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.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A hurricane might help break up the oil spill staining the Gulf of Mexico, but the oil won't change significantly how tropical storms develop or the damage they inflict, the director of the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
A hurricane making landfall west of the spill could drive the oil inland with surging seawater to the north and northeast. Forecasters don't know what kind of environmental hazards to expect, though, because sizable oil spills are rare in the main hurricane breeding grounds. Storm surge usually carries other toxic materials from flooded cisterns, septic systems and ...
Winning $500,000 from an instant-win Monopoly ticket is certainly a big deal, but so far Phillip Lambert hasn't made big plans to match. He bought the winning ticket at Clyde's Market on the corner of Highway 84 and Airport Road.
ATLANTA - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.
The state's Public Service Commission will hear testimony next week on how much money Georgia Power has spent on what is expected to be a $14 billion project. The Southern Co. subsidiary says the project remains on schedule and under budget.
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.
TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions.
Experts say it's an issue that may frighten parents, but it's not going away. Children are viewing and getting addicted to pornography on smartphones and other devices, sometimes as young as seven years old.
HOOP DREAMSVILLE — More than enough people spend hours perfecting a seemingly useless skill simply to gain a bit of Internet fame.
Forget the popular Lenten sacrifices like chocolate or soda. These days, Christians observing Lent give up a major daily vice: technology.
Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:
For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.
Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.