Missing Atlanta zoo owl found on neighborhood porch

ATLANTA - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.

Superintendent finalist comes from troubled system

...corruption, but she has been credited by some with playing a role in its turnaround.According to a story by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the DeKalb County Board of Education was rocked with allegations of nepotism and corruption in 2012...

Georgia commission struggling to regulate for-profit schools

...and the commission's director say the organization would likely be more effective with more resources.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission has certified that for-profit...

Georgia's defense limits big plays in scrimmage

...quarterback Hutson Mason agreed with that assessment."There weren't many big plays given up," Richt told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "There weren't any touchdown passes. There were no interceptions either. The offense might have caught...

Across the region

ALBANY, Ga. - A soldier from Georgia is recovering after he was shot during an insider attack in Afghanistan.

Jury selection begins, potential jurors given questionnaires in Atlanta test cheating trial

...Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 400 potential jurors have been summoned. After examining them, attorneys will select 12 jurors...

Leaked memo from Michelle Nunn Senate campaign sets up attacks on Georgia Democrat

...focused on talking about a collaborative approach ... and changing the culture in Washington," she told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution this week.She had already taken to criticizing Ricketts on the campaign trail even before the latest attack...

Number of black Georgia inmates hits 25-year low in 2013

...Department of Corrections says the number of black inmates in 2013 reached its lowest level since 1988.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports state corrections data shows the number of black men sent to prison in the past five years declined...

Across Georgia

...after her car plunged into a suburban Atlanta pond.County medical office investigator Ted Bailey tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 53-year-old Laura Jones Tavel of Duluth drowned in her car after it sank into a retention pond in Peachtree...

Georgia county increases taxes 17 percent

...approved the increase with a 4-3 vote.The increase is the first of its kind in more than two decades.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/1skqrx2) that the tax raise is expected to pay for countywide services...