ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday appointed Richard K. Bridgeman, 42, of Hoschton, as District Attorney for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, which covers Banks, Barrow and Jackson Counties.
WASHINGTON - Retail sales of five leading painkillers nearly doubled over the last eight years, reflecting a surge in use by patients nationwide who are living in a world of pain, according to a new Associated Press analysis of federal drug prescription data.
ATLANTA - The Public Service Commission, in a move both praised as a step toward open government and derided as a blow to representative democracy, clamped down Tuesday on private conversations during contested rate cases.
NORCROSS - Investigators are trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the parking lot behind a Norcross building.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The hard part is over for the Atlanta Falcons.
LAWRENCEVILLE - While officials from the Georgia Force are still weighing the decision on where to play next season, they reached out to the Gwinnett community Tuesday by attending a session of the Gwinnett Sports Council.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are hurt and confused. They're struggling to comprehend how the guy they knew as a star on the field and a friend in the locker room could have gotten himself into this much trouble.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The Atlanta Regional Workforce Board has awarded Gwinnett Technical College more than $300,000 to fund a program for teenagers who drop out of high school with workforce training skills, college officials announced Tuesday.
Gunmen kill baby, six others in Iraq home
Will Nelson has always been inspired by some of his father's favorite words - "leverage will move the world." The California native said the phrase even spurred the work he does out of his Buford home.
There are a lot of things I'd rather do than go to the dentist or the doctor.
NORCROSS - This is not an insult by any means, so please don't take it as such.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Transit will get bigger buses, and maybe a few more riders, after two proposals were approved Tuesday by commissioners.
NORCROSS - Gwinnett police are seeking help from the public in their search for a black male who has a habit lately of breaking into Norcross residences and fondling sleeping girls.
WINDER - Courtney Gundy of Apalachee went seven innings with 12 strikeouts and no hits Tuesday as the Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Franklin County in Region 8-AAA action.
In the steamy July of 1979, President Jimmy Carter made a televised speech to the nation that did much to define his legacy and finish off his presidency.
Man accused of faking bomb in box
CINCINNATI - The Braves placed pitcher Chuck James on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to inflammation in his left shoulder, shelving him for the remainder of August.
Duo robs cell phone store
ATLANTA - The threat posed by global warming is being exaggerated by "alarmists," several scientists who have been criticized as "deniers" told a Georgia House committee Tuesday.
SUWANEE - For Gwinnett County Public Schools to retain its world-class status, schools here must know what schools throughout the world are doing, Riverside Elementary School Principal Craig Barlow said.
NORCROSS - It's been just more than a week since her school opened, and 8-year-old Mikayla Leander can already count from six to 10 in Chinese.
WINDER - Tommy Lamont Davis Jr., 26, of Winder pleaded not guilty Monday to charges involving the stabbing of two people March 27.
CINCINNATI - They are the National League's best hitting road team, playing in one of baseball's most offense-friendly locales, against one of the league's worst teams.
GILBERT, W. Va. - When his craving for painkillers got to be too much, Steve Dotson lay down and let his wife drive a car over his leg. It hurt, but he could dismiss the pain with thoughts of the medicated bliss that would follow.
Official: Miners likely buried
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth safely Tuesday, ending a nearly two-week orbital drama that centered on a deep gouge in the shuttle's belly and an early homecoming prompted by a hurricane.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Jill Ososki is relieved.
Famed author makes rare public comment
WASHINGTON - If you have a heart-zapping defibrillator implanted in your chest, you're not supposed to compete in sports any more intense than bowling or golf.
GILLETTE, Wyo. - He rode his mule into town looking for work.
Delta Air Lines names former Northwest CEO Anderson as new chief
LAWRENCEVILLE - Bill and Cindy Bryan would hate to lose their own feline friends if a fire erupted in their Sugar Hill home. On Tuesday, the couple stepped forward to save pets throughout Gwinnett.
ATLANTA - The General Assembly should do away with laws blocking market-based reforms that could reduce the number of Georgians without health insurance, the head of a think tank on health care policy said Monday.
Have you ever noticed how many big boobs there are on television? More often than not, those boobs are men.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The man who helped steer the fledgling Gwinnett Transit system has been let go.
SEATTLE - Instead of working his way up the Seattle Seahawks' depth chart, David Greene is in danger of falling off.
Classes will encourage self-esteem
WINDER - A man accused of shooting two Auburn police officers with a shot gun pleaded not guilty to numerous charges Monday.
Mr. Alfred Al Stapp, age 52, of Auburn, GA, passed away on August 20, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Peggy Langford Stapp ...
James T. Andy Anderson, age 88, of Snellville, GA, died August 21, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Anderson and Son, Jimmy Anderson. He ...
Pastor, James W. Fletcher III, age 83, died Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in Hendersonville, NC. Thomas Shepherd & Son Funerals and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Anne Cash, 77, of Winder, GA, died Monday, August 20, 2007. The funeral will be 2:00 pm Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Duluth First Baptist Church with Dr. David ...
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ,Georgia announces the death of Mr. Mark Andrew Furst, age 51, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Monday, August 20, 2007. Arrangements by Evans Funeral ...
Abigail Grace Chambers, infant daughter of Sam and Tammy Chambers, went to be with her Lord, August 19, 2007. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Bertha M. Standridge, age 81, of Snellville, GA, passed away August 20, 2007. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-277-4550.
Bill Bowden, age 70, of Snellville, GA, died August 20, 2007. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Bowden in 1990 and his father, William Clifford Bowden in ...
Mrs. Betty Griffith, age 52, of Winder, Georgia, died August 20, 2007. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements, 770-867-1361.
Mrs. Martha Jane Clark Locke, age 54, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 20, 2007. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Roper Clark. Surviving are: Husband ...