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iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells the story

In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia and RIM Blackberry obviously dismissed it as a joke.…

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Iconic bulldog statue stolen from Athens business

Athens police want to know who stole a large Georgia bulldog statue from outside an Atlanta Highway business. Channel 2′s Diana Davis met with the business owner, who says she…

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County sheriff bans A&E after suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller has cut ties with the A&E Television Networks after it suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson for anti-gay comments in a GQ Magazine article. The…

There may not be a Duck Dynasty to watch on A&E

“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know…

Opinion: Don’t yank the pitbull’s chain

SORRY TO SPOIL THE HOLIDAYS, but when they are over the General Assembly will come back with its usual bag full of lumps of coal for Georgians who, as a…

Atlanta transit ranked one of world’s worst, just above Baghdad and Hanoi

Atlanta’s public transportation is often derided as insufficient to serve its metro populace; chronically late to the people who do use it; and underfunded (thanks in part to the economic…

DHS removed only 368K immigrants this year

The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director John Sandweg says 235,093 of those immigrants were arrested at or near the…

Atlanta official’s Braves comments spark ire with Cobb County leaders

Remarks made by a high-ranking member of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration calling the Atlanta Braves the “Cobb Crackers” and the “Smyrna (expletive)” are not sitting well with county leaders.…

Jury acquits Georgia state lawmaker of all charges

A jury has acquitted a state lawmaker accused of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement from the state. The Fulton County jury on Thursday found Sen. Don Balfour not guilty…

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad doubles down; Palin defends him

Saying that his mission “is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women…

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Atlanta woman named winner of Mega Millions

Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, is $318 million richer (before taxes) – one of two winning tickets for Tuesday night’s jackpot was sold in Buckhead. The ticket was sold at…

Representatives see hope in Convention of States

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is where lawmakers from Virginia and Maryland met in 1785 to discuss issues of mutual concern. That gathering put the ball in motion…

Judge finds NSA bulk data collection unconstitutional

A federal judge says the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly…

Judge Jeanine: How did Secret Service let fake interpreter near the President?

In her Opening Statement Saturday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro took on signs of incompetence in the Obama White House after the shocking revelations about the man who faked sign language…

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

Former Piebar ‘spaceship-like’ site off I-85 to become Cirque

The iconic spaceship-like building visible from Interstate 85 and off Monroe Drive that has housed Piebar, Eros Tapas Bar and other short-lived concepts, will become a seafood and daiquiri spot…

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

Obama’s promise Politifact lie of the year

President Obama’s repeated insistence that people could keep their healthcare plans once Obamacare kicked in was named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” — the fourth time in five years the “Lie…

Pregnant woman, unborn baby killed in Gwinnett crash

Gwinnett County police say a pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died in a car crash. Department spokeswoman Michele Pihera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19-year-old Katerin Metina was killed…

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

Second teacher pleads guilty in Atlanta school cheating case

A second teacher has pleaded guilty in the Atlanta test cheating case, receiving one year of probation through a deal with prosecutors. The plea agreement for former Humphries Elementary teacher…

Opinion: Alternative bulbs another phony market propped up by government

Entrepreneurs in industries tied to the energy efficiency gambit, justified by the climate change House of Cards, all have the same false bravado…

Mega Millions jackpot soars to $400 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing jumped to $400 million after no players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. Five players, two in Ohio and one each in…

New film studio to open in Fayette County

A huge new movie studio is just weeks away from opening in Fayette County. Construction on Pinewood Studios began earlier this year. In addition to film production, Channel 2′s Diana…

Opinion: Obama’s Orwellian image control

THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the…

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

Pope Francis named Person of the Year

The Vatican on Wednesday responded to TIME naming Pope Francis as Person of the Year for 2013 by saying the Holy See doesn’t seek “fame,” but that it’s a “positive…

Fraud allegations pointed at 20 Grady High football players

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said they received a tip Nov. 7 that several players did not live within the school boundaries and they were recruited to play for…

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail

New York’s top court blocks Colorado from forcing Fox reporter to reveal sources or face jail – http://pulse.me/s/Jbm6U…

Bobby Cox elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the shrine’s Veteran’s Committee. Cox enters the hall with fellow ex-managers Tony…

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Cheating in Atlanta schools not limited to classroom

Atlanta’s school system is investigating allegations that Grady High School’s football team recruited about 20 athletes who faked their home addresses so they could play at the Midtown scho  www.ajc.com.…

