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.
Two university researchers are looking for dozens of teachers to travel to Georgia and South Carolina to study the culture and traditions of the Gullah, descendants of slaves living along the Southern Atlantic coast.
DeKalb County prosecutors are trying a new program designed to keep some young adults who are charged with serious but non-violent crimes out of jail. District Attorney Robert James says he expects the program to help dramatically reduce the recidivism rate among these young adults who have committed crimes that damage the quality of life in the community.
The mysterious iron contraption jutted above the surface of a north Georgia river for decades, as children swam around it and historians wondered about its past. Now, more than 125 years after gold explorers placed the underwater capsule in the Chestatee River murk, townspeople in Dahlonega are about to put the ancient relic on display.
Georgia Lottery officials say 35 players won prizes of $10,000 or more in the Powerball drawing. Officials say David Jackson bought a ticket at the Georgia Food Mart in Riverdale and won $1 million in Wednesday's drawing.
Two days of court-ordered mediation were slated to get under way in a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel. Attorneys for both sides were scheduled to meet today and tomorrow in Charleston in sessions overseen by former South Carolina U.S. Rep. John Spratt.