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Volunteer firefighter asks for help after losing home in fire Video included


A volunteer firefighter is trying to pick up the pieces after her own home went up in flames. More>>

When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?


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


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


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


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>>

Suspect sketch released in Lookout Valley triple homicide


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>>

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


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


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


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

UPDATE: Search for suspect disperses into other areas


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


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>>

Beaulieu partners with GDOL to fill 150 jobs


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>>

Police make fifth arrest in Dalton slaying


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>>

WANTED: Man seen on tape sexually abusing a child


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>>

Walker County murder victim found after neighbors call police


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

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


Arrest records show the suspect behind the wheel in Thursday's wild car chase has been a regular threat to the roads.

UPDATE: 100 mph high-speed chase ends with two arrests


The chase began on Highway 153 late Wednesday night when a suspect in a vehicle refused to stop for police.

Elderly man tied up and robbed in Chatsworth home invasion


A 75-year-old man named Jeffrey Welch heard a knock at the door after. When the victim answered, he was knocked to the ground and tied up with duct tape. More>>

THP helps in six-state I-75 crackdown this weekend


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?


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


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


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


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


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>>

UPDATE: LaFayette "abduction" leaves questions Video included


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>>

Catoosa jury convicts woman in Facebook photo case


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


A cache of firearms, military grade ballistic gear and small arms ammunition were discovered at one of the search warrant locations. 

Job fair Thursday in Walker County


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


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>>

UPDATE: Crime lab report shows Dalton clerk was stabbed in back


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

Chattanooga Area Food Bank wins grant


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


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


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


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>>

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


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>>

Eagles shine on camera at GA college


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


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>>

UPDATE: Dalton man still missing, family still searching


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>>

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>>

Severe flu case leaves one man paralyzed


The flu does not discriminate, but this year its target seems to the younger crowd. More>>

Lowe's hiring 25,000 seasonal employees


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

Steps 2 Hope completes project for local injured athlete


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>>

Recruitment event to fill textile jobs in NW Georgia


The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant coming to northwest Georgia. More>>

$646,000 Winning lottery ticket sold in Walker County


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

Ga. officials to recruit workers for textile plant

The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant in northwest Georgia. More>>

Cabela's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77


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>>

Two iconic GA companies to lay off workers in other states


Delta Air Lines will job out maintenance and service workers at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Coca-Cola will cut jobs in CA.

GBI investigating deadly traffic stop shooting in Murray County


The GBI is investigating a deadly traffic stop shooting in Murray County. More>>

Home Depot to add 80,000 positions for spring season, 60 locally


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


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?


The infamous March 13, 1993 Blizzard dropped 20 inches of snow in the Tennessee Valley. Wednesday's snow didn't even come close.

UPDATE: TDOT continues to salt, plow roads statewide


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


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


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>>

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


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


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a warning to drivers today to be careful while on the roads.

Tips to stay safe and warm in a winter storm


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


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


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

ONLY ON 3: Dalton bluegrass band traveling to Sochi


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


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>>

UPDATE: Teenage victim of violence laid to rest


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>>

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Former Signal Mountain teen makes 'Idol' cut


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

Local vet warns pets must be kept warm as temperatures drop


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>>

Man arrested for bringing gun on school property


An argument in a school parking lot lands one man in jail when he starts waving a gun. 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


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


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


The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed two flu-related deaths in North Georgia.

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>>

Man sentenced for planting drugs


The man who admitted to planting drugs on a woman's car will spend a year and half in prison. 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>>

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>>

Are you ready for some real winter weather?


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


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

Rabid stray cat bites two Murray Co residents


North Georgia health officials are warning residents in one Murray County neighborhood that they may have been exposed to the potentially deadly rabies virus.

Students hold vigil for fallen classmates


Community members in Chatsworth gathered Tuesday night to pray and honor two students that were involved in a car accident this week. More>>

Rabid cat bites two GA residents


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

Police seek tablet thief


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


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


In late November and early December, a stolen credit card was used fraudulently over 20 times, accumulating more than $700 in charges.

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


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


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>>

Man who planted drugs in a woman's car is sentenced


The suspect who admitted to planting drugs on a woman's car will spend a year and six months in prison. 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>>

UPDATE: Tuesday night earthquake downgraded to 2.8 magnitude


A minor earthquake hit the southeast part of Tennessee just before 7:00p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Fire destroys GA home, but signed Elvis portrait survives


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>>

Dalton Police investigation leads to meth bust


Detectives with the Dalton Police Department led a meth bust that resulted in two arrests and the seizure of approximately $190,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine. More>>

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


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


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


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


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 names "Reward" and "Alert" schools


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


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>>

Volunteers repair home for local WWII & D-Day veteran


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.

