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When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?

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Since people drive more outside the scope of their typical Monday-to-Friday routine on the weekends, gas station owners want to take advantage of any additional traffic that comes their way. More>>

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Cellphone towers proposed on Lookout Mountain, Watoosa Ridge

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A new tower would improve cellphone service on Lookout Mountain and the town government stands to earn around $1,500 a month, initially, if it allows a company to build a tower on town-owned property. More>>

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Chattanooga ranked among lowest in nation for well-being, despite active outdoor status

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The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranks 189 cities according to their “overall well being,” measuring residents’ physical and emotional health along with access to basic health care needs and quality of work environments. More>>

“National Park Week” starts April 19

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Spring is one of the best times to visit most National Parks as the wildflowers are starting to bloom and dot the landscape. More>>

Atlanta Braves change policy on guns in stadium

The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections. More>>

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TVA May power bills to drop from April; but up 4.2% from last year

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TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said TVA's cheapest power source -- the rain-fed reservoirs that supply water for TVA's 29 power-generating dams -- was 43 percent below forecast during March due to below normal rainfall and runoff. More>>

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Fort Oglethorpe to get Walmart Neighborhood Market

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The grocery store, which will include a six-pump gas station, will have customer entrances off Battlefield Parkway and Fant Drive and a delivery entrance off Patterson Avenue. More>>

UPDATE: Community mourns six year-old child fatally struck by bus Video included

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The Georgia State Patrol said that the accident was witnessed by several nearby students. More>>

Suspect sketch released in Lookout Valley triple homicide

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The suspect is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing between 220 and 230 pounds.  His hair is black and he has a full beard. More>>

Accused Lookout Valley killer has court date set

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Derek Morse, 19, was arrested and charged Thursday morning with 3 counts of Criminal Homicide and one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide. His preliminary date in Hamilton County Court is set for May 8. More>>

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GA woman accidentally hires scam artist to kill her husband, police say

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Mostiller is charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder, which is punishable by one to five years in prison. More>>

T-Mobile to hire more than 125 for Chattanooga Call Center

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Cellular service provider T-Mobile will host an open house hiring event to fill over 125 positions in the Chattanooga call center.
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Man arrested after police say he rubbed dead raccoon on neighbor’s property

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The arrest comes three months after Chattooga County Superior Court Judge Brian House granted one of Hellard's ex-girlfriends a restraining order. More>>

Dade County inmate still on the loose Video included

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Detective Don Hicks says they took Bradford to the hospital after an inmate claimed Bradford had said he had taken a hand full of pills. More>>

UPDATE: Manhunt for escaped inmate in Catoosa County continues Video included

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The decision was made to expand the search to parts of Chattanooga and Dade County where Bradford's family, friends and girlfriend live. More>>

UPDATE: Search for suspect disperses into other areas

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The suspect was being taken to a nearby hospital for examination, and broke free from the officers escorting him, and ran into the nearby woods. More>>

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New carpet plant in Carbondale, GA could be world's biggest

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The carpet market has faced an uneven recovery following the Great Recession, and Shaw has taken advantage of competitors who haven't adapted to the new realities of a post-housing crash economy. More>>

Skeletal remains recovered in northwest Georgia

Authorities in northwest Georgia are awaiting autopsy results on skeletal remains that were found during a search for a missing man over the weekend. More>>

Marijuana growing operation busted in AL

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Officers seized 43 marijuana plants, two long guns, drug paraphernalia, and components of a methamphetamine laboratory. More>>

Beaulieu partners with GDOL to fill 150 jobs

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A recruitment fair will be held Thursday, April 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00pm at the GDOL's Dalton Career Center located at 1406 Chattanooga Ave. More>>

Two arrested in Alabama when police spot drugs

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The officers spotted drugs in plan view as they served the warrant, and took Zachary Tyler Croft, 19, and Adam Blake Miller, also 19, into custody. More>>

Police make fifth arrest in Dalton slaying

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Investigators determined that Corona was with Orlando Ramirez, Fernando Resendiz, and Juvencio Vega-Garcia in a car as they drove to the Las Delicias bar. More>>

