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Georgia Debuts New Execution Drug

A death row inmate convicted of killing a 78-year-old Savannah woman is set to become the first person in Georgia executed using a new lethal injection drug.

Some Ex-Cons Spurn Farm Work

Some probationers don’t want farm jobs. That’s according to state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. It was only a week ago when Black said ex-cons could help ease a farm labor shortage.

Runoff For NE Ga. District Seat

Republican Chuck Williams and Democrat Dan Matthews will meet in a runoff for an open seat in the state House of Representatives.

Rep. Barrow Faces Prostate Cancer

A Georgia congressman says he'll undergo treatment for prostate cancer after being diagnosed at an early stage of the disease.

Senate Democrats Elect New Leaders

Senate Democrats are touting a unified, harmonious party after the election of two new leaders.

Judge Delays Immigration Ruling

A federal judge held off on ruling on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge has been resolved.

Columbus Won't Hold Sunday Alcohol Vote This Year

The mayor of Columbus says a special election on Sunday alcohol sales is unlikely to happen in her city this year.

Hearing on Immigration Law Today

A federal judge could decide as early as today whether he will grant a temporary injunction of Georgia’s new immigration law.

Perdue: Immigration Law May Have Drawbacks

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. Perdue told WXIA-TV he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.

Deal Favors Charter School Amendment

Gov. Nathan Deal says he will support a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit a state commission to approve the formation of charter schools. Deal said Thursday in Savannah that the future of charter schools will be a major legislative issue next year.