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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Evelyn Lowery, women's rights pioneer, dies at 88

The wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery died Thursday at her home in Georgia.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Airport blaze injures 2 firefighters

ATLANTA - Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze that sent thick smoke into a terminal at Atlanta's airport, authorities said.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Cause of fall at Turner Field still a mystery

ATLANTA - On the upper deck concourse at Turner Field, curious fans stood next to a railing overlooking a parking lot, wondering how a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan could have fallen to his death.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

Mother of Braves fan who died in game fall tells AP they spoke on phone shortly before death.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Inspired by Pamplona, Great Bull Run coming to US

ATLANTA - Organizers of a new event planned for several U.S. cities plan to unleash bulls to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils try to avoid being trampled.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

IRS training held at island resort, Atlanta hotels

A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels in downtown Atlanta and on St. ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vintage film of baseball is uncovered

ATLANTA - Researchers have uncovered a nearly 100-year-old home movie of a baseball game in south Georgia, a piece of film they say might represent the earliest moving images of the sport in the ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Reward offered in cemetery desecration

Caretakers of one of Georgia's oldest cemeteries say the scene was heart-breaking: A toddler's bones were spilled on the ground. The uniform buried with a soldier in another plot was strewn on the ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Police find bullet fired in baby killing

ATLANTA - Investigators are looking at a possible gang tie in the slaying of a Georgia toddler and said Thursday that a bullet used in the shooting has been recovered.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Police probe attacks on home of small-town newspaper editor

State police are trying to figure out why someone smashed a brick through the window of a small-town, south Georgia newspaper editor's home, then fired gunshots into the house and tried to light ...
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Vintage music hall to reopen in Ga. mining town

One of the South's oldest music halls is preparing to reopen after a major renovation to shore up its floor, revamp its concert hall and make other improvements.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Georgia considering methods to detect wrong-way drivers

After a series of violent wrong-way collisions in metro Atlanta last year, Georgia highway engineers are monitoring results of a new radar system in Texas designed to detect wrong-way drivers and ...
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Tunnels to help bears cross roads

Georgia plans to add a half-dozen bear tunnels beneath State Route 96 in what will be a first-of-its-kind project for the state.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Bell-ringing tribute urged

McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland is urging churches across Georgia to ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in remembrance of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Georgia urges schools to get carbon monoxide detectors

A state lawmaker proposed Friday that carbon monoxide detectors be installed in Georgia schools by July 1.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Shooting suspect is deacon, vet

An elderly man accused of gunning down a Georgia woman after his motorized wheelchair and her car bumped is a military veteran and church deacon who suffered strokes in recent years.
By Jeff Martin

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Atlanta school gas leak sends almost 50 to hospital

ATLANTA - Potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels in an Atlanta elementary school sent 42 students and six adults to hospitals Monday amid the evacuation of about 500 students, authorities said.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Social media used in probe of student's death

The parents of Jasmine Benjamin first learned from a Facebook post that their daughter had been found dead in a study room at her dorm at Valdosta State University. Now, they hope that Facebook ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Moonshine makers set up in Ga. city hall

Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in a tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mountains and the canopy of trees that once hid bootleggers from the law.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Georgia jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent

Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9 percent in September, state labor officials said. That compares to a jobless rate of 9.7 percent a year ago.
By Jeff Martin
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