UPDATE: Fatal train collision in Dade County Video included

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal train collision. More>>

WANTED: Man seen on tape sexually abusing a child

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The search for John Doe 28 is part of Operation Rescue Me and the Endangered Child Alert program. The programs focus on identifying both victims and suspects seen in child exploitation videos and images. More>>

Tractor trailer explodes on I-24 near Wildwood

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A tractor trailer exploded just after 4 Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Walker County murder victim found after neighbors call police

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A developing story in Walker County where detectives are investigating the murder a senior citizen, found dead in her Chickamauga home. More>>

Lookout Mountain Wildfire Nearly Contained

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Chattanoogans are breathing a little easier after the smoke is begins to clear atop Lookout Mountain, where fire crews have been fighting a large wildfire since Thursday. More>>

Intoxicated driver in high-speed chase had more than 5 DUIs

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Arrest records show the suspect behind the wheel in Thursday's wild car chase has been a regular threat to the roads.
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UPDATE: 100 mph high-speed chase ends with two arrests

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The chase began on Highway 153 late Wednesday night when a suspect in a vehicle refused to stop for police.
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UPDATE: Dade County man burned to death in field had medical condition Video included

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Dade County officials are looking into the death of a man found burned in a field. They say he was burning brush Monday night and it appears he was overcome with smoke inhalation.
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THP helps in six-state I-75 crackdown this weekend

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During the three day period, law enforcement agencies on I-75 in all six states will have an increased presence, focusing on distracted driving. More>>

Which supermarket is the best?

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Consumer Reports' supermarket ratings are based on a survey of more than 27,000 readers. More than half had at least one complaint and almost a third had two or more problems. More>>

GA unemployment numbers show some promise

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Georgia's unemployment rate for February was 7.1%, also down from the same period in 2012 at 7.3%. More>>

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Higher fuel costs push up TVA electric rates in April

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Consumers who heat with electric furnaces have already paid electric bills averaging 15 to 30 percent more than last winter in the Tennessee Valley due to colder weather. More>>

Wal-Mart recalls 174,000 dolls over burn risk

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Consumers should stop using the product, remove the batteries and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund. More>>

Former GA youth pastor sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

Federal prosecutors say an ex-church youth outreach coordinator has been sentenced for distributing child pornography. More>>

UPDATE: Foster parents waited 7 hours before seeking help for injured child Video included

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The case summary — which contains information about Saharah and her older brother but in a disjointed form because of redactions — describes earlier injuries and delayed medical care. More>>

Home Depot groups hit 10,000 mark in homes project

Nonprofits backed by the Home Depot Foundation have improved more than 10,000 homes for veterans as part of the retail giant's grant program. More>>

GA city considers $244,000 project to build restroom

Officials are considering a plan to build a public restroom beneath a bridge that would cost more than the value of many Georgia homes. More>>

Man's body found in burning field in Dade County

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A man was found in a burning field in Dade County Monday evening. More>>

UPDATE: LaFayette "abduction" leaves questions Video included

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The chief said based on the interview, there's no "credible threat to the community" and "no active search for a suspect." More>>

Deal says GA to explore medical marijuana options

Gov. Nathan Deal says he's working to see if there's something the state could do to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions. More>>

TVA to update progress on long-range plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. More>>

Early morning fire leaves business in ashes

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Fire crews were dispatched to Granny's Smoke House in Dade County around 8:30 Sunday morning. More>>

Granny's BBQ goes up in flames

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Granny's Smokehouse off of the Wildwood exit in Dade County was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 8:30 Sunday morning. More>>

Catoosa jury convicts woman in Facebook photo case

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The jury in Catoosa County Superior Court found Davida Kaye Caylor, 33, guilty of making false statements as the result of a picture her son uploaded online last year. More>>

Five arrested on 'ice' meth and weapons charges in GA

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A cache of firearms, military grade ballistic gear and small arms ammunition were discovered at one of the search warrant locations. 
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Job fair Thursday in Walker County

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The Georgia Department of Labor along with other organizations are sponsoring a career expo Thursday. More>>

