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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

No tampering in ethics investigation, Deal says

When Gov. Nathan Deal was elected, he successfully fought off attacks from his opponents questioning his ethics that went back to his days in Congress. Now as Deal faces re-election, the issue has ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Conservatives press senators for action on Obamacare

Tea party and other conservative activists pressured Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson on Tuesday to block health care money.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, Aug 23, 2013

Chief says his system will explore more officers for schools

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - After a gunman entered an Atlanta-area school this week, DeKalb County's education chief says he'll consider hiring security officers to patrol the system's 77 elementary ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013

None hurt in school shooting

Shots fired at Atlanta-area elementary school; 20-year-old suspect in custody, children unhurt
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 26, 2013

Murder charges dropped

DECATUR, Ga. - On the eve of trial, prosecutors on Friday dropped murder charges against a woman they accused of conspiring to have her husband gunned down outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 19, 2013

Challenge to Georgia immigration law dismissed

A district court judge has dismissed a challenge to a 2011 Georgia immigration law, allowing authorities to continue its implementation.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, July 5, 2013

Abortion potential divider in Senate race

ATLANTA - The four Georgia Republicans who want to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss all call themselves conservatives who oppose abortion.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, June 28, 2013

Religious leaders to blame for inequality, Carter says

Former President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world.
By Bill Barrow

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Open Senate seat starts scramble in Georgia

US Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are the only Republicans to announce officially since incumbent Saxby Chambliss said he will retire. But the field could include as many as a half-dozen ...
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Deal, top Republicans keep firm hand on session

ATLANTA - The final days of the General Assembly's annual session were a flurry of activity, but the overall tenor of the 40-day effort was smoother than many years past.
By Bill Barrow

A near-solid block against 'Obamacare' remains in South

ATLANTA - As more Republicans give in to President Obama's health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation's poorest and ...
By Bill Barrow

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lawmakers face deadline on budget, lobbying and guns

ATLANTA - The clock is running out on the Georgia legislative session, with representatives and senators yet to agree on a state budget, changes to gun regulations and an overhaul of lobbying rules.
By Bill Barrow

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lawmakers face looming deadline on ethics proposals

ATLANTA - As the Georgia General Assembly's legislative session winds toward a close, members of a key Senate committee next week will consider a plan from House Speaker David Ralston to limit ...
By Bill Barrow

Thursday, March 7, 2013

City, Falcons agree on stadium terms

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor and Falcons owner Arthur Blank have agreed to financing terms for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome.
By Bill Barrow

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Deal suspends DeKalb school board members

The move, which could still be subject to the outcomes of lawsuits in state and federal court, is the latest in a high-profile controversy over the management of the metro Atlanta system, which ...
By Bill Barrow

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Juvenile justice overhaul progresses

The latest proposal is intended to place nonviolent youth offenders into community based programs that treat root causes of criminal behavior rather than putting perpetrators behind bars.
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Deal signs hospital tax bill

The new law empowers a panel of governor's appointees to do what lawmakers wanted to avoid doing themselves: levy a tax on Georgia hospitals' net patient revenue.
By Bill Barrow

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Broun to seek Senate seat

Republican Paul Broun is the first, but not the last, to enter the 2014 field officially, as several congressmen mull a race that blew wide open when Sen. Chambliss announced that he would not ...
By Bill Barrow

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Georgia House adopts Medicaid financing fix

Gov. Nathan Deal scored a key budget victory as the House of Representatives approved his plan to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for the Medicaid insurance program.
By Bill Barrow

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

State cautious about gun proposals

There's been a lot of talk at the Georgia Capitol about gun laws since a shooter killed 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school. However, there's been little action.
By Bill Barrow

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Christmas Eve storm possible

ATLANTA - Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.
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