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Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL Video included

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States allow purchases (with limitations) without collecting sales tax, easing the financial burden of parents. More>>

GA drive-in movie theater named among best in U.S.

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A Georgia drive-in movie theater finished near the top of TripAdvisor's list of the top 10 drive-in movie theaters in the U.S.

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GA included in human trafficking training program

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services say they're launching a training program to improve services offered to human trafficking victims. More>>

GDOT suspending construction during GA tax holiday

State transportation officials say they're planning to suspend road work near shopping centers to accommodate Georgians looking to save money during the upcoming tax holiday period. More>>

Tax free weekend is August 1st-3rd

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If you need to do some back-to-school shopping this is the weekend to do it.It's tax-free weekend for both Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Catoosa Co. Home Invasion Video included

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It was a violent, armed, home invasion in Catoosa County. Help solve this case and earn a Crime Stoppers cash reward.
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Woman found badly beaten on GA's Silver Comet Trail

Authorities say a 42-year-old woman is hospitalized after she was found badly beaten on the Silver Comet Trail northwest of Atlanta. More>>

Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.
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New Georgia law could ensure local courts get their money

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A law, expected to be implemented in 2015, will allow state and local courts to draw unpaid fines from Georgians' state income tax returns. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. More>>

Ringgold man faces child rape charges Video included

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man at his family's pizzeria in Ringgold where he worked.



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GA governor chides president over young migrants

Georgia's governor has sent a letter to the president saying it is "unconscionable" that the federal government didn't communicate with his office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the state. More>>

Graffiti vandals strike North GA art facility Video included

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Dalton Police are asking for the public's help in finding who's responsible for defacing the Creative Arts Guild. T More>>

GA investigated complaint against Dalton plant

State regulators investigated an anonymous complaint alleging a Dalton factory illegally discarded chemical waste five months before an accident injured a worker. More>>

Dalton police arrest 3 in synthetic pot bust

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The investigation, spanning several months, was centered on the Discount Tobacco Food Mart business in Dalton, owned by Dhansukh Chhaganlal BhikaBhika. More>>

Georgia releases student growth tool

Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. More>>

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GA lottery turns 21 and launches Kia promotion

The Georgia Lottery is celebrating its 21st anniversary and is partnering with Kia Motors to launch new games and promotions. More>>

UPDATE: Georgia runoff election results

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Georgia residents were at the polls Tuesday voting for their candidate in the runoff election.  More>>

Ga. group to address jail gangs, contraband

A group of corrections agencies are planning to discuss a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at cracking down on jail gangs and the use of contraband. More>>

Catoosa County Sheriff's Office to offer Citizens Police Academy

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The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is holding a Citizens Police Academy in September. More>>

50+ businesses taking part in career expo

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More than 50 businesses will take part in a career expo Wednesday in Ringgold. More>>

UPDATE: GBI releases suspect sketch in GA home invasion

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The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries, both with similar suspect descriptions. More>>

'Guns are Welcome' signs posted at Tennessee restaurant

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One Tennessee restaurant owner is making her opinion very clear by posting a 'Guns are Welcome' sign on the front door of her family-friendly establishment. More>>

159,152 ballots cast in GA runoff early voting

Georgia Secretary of State Jack Kemp says the majority of early votes in Tuesday's runoff election have been received, though mail-in absentee ballots can still be cast. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in TN, KY and VA

Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trial systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

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East Brainerd commercial development delayed

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Members of the planning commission were torn over the development. Member Joe Graham said he thought the apartments and retail would not be the best use of the land at that intersection. More>>

Petition looks to address child deaths in hot cars

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. More>>

GA spares life of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip

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The state of Georgia spared the life of a 68-year-old inmate one day before he was scheduled to be put to death. More>>

MAU hiring for automotive-related positions

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MAU Workforce Solutions is hiring to fill multiple positions in Chattanooga. More>>

GA county considers proposed 17% tax hike

Leaders in one of Georgia's largest counties are debating a proposed 17% property tax hike. More>>

Georgia governor pushes for clinical trials for marijuana-derived drug

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Georgia is one of 11 states where lawmakers considered limited medical marijuana programs this year, but failed to pass the bill.
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GA woman run over, killed by her own truck in driveway

