Georgia

March 01, 2018 - 10:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Wednesday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session. The legislation had to pass at least one chamber by the day’s end to remain alive for the year. There are ways around the deadline but lawmakers still try to get proposals...
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February 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt...
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February 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Georgia’s Republican senators want Atlanta voting polls to close an hour earlier. The Senate voted along party lines, 35-19, Monday for a bill establishing a statewide 7 p.m. poll-closing time. Atlanta polls currently close at 8 p.m., an hour later than the rest of Georgia. The measure, which goes...
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(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton / Entercom Atlanta)
February 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Both the Federal and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have closed their cases into the lynching of 4 African Americans and an unborn baby in 1946 Monroe, Georgia. But, that hasn't deterred longtime civil rights activist Tyrone Brooks in his effort at seeking justice. He now says that he and his...
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(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton / Entercom Atlanta)
February 22, 2018 - 10:24 pm
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Angelo Taylor says it was the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta that set him on the path to becoming an Olympian. "That was when I really set my goals to try to compete to become an Olympian." The Decatur, GA native says those Games, in his own backyard, really inspired...
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February 05, 2018 - 6:24 pm
Adoptions in Georgia will be easier soon. The Senate passed a bill today that would make it easier to adopt children in and out of state. The legislation shortens the time allowed for a birth mother to change her mind about giving up her child. It will also allow adoptive parents to reimburse birth...
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