Opinion: Alternatives to Obamacare exist

For many of us, it’s that special time of the year- the time when you get notification for renewal from your healthcare insurance provider.…

Single car crash kills driver in Dougherty County

One person died in a fatal car crash along Harris Road Saturday night.Dougherty County Police say around 10 p.m., a driver was traveling east on Harris Road when the vehicle…

Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

A former Wendy’s employee gave the term “burger joint” a new meaning last month after allegedly dropping her marijuana in a hamburger. Police arrested 32-year-old Amy Seiber and charged her…

Police search for gunman in Columbus shooting

Columbus police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an intersection. The Ledger-Inquirer reports that the apparent target, a 31-year-old man, was not injured in the attack Friday.…

Opinion: The South has indeed risen again and it’s called the Tea Party

Inspired by the values of the old South and fueled by corporate money, the Tea Party scorns compromise and leaves us again a house divided. The historian Jill Lepore wrote…

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Balfour’s argument: DA can’t prosecute me

State lawmakers who break the law while performing their official duties cannot be prosecuted, lawyers for Sen. Don Balfour asserted in court on Friday.That’s a theory Assistant Attorney General Gregory…

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

Another gun maker for Georgia? Remington seeks to relocate

A major firearms manufacturer is considering Georgia for a possible relocation and state Sen. Burt Jones wants to bring it to Butts County or the surrounding area. Jones, R-Jackson, said…

NSA tracking cell phone location data worldwide

The U.S. National Security Agency collects five billion records every day tracking cell phone movements around the world, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In terms…

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

Even disconnected computers may face cyber threats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should…

Delta to Supreme Court: It’s our right to mistreat loyal customers

A Twin Cities rabbi and Delta Air Lines Inc. squared off before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing about who abused whom in a frequent-flier relationship gone bad. Rabbi S.…

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Ford redesigns Mustang for 2015

Fifty years after Ford first unveiled the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair, the American automaker is betting a total redesign can make the vehicle appeal to drivers around…

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

Diagnosis: Unrealistic technology expectations doomed Healthcare.gov from the start

The fiasco with the $600 million federal health insurance website wasn’t all bureaucratic. Forcing slow and disparate databases run by government and insurance companies to work together in real time—and…

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

Oconee Wildlife Management Area expands by 1,390 acres

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division will expand by more than 1,390 acres the already 4,800-acre Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Greene and Hancock counties. The agency…

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

Remote-controlled helicopter smuggled goods into prison

A prison lieutenant says he caught four people from Atlanta flying contraband into a south Georgia prison. Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton said two men from Gwinnett County and two…

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss seeks answers on Iran

Since President Obama announced a compromise with Iran over its nuclear agenda, Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a key figure in the debate. Chambliss, the vice chairman of…

Beware: Black Friday ‘discounts’ aren’t always what you think

Stores have thousands upon thousands of “discount” labels ready to be slapped on products when Black Friday sales begin. But just like the name “Black Friday” itself (since the sales…

Cox said to be mulling Time Warner Cable takeover: Bloomberg

Atlanta-based Cox Communications is considering a bid for Time Warner Cable, a person with knowledge of the deliberations said. Bloomberg’s Trish Regan reports. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

No Thanksgiving celebrations for Obamacare team as another deadline nears

The technology team working to fix computers problems hobbling the federal insurance web site healthcare.gov may not have time for turkey this week. Federal officials set a Nov. 30 deadline…

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

Small-business access to online health exchanges delayed — again

The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide…

After internal review on Benghazi report, CBS puts reporter, producer on leave

CBS has asked Lara Logan, the 60 Minutes correspondent whose recent story on a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws,…

Jury orders Newegg to pay $2.3 million in ‘patent troll’ case

The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from the company TQP Development was invalid.…

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford to recall Escapes again for oil, fuel leaks

Ford is recalling the Escape small SUV again, this time to fix oil and fuel leaks that could cause engine fires.The hot-selling SUV has been recalled seven times since it…

Removal of DeKalb school board members constitutional

Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that a law the governor used earlier this year to remove six members of the DeKalb County is constitutional. The 47-page opinion released Monday states…

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

Police under fire for FSU QB Invesitgation

 Its handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is just the latest controversy to hit the Tallahassee Police Department. A handful of grand juries recently have…

Man steals alligator from Flint RiverQuarium

A Gainesville, Ga., man has been arrested for stealing an alligator from the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, reports the Albany Herald. According to an Albany Police Department report, aquarium employee…