GA road repairs continue as spring arrives

Although winter is officially over, ice storms this season left lots of potholes and other problems on Georgia roads that state and local officials are still dealing with. More>>

GA university system to vote on campus smoking ban

University System of Georgia officials are expected to weigh in on a tobacco ban that would apply to all campuses in the university system. More>>

Who uses food stamps? Millions of children

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In recent years, experts say, many people also have turned to the food stamp program because of a short-term job loss or cut in hours. That's a temporary safety net the program is supposed to provide. More>>

Thieves targeting North GA churches

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Houses of worship are the latest target among thieves in North Georgia.
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UPDATE: Crime lab report shows Dalton clerk was stabbed in back

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Mims is not speaking with investigators, said Greg Ramey, a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. More>>

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Crews battle 300-acre wildfire near Lookout Mountain in Dade County

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The cause of the wildfire, which is estimated to cover around 300 acres, is under investigation. More>>

Chattanooga Area Food Bank wins grant

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Chattanooga Area Food Bank President, Maeghan Jones, says the Darden Restaurant group is one of many community partners doing their part to fight hunger in this region. More>>

Co-worker remembers murdered store clerk in Dalton

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Two days after the murder of a Dalton convenience store clerk, the crime scene has turned into a makeshift memorial. More>>

Increasing winds create problems around the Tennessee Valley and beyond

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A cold front is slipping into the Tennessee Valley and causing our winds to shift and blow from the northwest at 20-30mph. More>>

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Fort O to get new shopping center; Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, PetCo

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Chattanooga-based CBL is a major developer and owner of malls and shopping centers, including Hamilton Place, Northgate Mall and Walnut Square in Dalton. More>>

Automatic weapons seized by Dade Co. officials

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A Sand Mountain man wanted in connection with possessing several automatic weapons is now in custody. More>>

Federal disaster declaration granted for 39 Georgia counties

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President Obama has approved Georgia Governor Deal's request for a major disaster declaration for 39 counties that sustained damage the Feb. 10-14 winter storm. More>>

DA will not pursue charges in death of 72-year-old shooting victim Ronald Westbrook

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Walker County Sheriff Wilson said Westbrook was most likely trying to find his way home, when he saw the porch light on at the home on College Crest Court. More>>

Wallenda eyes 2015 date to cross GA's Tallulah Gorge

High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great grandfather accomplished the feat. More>>

UPDATE: Dade County church hit by AC thieves

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A suspected copper thief has struck a Dade County, Georgia house of worship, damaging six air conditioning units valued upward of $25,000. More>>

Eagles shine on camera at GA college

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The school's live streaming camera went live last fall, and the mating pair of eagles hatched two eggs last month. More>>

Dalton band returns from Sochi Olympics

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A group from North Georgia is back home after a week at the Olympics. The Earl Brackin Bluegrass Band traveled across the Sochi region spreading southern culture and bluegrass music.The 6-member band spent More>>

Deal requests federal disaster relief for storm

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Deal requests federal disaster relief for storm   In the wake of the destructive winter storm Feb. 10-14, Gov. Nathan Deal today submitted a request to President Obama for federal disaster relief for the More>>

UPDATE: Dalton man still missing, family still searching

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Police are asking for help locating a man that has been missing from North Georgia since Sunday. Michael "Paw" Franks hasn't contacted his family since. More>>

UPDATE: Burglary suspect arrested following viewer tip

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Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross said they received a tip Kenneth Hill was staying at his wife's home. "And actually he was watching the footage on Channel 3 that was being aired as we were making the arrest," Cross said. More>>

Rally planned to oppose GA gun bill

Two organizations are pushing state lawmakers to oppose a bill that would expand the rights of gun owners in the state. More>>

Lowe's hiring 25,000 seasonal employees

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The length of the seasonal employment varies; however, seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer months. More>>

Dade County replaces Tobin as School Superintendent

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Shawn Tobin's tenure as Dade County School Superintendent ended earlier than expected, with the announcement that Cherie Swader is now interim Superintedent. More>>

Steps 2 Hope completes project for local injured athlete

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It took 2-1/2 days and over 100 volunteers to complete a project to help make the life of one wheel chair bound student a little easier. More>>

