12 runoff in a special election to fill a south Georgia House seat.

Georgia State says building demolition costs double to $10 M
Georgia State says building demolition costs double to $10 M

Georgia State University officials say the cost to demolish an old building in downtown Atlanta have doubled to $10 million.

Atlanta attorney gets 15 years for stealing from his firm
Atlanta attorney gets 15 years for stealing from his firm

An Atlanta attorney convicted of stealing $26 million from his law firm has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond
Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

A lawyer for Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage says he's been granted bond for release from federal immigration custody.

Allegiant Air to offer Rhode Island to Georgia nonstop route
Allegiant Air to offer Rhode Island to Georgia nonstop route

A new nonstop service to the deep South is coming to Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport this summer.

Woman sues Atlanta nightclub over alleged sexual assault
Woman sues Atlanta nightclub over alleged sexual assault

A woman who recorded her alleged sexual assault on a dance floor on Facebook Live is suing a popular Atlanta nightclub, claiming negligence.

Confession, DNA evidence revealed in Georgia teacher slaying
Confession, DNA evidence revealed in Georgia teacher slaying

Authorities have revealed new evidence in their case against a Georgia man charged with killing a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago.

Police: Man charged with DUI in funeral procession crash
Police: Man charged with DUI in funeral procession crash

A hearse was struck and flipped several times during a funeral procession in metro Atlanta. Police say the man who hit it is charged with DUI, drug and traffic offenses.

Atlanta-area city set to consider banning electric scooters
Atlanta-area city set to consider banning electric scooters

An Atlanta-area city council is set to consider banning shareable electric scooters.

Man arrested in Atlanta area in December shooting deaths
Man arrested in Atlanta area in December shooting deaths

An Atlanta man has been arrested and charged with the deaths of two cousins in December.

Rapper YoungBoy arrested on disorderly conduct charge
Rapper YoungBoy arrested on disorderly conduct charge

Officials say the rapper known as YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel on disorderly conduct charges.

Police: Man accused of having 3 wives is in custody in Ohio
Police: Man accused of having 3 wives is in custody in Ohio

A Maine man who is accused of being married to three different women in three different states is behind bars in Ohio.

Georgia House wants local utilities to provide broadband
Georgia House wants local utilities to provide broadband

Local utility cooperatives would be authorized to provide broadband in an effort to boost internet access in rural areas, under legislation that has won unanimous support in the Georgia House.

Court upholds order to unseal records in notorious lynching
Court upholds order to unseal records in notorious lynching

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's order to unseal the transcripts in grand jury proceedings in the brazen lynching of two black couples in rural Georgia more than 70 years ago.

Ex-city spokeswoman faces prosecution under open records law
Ex-city spokeswoman faces prosecution under open records law

Georgia's attorney general says he plans to prosecute a former spokeswoman for the Atlanta mayor's office who's accused of violating the state's open records law.

Officials: 2 arrested after baby found with broken bones
Officials: 2 arrested after baby found with broken bones

Officials say a baby was brought to a Georgia hospital with broken bones and that two people have been arrested.

US Marshals offer reward for attorney accused of killing mom
US Marshals offer reward for attorney accused of killing mom

The U.S. Marshals Service is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of a disbarred Georgia attorney believed to have killed his mother.

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