ATLANTA - A panel created by the state legislature to revamp Georgia's tax code on Friday recommended reinstating the 4 percent state sales tax on groceries.
ATLANTA - Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has named a political supporter to oversee many of his assets while he's in office and has restructured more than $1 million in personal debt remaining from a failed family business venture.
SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man convicted of killing his brother and father with a shotgun has been sentenced to life in prison by an Effingham County judge.
ATLANTA (AP) - A key Georgia lawmaker said Wednesday the state should consider legislation that could keep the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States from being granted automatic citizenship.
COLUMBUS - A Columbus attorney is preparing to become Georgia's next inspector general.
SAVANNAH - Tybee resident Lou Off was shocked recently to learn what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in store for Tybee's beach in the wake of harbor deepening.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington winner of the Mega Millions lottery jackpot planned to discuss his windfall Thursday, while officials in Idaho waited for another lucky ticket-holder to come forward and claim half of the $380 million prize.
The 2011 Georgia legislative session is expected to be one of the toughest in recent years, but Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, says he is eager to tackle the budget deficit and other challenges.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium has bought the historic Florida marine park that houses its dolphin conservation program, officials announced Monday.
CLEVELAND, Ga. - The brother of a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago found her burned, skeletal remains this weekend in the north Georgia woods after one of his many hours of diligent searching, authorities said Monday.
ATLANTA - Georgia safety officials say 12 people were killed in car wrecks over the New Year's holiday weekend.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division will hold eight public meetings across the state in order to accept public input on the recently completed "Report of the Land Management Steering Committee."
Congressman Jack Kingston and U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are opposed to the imminent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power bills will jump more than $14 for average residential customers next month under a plan approved Tuesday by the state's Public Service Commission.
ATLANTA - A state judge on Thursday rejected an air permit that allows the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in central Georgia – a decision that cheered environmentalist groups and dealt the project's developers a stinging setback.
This week, two notable Internet websites reevaluated their stances on pornographic material and have taken steps to eliminate this content from the public sphere.
In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.
KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.
At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.
SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.
In the advertising world, tailoring the message to the intended target is key. Today's hot marketing trend is tapping into the location services built into a smartphone.
Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.
Nationwide efforts are trying to stamp out bullying in schools, but a new study suggests the biggest bully might be in your own home.
Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and in the Android app store.
As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.
GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction.
July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July.
One study estimates 83% of five-to-eight year olds know how to use a smartphone or table. Add to that the $3 billion mobile porn industry, and experts say exposure is inevitable.
According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. The researchers define "emotional issues" generally, but note that it can include ADHD, learning disabilities and seeking help from mental health professionals.
The key to successful weight loss could be found by studying brain scans of hungry teens.