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.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Savannah Economic Development Authority has been was awarded a license to become a World Trade Center.
ATLANTA (AP) - University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby said in an interview Monday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will receive full funding next fiscal year.
ST MARYS, Ga. (AP) - Camden County officials are considering a money-saving program that would put inmates in fire stations.
ATLANTA (AP) - The annoyingly addictive theme song and happily partying kids from the opening credits are just memories and the mood is grim when Dennis Quaid's character addresses a crowd in one of the first scenes in the new, filmed-in-Georgia "Footloose" remake.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University has broken ground on a new $26 million dorm.
ATLANTA (AP) - Several hundred people gathered in a downtown Atlanta park, joining anti-Wall Street protesters nationwide.
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Coweta County say animal control officers had to wear hazmat suits with oxygen tanks as they removed more than 200 cats from squalid conditions in a home.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have joined the Anti-Defamation League in a bullying prevention campaign.
ATLANTA (AP) - A lawsuit brought by a gun rights group targeting a Georgia law that bans firearms in places of worship was roundly criticized by a federal appeals panel that heard oral arguments about the law.
BONAIRE (AP) - Officials say a 3-year-old boy died after getting caught up in venetian blinds at his home in Bonaire.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the Georgia State Patrol and Atlanta police are helping Georgia Tech police to increase security on campus after three female students reported assaults.
ATLANTA (AP) - A new Interstate 85 toll that lets drivers in metro Atlanta pay to avoid congestion could spread to several other highways in the metro area under plans by the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced $97 million worth of new projects, including a $30 million widening of the Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.
ATLANTA (AP) - Workers have identified an underground pipe leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant in Georgia.