Augusta-Richmond County to elect 1st black mayor

The next mayoral election in Augusta is guaranteed to make history, regardless of who wins.

Prank turns deadly for Arkansas teen

A 15-year-old girl in Little Rock, Arkansas, is dead, police say, because of a prank that went horribly and tragically wrong.

Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South

Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form ...

Jurors back to deliberate in Michael Dunn murder trial

The jury weighing the fate of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teen during an argument over loud music could make a decision Friday in the much-watched case.

Michael Dunn's fate in jury's hands in murder trial

The jury in the murder trial of a Florida man accused of killing Marietta-teen Jordan Davis after an altercation over loud music resumed deliberations Thursday.

Judge hears closing arguments in death of Marietta-teen Jordan Davis

Jury hears closing arguments in loud music murder trial.

Man Accused of Murdering Jordan Davis Testifies

A Florida man accused of killing a teen following an argument over loud music has decided to testify in his murder trial.

Defendant's girlfriend testifies at loud music murder trial: 'I heard pop, pop, pop'

Fighting back tears and visibly shaking on the witness stand, Rhonda Rouer testified Saturday in the Florida murder trial of her boyfriend, Michael Dunn, and gave jurors her account of what happened the night Jordan Davis was fatally shot.

Family of teen found dead inside wrestling mat sues funeral home

The lawsuit revolves around what the owner and employees of Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia, knew about the state of the young man's body.

DeKalb County School System no longer on probation

Georgia’s third-largest school district no longer faces an imminent threat of accreditation loss, after a tumultuous few years that included the rare step of the governor removing a majority of the local school board.

Bullet points on a loaded issue for Ga.

The right to carry is being used left and right (no pun intended) and everywhere. But there remains a clear dividing line between those who support and those who oppose the current and proposed laws about the owning and carrying ...

Mayor Kasim Reed preparing for second inauguration

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is set to take the oath of office Monday, Jan. 6, and will also deliver his second inaugural address.

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia

Under the new laws, lobbyists will not be able to spend more than $75 at a time. Previously, lobbyists could spend as much as they wanted as long as it was noted on disclosure reports filed with the state.

13-year-old entrepreneur blogger and animator from Canton debuts 2nd book

Maya Shea Penn became the CEO of her own business in 2008 when she was 8 years old. Photo courtesy of Maya’s Ideas.

Marietta man celebrates century mark with family, friends

Cogan Williams sits in his easy chair at his Marietta home and reflects on his 100 years. He hit the century mark on yesterday.