Local school districts still weighing flexibility options

...requirements of state law in exchange for higher accountability.The flexibility options were created and passed by the Georgia Legislature in 2007, a time when education funding was slashed by billions but expectations to raise test scores were heightened...

First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

ATLANTA -- Marijuana, horse racing, driving with cellphones, child sexual abuse, the minimum wage and college athletics are some of the topics of pre-filed legislation so far.

Private probation flawed

...private probation ("A bombshell ruling").I suppose I feel some responsibility since I was a member of the Georgia Legislature in 2000 when this was started. I have since had the unfortunate experience to evaluate the reality of this industry...

Kirby: Not many mind that John Barrow is moving back to Athens

...identified as "from Augusta," when everybody knew he was just a political transplant.The Republicans in the Georgia Legislature kept redrawing his congressional district and he kept moving around to stay in it, just like Newt Gingrich used...

John Barrow, Rick Allen, distance themselves from negative ads

...argued that what is wrong with Congress is redistricting that creates lopsided constituencies. Republicans in the Georgia legislature packed the 12th district two years ago with GOP supporters, which was why they have been so frustrated that they...

Leaders meet on plans to fill void left by absence of navigators for helping with Obamacare enrollment

...University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which hired 12 navigators. But earlier this year, the Georgia Legislature passed a bill essentially barring anyone who is a state entity or employee from serving as a navigator, which...

Harold Jones tallies 61 percent of vote to beat Corey Johnson for state Senate District 22 seat

...Senate District 22 runoff Tuesday, edging out two-term Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson for a seat in the Georgia Legislature.Jones garnered 61 percent of the votes in a race with 12 percent turnout, and said voters gravitated toward...

James Brown's mother, Susie, wrongly depicted in movie

...Georgia because of an Augusta incident until the Georgia Legislature adopted Georgia On My Mind as the state song...World nightclub for an entire week all before the Georgia Legislature adopted Georgia as the state song and invited Charles...

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to meet at Georgia Regents University on marijuana drug

...signed a memorandum of understanding to explore holding clinical trials in Georgia. Deal was moved to act after the Georgia Legislature failed to pass a bill this year that would have authorized clinical trials of cannabidiol oil.Parents of children...

Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

...more numerous endorsements include state Sen. William Ligon, the leader in the anti-Common Core fight in the Georgia legislature.But on a deeper level, the race illustrates a fundamental disagreement over the purpose of education and over...