The race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars. One veteran Senator – Saxby Chambliss – is retiring. And three sitting Congressmen will leave Washington at the end of this year because they gave up those posts to run for Chambliss’s seat. That’s a whole lot of Washington know-how. All were card-carrying Georgia fiscal conservatives, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring funding back to their districts.
 
Georgia has set an execution window for a condemned Albany man one day after Troy Davis was put to death. Marcus Ray Johnson was convicted of the 1994 Dougherty County slaying of Angela Sizemore
The widow of a slain Savannah police officer says "it's a time for healing" now that Georgia has executed Troy Davis for the murder 22 years ago. Joan MacPhail-Harris, the widow of Mark MacPhail, told The Associated Press in a phone...
Death penalty opponents say, they hope the execution of Troy Davis will be the catalyst for a renewed fight to end capital punishment in the U-S. Davis' defenders tried to put the most positive spin on a failed 20-year attempt to overturn the...
Supporters and opponents of the Troy Davis execution squared off across a street from each other in Jackson. Ultimately, by the time Davis died, police in riot gear outnumbered the vocal demonstrators. Many came from far-off parts of the state to...
The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of Alabama’s lawsuit over Lake Allatoona. Georgia’s lawyers argue an appeals court decision over Lake Lanier earlier this week renders the Allatoona claims obsolete.
New figures from the U.S. Census show poverty is rising in Albany’s Dougherty County faster than in any of the state’s largest counties. The county had the nation’s second-highest jump in poverty since 2007, and reflect trends throughout the state.
The Rome City Commission has deferred until next year a vote on Sunday alcohol retail sales. The commission had planned to put the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, but decided Monday night to hold off because there's no other reason to hold an...
Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed for the killing of an off-duty police officer in a case that has drawn worldwide support over his claims of innocence. Courts consistently ruled against him, however, and the officer's family says...
A defense attorney says Georgia prison officials have blocked inmate Troy Davis from taking a polygraph test before his scheduled execution. Attorney Stephen Marsh says the Georgia Department of Corrections turned down the request Wednesday morning...
Witness reliability plays prominently in Troy Davis' internationally-watched case. In the two decades since Davis was condemned for fatally shooting Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against Davis...