Train strikes Gregg Allman biopic film crew, killing woman

Authorities in south Georgia say a woman working with a film crew has been struck and killed by a train while making a biopic about musician Gregg Allman. More>>

Inmate recaptured after jail toilet escape

Authorities have recaptured a north Georgia jail inmate who they say escaped by removing a toilet from a cell wall. More>>

$646,000 Winning lottery ticket sold in Walker County

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Winning numbers from the Feb. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 7-9-10-32-33. More>>

Cabela's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77

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The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Richard Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. More>>

GA lawmakers debate loosening gun restrictions

Georgia's state lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow people to carry guns in more places, including bars, churches and government offices. More>>

Remington Arms to open new facility in Huntsville

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Called by some the "best kept secrets in the history of Madison County," the Remington manufacturing facility is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the northeast corner of Alabama. More>>

Two iconic GA companies to lay off workers in other states

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Delta Air Lines will job out maintenance and service workers at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Coca-Cola will cut jobs in CA.
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Home Depot to add 80,000 positions for spring season, 60 locally

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Home Depot is one world's largest home improvement retailer, with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states. More>>

Georgia sheriff's office 'cancels' Valentine's Day after winter storm

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Many commenters appreciated a little humor from local officials in the midst of such a terrible storm — though some joked that their significant others still weren't off the hook. More>>

So how much snow DID we get?

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The infamous March 13, 1993 Blizzard dropped 20 inches of snow in the Tennessee Valley. Wednesday's snow didn't even come close.
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UPDATE: TDOT continues to salt, plow roads statewide

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The winter storm forced some cities to close roads as a safety precaution for motorists. Officials urge residents in ALL areas to stay off the roads if possible. More>>

356,000 without power in GA statewide

Georgia utility companies report that about 356,000 customers in the state were without power shortly after dawn Thursday morning. More>>

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Cabela's outdoor outfitter to open store in Fort O

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The store will feature North American game animals recreated in their natural habitat, an aquarium, bargain cave, indoor archery range, deli and more, in addition to thousands of outdoor products. More>>

Minute by minute: Snow slams the Tennessee Valley

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A substantial snow event has kept some people in the Tennessee Valley at home, and others at work. More>>

Dozens of warming shelters open in Georgia

Dozens of shelters have been opened statewide to keep people warm. More>>

UPDATE: Interstate 24 now open after morning accidents

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The accident, near Mile Marker 166, has blocked the left lane of east bound I-24 closed, and will have an impact on travelers in both directions. More>>

1,609 flights canceled at Atlanta airport

More than two-thirds of all scheduled flights to and from Atlanta's airport on Wednesday have been canceled. More>>

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Ringgold sees snow Tuesday, but only for a bit

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A portion of I-75 South was grid-locked for a couple hours Tuesday morning as crews worked to cleanup a wreck involving an 18 wheeler. More>>

Some lanes becoming impassable on I-75 in GA

State transportation officials say that some lanes of Interstate 75 between Chattanooga and Atlanta's northwest suburbs were becoming impassable as snow spreads across north Georgia. More>>

Deal warns drivers of road conditions during winter weather

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a warning to drivers today to be careful while on the roads.
   
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Tips to stay safe and warm in a winter storm

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If your power or heat were interrupted, how would you keep yourself and your family warm and safe? More>>

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Pro-UAW VW workers criticize outside groups

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UAW Region 8 Director Gary Casteel said that other politicians should follow the lead of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and "respect these workers' right to make up their own minds." More>>

Atlanta braces for winter storm, preparing for the worst

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Two weeks after snow and ice caused a traffic nightmare, Atlanta prepares for another round of winter weather. More>>

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Straw poll could let Dade Co. residents weigh in on beer, wine in restaurants

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When the May 20 primary election comes, Dade County, Ga., voters likely will weigh in on whether restaurants should be allowed to sell beer and wine. More>>

ONLY ON 3: Dalton bluegrass band traveling to Sochi

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A group from North Georgia is bridging gaps and crossing barriers with the help of music. The Dalton band is flying overseas to Sochi, Russia Wednesday. More>>

