The nation's high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday.
An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.
A man who died after a well collapsed in south Georgia has been identified as 51-year-old Geronimo Delgado of Douglas.
Temperatures are expected to plunge into the mid-20s early Wednesday in metro Atlanta, while a freeze watch will cover several counties in south Georgia.
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Asserting "America's possibilities are limitless," President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.
An Atlanta television station reports that a fan was stabbed in the neck outside the Georgia Dome after the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC Championship.
Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
State officials are reminding football fans to be responsible about drinking as the Atlanta Falcons compete in the NFL playoffs Sunday.
Federal authorities said Thursday they have uncovered an illegal sex trafficking network that forced women into prostitution and traded them like slaves between cities in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.
Officials in Warner Robins are asking for community input on the prospect of establishing a minor league baseball team.
The Georgia Senate has passed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to shore up the state's Medicaid system without having lawmakers approve an explicit tax to generate the money.
Authorities say a student at Georgia Southern University collapsed during class and later died.
Authorities in Effingham County say a teen that died in a car accident drowned after being ejected from the vehicle.
North and central Alabama were blanketed with as much as 4 inches of snow as a winter weather system moved across the state Thursday, forcing businesses and schools to close early and snarling traffic for hours on Interstate 65.
What's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.
Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.
Gov. Nathan Deal has outlined a 2013 legislative agenda focusing on public safety, education, health care and economic development.
An eastern black rhinoceros at Atlanta's zoo is expecting her first calf.
Leading Georgia Senate officials say they expect the Senate to pass Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal for a new Medicaid financing scheme that will spare lawmakers from voting directly on a tax.
Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has risen slightly to 8.6 percent.
A proposed year-round school calendar would have students in one of Georgia's largest school systems heading back to class in future school years as early as July 25.
Authorities say a northwest Georgia man was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies after they say he threatened officers with a rifle.
Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a school bus and a pickup truck in northwest Atlanta.
A former Hewlett-Packard employee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing roughly $9 million in Medicaid payments.
Police say three people have been fatally shot and their bodies were found inside of a house in suburban Atlanta.
A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.
Police in Savannah say a cab driver has died after a truck hit him and pinned him between the truck and his cab.
With the echoes of the General Assembly's opening gavel still reverberating, Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders are intent on acting quickly to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote directly on the plan.
A metro Atlanta woman is donating her NFC championship football tickets to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of her son.
Authorities say nine people died in Georgia fires during the first 11 days in 2013, marking a deadly start to the year.
Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity.
Authorities say a south Georgia high school student apparently climbed atop an upright roll of wrestling mats, fell into a center opening and died after he became trapped inside.
A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
The State Senate Committee on Assignments has selected 27 lawmakers to serve as committee chairs for the first term of the 152nd legislative session.
Atlanta scores franchise-worst 20 points in first half of embarrassing loss
Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong apologizes to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he admits to using steroids.
A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus. Smith was just starting his review Monday of the Falcons' 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional playoffs when it became clear his thoughts were on this week's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Forecasters say the weekend's mild weather is giving way to cooler temperatures across Georgia.
The University of Georgia is increasing the number of undergraduate courses it offers online.
Authorities say two young girls were found safe after their SUV was carjacked while they were in the back seats.
"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy at Sunday's Golden Globes, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes, honors that could boost the lush stage adaptation's prospects at next month's Academy Awards.
The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem."
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A Georgia man has pleaded guilty in a scam that prosecutors say bilked investors out of almost $16 million by targeting Christians.