Though medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of U.S. states, and while marijuana can be used for recreational use in four states plus the District of Columbia, Georgia lawmakers appear hesitant to follow suit.
The idea of privatizing foster care was batted about during the last session, but ultimately lawmakers passed on that endeavor.
Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.
Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.
For every buzzword tossed about in recent years when talking about the economy, there is an equal and opposite epithet. And, sometimes, which is which depends on whom you're asking.
Every morning around 9 a.m., the snow machines at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford start pumping to ensure that visitors don't miss out on a white wintertime.
Within the first week of the new year, an inmate at the Arrendale State Prison in Habersham County earned her high school diploma while behind bars.
The first work week of January brought bitter cold temperatures to North Georgia. The second week will bring rain.
Gov. Nathan Deal's inauguration on Monday will be moved inside the Capitol building due to the threat of rain throughout the day.
Georgia Democrats have put the economy, health care and civil rights at the top of their legislative agenda for 2015 as they try to make inroads with state voters for future elections.
While Gov. Nathan Deal has not yet revealed specific plans for his second term - those details will come this week during several speeches he is prepared to deliver, including Monday's inaugural and Wednesday's the State of the State address - the broad aspects of his agenda become clear in his last go-round as Georgia's chief executive, and likely his last hurrah in politics.
Gainesville Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating a homicide Saturday at the Sun Suites Hotel on Jesse Jewell Parkway.
Hall County firefighters put out a mobile home fire Thursday that damaged the residence and left it uninhabitable.
Hall County Schools has all but ruled out becoming a charter system, but the Board of Education did weigh another option at its January meeting.
The past few days have broken a cold, wet spell in the region, but it's only small relief for many of Hall County's homeless.
Government planners and engineers aren't the only ones putting road projects under a microscope.
After a sunny, pleasant Sunday, commuters in North Georgia might be battling snow by Monday morning.
After a fire suspiciously started in a Dunwoody kindergarten classroom, more than half the school was damaged by flame, smoke, water and soot.
Construction is well underway on the new Milton Martin Toyota dealership in Oakwood, one of several changes to the landscape in that part of the city.
Feeding a beloved pet outside seems a common thing to do, but it could lead to a dangerous situation - an animal infected with rabies may venture into the yard.
In his speech at the state Capitol prior to the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle talked a lot about moral responsibility.
When law officers respond to a crime scene, language barriers can slow down an investigation if no translators are available.
Dual-enrolled students who are ready for college arguably are wasting some time in high school.
The young bowlers of the Northeast Georgia Youth Bowling League normally spend this time of year practicing for upcoming competitions and raising money to pay for the trips.
Two residents escaped an early morning house fire without injury south of Gainesville.