MACON - A federal judge did not immediately block a new Georgia law that would ban the carrying of firearms into houses of worship. Gun rights advocates say they were disappointed in the decision Monday by U.S. District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal.
MIAMI - Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic. The hurricane has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 100 mph (160 kph) and could become a major hurricane by early Wednesday.
It's time to make the wheels on the bus go round and round. Starting in September, eight public buses will serve Liberty County.
Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal won the state's Republican nomination Tuesday in the primary runoff for governor, but if it was up to Bryan County, his challenger Karen Handel would be on the ballot in November.
ATLANTA - As anti-establishment anger swept other parts of the nation, Georgia Republicans tapped an 18-year congressional veteran dogged by ethics allegations as the party's nominee for governor.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The so-called "Granddad Bandit" suspected of robbing banks in 13 states eluded authorities for about two years even as he stayed in plain, unremarkable sight. Michael Francis Mara, 52, had recently moved into a modest home in Baton Rouge with his new wife, a schoolteacher. She told neighbors about his frequent business trips around the country.
ATLANTA - Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel has conceded her runoff for the Republican nomination, saying she will not seek a recount against Nathan Deal.
ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance C. Smith Jr. announced Monday that the department applied for $34 million in federal funding to accelerate development of high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn., continuing to Nashville and eventually to Louisville, Ky.
WASHINGTON - Hoping to show disenchanted voters that they are the party that cares about jobs, House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment. Lawmakers rushing back from town hall meetings and vacations for the one-day session Tuesday may also address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage ...
Nathan Deal, Republican gubernatorial candidate in the primary runoff election, addressed the Richmond Hill community at What's the Scoop Cafe on Tuesday and spoke on issues, such as personal ethics, campaign tactics, health care and immigration.
Deal kicks off barnstorming tour ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal kicked off a seven-city barnstorming tour in Atlanta, vowing to be the only Republican who can defeat Democrat Roy Barnes in November. Deal is set to hit seven cities from Gainesville to Albany Monday in a frenzied fly-around on the eve of the runoff election that pits him against Karen Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state. Deal said he was ...
RICHMOND, Va. - Photos of a balding, stocky man believed to have robbed 25 banks in 13 states will be plastered on billboards around the country as authorities try to catch the "Granddad Bandit," the FBI announced Monday. The agency recently traced the string of robberies back to a 2008 holdup of a SunTrust Bank in downtown Richmond. Since then, he is believed to have robbed banks all over the eastern and central U.S.
ATLANTA - Nearing a milestone in the long and divisive Iraq war, President Barack Obama on Monday hailed this month's planned withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops - "as promised and on schedule" - as a major success despite deep doubts about the Iraqis' ability to police and govern their country. Portraying the end of America's combat role in the 7-year war as a personal promise kept, Obama said Iraq will have 90,000 fewer U.S. ...
ATLANTA - Extremely hot and humid weather will continue across Georgia. Forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a heat advisory Tuesday for Southeast Georgia from 11 a.m. until 8 this evening. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s, but the humidity will make if feel as hot as 110 degrees outside. The service warns that the risk of heat-related illness is especially high because of the duration of the ongoing heat wave. ...
The National Weather Service is starting to track a tropical depression that is, at present headed toward the Southeast Coast, but is still a long way off.