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Her husband told investigators that it was not uncommon for Eoff to roll down a window and look out while backing.
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Calhoun defendants' attorneys intend to prove post-prom sex acts were consensual

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The three men accused of aggravated sexual battery, a felony, also face the misdemeanor charge of sexual battery and two of them face sodomy charges. More>>

Ga. governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

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Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children. More>>

Tweet from original Freedom Rider, now Congressman, goes viral

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Rep. John Lewis, one of the leading Freedom Riders of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, found himself inspiring social media after his tweet commemorating his release from jail more than a half-century ago. More>>

GDOT awards $85M in highway, road improvements

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded contracts to get $85 million worth of road improvements under way across the state. More>>

UPDATE: One worker transported to burn center after Dalton chemical plant reaction Video included

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Dalton Police Department advises that the chemical is not poisonous but is an irritant.

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Three former Calhoun High students indicted on aggravated sexual battery, sodomy charges

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The Gilmer County Superior Court clerk unsealed the indictment charging Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Damon Johnson this afternoon. More>>

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Restoring history: efforts underway to preserve Civil War monuments

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A Georgia man, Gordon Ponsford, also has restored Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible, as well as thousands of items recovered from the Titanic and mountains of relics from the Forbidden City in Hong Kong. More>>

UPDATE: Erlanger files notice to foreclose on Hutcheson Medical Center; Hutcheson responds

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Officials with the Erlanger Health System have started formal foreclosure proceedings against Hutcheson Medical Center as part of the effort to recoup moneys owed to Erlanger. More>>

Grant to help preserve Chattanooga battlefield

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$830,000 in grant money will help preserve more than 48 acres of land from the Civil War's Battle of Chattanooga in November 1863. More>>

Ga. to offer bonuses to early childhood teachers

A new state program is aimed at giving incentives to early childhood educators for furthering their education. More>>

Ga. to offer bonuses to early childhood teachers

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A new state program is aimed at giving incentives to early childhood educators for furthering their education.
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Georgia to delay action on welfare drug testing

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Georgia officials say they will delay enforcement of a new law that allows drug testing of welfare recipients. More>>

Law blocks sale of e-cigarettes to Ga. minors

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Georgia Department of Public Health officials say a new state law makes it illegal to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18.
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Law blocks sale of e-cigarettes to GA minors

Georgia Department of Public Health officials say a new state law makes it illegal to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18. More>>

UPDATE: Two people killed head-on crash in Murray County

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According to the Georgia State Patrol, one car was going northbound and the other going southbound when the accident happened. More>>

Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

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Target Corp. made the announcement after questions arose in recent weeks about its policy on the "open carry" of firearms in its stores. More>>

North Georgia veteran has to have amputation while waiting for care Video included

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As the Obama administration looks to fix the troubles surrounding the Veterans Affairs Administration, stories continue to surface of veterans who have fallen through the cracks when it comes to treatment.
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Controversial GA gun law now in effect Video included

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Starting Tuesday, people in Georgia can take their guns almost anywhere.

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GA juvenile detention centers to offer career help

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is planning to launch seven career guidance centers for juvenile offenders. More>>

Laws on guns, Medicaid expansion set for July 1 in GA

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A host of bills are scheduled to take effect on Tuesday. Of those set to take effect on July 1 is the Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act. More>>

Car goes off embankment of I-75 NB in Catoosa County

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.  A woman is sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after her vehicle goes off the embankment of I-75. More>>

Flash flood warnings issued for TN and GA

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With a seeming constant cycle of afternoon rains, the possibility of some localized flooding exists for the Channel 3 viewing area. More>>

UPDATE: Chattooga County Sheriff's Office searching for weapon used in homicide

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Officers have been investigating the scene since Saturday afternoon. More>>

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Calhoun post-prom rape case heads to grand jury

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Chapman, Haynes and Johnson all played sports at Calhoun High School, and all three athletes are accused of sexually battering a female student at a party after the prom last month. More>>

Georgia officials discourage drunk boating

Law enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence. More>>

The battle continues between Hutcheson and Erlanger

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The battle continues between Hutcheson Medical Center and Erlanger Health System. More>>

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