Charges that several Penn State University staff members knew about instances of child abuse but never reported it sparked lawmakers to act in Georgia.
Current law requires certain people like teachers and doctors to report suspicions of abuse.
Illegal immigrants would be barred from all of the state’s public universities and technical colleges under a bill the state Senate passed Monday. A state House committee tabled a similar measure in January because university officials said it wasn't necessary.
Anyone can vote in Tuesday’s Republican Primary, regardless of party affiliation. But the day’s likely to draw more GOP voters to the polls than Democrats. That’s because there are four Republican presidential candidates on the ballot who are still running.
Next week's Super Tuesday primary has presidential hopefuls on the move in Georgia.
Mitt Romney's wife Ann made two appearances in Atlanta Thursday and Rick Santorum is scheduled to stop in Macon on Monday.
Newt Gingrich visited coastal Savannah and Brunswick Friday.
While Republicans continue to battle it out in advance of the Super Tuesday, presidential preference primary President Obama’s re-election team this week kicked off a tour of colleges and universities in several states. Right now no Georgia schools are on their schedule.
The Georgia Senate has approved a bill targeting scrap metal theft that places more requirements on recyclers and addresses what supporters of the legislation say is a growing problem in the state.
Lawmakers approved the amended bill by a vote of 44-5 Wednesday after lengthy debate.