Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...officials got raises for 2015 that will far exceed what most state workers can expect in the coming year.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that several top aides in Deal's office saw their pay rise by about 10 percent, nearly pulling...

Atlanta panty raider nabs 785 pair

...Square Mall on Saturday. The retailer is known for its televised lingerie shows and fashionable underwear.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the woman is suspected of 785 pairs of panties into three shopping bags over a two-hour period...

Higher Georgia cigarette tax would raise $554 million, study says

...554 million by 2020, even though some people would likely quit smoking because of the increased cost, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Smokers in Georgia pay a 37-cent tax on cigarette packs, one of the lowest in the country...

Ga. coach charged with biting rival

...confrontation happened inside a school office Jan. 9 after the South Cobb girls team lost to Campbell High School.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Martin is also accused of throwing a chair and telling Harris she would stomp him and knock...

Student project shut down Atlanta expressway

ATLANTA -- The device that shut down the Downtown Connector for more than two hours Monday was a student camera, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

NFL probes Falcon 'fake' crowd noise

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for piping in fake crowd noise through the Georgia Dome's sound system for the past two seasons.

Boss ordered records destroyed, court told

...destroyed.Millicent Few said she was told it was legal to destroy the drafts because they weren't final, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Few has pleaded guilty to malfeasance of office and testified as part of a deal with prosecutors...

Across Georgia

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Sandy Springs police shot and wounded a man while responding to a 911 call Fri­day, authorities say.

Braves trade Gattis to Houston, AJC reports

...to the Houston Astros on Wednesday for a package of prospects, a person familiar with the situation told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.It wasn't immediately known which prospects the Braves would get in exchange for Gattis, who was in...

Georgia may merge more colleges

ATLANTA - A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting.