Sheriff's officials say a joint injury is forcing the dog to retire after more than six years on the job. A ceremony in honor of the 8-year-old black Labrador retriever named Corporal Aldo is scheduled for Friday.
Coastal homeowners are feeling the pinch with rising insurance rates. An AP analysis of national insurance figures shows 14 of the 15 states where rates increased by the largest percentages border the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean.
Much of north Georgia was under a flood watch as forecasters warned of the potential for freezing rain and some snow later in the week. The National Weather Service said rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow or a snow/sleet mix across parts of north Georgia Thursday. Forecasters said there was the potential for light snow accumulations across parts of north Georgia.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be keeping Savannah on its tour schedule through 2016. Marathon organizers and Savannah tourism officials announced a three-year extension of their contract agreement Wednesday. Last month they held the second road race in a three-year deal.
Officials in northwestern Georgia say a judge who resigned amid an investigation into multiple complaints left over 100 cases unresolved, 20 were so old they had to be dismissed. Gale Buckner had to sort through about 100 cases that had not yet been prosecuted when she was sworn in as Murray County's chief magistrate judge in November.
The cost to use interstate toll roads in metro Atlanta, which has been steadily rising in recent months, has hit a new record. WSB-TV reports that motorists during Friday morning's rush hour paid a record $6.35 to use the lanes.
The state education department is urging Georgia school officials to evaluate the potential threat posed by carbon monoxide after lethal levels of the gas were found in an Atlanta elementary school, where more than 40 children and some adults were sent to hospitals.