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Target store to close due to poor performance – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs February 1, when the Target in Morrow closes after about 18 years of business, a city official told Clayton Daily News. The store…

Restaurant owner fined for flying too many flags

A McDonough business owner who was fined for flying patriotic flags above his restaurant may get to keep the flags after all, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. The business owner told…

Georgia lawmaker pushes for elected local superintendents

A Georgia lawmaker is traveling the state trying to build support for his constitutional amendment to allow local school districts to elect their superintendent instead of a board appointment. Rep.…

Opinion: Obamacare total is a pitiful number

No wonder why President Obama didn’t want to tell Americans how many people have enrolled in Obamacare through its troubled website, which opened for business Oct. 1. According to The…

After the Obamacare train wreck

Congressional Republicans have Obamacare right where they want it. The idea of a one-year delay of the law, always far-fetched as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, is suddenly…

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

Macon preacher fatally shoots self between Sunday services

The pastor of a church in Macon apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said. The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of Bibb Mount…

Former NY Times journalist: Newspaper is now the President’s ‘propaganda arm’

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin used to work for The New York Times, but he claims they were a different newspaper back then. “The Times that…

Braves to relocate to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves are relocating to Cobb County at the intersection of I-75 and I-285. “We are excited to announce plans to build a world-class stadium, which will open in…

Amazon taps post office for Sunday deliveries

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing most notably, delivering…

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House to open eight new restaurants

Huddle House, one of America’s favorite breakfast franchises for nearly 50 years, has inked deals in the past 30 days to open eight new restaurants in three different states. The…

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

Jesse Jackson ‘effectively banned from White House’

President Obama considered veteran Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel a political hack and had such little regard for Jesse Jackson that he “effectively banned” the civil rights leader from the White…

Four suspects detained after gunman opens fire at Kennesaw Waffle House

Police have detained four suspects after someone fired at a Waffle House in Cobb County. The shooting happened Friday. Police said there was a disturbance in the early morning, causing…

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

‘Ferrari Of Space’ crashing back to Earth maybe tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. The European…

House arrest recommended for Georgian in Misissippi bribery case – SFGate

Federal prosecutors are recommending house arrest for a Georgia woman charged with bribing a Mississippi school superintendent in a district that spent $1.4 million to use her reading program for…

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

Inebriated woman tried to wear cheeseburger after sex

A couple having sex in a Georgia Waffle House parking lot was busted on Sunday, according to police. But that isnt even the weird part.Loganville authorities said the woman was…

Jason Carter to Run for Ga. Governor

Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats…

Georgia man flicked lighter near gas tank, setting wife ablaze, officials say

A Georgia man was arrested after he flicked his cigarette lighter near the gas tank of his truck and touched off an explosion and fire that left his wife with…

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Barge mystery solved: Floating structures Google Glass showrooms

Over the past week, two floating structures on opposite sides of the country have provoked a lot of speculation: Early on, the Internet settled on Google as a likely culprit.…

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

Mayor of Dawson shot several times during attempted robbery

A 23-year-old mayor was shot and his mother tied up during an attempted robbery at their Georgia home last night. Dawson mayor Christopher Wright was shot multiple times in the…

Food stamp cuts to take effect Friday

Americans on food stamps will see a reduction in benefits starting Friday. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits, that’s $36 less per month for food on…

Belgium considering new euthanasia law for kids

Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending…

Los Angeles International Airport evacuated after shots fired

A “ground stop” has been issued for planes scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. A ground stop means flights destined for the…

‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Ender’s Game’ make headlines around state

Filming in Georgia: ‘Dumb and Dumber To” shoots at Gwinnett Center Source: Gwinnett Daily Post • “The Walking Dead” starts filming today in Griffin Source: Griffin Daily News  • “The Walking Dead” convention to…

Federal prosecutors reopen probe into Lowndes County student’s death

Lowndes County sheriff’s investigators concluded that Johnson died in a freak accident, but his family insists someone must have killed him. Source: Macon Telegraph • U.S. Department of Justice opens formal review…

Government document: Health site posed ‘high’ security risk

An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health…

Joe Klein: With Obama, the buck stops nowhere

Still, I expected more from Obama. I expected more at the Veterans Administration, since the President said that making sure that our veterans received the best treatment really mattered to…

The new secession movement

There’s a big race right now to become the 51st state. Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create…

Jax aviation authority security chief’s resignation near

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s director of security is on paid leave while his bosses seek his resignation, though the official reason remains a mystery. Sources familiar with Wednesday’s action against…

