U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was sworn in Wednesday on Capital Hill with the rest of the House of Representatives, and he took with him a determination to reduce the size of government and reign in spending.
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. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Wednesday that Deron Hicks is preparing to join Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's administration. Hicks said he looks forward to the "wonderful opportunity" of taking the job, which is charged with investigating fraud and waste in state government. The 42-year-old is a partner with the Columbus firm Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford and is the former general counsel ...
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.