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.
Registered voters can avoid crowds at the polls July 20 by voting early in the primary election.
In an effort to cut down on techno-savvy drivers' deadly distractions, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill last week banning texting while driving and cell phone use behind the wheel by teen drivers.
Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed has been appointed to serve on the state's Public Health Commission.
The last two years have not been easy for lawmakers when it comes to balancing budget, and it's only likely to be more difficult in the years ahead.
ATLANTA (June 4, 2010) - Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers' (R-Woodstock) Property Tax Assessment and Appeals Reform Bill (SB346) was signed into law today by Gov. Sonny Perdue.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a long-awaited transportation bill on Wednesday that will allow Georgia voters to decide whether to hike the sales tax to pay for roads and infrastructure.
The legislation, three years in the making, divides Georgia into 12 regions and will ask voters during the 2012 presidential primary whether to hike the sales tax by 1 cent to pay for roads, bridges and rail projects in that part of the state. Only those regions that approve the sales tax increase would have the money to spend.
ALBANY - Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens will spend five days in jail and pay a fine after a judge determined he ignored an order to bring inmates to court.
Judge Dane Perkins says Bowens intentionally created a lack of personnel on a day inmates were due in court. Perkins says Bowens then claimed he didn't have enough workers to transport inmates safely. The Sheriff's office has 32 employees.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is preparing to sign legislation requiring adults riding in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.
Perdue is scheduled to go to Dalton, Ga., to sign the measure Thursday afternoon.
Scientists say it will be at least two weeks before any surface oil from the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is carried northward by a loop current to merge into the Gulf Stream off the coast of Georgia. Because the continental shelf stretches 75 miles off Georgia's shore, it is unlikely any oil will show up on area beaches or be washed into the state's fragile coastal marshes, according to experts at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, babies who hear their mother's heartbeat and voice show stronger signs of development in their auditory cortex, which, among other functions, is a part of the brain primarily known for helping people hear.
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.