'The buck stops with me': Georgia gov takes responsibility for snowstorm response

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Facing criticism over the city's response to an unusual winter storm, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said that while they did not have the experience to deal with the unusual weather, their efforts have made 80 percent of the city's roads passable. More>>

Dade Schools Superintendent Shawn Tobin to retire in May

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Shawn Tobin will step down as Dade County Schools Superintendent on April 30. More>>

UPDATE: Teenage victim of violence laid to rest

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Deontrey Southers, 13, was shot inside his E. 50th St. home last week. He died on the way to the hospital. Police haven't charged anyone in the teen's death. More>>

Trenton officer resigns following theft investigation

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A Trenton police officer has resigned following theft allegations. More>>

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Former Signal Mountain teen makes 'Idol' cut

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On "Idol," Porras accompanied herself on guitar as she sang "Fever," the Top 10 hit from 1958 by singer Peggy Lee. More>>

UPDATE: Flash fire severely burns Dade County man

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A Dade County man is at the hospital for burns suffered in a flash fire. More>>

Local vet warns pets must be kept warm as temperatures drop

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As the cold snap continues in the Tennessee Valley, local Veterinarian Dr. Jim Hammond offers some cold weather tips to pet owners. The Northgate Animal Hospital vet said all pets should be kept inside. More>>

Bill moving up GA primary date gets final passage

Georgia lawmakers have agreed to move up the state primary to May 20, and the bill now heads to the governor for his signature. More>>

Bats drive Georgia homeowner batty

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A family is driven from their Georgia home due to a bat infestation. More>>

Rain and snow mix possible in north Georgia

Forecasters are warning that a mix of rain and snow could fall across parts of north Georgia. More>>

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee extends deadline for Obamacare

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BlueCross, one of three health plans under the new exchanges in Tennessee, has garnered the biggest share of the 36,077 Tennesseans who have signed up so far. More>>

UPDATE: Two flu deaths confirmed in North GA

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed two flu-related deaths in North Georgia.
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Small tornado causes storm damage in north Georgia

National Weather Service forecasters say they've determined that recent storm damage north of Atlanta was caused by a small tornado. More>>

GA regents to review out-of-state tuition waivers

State regents say they plan policy changes next month that would allow the board -- rather than state lawmakers -- to make decisions on tuition waivers for out-of-state students at Georgia colleges and universities. More>>

Early morning fire in Dade County

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Crews responded to an early morning fire in Dade County. More>>

Deal campaign reports $4 million in contributions

The campaign of Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting $4 million in contributions over the last six months, as he seeks re-election this year. More>>

GA braces for frigid weather

Forecasters expect a winter storm to bring snow and frigid temperatures to central and north Georgia. More>>

Are you ready for some real winter weather?

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Tonight we will see a few showers ending early and as the cold air filters in some of the light rain showers will turn to snow showers. More>>

Chatsworth to offer reduced cost rabies vaccinations Saturday

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Maintaining annual rabies vaccinations for pets is required as a matter of public health law. More>>

Rabid cat bites two GA residents

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The rabid cat, described as black with a white chin, weighed about ten pounds, and appeared otherwise healthy. More>>

Police seek tablet thief

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According to police, the suspect was recorded on the store's surveillance system removing a back piece from a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and then stealing it. More>>

2 killed on GA roads

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Two people were killed in separate crashes in Georgia over the weekend. More>>

GA State Patrol to ramp up New Year's Eve monitoring

The Georgia State Patrol promises to ramp up New Year's Eve patrols on the lookout for drunk drivers, and authorities are encouraging residents to plan ahead and avoid the dangers of impaired driving. More>>

Two arrested on charges of credit card fraud

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In late November and early December, a stolen credit card was used fraudulently over 20 times, accumulating more than $700 in charges.
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GA officials take lobbyist gifts before new rules take effect

Lobbyists bought rounds of golf, Falcons and Braves tickets for lawmakers in just a few examples. More>>

Dalton's unemployment rate dips

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The unemployment rate from the Dalton area dropped to 9.4%, down slightly from October's 9.9%. More>>

