The state House could soon take up a bill that would ban the removal of Georgia monuments, protecting them from any future opposition.
Under H.B. 50, a “monument” would broadly apply to any “plaque, statue, marker, flag, banner, structure name, display and memorial” honoring military service or a civilian past, present and future. Included are those monuments honoring the Confederacy and other controversial historical figures that some citizens could find offensive.
The Georgia Aquarium is eagerly awaiting the birth of a new baby beluga whale. The aquarium’s 20-year-old, white whale, Maris, is in her final trimester and due anytime now.
The aquarium team is hoping for a better outcome with this baby after Maris’ first calf died in May 2012 several days after its birth. The team remains "cautiously optimistic" for a successful delivery since this is Maris’ second pregnancy, aquarium officials said Thursday in a press release.
A town in Coweta County, Georgia, is up for sale on eBay.
The property owner and town’s former mayor Jim Sells is offering downtown Grantville to bidders for $680,000. The price includes 9 commercial properties that have been the set of movies and television shows such as AMC’s runway hit “The Walking Dead.”
For an extra $260,000, Sells will throw in two more buildings.
Georgia is postponing a second execution, following concerns about its supply of the drug it uses for lethal injections.
Kelly Gissendaner’s execution was put on hold late Monday night because according to the Department of Corrections the drug, called pentobarbital, appeared cloudy. Now the state is also delaying Brian Keith Terrell’s execution, which had been scheduled for March 10.
This undated photo provided by The Belize Tourism Board shows vacationers relaxing at Caye Caulker, Belize. The beach town is a laid-back, low-cost base for tourists looking to explore a nearby barrier reef.
Credit The Belize Tourist Board / Associated Press
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison (5) shoots between Georgia's Yante Maten (1) and Kenny Gaines (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Feb. 3, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 69-58.
Georgia lawmakers have backed away from a proposal that would have removed requirements governing public defense, a move that had sparked backlash from attorneys groups in the state.
As part of sweeping reforms to the state’s public defense system taken up more than a decade ago, current law requires a person have access to a public defender within three business days of being charged or jailed. It also requires each circuit defenders office have departments dedicated to juvenile defense and that lawyers have experience proportionate to the type of cases they’re handling.
Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef's Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette's plans include selling and distributing a new title, "Paula Deen Cuts the Fat," and reissuing such older works as "The Lady & Sons" and "A Savannah Country Cookbook." Todd McGarity, Hachette's vice president of client distribution services, said in a statement that Deen's "trademark warmth and culinary flair are as appealing as ever."
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, center, walks with his staff after visiting the Georgia Senate on the last day of the legislative session in March 2014 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Also pictured is his wife, Georgia first lady, Sandra Deal, left, walking with his chief of staff Chris Riley.
After getting a temporary reprieve when her execution was postponed because of winter weather conditions forecast to hit the state, the only woman on Georgia's death row is again set for execution Monday.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, was scheduled to be executed Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson, but the Department of Corrections postponed it to Monday at 7 p.m., citing the weather and associated scheduling issues.
You’re probably familiar with the shiny "Get Well" and "Congratulations" balloons you find floating at the grocery or dollar store. There is however a higher world of balloons that supplies everything from ballroom displays and corporate events to bar mitzvahs and graduations.
In this Atlanta Sound, we meet certified balloon artist Gayle Rubenstein.
In about two weeks, city voters will have the opportunity to approve $250 million in bonds to start addressing Atlanta's nearly billion dollar infrastructure backlog. The Courtland Street Bridge, pictured above, is one of dozens of projects slated for improvement with the bond money.
An Atlanta landmark is closing its doors for a short time in early 2016.
Green Street Properties has agreed to buy the one-and-a-half acres on North Highland Avenue that Manuel’s Tavern sits on according to a report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Manuel’s will still be owned and operated by the original owner Manuel Maloof’s family.