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Severe storms predicted for NW Ga. starting Monday
Northwest Georgia is predicted to see severe thunderstorms, with heavy rain and the potential for hail, damaging winds or tornadoes starting early next week.
Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping
A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father.
Police: Man charged after killing break-in suspect
DeKalb County authorities say a man who shot and killed a person who he thought was breaking into his car has been charged with murder.
Ga. online tuition dropping
Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Instead of heading straight to class from work, she uses eCore — an online system that focuses on “core” classes that every Georgia state college or university student must take — for 1 or 2 courses each semester.
Vidalia onion farmer back in court over ship date
One of Georgia’s most prominent Vidalia onion farmers is going back to court in an effort to stop the state agriculture commissioner from fining growers who ship the famous sweet onions before a certain date.
Ga. ports on track to smash cargo records
Georgia’s seaports are on track to finish the 2014 fiscal year with record cargo volumes as third-quarter numbers show big growth capped by the ports’ busiest month ever in terms of total tonnage being shipped to and from the docks.
Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law on Sunday that is aimed at reducing recidivism among ex-offenders and helping them successfully re-enter society.
Deal reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days since the legislative session ended.
Ga. eagle population continues growth
During a late-March aerial survey by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, more than 25 bald eagle nests were counted in northeastern Georgia. All but three represented viable adults and chicks.
Private company selling Georgia accident reports
Selling car crash reports to a private company has saved time and money according to state officials, but some drivers cite concerns over retrieval costs and privacy.
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