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Former Alexander High slugger Jason Hinchman will get a chance to play professional baseball after signing a Major League Baseball contract.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Senate Republicans announced an agenda for this year’s legislative session Thursday that combines proposals recommended by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp with some of the Senate’s own initiatives.

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ATLANTA — A South Korea-based maker of electric vehicle batteries is once again expanding its footprint in Georgia.

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ATLANTA — The state commission in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program adopted a rules Wednesday for the manufacture and sale of low-THC cannabis oil to patients suffering from a variety of diseases.

Turner Middle School eighth-grader Gabrielle Coner won the county spelling bee on Tuesday. School Principal John Chandler, Coner's mother, LaTonya Coner, and school spelling bee coordinator Kathy Middlebrooks pose with Coner in the school courtyard.

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Two people have been arrested in connection to a 3-year-old being shot at a Lithia Springs motel over the weekend.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation is moving forward with its first project involving a new contracting option the General Assembly authorized two years ago.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s long-delayed medical marijuana program is about to take off, despite a spate of unresolved lawsuits from companies that lost out in the bidding for licenses.

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When Douglas County Commission Chairman Romona Jackson Jones was asked about two economists giving the county high marks for its economy, she immediately gave two thumbs up.

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Four members from Douglas County’s state delegation — Sens. Matt Brass, Mike Dugan and Donzella James and Rep. Kimberly New — have been assigned to leadership positions for the 2023 General Assembly session.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s unemployment rate remained flat at 3% last month, Bruce Thompson, the state’s new commissioner of labor, reported last Thursday.

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With Georgia becoming a big draw for movie and TV productions, due largely to having risen to the top of list of states that offer the best tax incentives nationwide to that industry, metro Atlanta is increasingly a destination to those that work both in front and behind the cameras.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Ports Authority handled a record 5.9 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) of cargo during the last calendar year, an increase of 5% over 2021.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans rode a strong ground game and a ticket of proven incumbents to overcome financial and demographic challenges in last year’s elections, according to a new report.