Georgia’s obesity rate is on the rise according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control.
The report released this week shows that in 2010 more than 30 percent of Georgians were obese.
That’s an increase of 3 percentage points over the previous year.
Lawyers for a Georgia man set to be put to death on Wednesday have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt his execution, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.
Political experts say, the rancorous debate over the federal debt limit is likely to end with more budget pain for states like Georgia.
Any deal to raise the limit is likely to be paired with spending cuts.