(Reuters) - Eleven U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government this month that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.
April 27 (Reuters) - The boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown said on Wednesday he tried to revive her after finding her in a bathtub last year in an incident that recalled the death of her mother, singer Whitney Houston.
ATLANTA, March 28 (Reuters) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said on Monday he will veto a religious freedom bill passed by the state legislature that has drawn national criticism for discriminating against same-sex couples.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A religious freedom bill described by opponents as being discriminatory against same-sex couples passed the Georgia state legislature on Wednesday night in an 11th-hour vote ahead of the session's close.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - At least six people died when a fire engulfed a home in northwest Atlanta early on Monday and caused most of its roof to collapse, fire officials said.
Major Greg Barney, a 25-year veteran with the Riverdale Police Department who was a commander in the Support Services Division, died Thursday as a result of gunshot wounds he received in the line of duty.
Icy roads and freezing temperatures prompted school closings and emergency preparations in several states in the U.S. South on Wednesday, as snow began to fall on some areas ahead of a major storm expected to blast snow across the Northeast later this week.
A trader from Alpharetta admitted to involvement in what U.S. authorities have called a more than $100 million international insider trading scheme that involved hacking into networks that distribute corporate news releases.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Officials at a U.S. Air Force base in Georgia apologized on Friday for using an image of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to advertise a "fun shoot" gun practice.
According to Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Elder Cunningham in the national tour, there’s a good reason why the award-winning show is so wildly popular.
Atlanta theatregoers are in store for a season of Broadway hits, such as “Finding Neverland,” Atlanta debuts including “The Illusionists” and “Matilda The Musical,” along with some returning favorites sprinkled into the mix.
The winners of the record $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot had yet to emerge early on Thursday, with lottery officials saying the massive prize will be split between ticket holders in three states.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is offering restroactive food stamp benefits to more than 47,000 families in response to a federal class action lawsuit settlement.
During the ceremony, the Nightingale Pledge was recited by all nurses in attendance and a poem was read by Emily McGuire, president of the Georgia Southern University Student Nurses Association.
(Reuters) - A suspect in a series of jewelry store robberies across the U.S. Southeast was arrested on Friday after law enforcement authorities fielded multiple tips from the public, the FBI said on Saturday.
(Reuters) - There was no winner in the most recent Powerball lottery draw, the operator of the multistate game said on Thursday, with the jackpot now climbing to an estimated $675 million - one of the largest in North American history.
(Reuters) - A 43-year-old man shot and killed his young son before taking his own life in an Atlanta-area home on Wednesday, ending a nearly day-long standoff with police, authorities said.
(Reuters) - The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which serves more passengers than any other airport in the world, has reached 100 million passengers since Jan. 1, marking a milestone no other airport has ever reached, officials said.
Brian Keith Terrell, the man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man, John Watson, was executed Wednesday by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Gov. Nathan Deal is urging Georgia residents to spend the next week reflecting on how prepared they are for severe winter weather.
A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect."
Four Confederate battle flags were found on Thursday at the historic Atlanta church where civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, in a chilling reminder of the shooting of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church in June.
Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it, a spokeswoman said Sunday.
SweetWater Brewing Company, which brews beers including 420 Extra Pale Ale, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash and Georgia Brown, is making preparations for an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.
MCDONOUGH — Condolences began pouring in Monday morning after word spread that renowned artist Andy Davis died overnight from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash Friday.
The iconic Janet Jackson has announced a second North American leg to her “Unbreakable World Tour” with an additional 27 cities, including another Atlanta performance.
MCDONOUGH — McDonough artist Andy Davis remains hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital after suffering grave injuries early Saturday while riding his motorcycle.
ATLANTA - A Georgia appeals court will hear arguments on Thursday in a Ku Klux Klan chapter's lawsuit against the state for refusing the white supremacist group's application to "adopt" a stretch of highway.
The University System of Georgia this week announced that health insurance and other benefits will be extended to same-sex married couples during an enrollment period that begins next week.
Surveillance video obtained by the Macon Telegraph shows a teenager race inside a Macon Wal-Mart flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of nearly 50 people who burst in and smashed merchandise.
McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.