ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Lottery posted a 12th consecutive year of profit growth last year, despite a slight decrease in ticket sales, game officials announced Wednesday.
The lottery rang up more than $3.6 billion in ticket sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30, down about $17 million from the previous year. But the games also brought in $883.8 million in profits, up from $872 million in 2009.
Fees for U.S Passport Books and U.S Passport Cards increased Tuesday. The increase will be an additional $35 for adults (age 16 & over) and an additional $20 for minors (under age 16) for passport books. Passport cards will be increasing an additional $10 for adults and an additonal $5 for minors.
The Coastal Regional Commission is requesting nominations of cultural, historic and natural resources for inclusion in the Regionally Important Resources Plan for the Region. The nomination form is attached.
NEW ORLEANS - In a potentially pivotal moment in the Gulf crisis, BP planned to begin closing valves Tuesday in a slow and methodical process that could finally choke off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea after three gloomy months and up to 180 million gallons spilled.
WAYCROSS - CSX Transportation says a loose valve allowed anhydrous ammonia to escape and form a vapor cloud above a tank car parked at the company's rail yard in Waycross.
ATLANTA - A hunter convicted of murder for fatally shooting his brother has been released from a Georgia prison.
Sixty-eight years after the federal government took their land through eminent domain, members of the Harris Neck Land Trust Organization are hopeful the latest developments will bring them closer to reclaiming their plots.
A toddler struck by a vehicle Sunday in Hinesville is in serious condition in a Savannah hospital.
Georgia State Patrol troopers will wait until Aug. 1 to crack down on texting drivers as they focus their efforts on educating the public and determining how to enforce the new ban that started Thursday.
Conservation organizations from around the state are speaking out about sources of mercury to south Georgia's waterways. Currently, thousands of miles of Georgia's streams and reservoirs have advisories for limiting the amount of fish you eat
BRUNSWICK - A Brunswick man sentenced to death last year for sexually abusing and killing a 6-year-old boy says he deserves a new trial because a prosecutor called him an "animal" during the trial.
Attorneys for David Edenfield told a Glynn County Superior Court judge Thursday the outburst by District Attorney Stephen Kelley inflamed jurors and unfairly influenced their sentence after his October trial.
SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate is due back in federal court in Savannah for a second day in a rare hearing ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to give him a shot at proving his innocence.
Prosecutors for Georgia's attorney general will have their turn Thursday to present evidence rebutting claims by Troy Anthony Davis that he was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
DARIEN - A Darien man has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of his 15-year-old stepson, who was left alone after the two got lost on a hunting trip and the man went to seek help.
ATLANTA - The hot weather that's moved into Georgia is expected to continue for the next few days, and the National Weather Service says it may get even warmer.
The weather service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 90s to about 100 for most of the state with some chance of showers or thundershowers Monday, with not much change on Tuesday. Some areas in the mountains should be a few degrees cooler.
A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.
Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.
Six-year-old Matthew Parker needed a new kidney. His elementary school teacher, Lindsey Painter, gave him one.
BARKLEY SQUARE — When any creature is new to life, it takes awhile to sort things out, from basic getting around to communicating.
The top trending hashtags on Twitter Thursday night weren't about ISIS or Internet neutrality, but #thedress and #whiteandgold.
Targeting terrorist organizations like ISIS on social media is not as easy as it sounds, experts say.
To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.
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.