A sudden, state Capitol fight over plastic bags

In this 2014 file photo, a man carries plastic single-use bags past the state capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Election officials said Monday that a trade group had turned in enough signatures to qualify a referendum on California’s plastic bag ban law, suspending implementation of the nation’s first statewide ban until voters weigh in on the […]

Nathan Deal defends salary hikes for his top aides

Gov. Nathan Deal cast the hefty pay raises he doled out to top aides and other senior executive branch officials as a necessity to keep top talent on board for his second term. Gov. Nathan Deal addressing the House and Senate appropriations committee in January. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com In an interview on Monday, Deal said […]

Georgia GOP chief faces another racial discrimination complaint

The head of the Georgia Republican Party is facing new allegations that he racially discriminated against an employee. Georgia GOP chair John Padgett A lawsuit filed in Atlanta’s federal court accuses John Padgett of regularly engaging in “bigoted, racist and sexist commentary about employees” at his ambulance firm and of encouraging similar behavior from other […]

2nd fire at Tyler Perry Studios

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Hurricane Isaac churns toward New Orleans

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Jesse Hill: A life in photos

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Olympic track star’s stolen medals found in DeKalb County

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — There’s a story behind every Olympic medal. But the medals in this news story now tell an unexpected tale of mystery. They were stolen from DeKalb County track star Angelo Taylor last week. What are the odds that anyone would find […]

Community rallying to support wounded warrior in Woodstock

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> Video: A Community’s Amazing Thank You to Wounded Woodstock Soldier WOODSTOCK, Ga. – How many ways are there to say thank you to a wounded soldier? A soldier wounded in battle last year, who just came back home to Woodstock, who has a young family […]

Want to Design the Peachtree T-shirt? Now’s Your Chance!

<!– –> Tweet – A A A + <!– –> ATLANTA — If you’ve ever dreamed of designing the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt, now’s your chance. Local artists and graphic artists have until Friday, February 28 to submit designs for the 2014 T-shirt Design Contest. LINK | Enter the T-Shirt design contest A […]