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Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer a chance to get job skills while serving time.

Officer gets 2-week suspension for traffic stop behavior

A white suburban Atlanta police officer shown on video telling a black driver “I don’t care about your people’’ has been suspended without pay for two weeks, according to a police department memo released Friday.

M. L. King Jr. Holiday Marks 30 Years

The most common way that Georgians who participate in the celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday is by volunteering their time with a nonprofit organization, school or church that is either feeding the homeless and hungry or ...

NEWS BRIEFS: Police: Georgia woman’s ad sought baby for her teen daughter

Police say a Georgia woman has been arrested for placing an online ad telling mothers they could drop off unwanted babies at her home because she wanted one for her teenage daughter.

NEWS BRIEFS: Georgia’s transportation, overall tax collections climb

Georgia’s recent gas tax increase continues to boost the state’s overall income.

News Briefs: Handcuffed man crashes through window, dies after 40-ft fall

A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta office building and falling 40 feet to the ground, authorities said Tuesday. The man reported Tuesday to a pretrial services ...

Metro BOARD: National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches ‘Check It & Correct It’ Campaign

The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association is kicking off its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the deadly disease that affects African-American men at a disproportionate rate.

NEWS BRIEFS: Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

Security screeners at Atlanta’s main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

METRO BOARD: National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches “Check It & Correct It” Campaign

The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association is kicking off its “Check It & Correct It”

Bridge named after noted Atlanta business owner

On May 5, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Resolution 396 naming a bridge along Interstate 20 in Southwest Atlanta which passes over Joseph Lowery Boulevard for longtime Atlanta businessman Willie Arthur Watkins.

NEWS BRIEFS: Former Georgia officers charged with murder in death of man

A grand jury indictment charging two former Atlanta area police officers with murder says a man died after the officers used stun guns on him while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

The Metro Board Aug 14-20-15

Truly Living Well is still seeking volunteers for its “A Day at Camp Wow”, Saturday, Aug. 15 for two shifts.

NEWS BRIEFS: Residents say sweltering heat persists at Atlanta apartments

Residents of an Atlanta apartment building say the sweltering heat inside is continuing, despite assurances from the building’s managers that the air conditioning has been fixed.

July 1 brings dozens of new Georgia laws

July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.

METRO BOARD JUNE 19-25-15

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