ATLANTA - New jobless claims surged last month, jumping 126 percent from March 2008, the state Labor Department reported on Thursday.
ATLANTA - MARTA's board on Monday called for a special legislative session so the Atlanta transit system can avoid reducing service to six days a week.
ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.
ATLANTA - Plans to pay for transportation projects in Georgia by boosting the sales tax by a penny have run into gridlock at the state Capitol.
ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.
ATLANTA - First-time claims for state unemployment in Georgia have shot up yet again.
ATLANTA - Adults in pickup trucks would finally have to buckle up, under a bill that sailed through the state Senate on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Georgia officials working to whack $2 billion in spending from the state's recession ravaged budget are drooling over a federal stimulus plan loaded with cash.
GAINESVILLE - Republican Saxby Chambliss likes to say he never expected to be at the 'epicenter of the political world,' but that's exactly where he finds himself as he battles for his political survival in the last big election of 2008.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.
ATLANTA - Ask Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss or Democratic challenger Jim Martin about all the national attention their U.S. Senate runoff is attracting and they say that Georgians will ultimately decide the contest.
ATLANTA - Aides who worked in Barack Obama's presidential campaign are heading to Georgia to help Jim Martin in his hotly contested Senate runoff, two Democrats close to Martin's campaign said Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn said he has no plans to become a member of Democrat Barack Obama's cabinet should the Illinois senator capture the White House.
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Wednesday became the second Georgia Republican to jump into the race for governor, still more than two years away.
FORT VALLEY - Ask Vernon Jones which political figures he admires and he answers without a pause: World War II Army General George Patton.
ATLANTA - When Jim Martin took over Georgia's Department of Human Resources in 2001, some friends were surprised. Running the state's unwieldy social services bureaucracy is seen as a sure ticket to political oblivion.
ATLANTA - In a year when the battle for the White House has pumped up political passions, Georgia's five-man race for the chance to challenge Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a sleeper.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Samuel David Crowe on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution.
ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate's lawyers plan to launch a final bid to spare his life just hours before his execution scheduled for tonight.
JACKSON - A Georgia man who killed his live-in girlfriend was executed Tuesday, the first inmate put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of lethal injections.
ATLANTA - Barring a last-minute intervention by the courts, a Georgia man who killed his girlfriend is likely to become the first inmate put to death since a U.S. Supreme Court review halted executions last September.
ATLANTA - The Democratic race for U.S. Senate turned bitter on Wednesday as two of the candidates skirmished over party loyalty.
ATLANTA - The chairman of the state Department of Transportation board stepped down Thursday, saying he and the department's commissioner had developed a relationship that 'we both want to be more than just professional.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers scrambling to patch together a budget and a deal to cut taxes were handed some dismal news on Thursday, as state money managers reported tax collections are down again.
ATLANTA - What's in a number? Apparently quite a lot when you're talking about kids and weight.
WEST POINT - Bulldozers are everywhere in this west Georgia community, hauling away huge piles of the region's rich red clay.
ATLANTA (AP) - Saxby Chambliss has the power of incumbency. A well-stocked warchest. And a reliably Republican state to run in.
ATLANTA - Now that Sen. John McCain has all but locked up the Republican presidential nomination, speculation is already turning to whom he'll select as a running mate.
ATLANTA - Fueled by black voters and a message of change, Barack Obama swept to a commanding victory in Georgia's Democratic presidential primary while Republican Mike Huckabee edged out his GOP rivals with the help of a folksy style and a campaign that weighed heavily on conservative values in a successful bid to attract Christian evangelicals.
ATLANTA - At least 57 voters lacked the needed photo identification in November's local elections and were forced to cast provisional ballots, state elections officials said Monday.
ATLANTA - Georgia will try again to limit where sex offenders may live, after the state's top court declared unconstitutional the strict residency requirements state lawmakers approved two years ago.
ACWORTH - Three boys ages 8 and 9 were being held Monday in a detention center after being accused of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban Atlanta apartment complex, officials said.
ATLANTA - Georgia's crowded prison population is expected to swell even larger over the next few years under new parole guidelines designed to keep the state's worst violent offenders behind bars longer.
POWDER SPRINGS - Genarlow Wilson, freed last week after spending almost three years in prison for having consensual oral sex with another teenager, said Monday he plans to his use his newfound celebrity to warn teens about the dangers of risky behavior.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, even as other states have halted capital punishment to allow the nation's top court to decide whether lethal injection violates the Constitution.
ATLANTA - Federal officials must allow drought-stricken Georgia to slow the flow of water from its reservoirs or the state will face a severe water shortage that could affect millions of residents, the state's environmental commissioner warned in a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday.
ATLANTA - A Democrat seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss blasted the Republican's vote against expanding PeachCare, the state's health insurance program for poor children.
ATLANTA - Six Republican state lawmakers have turned to the courts to help them pry open sealed whistleblower records from Grady Hospital.
ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson on Tuesday pitched his plan to eliminate Georgia property taxes to skeptical county commissioners who fear it will siphon needed cash away and seize local control.
ATLANTA - Saying they were out of money, lawyers for Brian Nichols on Monday demanded the state pick up the tab for the alleged courthouse shooter.
ATLANTA - An elected official on Tuesday asked the state to push for an independent audit of Grady Memorial Hospital amid questions about how dire the financial picture is at the cash-strapped institution.
ATLANTA - For two years, Republicans in Georgia have been pushing to require that voters show a photo ID at their polling place to cast a ballot. And for two years, the courts have been ruling against them.
ATLANTA - Georgia is launching a campaign to educate voters about a new photo ID mandate, an effort that could play a critical role in deciding whether the law passes constitutional muster with a federal judge.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Friday named a three-member panel to investigate a sheriff arrested on charges of covering up a shooting by his deputy, who was embroiled in a love triangle.
ATLANTA - Genarlow Wilson's fate now rests with the seven justices of Georgia's top court.
ATLANTA - The race to replace the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood appeared headed for a recount, as an Athens doctor clung to razor-thin lead over a former Georgia state lawmaker on Tuesday night.