Gingrey calls for Sebelius’ resignation

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) called yesterday for resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the failure of healthcare.gov, federal website where Americans are supposed to…

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

Representative: White supremacist statues should remain on Capitol lawn

“That’s a Confederate soldier,” Tommy Benton says, pointing to a new bronze statue on the square in his hometown. Three years ago, the GOP state representative helped raise $50,000 to…

Iraq veterans SpongeBob gravestone removed

An Iraq war veterans towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds.…

Criminal probe launched after students fight in Bacon County

An off-campus fight between high school students last week is now a criminal investigation with the Bacon County Sheriffs Office. WTOC received a video of the fight. Superintendent Dr. Laine…

OPINION: Putting more bite into ethics law long overdue

“It’s possible, if not probable, that Georgia could put teeth into its notoriously gummy ethics oversight system early next year. And under the right (or wrong, depending on one’s perspective)…

Georgia officials to revisit interbasin water transfers

For the first time, the state will have a way to transfer water from reservoirs on one stream and move it to another that is depleted by drought. Environmental organizations…

Spongebob movies wraps up filming in downtown Savannah

The big movie shoot came to end Friday in downtown Savannah. Cars packed up, signs taken down and roads re-opened. For a week and a half Broughton Street was transformed…

‘The Walking Dead’ inspires new convention in Atlanta

Cable TV’s “The Walking Dead” has inspired a new convention, a podcast, and a one-man play. The podcast and Atlanta-based convention are the creations of Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier,…

Telegraph reporter runs with the bulls near Atlanta

It’s over, and I’m dripping red. I’m bruised and throbbing. It feels like someone kicked me in the ribs and punched me in the jaw. People have asked me why…

Cain to local church: U.S. is troubled

Black, white, young and old crowded into the Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Powder Springs on Sunday to listen to former presidential candidate, the Rev. Herman Cain, speak of…

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

Former Georgia woman says she bought half a house in Idaho

A Treasure Valley woman bought a home in Nampa, only to find out later that she only owns half of it. She owns the front half of the property, while…

Report: Health-care exchange website woes widen

Insurers say the federal health-care marketplace is generating flawed data that is making it difficult to handle even a trickle of enrollees who have gotten through so far, in a…

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students accused of recording sex act in high school cafeteria

Students in suburban Atlanta school say a dare prompted two students to perform a sex act in a high school cafeteria. A student at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga.,…

Early County suspects hiding out after attempted home burglary

Three men are still on the run Monday night after a long manhunt Sunday night. The men shot a man’s dog during the attempted burglary attempt at the Early County…

GOP comes to Deal’s defense on ethics

In politics, one of the most important rules is never miss an opportunity to take a shot at the other side. Last month, Georgia’s Democratic and Republican parties attacked each…

Filming in Georgia: SpongeBob cart crash ends with restaurant damage

A member of the film crew for the “SpongeBob Squarepants 2” movie caused an accident Wednesday morning that sent a woman to the hospital and damaged a downtown building, according…

Strange happenings: 7-foot fork found in Statesboro

A huge metal fork reported stolen earlier this year was found propped against a utility pole along a busy highway Wednesday. Statesboro Police Advanced Patrol Officer Justin Samples, the public…

Coca-Cola vending machine adjusts price of beverage depending on temperature outside

The Coca-Cola Spain vending machines at water and amusement parks charged three different prices for the product, Limon & Nada, depending on the temperature. For temperatures above 86 degrees, the…

Parents of Valdosta teen upset over missing organs

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday that they have a new reason to suspect signs of foul…

Ohio school fined nearly $100,000 for displaying Jesus painting

An Ohio school was forced to pay a $95,000 fine for displaying a painting of Jesus in its hallway. The case against the Jackson City School District was brought by…

Michelle Nunn raises $1.7 million

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn raised more than $1.7 million between July and September, her Senate campaign said Tuesday, a fast start for the first-time candidate. Nunn, who announced her campaign…

Prescription drug abuse now more deadly than heroin and cocaine combined

A new study shows that deaths from prescription drug overdoses have quadrupled during the past decade, suggesting that a stronger response is needed. More people are dying in the US from prescription…

Bicycle registration bill pulled by lawmakers

Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia. Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County…

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

Police: Georgia fugitive found in Hempstead

A  man who was being actively sought by authorities in Georgia for allegedly assaulting a police officer was found Friday and arrested, Nassau County police said in a news release.…

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Readers to editorial boards: We don’t care