GA couple sues Minnesota plant over hot manhole cover

A Georgia couple is suing Duluth's steam plant after they say their 2-year-old son received second-degree burns from a hot manhole cover. More>>

Georgia VA hospital bans some Christmas carols

A veterans' hospital in Georgia is taking a stricter stance on its policy of banning Christmas carolers from singing certain songs in patient areas. More>>

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And stay out! Georgia man banned from 4 counties

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For the next seven years, Les Coffey cannot enter any of four counties in Georgia: Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker. More>>

GBI investigates nude photos of Georgia teens

State agents are investigating social media accounts where nude photos of metro Atlanta teenagers are being shared. More>>

GA lawmakers plan legislation to block care act

Four Republican state representatives are set to outline legislation they'll propose during the 2014 session to block state agencies from implementing any provision of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

CDC: Flu season starting a little more normally

Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. More>>

Fire destroys GA home, but signed Elvis portrait survives

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A North Georgia man revisited his burned home Thursday in Fannin County.A heater sparked the fire that destroyed his home. But for Joel Withrow, it wasn't what he lost in the fire, it was what he saved. More>>

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Former manager of Peerless Woolen Mill in Rossville banished from 4 Georgia counties

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The former property manager of Peerless Woolen Mill in Rossville no longer is allowed to step inside Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade or Walker counties. More>>

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Lauren Alaina releasing Christmas single, singing on NBC special Dec. 4

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Alaina is set to perform "Grown Up Christmas List" and "Jingle Bells" during NBC's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center," which will air Dec. 4. More>>

Dalton couple determined to help their neighbors this Thanksgiving

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Thousands of people in need in the Dalton area will have a place to go this Thanksgiving thanks to a dedicated couple who, despite their own misfortune, are making sure everyone in their area is fed. More>>

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Dalton student charged with assaulting pregnant teacher after throwing cell phone

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When asked why Martinez was arrested instead of being given school-related discipline, such as suspension, Principal Denise Pendley said that school resource officer Brian Dyer decides whether a student's actions violated state law. More>>

Braves stadium opponents say residents should vote

Opponents of spending public money on the Atlanta Braves' new stadium say a county commission vote should be postponed to give residents more time to weigh in. More>>

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Aliens descend on Chattanooga with new Internet service

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Thanks to a new communications satellite launched in 2011, a company named Exede Internet is beaming a message of hope from outer space to those stranded in the Internet wastelands. More>>

Tea party group to mobilize against Braves stadium

The Atlanta Tea Party is gearing up to oppose the new Atlanta Braves stadium being planned in Cobb County. More>>

Georgia Forestry's controlled burn causes a scare

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A controlled burn by the Georgia Forestry Department had quite a few people concerned. More>>

"Voice" winner Danielle Bradbery makes a stop in Dade Co.

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Dade County High School welcomed a very special visitor Wednesday after winning the US-101 Swagger Award. More>>

Georgia names "Reward" and "Alert" schools

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Trion Elementary, Brookwood Elementary in Dalton, Chickamauga Elementary and Chattanooga Valley Middle are named Georgia Rewards Schools for high performance. More>>

Trenton missionary survives deadly typhoon in Philippines

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As the death toll continues to climb after the strongest typhoon on record hit the Philippines, a church congregation in North Georgia has been worrying about one of their own. More>>

UPDATE: Dade Co. family loses everything in house fire

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Channel 3 has learned that the New Salem Fire Department responded to large home fire in West Brow on 13775 Highway 136 around 12:30 Saturday afternoon. More>>

Trenton home damaged by fire

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No injuries reported after a fire breaks out in a Trenton home. Crews arrived on scene Thursday night around 8 o'clock to visible smoke and flames toward the front of the house.Firefighters were able to More>>

Family business of 60+ years closes, owner wins mayoral race

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After having to shut down the family furniture store of more than 60 years, Larry Stansell is now running the whole town. More>>

GA approves $45M investment in water projects

Gov. Nathan Deal's administration won permission to spend $45 million on water projects, including three reservoirs it contends could help alleviate a tri-state water dispute. More>>

Lawsuit targets Georgia's 'stand your ground' law

A federal lawsuit asks a judge to declare Georgia's "stand your ground" law unconstitutional. More>>

