Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician who has done little to solve the nation's problems.
 
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...
Two defense lawyers say Georgia's board of pardons has rejected a bid to spare the life of Troy Davis, who has attracted high-profile support for his claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. Davis'...
Alabama is asking the US Supreme Court to take up the decades-long tri-state water dispute after a federal court in Atlanta decided not to rehear the case. The 11th District Court of Appeals gave Georgia a favorable ruling earlier this summer,...
About a fifth of Georgia's state lawmakers have failed to pay their taxes on time. An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that federal, state or local governments have filed liens against 16 state senators and 32...
There will be public meetings this week in Fitzgerald, Toccoa and Dalton about next year’s transportation sales tax vote. They will give residents there one last chance to discuss the projects that the tax would fund, if passed.
Defense attorneys asked the Georgia pardons board to grant clemency to Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for Mark MacPhail's murder. It...
Drivers in the greater-Augusta area are slamming into cyclists at an alarming rate. More than 90 vehicles have collided with people on bikes since January 2010. Cycling advocates and city officials agree there is a problem. But they say the solution...
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is supporting the U.S. Senator holding up debate on a funding extension to the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA could face another partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass the measure by midnight...