Once upon a time, political campaigns cared a lot about landing newspaper endorsements. Strategy memos were hatched, fake editorial board meetings functioning as candidates’ dress-rehearsals were conducted, and policy papers…

Police lock down Capitol after shots fired

Latest updates 3:22 PMSuspected reportedly tried to breach White House grounds 3:21 PMSeeing the chase from the Capitol steps 3:16 PMSources: Chase began near White House 3:14 PMPhotos from inside…

Source: Cobb deputy fired over ties to homicide

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office had fired one of its deputies after finding out he had ties to a woman who’s accused of killing her ex-fiancé. Neighbors on Clifton Road…

Democrat Party staffer suggests Georgia voters less educated

A cardinal rule of politics is never insult the voters. The voters will never put a candidate in office if they believe that candidate feels the people they seek to…

Georgia poll: Shutdown Dems’ fault

Georgians blame Democrats more than Republicans for the federal government shutdown, according to a new poll. But that’s largely a function of the Democrats’ control of two-thirds of the parties…

Police investigating threats, assault of women calling for Obama’s impeachment

Police near Atlanta are investigating an attack on a group of women as they protested on an interstate overpass and carried signs calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. The women…

Obamacare navigators or posers could put people at risk of fraud

The chairman of a Senate committee examining fraud warned today that Obamacare navigators or people posing as them could make Georgians vulnerable to identity theft. Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, met…

NASCAR Notebook: Unemployment line might await Nationwide leader

Sam Hornish Jr. is five races away from a possible NASCAR Nationwide Series championship. His reward, however, may be the unemployment line. Hornish has a four-point lead over Austin Dillon…

Poor Sen. Saxby Chambliss: “We’ve got nowhere to eat”

U.S. lawmakers have been deluged by calls from constituents in the past few weeks, urging them to help avert a shutdown or stand firm against the health-care law. Todays callers…

What federal government shutdown means for Georgia

More than 77,000 executive branch civilian workers in Georgia could be furloughed if the federal governmentpartially shuts down at midnight on Tuesday. Although the government will not halt altogether, this…

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN, director cancel Hillary Clinton documentary

CNN has decided to scrap its plan to make a documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton. The director, Charles Ferguson, said “nobody was interested in helping me make this…

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Dozens rally against Chuck E. Cheese in Atlanta

Special needs parents joined a group of civil rights activists outside a Chuck E. Cheese in Smyrna this weekend. The NAACP organized the rally after a father claimed he and…

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves leading GOP charge against Obamacare

In many ways, the tough spot that Washington finds itself in this weekend is because of Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.). It was Graves who came up with a plan to…

Allegations facing state senator also concern governor

Friday’s unsealing of an 18-count indictment against a state senator may have also struck Gov. Nathan Deal as bad news and not just because the two Republicans have been allied…

Dogs and hunters slay wild hog in suburban Atlanta

Tracking dogs managed to chase down and attack a 400-pound wild hog that has been scaring children and adults in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood. After the dogs attacked, a hunter…

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

State Sen. Don Balfour indicted on 18 counts

A grand jury has indicted state Sen. Don Balfour on 18 counts, Channel 2 Action News has learned. The indictment includes 16 counts of making a false certificate, one count…

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

600,000 Georgians make too little for new health care subsidy

Open enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday but hundreds of thousands Georgians don’t qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance because they make too little. More…

Why PopSci is shutting off comments from readers

Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off. It wasn’t a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science…

USPS wants a three-cent increase in first-class postage stamps

The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter – and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49…

Former UGA football player Paul Oliver, 29, commits suicide

Paul Oliver, a football stand-out at Harrison High School and the University of Georgia who later played in the NFL, died Tuesday evening at a Marietta residence of a self-inflicted…

Army officials consider banning tattoos on soldiers

New army recruits would be banned from getting tattoos on their forearms,lower legs, and above their necklines. There’s a story behind each one. For Cody Turner, it’s a reminder of…

Savannah’s film office director suspended

A special Savannah Film Commission meeting was held and the 19-member advisory board was apparently caught off guard by the decision to suspend Jay Self, the city’s Film Services Office…

Officials at Kings Bay Naval Station confident in security system

Kings Bay has security checkpoints that increase in vigilance as vehicles get closer to the waterfront where Ohio-class submarines are ported while the boats are resupplied and repairs are made.…

Guide dog killed while saving boy

ATLANTA —  ”Simon” the boxer was a guide dog for Dave Furukawa, who is blind. Dave says the boxer was his best friend. But their bond got even deeper when…

Should Georgia wipe clean some criminal records?

