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Candidate qualifying brings surprises

The second day for candidates to qualifyin Georgia has brought two surprises: Sen. Preston Smith announced he would be giving up his seat to run for attorney general, and Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker announced his retirement.

04/27/10 - 10:20am

Second day of qualifying begins with some candidate surprises


ATLANTA -- The second day for candidates to qualify to be on the July primary ballot opened today with a pair of surprise announcements.

04/27/10 - 10:07am

Study says metro Atlanta county has too many employees

A study conducted by Georgia State University says DeKalb County's government has too many managers and should lay off at least 909 employees.

04/27/10 - 11:22am

Arrest made in death of homeless woman

 A 38-year-old South Carolina man has been charged with killing a homeless woman who was found dead in an abandoned home.

07/01/10 - 7:58pm

Atlanta police dispute carjack victims' claim

ATLANTA - Four college students said Monday that they were put on hold as they tried to contact 911 for help when they were carjacked at gunpoint near campus, but police said the calls were indecipherable or gave no information that could lead officers to them. The gunmen on Sunday night forced two ...

04/27/10 - 5:55am

Atlanta couple fund Civil War studies at UGA

The University of Georgia plans to bring Civil War studies front and center, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the war that shaped the country.

04/27/10 - 5:37am

Atlanta man to pay $2.4 million restitution

ATLANTA  - An Atlanta man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Fifty-one-year-old Anthony Tobin was also ordered on Monday to pay $2.4 million in restitution. Prosecutors say Tobin found customers through various networking websi...

04/27/10 - 5:26am

Fleeing Ga. suspect leads police to drugs

BUFORD, Ga.  - Authorities in Gwinnett County say a fleeing DUI suspect led police to a marijuana grow house. Police say it began Saturday night when a DUI task force officer tried to stop a car. But Gwinnett County police spokesman Brian Kelly says the driver, Charles Byrd, leapt from the car ...

04/27/10 - 5:22am

Environment groups seek new water rules

ATLANTA  - Environmental groups want Georgia lawmakers to pass a bill requiring that more factors be considered before transferring water from one river system to another. The legislation is pending before the House Rules Commission, which could decide as soon as today whether it will get a flo...

04/27/10 - 5:16am

Ga. lawmakers near session's end

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are wrapping up an exhaustive legislative session this week having already taken care of most major pieces of their agenda. Legislators meet today and Thursday before shifting gears to the campaign trail, as many plan to seek re-election this fall. With just two...

04/27/10 - 5:14am
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