NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.
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) - The head of the university system of Georgia says he is ordering a study of whether campuses should be consolidated to save money.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The director of an Alabama raptor center says Auburn University's beloved eagle mascot, Spirit, is doing fine after crashing into a stadium luxury box in front of thousands of fans.
WINDER (AP) - Authorities say a school bus driver is on administrative leave after a kindergartner's backpack became caught in the door of the bus.
ATLANTA - Uninsured patients who show up for non-emergency care at Grady Memorial Hospital will now have to pay in full before receiving services if they live outside the metro Atlanta counties of Fulton and DeKalb.
ATLANTA - A great-grandmother told Atlanta police she was robbed at gunpoint during broad daylight after attending Sunday church services.
FORT BRAGG (AP) - A Fort Bragg paratrooper from Georgia has been found dead in his room in Afghanistan.
ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta vegan couple whose malnourished 6-week-old son starved to death after they fed him a too-limited diet of soy milk and apple juice will have to serve their life sentences for murder, Georgia's top court ruled on Monday.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - The Fayette County school system is charging back tuition to parents caught sending their out-of-county children to its schools.
ATLANTA - Atlanta school officials are investigating a complaint that a school bus driver ordered several students to get out and walk.
MONROE - Monroe-based nonprofit Angel Food Ministries says it's suspending food distribution for the month of September.
In their investigation of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission gathered audio from the civil and military officials who responded to the hijackings.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta City Council has voted to let Atlanta voters decide in November whether they want alcoholic beverages sold at retail stores on Sundays.
ATLANTA (AP) - A man jumped into an out-of-control Jeep as it drifted across lanes of traffic on a bustling parkway and steered the vehicle safely into a guardrail after its driver suffered a seizure, authorities said.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Police Department says the city is preparing for big crowds on the Labor Day weekend, with several major events scheduled.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a woman whose body was found in the rubble of a Fairburn home that exploded was strangled to death.