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Clemson-Georgia game highlights SEC's first week

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 1 of the season:

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:26 a.m.

Ga. lane closures to be lifted for holiday weekend

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:24 a.m.

Sheriff's captain accused of crimes involving teen

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.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:23 a.m.

Woman gives birth inside Walmart near Atlanta

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Labor Day came early for a Roswell woman who gave birth inside a Walmart near Atlanta.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:21 a.m.

City moves ahead on benefits for same-sex couples

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 9:19 a.m.

Central Ga. brush fire could burn until next rain

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a brush fire burning in the Macon area is expected to smolder until the next significant rainfall.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 10:16 a.m.

Wildlife officials monitor disease found in snake

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.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

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.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 3:18 p.m.

Man found shot to death in Richmond Co.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the gunshot killing of a man in Richmond County.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined

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.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2014 4:36 p.m.

College football Hall of Fame finds home

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.

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Posted: aug. 22, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue

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.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Missing Zoo Atlanta owl found

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.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2014 9:54 a.m.

Bird hunting workshop offered

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — State wildlife officials say they're offering a four-day workshop for bird hunters looking to improve their skills.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2014 9:53 a.m.

Former Georgia governor endorses Nunn's Senate bid


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.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2014 8:23 a.m.

Boy, 3, shot in apparent accidental shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was shot in an apparent accident in northwest Atlanta.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2014 8:21 a.m.

Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2014 1:55 p.m.

Man charged after crash kills 'Freeway Johnny'

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a motorist is accused of drunken driving in a wreck that killed a homeless man known as "Freeway Johnny," who greeted drivers for years near Atlanta's Downtown Connector.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2014 1:54 p.m.

2 dead, 3 wounded in northwest Georgia shootings

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Northwest Georgia authorities are trying to untangle the details of a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded Tuesday when a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2014 8:49 a.m.

Parents face child cruelty charges for messy home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Snellville man and woman face child cruelty charges after authorities say their two teenage sons were found living in hazardous conditions at the family home.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2014 8:48 a.m.

Ga. education board holds Common Core hearing

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Supporters of Common Core are urging state leaders not to move away from the education standards.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2014 8:46 a.m.

Georgia school district to expand abstinence class

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A southwest Georgia school district plans to expand an abstinence program after officials say it increased the number of ninth-grade students pledging to wait until marriage to have sex.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 1:38 p.m.

Ga. veterans aid groups receive $5.7 million

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia community organizations that work with homeless or at-risk veterans have received more than $5.7 million in federal grants.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 1:37 p.m.

Updated Ga. hunting rules now available online

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say information on new state hunting regulations is now available online and in print.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 9:59 a.m.

Judge sides with Ga. charter school in dispute

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A judge on Monday sided with a charter school seeking to open in Clayton County, ordering local officials to conduct required inspections so some 200 students can begin classes.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2014 4:51 p.m.

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