Georgia DHS offering help with winter heating bills

The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering residents help with winter heating bills. More>>

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Gov. Deal says Site Selection magazine has named Georgia nation's top in business climate

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Site Selection magazine has selected Georgia as being the top state in the country in terms of business climate. More>>

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Sunday sales, council seats, sales tax on Georgia ballots Tuesday

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Will Fort Oglethorpe voters approve Sunday alcohol sales? Will a slate of new council members there win the struggle for control of City Hall? More>>

Volunteers repair home for local WWII & D-Day veteran

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The Lookout Valley community is lending time, money and labor to a WWII veteran. Seventy years ago, Frank Cordell was fighting on the front lines in Normandy.
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Wal-Mart announces plans for Georgia shoe plant

Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs in the state. More>>

"Love-4-Layla": Local kids help toddler with medical problems

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A group of kids in North Georgia is proving you can have a big heart, no matter your size. They've taken it upon themselves to raise money for a local toddler facing multiple medical bills.
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Georgia pet treats recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

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A batch of dog treats made in Georgia has been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. More>>

GA woman indicted in 91-year-old's beating death

A Georgia woman has been indicted on a murder charge in the 2001 beating death of a 91-year-old woman from Raleigh. More>>

North Georgia woman claims contractor took money before finishing job

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Kymberly Ott cannot stay at her home in north Georgia. The temperatures continue to fall, but her HVAC unit won't run.
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Several GA students left school after losing HOPE scholarship

More than 11,000 Georgians lost HOPE grants to attend state technical colleges when the state Legislature imposed tougher academic requirements in 2011, and more than half have not re-enrolled in school as of this fall,... More>>

Band of the Week: Dade County

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The band program in Dade County is growing and with a trip to New York City planned for the spring, there is no better time to be a Marching Wolverine! More>>

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Bridge over Interstate 24 in Wildwood to be rebuilt — in one weekend

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The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to replace the aging State Route 299 bridge over Interstate 24 in Dade County. More>>

TBI, local agencies to collect prescription drugs

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting unused prescription medications on Saturday. More>>

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Study: Atmosphere not only factor in deadly April 2011 tornado outbreak

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Atmospheric conditions were just right for the massive April 2011 storm system that spawned hundreds of tornadoes from Texas to New York over four days. More>>

Preacher plans to rebuild burnt church

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More than 30 people in Dade County are looking for a new church after theirs was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning.
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State line residents desperate for clean drinking water

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Residents of a neighborhood on the Georgia - Tennessee line, are stuck using water from homemade creek pumps and wells, with a constant worry about its safety.
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GA air show postponed due to government shutdown

Organizers of an air show set for this weekend in Augusta say they've postponed the event due to the partial shutdown of the federal government. More>>

Dade County crews working to repair roads washed by flash floods

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It's been 5 months since flash flooding destroyed more than a dozen main roads in Dade County. More>>

GA partners with carpet industry on job training

State officials are partnering with a group of carpet companies in northwest Georgia to launch a job training program. More>>

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What begins with the click of a mouse on Facebook can end with the pull of a trigger

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It is difficult to say whether Bell's final Facebook update was a suicide note or a cry for help. The difference depends on the individual. Some use the website to etch the events of their life into a place as good as stone, a place that feels permanent. More>>

Speed limit to increase on part of Atlanta freeway

State officials say the speed limit on part of Interstate 285, the freeway that forms a perimeter around Atlanta, will be increased soon. More>>

Florida asks US Supreme Court to stop Georgia's water use

Florida is filing a lawsuit against the state of Georgia over its consumption of freshwater in a river system that serves three Southeastern states. More>>

More details emerge on plan for rifles in GA schools

Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting. More>>

Dade County firefighters busy with house fire

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Firefighters in Dade County spent part of Monday evening fighting a fire.
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park gets grant

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Students will participate in education programs and learn of the causes of the Civil War, including focuses on abolition and emancipation related to soldiers who fought in the Civil War and the Battle of Chickamauga. More>>

