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Richt promises open QB competition in spring drills

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 9:09 a.m. | Updated: mar. 04, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Man killed in confrontation with police detectives

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed after a confrontation with police detectives outside Atlanta.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 9:15 a.m.

Sleet, freezing rain possible in north Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say a mix of sleet and light freezing rain will be possible in north Georgia as the latest winter storm moves across the South.

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Execution of Terrell, Gissendar postponed

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Before they ultimately postponed an execution at the eleventh hour, Georgia officials were indecisive about whether they should proceed with a cloudy injection drug, according to a court filing.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:44 p.m.

House passes bill to regulate car hailing firms such as Uber

ATLANTA (AP) — The first of a slew of bills that would regulate popular car hailing services such as Uber has passed the Georgia House, and several more are under discussion.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 1:50 p.m.

Wintry weather possible in northwest Georgia by mid-week

ATLANTA (AP) — Another round of wintry weather could soon hit parts of north Georgia.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 9:06 a.m. | Updated: mar. 03, 2015 9:12 a.m.

: Ex-superintendent charged in cheating scandal dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 4:39 p.m. | Updated: mar. 02, 2015 4:45 p.m.

New medical marijuana bill in Senate weaker than House form

ATLANTA (AP) — A new bill to legalize a form of medicinal marijuana in Georgia has been filed in the state Senate, and unlike its House counterpart would set up a four-year study rather than making the drug available immediately.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Woman set for execution seeks clemency reconsideration

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row are asking the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 10:42 a.m.

Georgia to execute only woman on state's death row

ATLANTA (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row is set to be executed Monday.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Execution date set for Ga. man convicted in 1992 slaying of Covington man

ATLANTA (AP) — An execution date has been set for a man convicted in a 1992 murder.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Ga. consumer information possibly compromised in data breach

ATLANTA (AP) — State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says personal information belonging to millions of Georgia consumers may have been compromised in a recent data breach.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 2:35 p.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2015 2:41 p.m.

Travis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday from a hotel parking lot, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 2:35 p.m.

Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, G Justin Blalock

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Harry Douglas, who was third on the team with 51 catches in 2014, and starting offensive guard Justin Blalock.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 2:34 p.m.

Spate of crimes linked to Craigslist prompts extra caution

ATLANTA (AP) — With gray skies and a curtain of drizzly rain, the transaction at the McDonald's had an aura of film noir.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 10:35 a.m. | Updated: feb. 27, 2015 10:35 a.m.

DeKalb police rescue 2 girls after tip about prostitution

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — DeKalb County police say three people were arrested after officers got a tip two girls were being held and forced into prostitution.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:04 a.m.

Honduras youth soccer field to bear Vince Dooley's name

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Dooley's name finally is being placed on a field — far away from Georgia's Sanford Stadium.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 5:06 p.m.

GA House passes $44.6 billion state budget for Senate review

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that narrows previous years' cuts to public education spending and hires more child protection workers.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 2:15 p.m.

High Museum opens Coca-Cola exhibit

ATLANTA (AP) — A new exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art explores the origins and artistic influence of the distinctive, curvy Coca-Cola bottle.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:04 p.m.

Ga. transportation officials warn of slick road conditions

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters warned of the potential for black ice on roads and highways as nearly nine inches of snow blanketed parts of northwest Georgia.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 8:32 a.m. | Updated: feb. 26, 2015 8:38 a.m.

No charges for Ga. officer who shot handcuffed man

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 4:38 p.m. | Updated: feb. 25, 2015 4:44 p.m.

Weather delays flights destined for Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Winter weather has led to flight delays at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 4:36 p.m. | Updated: feb. 25, 2015 4:38 p.m.

House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat 9 health problems

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to legalize cannabis oil for the treatment of nine major health problems, including sickle cell disease added at the last minute.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 4:34 p.m.

Ahead of storm, Ga. delays execution

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead of a winter storm, Georgia has delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 12:29 p.m.

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