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GA lawmakers to hear testimony on medical cannabis

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A committee of state lawmakers tasked with studying effects of marijuana extracts on certain illnesses is scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials, health professionals and others.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 8:59 a.m. | Updated: oct. 01, 2014 8:59 a.m.

Man struck, killed by transit train in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter train at a downtown station.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 8:57 a.m.

8 horses escape Ga. pasture, trot along freeway

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — Animal services workers in east Georgia are investigating how a group of eight horses escaped a pasture before trotting alongside Interstate 20.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 3:53 p.m.

In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 3:53 p.m.

Romney to attend Georgia fundraiser for Perdue

ATLANTA (AP) — Mitt Romney will be heading to Georgia on Wednesday, raising money for Senate candidate David Perdue as the former Dollar General CEO looks to hold a key seat for Republicans this year.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 12:21 p.m.

Ga. college smoking ban goes into effect Wednesday

TLANTA (AP) — A rule smoking ban at all University System of Georgia campuses is scheduled to go into effect this week.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 8:51 a.m.

School considers options for Bible verse monument

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a public high school in east Georgia are considering whether to remove or modify a monument that quotes the Bible.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 8:47 a.m.

Wal-Mart: Morgan, others weren't wearing seatbelts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a New Jersey highway in June weren't wearing seatbelts.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 5:15 p.m.

Ethics complaint against Jason Carter dismissed

ATLANTA (AP) — The state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint accusing Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter of violating state law by sending fundraiser invitations during the legislative session.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Savannah harbor dredging deal close

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority's top executive says a cost-sharing agreement needed to start work on a $706 million deepening of the waterway to the Port of Savannah should be finished within two weeks.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 11:54 a.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 11:55 a.m.

Ga. highway officials buy image-boosting radio ads

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 10:53 a.m.

Boy hospitalized after he's run over by lawnmower

BALL GROUND, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy is hospitalized with severe injuries after his father accidentally ran over him with a riding lawnmower.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 10:51 a.m.

Woman accused of killing mom to steal her newborn

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — A Tennessee woman was charged with murder after gunning down a northwest Georgia woman because she wanted the woman's newborn baby, a sheriff said.

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 10:25 a.m.

Governor's race drives spending in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — A new national report has found that political spending on television ads for Georgia state offices is down from four years ago.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 8:40 a.m.

Fox Theatre thanks Atlanta for saving it

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's Fox Theatre is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the campaign that helped spare it from demolition.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 8:42 a.m.

Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

 

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 8:40 a.m. | Updated: sep. 23, 2014 8:40 a.m.

Man gets 5 years for restroom recordings in Cobb

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Cobb County district attorney says a man is going to prison for secretly videotaping women in restrooms at two of his salons.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 2:59 p.m.

Ga. agency says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials expect adding photos to food stamp cards will cost Georgia more than $7.7 million next year.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:11 a.m.

Developer seeks rezoning for Norcross move studio

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A developer is seeking permission to build an estimated $1 billion move studio campus in Norcross.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 8:08 a.m.

Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:40 a.m.

Autopsy set for Friday in fatal shooting by police

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An autopsy is planned for Friday after a handcuffed man was shot and killed by police in Savannah, authorities said.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Candidates for Ga. governor spar over jobless rate

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter says an increase in the unemployment rate is the result of Gov. Nathan Deal's cuts to education.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 1:59 p.m.

Candidates for Ga. governor spar over jobless rate

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter says an increase in the unemployment rate is the result of Gov. Nathan Deal's cuts to education.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 1:59 p.m.

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