Six Dougherty schools are on list of chronically under-performing schools
Senate Democrats want input into Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to takeover state’s most distressed schools.
Purchase ends 57-year ownership of WTVA by Spain family
Heartland Media acquires its fifth TV station as the Atlanta-based broadcasting group purchases WTVA from the Spain family in Tupelo, Miss.
Emory and WellStar consolidation would shake up Atlanta health care market
Emory University and WellStar Health System announced last week that they are discussing a merger of their medical assets, a fusion that would face regulatory and logistical challenges. Completion of a deal is at least a year away.
The 12th annual Albany Tech Foundation fundraiser is set for March 20
Former Dougherty County DA Ken Hodges will face zingers, barbs and quips next month at the Albany Tech Foundation annual fundraiser roast.
Frankie Williams was convicted of murder in a July 2011 drive-by shooting in Cairo
The Georgia Supreme Court rules unanimously that there was sufficient evidence to convict Frankie Williams of Thomasville in the July 27, 2011, shooting death of Jerry Bodiford Jr.
Experts still do not see $3 per gallon gas this year
Fuel prices are creeping up, though they are still a relative bargain compared to what motorists were paying last year.
Governor's move opens up state resources for disaster preparedness in areas expecting ice
Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency for disaster preparedness for the 15 North Georgia counties under a winter storm warning and will ask state workers in affected areas who are not involved in emergency response to work from home.
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First Capitol Bank & Trust is third bank and first in Georgia to fail this year
Albany’s Capitol City Bank customers’ deposits have been transferred to a North Carolina-based bank after Georgia regulators closed Capitol City Bank & Trust Co. late Friday.
A financial analysis on raising Georgia’s cigarette tax shows a much higher revenue return than previously estimated. A $1.25 per pack state tax increase would generate $561-585 million in FY 2016, researchers say.
The Senate bill would make it easier to obtain similar, less-expensive medications
The goal of Senate Bill 51 is to create a state structure for the prescribing of “biosimilar’’ drugs – and could potentially save Georgians money.
Gov. Nathan Deal attends Georgia Quail Hunt reception at Wynfield Plantation
Business recruitment and expansion prospects arrived in South Georgia this week to learn why the state is one of the best in the country to operate in while also enjoying some of the nation’s best quail hunting at the annual Georgia Quail Hunt.
Deerfield-Windsor Headmaster Dave Davies says House Bill 35 would expand families' education options
Proposed legislation would increase pool of scholarship money used for private school educations
A House bill proposed by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, would boost the annual cap of the state K-12 scholarship tax credit program from $58 million to $250 million.
State officials said Tuesday that almost 22,000 Georgians could lose health coverage if the General Assembly backs Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to eliminate state-subsidized health coverage for school employees who work less than 30 hours per week.
Georgia junior senator says he is against nomination of Loretta Lynch
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., says he does not believe attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will act independently of the Obama administration or place first upholding the Constitution.
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