Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city. Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state.
Dramatic video shows the rescue of two young children, a 6- and 7-year-old, after their father says he was forced to leave them alone in the wilderness for a night. The American family from Georgia.. CBS News - Published
The creative team behind "Bridesmaids" has joined the growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. On Wednesday, a rep for Kristen Wiig confirmed to CNN that..
Ric Flair fans can breathe a sigh of relief, says Comicbook.com. It appears "The Nature Boy's" hospitalization was not as serious as originally thought. TMZ reported on Thursday morning that Flair had..
Busy Philipps called for women to share their abortion stories, and thousands have already joined the #YouKnowMe movement on social media. Her comment was sparked by a new bill that Georgia's governor,..
On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, a so-called "heartbeat bill" that would ban abortion after 5-6 weeks of pregnancy into law. It's set to go into effect in January 1, 2020, but at..
Shaquille O'Neal bought 13-year-old Zach Keith 10 pairs of size-18 shoes at Friedman's Shoes in Atlanta, Georgia. WGCL-TV contacted O'Neal after learning that Zach Keith's mother was struggling to keep..
Alabama's state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after a shouting match on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Georgia became the fourth US state to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, when its governor signed a bill that an abortion-rights..
Business Insider reports Georgia imposed incredibly restrictive laws on abortions this week. Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday officially signed into law HB481, the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans..
(CNN)Police in Georgia have issued an arrest warrant for Migos rapper Offset for an incident where he allegedly knocked a phone off someone's hand. The incident happened last week at a Target in Sandy..
According to Business Insider, a meat supplier is recalling more than 113,000 pounds of raw ground beef due to E. coli concerns. The products in question are 24-pound vacuum-packed packages of "ground..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, severe storms that claimed three lives in the US South moved eastward, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from..
According to Reuters, authorities on Sunday said that tornadoes killed at least three children in the U.S. South, as a massive storm system began drenching East Coast states. A tornado touched down and..
The fight over abortion rights in America is ramping up. Abortion rights activists held more than 400 demonstrations Tuesday to support the Roe v. Wade ruling that established a right to abortion... CBS News - Published
Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan.. Reuters - Published
Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at a college in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan debt of the.. Reuters - Published
Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion. Reuters - Published
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand traveled Thursday to Georgia to protest the state's new abortion law. Greg Bluestein, a reporter for the Atlanta Constitutional-Journal, and CBSN political reporter Caitlin.. CBS News - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was in Georgia Thursday, criticizing the recent abortion bans signed into law. She said as president, she'd seek to write into law the Supreme.. USATODAY.com - Published
The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating.. Reuters - Published
A man was charged with murder and other crimes in the death of a University of Georgia professor at a house where authorities say the homeowner apparently killed himself after investigators arrived... CBS News - Published
Investigators in southern Virginia say 23-year-old James Michael Wright confessed to killing two Tennessee women and a Georgia teen he met through his work for a traveling carnival. CBS affiliate WJHL.. CBS News - Published
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip, and has undergone surgery to repair the injury, a.. Reuters - Published
Mr. Carter, 94, the oldest living former president, fell at his home in Georgia when he was leaving to go turkey hunting, his office said. The surgery was described as successful. NYTimes.com - Published