Seacrest's honorary UGA degree raises questions

ATLANTA - News that the University of Georgia selected a television host for its highest honor last week prompts the question of how Ryan Seacrest got picked.

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to teach course on partisan gridlock at UGA

Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow announced Wednesday that he will return to his alma mater to teach a subject he became very familiar with during his decadelong run - partisan gridlock.

Social media blamed for UGA meningitis scare

ATHENS, Ga. -- The president of the University of Georgia on Wednesday blamed misinformed commenters on social media and irresponsible broadcast news reporting for spreading false rumors that a UGA student died this week from bacterial meningitis.

University of Georgia cancels lecture by Liberian journalist

ATLANTA - The University of Georgia canceled the Oct. 23 guest lecture of an award-winning Liberian journalist after concerns were raised that it could expose students and the campus community to the Ebola virus.

Across Georgia

A group of 20 to 25 youths boarded a MARTA commuter train bound for Atlanta's airport and attacked the passengers, police said.

A journalistic warrior

Fink died Friday at the age of 80 - sending waves of grief, tears and knowing smiles of remembrance across the miles and the years stitched together by his legend.

Across the Region

Lexington County has become the latest county in South Carolina to overturn its blue laws that prevented a number of items from being sold before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Student charged in thefts

ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia police say a student used her positions as tutor and teacher's assistant to steal credit cards, driver's licenses and other items from students and school employees in a spree that lasted nearly a year.

Lawmakers turning to blogs

ATLANTA - What began as a way to sound off online about an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend has turned into a political tool.

'South Park' wins Peabody Award

ATLANTA - Comedy Central's "South Park" won its first Peabody Award on Wednesday, winning praise from judges as TV's boldest, most politically incorrect satirical series.