Waffle House customers robbed in Atlanta

Police in Atlanta are investigating the pre-dawn robbery of several customers inside a Waffle House in the city's Buckhead area. More>>

Outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts boost GA economy

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say those who spend money on outdoor recreation in the state have added more than $5.5 billion to its economy. More>>

Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide

Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant for a third year. More>>

Premiums released in GA for health overhaul plans

A benchmark health care plan in Georgia will cost an average of $304 a month when purchased on an exchange under the Obama administration's health care overhaul. More>>

North GA soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from north Georgia has been killed in Afghanistan. More>>

Gov. Deal: No tampering in ethics probe

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money. More>>

Shaw Industries invests and expands in north GA

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Shaw Industries is investing $100 million to both streamline its distribution network and expand its fiber extrusion facility in Northwest Georgia. More>>

Navy Yard shooting suspect was cited in Georgia

Court records show that a former Navy reservist who police say gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard was thrown out of a metro Atlanta nightclub five years ago and cited for disorderly conduct. More>>

Georgia inadvertently shares Social Security numbers

Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency. More>>

Dalton teen missing

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Sawyers has been missing since August 29, when she walked away from her residence in Dalton, Georgia and has not been seen by her guardian since. More>>

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Battle of Chickamauga re-enactment hits snag as former Walker County candidate files complaint

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The state agency was tipped off by Ales Campbell, who in November 2012 ran an unsuccessful write-in campaign to unseat county Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell. More>>

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Lawsuit filed in killing of Hays State Prison inmate

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RaHonda MacClain's attorneys cite state audits that show officials were aware for five years that cell doors and locks were broken and could be manipulated with fingers or scraps of toilet paper. More>>

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Catoosa commissioners vote to issue $35 million in bonds for Hutcheson Medical Center

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The Catoosa County Commission voted this morning to issue $35 million in bond anticipation notes immediately to help refinance Hutcheson Medical Center's debt. More>>

Man, 23, drowns in northwest GA lake

A 23-year-man has drowned in a northwest Georgia lake. More>>

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Deputies find meth in "birthday present" and arrest two

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A "birthday gift" turns out to be a fancy, gift-wrapped box filled with $50,000 worth of meth. More>>

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Small Town Insecurity: Ringgold reality show gives woman the fame she craves; will it continue?

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The most important question every day, at least to Koplan, is one that no one has an answer to: Will there be a season three? More>>

Police crack down on dangerous driving in Hands Across the Border

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State Troopers and police are cracking down on dangerous driving this Labor Day weekend. Agencies from six states, including Tennessee and Georgia, team up for Hands Across the Border. More>>

Georgia's unemployment rate heads upward

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Nationwide, the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but held close to a six-year low and gave a positive signal for hiring during the month. More>>

Which state is the most expensive for driving? You're close to it!

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One thing that most recent studies agree about is that the cost of ownership is going up at a steady pace – about 2 percent this year over 2012, according to data analyzed by the AAA. More>>

Georgia man charged with bigamy; 1st wife found out about 2nd spouse on Facebook

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Dennis and Kelly got hitched in Catoosa County on March 23, 2009. But the marriage was not meant to be: She filed for divorce in Floyd County three months ago, according to court records. The split was finalized on June 27. But in between, on June 7, Dennis White married Gilreath in Catoosa County. More>>

GA officials urge businesses to hire ex-prisoners

The top federal prosecutor in northern Georgia and the state's governor say the state and federal governments need to focus on helping former prisoners readjust to life outside prison. More>>

Atlanta freeway signs warn of storm watch, but none issued

Despite warnings of a winter storm watch posted on large message boards over metro Atlanta interstates, the National Weather Service issued no such watch and requested that they be corrected. More>>

UPDATE: Both missing Walker County teens safely found

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The teens, Savannah Jackson, 14 and Michael Tanner VanPelt, also 14, were last seen February 4. More>>

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Ex-school band director back in jail on charges he molested another girl

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Several reports of sexual assaults by Blevins were reported by parents and a student, according to an arrest warrant. More>>

How cold was January?

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According to the TVA, five of the top 10 energy needs days in the provider's history were in January of 2014. More>>

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