Sarah Hamilton’s January arrest based on a mistaken identity has kept the whole family in turmoil even after police dropped the charges against the 26-year-old former honor graduate, her father…

Wild pigs threaten Lithonia neighborhood, animal control says nothing to do

Residents of a Georgia neighborhood say local animal control workers told them there is nothing they can do about four wild hogs roaming about. People living on Stonebridge Crescent in…

Fort Benning shows off new combat equipment

The Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning  Tuesday showed off some of the new combat equipment and technology it has been testing. The equipment includes the Lightweight Small Arms Technology…

Angler reels in relic from prehistoric past

A giant fish captured in Lake Lanier is a reminder of the monster fish that lurk in the depths of Georgias lakes. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the…

The fatal mistake that doomed BlackBerry

The fatal mistake that doomed BlackBerry

Beleaguered gadgetmaker BlackBerry said on Monday that it’s signed a tentative agreement to be purchased by a group led by Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial in a $4.7 billion deal. The transaction,…

U.S. House panel rejects proposal to federalize Florida-Georgia water dispute

U.S. House panel rejects proposal to federalize Florida-Georgia water dispute

Oysters in Northwest Florida are dying off from a lack of fresh water and the oyster industry is struggling because of it. Much of the freshwater that would normally flow…

Wrestling legend Bill Goldberg remembers his UGA teammate

They are all in their 40s now, but professional wrestling legend Bill Goldberg still considers his teammates from his college football days as among his closest friends. “I’ve done a…

Brunswick shipbuilder wants to construct 56-foot schooner on waterfront

What Joe Lawson wants from the city is free use of a tract it owns along the waterfront that was formerly the grounds of the Public Works Department. There, he…

Filming in Georgia: Antonio Banderas to star in SpongeBob movie being shot in Savannah

Banderas will play a pirate in “SpongeBob SquarePants 2,” being shot in Savannah and Tybee Island over the next few weeks. Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday  …

Moody AFB library may close

As of September 30, the library services will undergo restructuring — it’s not clear what that will mean. Source: Valdosta Daily Times  …

Valdosta-Lowndes County library outdated

The building’s roof is leaking, the A/C unit is from 1966, the newest computer is one from 2008, the Internet access is limited to a sluggish 6 megabytes, the building…

Georgia’s freshman receiver makes first career catch count

Georgia’s freshman receiver makes first career catch count

Chris Conley had two words go through his mind when he saw Reggie Davis reel in a catch at the Georgia 40-yard line. “He’s gone,” Conley said of Davis’ 98-yard…

Bruce Schneier says more to come from NSA documents

Bruce Schneier says more to come from NSA documents

Bruce Schneier, a cryptographer and author on security topics, last month took on a side gig: helping the Guardian newspaper pore through documents purloined from the U.S. National Security Agency…

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘You Retard’ message in bottle cap

Coca-Cola apologizes for ‘You Retard’ message in bottle cap

Atlanta-based beverage giant Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is apologizing profusely for the message found by a Canadian girl inside the bottle cap of the company’s Vitaminwater drink: “You Retard.” The girl’s younger…

BlackBerry slashes workforce, reports massive Q2 loss

BlackBerry slashes workforce, reports massive Q2 loss

BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq:BBRY) announced today it expects to post a nearly $1 billion loss for the second quarter and cut its global workforce by 40%, according to a report from…

Albany teens arrested in assault on 68-year-old catering employee

Albany Police have charged one teen and charges are pending against another in the August beating of a 68-year old man. Albany Police located a juvenile they wanted to speak…

Home Depot to cut benefits for part-time workers

Atlanta-based Home Depot is eliminating the limited medical insurance is has offered to its many part-time employees. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the change means those workers will either seek…

Ethics head who is accused of helping governor got a raise during cost-cutting

The head of Georgia’s Ethics Commission, who is accused of intervening in a case involving Gov. Nathan Deal, received pay raises despite being hired as the agency said it had…

‘Crazy’ new ant found in Albany

‘Crazy’ new ant found in Albany

The tawny crazy ant has made its way into Georgia for the first time. University of Georgia Extension agent James Morgan in Dougherty County discovered the ant—  which originates in…

More details in Clayton County kidnapping

The 14-year old girl was dropped off at a relative’s house in Clayton after a 36-hour kidnapping. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Land use study underway for Kings Bay

Kings Bay is considered the economic engine that drives Camden County with its nearly 9,000 employees and estimated annual payroll of $600 million. Source: Brunswick News  …

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