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Georgia is a state in the southern region of the United States of America and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. It was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be established as a colony. It was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. It seceded from the Union on January 21, 1861 and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state readmitted to the Union on July 15, 1870. Georgia is one of the fastest-growing states in the United States, with its population increasing from 8,186,453 in 2000 to an estimated 9,072,576 people in 2005. Georgia is also known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. The largest city, and capital, is Atlanta.
Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama and by Florida in the extreme southwest; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern part of the state is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mountain range in the vast mountain system of the Appalachians. The central piedmont extends from the foothills to the fall line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the continental coastal plain of the southern part of the state. The highest point in Georgia is Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet (1,458 m); the lowest point is sea level.
News from South Georgia from WALB
Sep 26, 2016 7:19 pm
Five Thomas County Central High School students won awards at a International convention.
Sep 26, 2016 7:17 pm
Young voters are becoming an important part of the political game.
Sep 26, 2016 6:48 pm
The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
Sep 26, 2016 5:54 pm
One creative mind in Tifton wrote, filmed and edited a full length movie by himself.
Sep 26, 2016 5:51 pm
Voters can learn more about what Albany projects would be paid for with sales tax revenue if voters extend the special purpose local option sales tax at a series of "Civic Education"...
Sep 26, 2016 5:02 pm
All eyes will be glued to TV's and even twitter feeds as the candidates face off in Monday's first presidential debate.
Sep 26, 2016 4:47 pm
A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with C...
Sep 26, 2016 4:35 pm
A lot of drivers in south Georgia said lower gas prices are a nice change after recent spikes.
Sep 26, 2016 4:28 pm
The city of Moultrie is looking for qualified workers to fill several open positions.
Sep 26, 2016 4:10 pm
The debate will be at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and will begin at 9 p.m. ET and will run without commercial interruption.
News from Macon and Central Georgia from The Macon News
Aug 11, 2015 10:45 pm
Mount de Sales Academy and its former band director have reached a confidential settlement, resolving a discrimination suit that Flint Dollar filed against the private school after his firing last yea...
Aug 11, 2015 10:41 pm
U.S. Reps. Sanford Bishop and Austin Scott joined members of the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning for coffee, breakfast and a conversation that included an update on the Ocmulgee...
Aug 11, 2015 7:18 pm
The Macon Vet Center’s mobile center will be in Montezuma on Friday to assist veterans with any questions they may have about benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Aug 11, 2015 6:37 pm
An 18-year-old Macon man died Tuesday morning after he was seriously wounded in a game of Russian roulette at Wilshire Woods Apartments.
Aug 11, 2015 6:35 pm
The newest university in Georgia has revealed its plans for success.
Aug 11, 2015 5:21 pm
Bibb County gun owners will get a chance to learn more about their firearms later this month.
Aug 11, 2015 1:17 pm
A 63-year-old man was found bleeding from a gunshot wound early Tuesday in the Fort Hill neighborhood of east Macon.
Aug 10, 2015 11:07 pm
A young girl hides as her drunken father threatens to kill her, then himself.
Aug 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Moises Velez wanted television programming for Middle Georgia’s Hispanic community, and he made it happen.
Aug 10, 2015 11:00 pm
The deliberate burning of God’s Power Church of Christ in June opened old wounds for Sam Johnson, who pastors a nearby church.
Metro Atlanta News and Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sep 21, 2016 12:34 pm
Public meetings in five North Fulton cities will be held to discuss the new transportation plan.
Oct 25, 2012 12:00 am
Stone Mountain and Sweetwater Creek State Park are two parks with trails near Atlanta for fall hikes.
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