Executives accused of putting profit over food safety
The former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, his brother and another co-defendant face prison time for distributing peanut butter that led to a major salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009.
Airliner ends 21-year run
AirTran, which was acquired by Southwest in 2011, joins Northwest Airlines, which was bought by Delta, and Continental Airlines, which merged with United Airlines, in retirement. US Airways will disappear after it is folded into American Airlines — those two merged in December 2013 but still operate separately for now.
Built by the Army in 1930, the Tybee Post Theater showed its last movie five decades ago had fallen into disrepair by the time a developer sought to demolish it in 1999.
Falcons dismiss head coach Mike Smith
Song record by country singer Darius Rucker
Music helped comfort Brennan Simpkins during his years of treatments. He had favorite albums, and his dad would often play guitar for him in the hospital.
Partiers urged to avoid drunk driving
Harris Blackwood is director of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. He says there’s no excuse for party goers not to designate a sober driver in your group ahead of time or line up a taxi or other safe ride.
Jobs are back in 2014
This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to lower unemployment. A plunge in gas prices and a rising stock market has Americans feeling richer and spending a bit more.
Collectors snag limited-edition babies
Rebecca Wagner has passed her love of Cabbage Patch Kids on to her 24-year-old daughter, Victoria, and the two have more than a thousand dolls.
Downtown route connects several attractions
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement that the streetcar is expected to open for passenger service Dec. 30. Reed says passengers are invited to ride for free for the first three months of service.
Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition.
Officials say the new Atlanta streetcar is expected to open just before the end of the year.
Industry addressing safety concerns
Drones — flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or controllers — have “taken off” as popular gifts as novices have become just as interested in the devices as serious hobbyists.
Lawyer says Killen's role as organizer made him guilty
Testimony read in court showed Killen ordered fellow Klansmen to attack Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman and then went to a funeral home to create an alibi for himself.
Georgia adds 23,400 new jobs in November
State officials say the new rate represents what they call a significant drop. It is the largest monthly rate decline seen in Georgia since 1976, state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.
Newnan native to perform at Gwinnett Center
Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the Jan. 15 Inaugural Gala as part of the kickoff to Gov. Nathan Deal’s second term in office.
Prosecutors say Brian Brannen faces up to 20 years in prison
Brian Brannen, 41, a former school teacher, could be imprisoned for two decades and fined a quater-million dollars after pleading guilty Wednesday to child porn charges, federal prosecutors say.
Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits record $10
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Wednesday that South Carolina-based WRS Inc. is buying Underground Atlanta for $25.8 million and has plans to build a mixed use retail and housing development. Reed said in a statement that the sale will mean $8 million in annual cost savings for the city.
Carmike Cinemas operates 278 theaters, including Wynnsong in Albany.
The Georgia-based company is the fourth largest cinema chain in the nation, following Regal, AMC, and Cinemark, none of whom commented on their plans for “The Interview” showings.
Suspect accused in death of man at shopping center
A man already accused of gunning down two homeless men in their sleep and fatally shooting a hairstylist as she walked to her car now faces charges in the death of a fourth person.
Global demand expected to grow
The U.S. is still the world’s largest consumer, but more fuel-efficient cars and changing demographics mean demand for oil and gasoline is not increasing.
Group threatened to file lawsuit
The Kennesaw City Council has unanimously approved a permit for a mosque in a strip mall, reversing an earlier decision to reject it.
The Ebola virus and celebrities who died this year dominated search trends in Georgia.
Eleven of 50 doctors have misconduct citations
Four physicians were hired despite failing to diagnose or treat serious medical conditions that led to patient deaths.
Producer clashed with city of Atlanta officials
Producer David O. Selznick was upset that Hattie McDaniel would not be invited to the Atlanta premiere. McDaniel played the character, Mammy, and went on to become the first black actor to receive an Academy Award for her performance as Best Supporting Actress in 1940.
Georgia officials confident more federal funding to follow
Congress has appropriated small sums for the Savannah project since 2009. This latest installment would cover less than 1 percent of the $250 million the Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend in the first year of construction.
UGA seeks dean for forestry school
Michael Clutter has served as Warnell dean since 2007. He recently announced he is leaving effective Jan. 2 to pursue a private sector opportunity. Warnell professor and associate dean for academic affairs Dale Greene will serve as interim dean.
Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.
According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
Agency approves Georgia school merger
Civil rights icon the Rev. Joseph Lowery is recovering from surgery after fracturing his hip in a fall.
Jury convicted Robert Wayne Holsey in 1977
Holsey’s lawyers filed a number of last-minute appeals to stop the execution but they were all rejected. Holsey was executed nearly an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request for a stay.
Hospital employee took $480,000
The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta says 55-year-old Donald Thomas embezzled more than $480,000 by falsifying extra vacation and severance pay for terminated Grady employees and depositing the money in his bank account.
A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.
Gainesville's airport is putting in place new guidelines that would allow airplanes four times larger than previously allowed to land there.
Hall County sheriff's officials say their goal is to outfit every deputy and patrol supervisor with a body camera within the next four months.
Federal prosecutors say three former corrections officials have been sentenced for beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up.
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing on a north Georgia interstate.
The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion. That was later raised to $1.2 billion.
Chrysler leads major automakers in sales gains, with a 20 percent rise
American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.
Mother said boy has been missing for four years
The boy’s 37-year-old birth father and 42-year-old stepmother face charges of false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction.
Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.
Georgia's hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is busier than ever as it helps treat hundreds of endangered turtles washing ashore with acute hypothermia in Massachusetts.
After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.
Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
If Democrats want to win statewide in Georgia, they'll need to start now by reaching out to key constituencies and dedicating more money and resources to building up a network of grassroots supporters.
Skidaway Audubon installed two video cameras on eagle nest
In one nighttime sequence from late October, a great horned owl arrives in the nest 75-feet above a golf course tee box and shares a love offering — a small songbird it’s hunted — with its presumed mate, who gulps it down whole.
More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on the state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.
Protesters marched and rallied in Atlanta Tuesday to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
School removed Cosby from board of advisors
Cosby’s legacy of giving is decades-old and extensive, topped by a $20 million gift to Spelman College in 1988 and including, among many other donations, $3 million to the Morehouse School of Medicine; $1 million in 2004 to the U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia; and $2 million from Cosby’s wife, Camille, to St. Frances Academy in Baltimore in 2005.
UGA breaking ground on new annex
University of Georgia and state officials will break ground next week on a new building for the School of Public and International Affairs.