The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Jeff Mullis, said the committee will release an amended version of House Speaker David Ralston's plan on Thursday. Mullis said he hopes to have a floor vote Friday.
Leaders of a northeast Georgia town are seeking a historic marker to commemorate the deaths of dozens of young women, killed when a tornado slammed into their factory and the building caught fire in 1936.
Authorities say a former north Georgia youth minister has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Local businesses, residents, and the family of a Valdosta teenager who drowned in a south Georgia pond have raised more than $148,000 to help buy cold-weather diving suits and other gear for rescue crews.