A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say an emerging snake disease similar to one that has killed millions of bats has been found in a wild Georgia snake.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say an analysis shows the number of deaths they handled in 2013 involving drug overdoses was lower than in each of the previous five years.
ATLANTA (AP) - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an owl that went missing from Zoo Atlanta has been found on the front porch of a home about a half-mile away.
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former Gov. Zell Miller, still a popular figure across much of this GOP-leaning state, has endorsed Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn over Republican David Perdue, explaining his decision in a Nunn campaign ad.
Atlanta school officials confirm a shooting at Price Middle School in Georgia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional aide says Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia won't seek re-election to a third term.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Georgia lawmakers with a wide-ranging but cautious agenda Thursday, asking the new General Assembly not to diverge from the path set during the Republican governor's first two years in office.
Below is the Democratic Party of Georgia's response to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's "State of the State" speech. The remarks were prepared by Democratic chairman Mike Berlon:
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state senators cannot accept gifts worth more than $100 from lobbyists under a new chamber rule, but it contains major loopholes.
ATLANTA - Georgia's Republicans in the U.S. House voted against a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" after the state's two senators voted for it.
Newton County's unemployment drop slightly from October to November, according to a preliminary report released by the Georgia Department of Labor today.
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a father and his teenage daughter are recovering after escaping their burning home outside Atlanta by leaping from a second-story window.
Firefighters tell CBS Atlanta that smoke was pouring from the house in East Point when they arrived shortly after 3 a.m. Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's public colleges and universities will have to earn the money they get from taxpayers by helping more students get a degree.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County grand jury has indicted a former special needs teacher accused of abusing students.
District Attorney Paul Howard's office said Wednesday 34-year-old Melanie Pickens is charged with cruelty to children and false imprisonment. Prosecutors say she physically abused five students at an Alpharetta middle school between 2004 and 2007. She resigned in 2007.
The Georgia Perimeter College has been sanctioned by an accreditation agency after an audit found the school was operating with a $25 million budget shortfall caused by chronic overspending and lack of financial oversight.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Savannah have re-captured an inmate four days after they say he escaped from jail by fooling guards into thinking he was another prisoner due to be released.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved the framework for a deal that would lead to a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he has asked his agency heads to come up with contingency plans if federal leaders can't reach agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a co-founder of a science fiction convention will likely be extradited to Georgia by Christmas on child molestation charges.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday reported Edward W. Kramer, co-founder of DragonCon, was arrested on molestation charges in Connecticut.