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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.

Ga prep player dies after overhydrating

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school football player is dead after drinking too much fluid during practice.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2014 10:26 a.m.

20 rescued dogs arrive in NJ by private jet

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Twenty dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in Georgia and South Carolina arrived in New Jersey by means usually reserved for corporate titans.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Fire destroys historic Hancock County Courthouse

SPARTA, GA. (AP) — The historic Hancock County Courthouse has burned down in the central Georgia town of Sparta.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2014 9:21 a.m.

Judge denies GM motion to dismiss ignition suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied a motion by General Motors to dismiss a wrongful death case against the automaker and set a trial date for April 2016.

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Posted: aug. 09, 2014 7:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system.

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Posted: aug. 09, 2014 7:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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