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High school teacher killed in wreck with prom-going teens

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Middle Ga. schools close with more than 100 children sick

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Ga. deputies disciplined for 'mistakes' in gunshots response

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Five sheriff's deputies have been disciplined for their handling of a case involving fisherman who reported someone shooting at them at a middle Georgia lake.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 10:45 a.m.

Cookout employees extinguish SUV fire in drive-thru

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Employees at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Atlanta saved a woman and others nearby after her SUV burst into flames in the drive-thru.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:40 a.m.

Georgia high school teacher arrested for sex with students

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school teacher has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with her male students.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:39 a.m.

Former Atlanta TV anchor diagnosed with liver cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta news anchor Monica Pearson has revealed she's been diagnosed with liver cancer.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:36 a.m.

Metro Atlanta jobless rates drops below 6 percent

ATLANTA (AP) — State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate has dropped below 6 percent.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:34 a.m.

5 dead, 3 injured in fiery crash on Georgia interstate

ELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) â€" Five people died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 16 west of Savannah that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 2:49 p.m.

State: Schools not required to pull ice cream but some do

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say Georgia schools are not required to discard Blue Bell ice cream products, but some of the state's largest school systems say they are doing so.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 9:40 a.m.

Shooting at Georgia Kia plant

WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in Georgia left one worker wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 10:25 p.m.

Georgia's veteran leader, Pete Wheeler, dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Wheeler, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, died Tuesday as the longest-serving state agency head after holding the job for more than six decades.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 10:23 p.m.

3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating case to be resentenced

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge plans to resentence three former Atlanta public school educators who got the stiffest sentences after they were convicted in a conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 3:36 p.m.

Funeral home mistakenly cremates man; negotiations ongoing

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A family attorney says a former Macon pastor who wanted to be buried in a casket was cremated by mistake.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Gov. Deal to sign Opportunity School District legislation

 

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal said he plans to sign legislation Tuesday to allow a state takeover of "chronically failing" schools and set up a statewide vote in 2016 to authorize the move.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 9:11 a.m.

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 9:09 a.m.

Men who stole 39 Wal-Mart iPads could be part of crime ring

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Police say two men accused of stealing 39 iPads from a Georgia Wal-Mart could be part of a larger crime ring. Last week a couple was accused of stealing 33 iPads valued at more than $15,000 at another Wal-Mart store.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Weather service: 4 twisters confirmed after weekend storms

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say four tornadoes struck Georgia during recent weekend storms.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 9:05 a.m.

Creator of Atlanta's "Ghetto Burger" dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Ann Price, the creator of the world famous Ghetto Burger, has passed away. She was 72.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Savannah female veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former support member of the Tuskegee Airmen has received one of the nation's highest civilian honors.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:52 a.m.

Families upset over veteran cemetery turned into movie set

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Several families are outraged over a decision to turn a cemetery for military veterans into a movie set.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 9:48 a.m.

Public Defender: Office plagued by roach infestation, mold

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A trip to county jail or state prison might not be the worst sight ahead for some of Augusta's poorest criminal defendants.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 2:01 p.m.

Georgia school district implements new free meal program

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school district will provide every student with free breakfast and lunch starting next year.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 1:59 p.m.

Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, those puppy eyes.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 4:24 p.m.

Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 3:04 p.m.

Ga. utility shutters power units to meet state regulations

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power is shuttering coal and oil powered units throughout the state as part of a plan that was approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 3:02 p.m.

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