ATLANTA (AP) — The deaths of two homeschooled children who were found buried in their father's backyard in Guyton, Georgia, have inspired a bill to increase the scrutiny of public school...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lottery players who win big can stay anonymous under a proposal approved by the state House.
The House voted 173-1 on Monday in favor of the bill, which legislators say will help public safety.
The legislation says those who win at least $250,000 and submit a written request can prevent their name from being publicly released.
Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge named for segregationist
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors a white segregationist.
The Latest: Girl Scouts lobby with cookies for bridge name
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a Georgia lawmaker's push to a name a bridge after the founder of the Girl Scouts, rather than a white segregationist (all times local):
Thin Mints and Samoas were in abundance inside the Georgia Capitol as Girl Scouts urged lawmakers to replace the name of a white segregationist by naming a Savannah bridge after their organization's founder.
Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.
These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago.
Georgia lawmakers plan bill allowing 2 casinos
ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of casino gambling hope to legalize the industry in Georgia after several failed attempts in recent legislative sessions.
Backers argue that casino gambling is the solution to high demand for Georgia's merit-based college scholarship program, known as HOPE. Georgia's lottery has struggled to keep up with demand for those awards, which are used to cover expenses to attend the state's public colleges.