ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will soon deliver the annual State-of-the-State speech to the General Assembly.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.
ssion Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.
ATLANTA - With the echoes of the General Assembly's opening gavel still reverberating, Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders are intent on acting quickly to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote directly on the plan.
JACKSON, Miss. - Winter storms punching across the Southeast coated roads in northern Mississippi and western Tennessee with hazardous ice, causing several road accidents Tuesday, authorities said. There also were reports of scattered flooding and power outages around the region.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French troops pressed northward in Mali toward territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, military officials said, announcing the start of a land assault that will put soldiers in direct combat "within hours."
ATLANTA (AP) - As Georgia state lawmakers tackle juvenile justice reform this year, they are also expected to expand on last year's overhaul of the adult criminal justice system.
VALDOSTA - Authorities say a south Georgia high school student apparently climbed atop an upright roll of wrestling mats, fell into a center opening and died after he became trapped inside.
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said leading up to the General Assembly's opening gavel that he wanted his re-election to be free from the drama that his counterpart in Washington, D.C., saw earlier this month.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French forces led an all-night bombing campaign over a minuscule Malian town, not even big enough to appear on most administrative maps, in an effort to dislodge the Islamist extremists who seized the area, including its strategic military camp.
ATLANTA - The Georgia General Assembly's annual session beginsl Monday. But, unofficially, it began Sunday evening - and in fine Southern style: with food, fun and, of course, more than a little informal lobbying. It's called the Wild Hog Supper. The event is a staple since 1962, and this year's version drew hundreds of lawmakers and their spouses, statewide elected officials, legislative staff members and lobbyists representing everything from big business to humanitarian nonprofits. Sponsored ...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A Malian intelligence agent posted near the central Malian town of Diabaly confirmed that French pilots launched a raid on Monday morning close to the town.
ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston says more people should be required to register as Statehouse lobbyists and disclose their spending.
ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston has broadly endorsed the idea of extending a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates a sizable portion of revenue for state health care.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Even at age 81, Dr. James C. Metts Jr. liked to stay busy. By day, he treated some of Savannah's poorest patients at a downtown medical clinic. By night, or whenever police called, he examined dead bodies as the Chatham County coroner - an elected job that gave Metts a taste of the spotlight in the bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."