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>>

Georgia pet treats recalled for possible Salmonella contamination


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>>

Ex-captain from Murray County Sheriff's Dept sent to Federal prison


A former Murray County sheriff's deputy will spend one year in federal prison for obstructing an investigation. More>>

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>>

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>>

Murray Co. house fire caused by space heater


Barton Bailey from Murray County received a call from emergency crews Monday morning. More>>

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


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>>

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>>

Murray County works to boost school safety


Schools in Murray County, Georgia now have resource officers in an effort to boost safety and security in each of the county's 13 school buildings. 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>>

Bagley Middle School wall honors former students


Bagley Middle School adorns its walls with photos and success stories of former students who have gone on to successful careers in a variety of fields. More>>

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


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>>

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park gets grant


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>>

Murray Co. deputy mauled by dog


A Murray County Sheriff's Deputy who was assigned to the animal control unit received medical treatment at the Murray Medical Center after being attacked by a dog. 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


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


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


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>>

Man, 23, drowns in northwest GA lake

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

Georgia man killed after being thrown from and pinned beneath car


The Georgia State Patrol told Channel 3 Irvin Cochran, 52, from Chatsworth was killed at a private residence off Hyden Taylor Road. More>>

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Deputies find meth in "birthday present" and arrest two


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?


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


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


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!


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


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>>

Invasive insect known to kill trees spotted in GA

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say an invasive insect that's killed millions of trees in 20 states has been found in Georgia. More>>

GA bans abortions under state employee insurance


State employees will see less coverage on their health care plans in 2014 when it comes to abortions. More>>

North Georgia under flash flood watch

Forecasters say all of north Georgia will be under a flash flood watch through late Thursday night as heavy rains are again possible in the region. More>>

North GA mountains under flood threat

Some residents were being evacuated from their homes in the north Georgia mountains, where heavy rains have once again led to flooding. More>>

Murray Co. Schools responds to Long verdict, will not seek expenses


The long court battle involving the 2009 suicide of Tyler Long is apparently over. Murray County Schools has released a statement for the first time, and is not seeking expenses from the Long family.

GA man's wallet found, returned after 24 years

A Georgia man who lost his wallet while waterskiing in North Carolina now has it back -- 24 years later. More>>

Man accused of leaving kids after crash arrested

Authorities say they've apprehended a man accused of pulling two children out of his vehicle after he crashed it and then leaving the kids at the scene of the wreck. More>>

$9.9 million in Race to the Top grant in jeopardy

U.S. Department of Education officials are warning that $9.9 million of Georgia's Race to the Top grand funding is in jeopardy. More>>

Cabela's announces plans for Acworth store


Construction is expected to begin this fall with the store scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. More>>

Food stamp rolls swell in Georgia

The number of people relying on food stamps in Georgia is rising. More>>

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Walker County to furlough employees two hours per week


Heiskell said she's raised property taxes less than half a mill since first being elected in 2001. More>>

Large mosquito population expected in Georgia

Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks. More>>

Murray Co. opens new jail


A North Georgia county has opened a new jail, a much-needed, project the sheriff's department has been waiting for. More>>

Tyler Long's family responds to Murray Schools request for funds

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The family featured in the documentary "Bully" has responded to a request for costs filed against them by Murray County Schools. More>>

Murray Co. bus crash sends 17 to hospital


A bus full of student campers crashed in Murray County Wednesday night sending 17 people to the hospital. More>>

Scammers posing as police officers


Law enforcement officers never ask the public to pay money, nor do they take money from the public. Fines are typically paid directly to the respective court system, not to police officers. More>>

GA state officials announce July 4 DUI crackdown

State officials say they're taking a zero tolerance stance on drunk drivers and boaters during the Fourth of July. More>>

Dayton Angler Neal juggles FLW Tour, school and business


Rhea county's Michael Neal has mastered the art of juggling. At 21-years-old he runs and operates the Dayton Boat Dock which is hosting this weekend's FLW fishing tournament on Chickamauga Lake.

Local Fishing Tackle taking off with FLW


It started as a challenge between a Tennessee fishing pro and his wife to make better fishing tackle.

Murray County authorities strip meth lab


Murray County authorities had to evacuate a Georgia Highway residence after finding smoke and a device that turned out to be an active meth lab Monday around 12 p.m. Officers from the Murray County Sheriff's More>>

Wilderness Medicine a must to play outdoors


As summer starts, many of us will be spending more time outdoors. From falls, to snake bites, there are dangers out there. There's also a right and a wrong way to treat injuries. More>>

Unsuccessful job applicants at Kia plant seek hiring records

Lawyers for four unsuccessful applicants for jobs at an auto plant in Georgia argue that documents about a state agency's involvement in hiring workers for the plant should be available to the public. More>>

Stolen valor: GA man arrested after false Purple Heart claim


A former soldier and police officer is accused of lying about his Purple Hearts. More>>

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Third man pleads guilty to Murray County conspiracy


Two sheriffs deputies have already pled guilty to their part in the conspiracy. More>>

One killed in Murray County crash


One person has been killed in a crash in Murray County Wednesday night. More>>

Sixteen-year-old GA girl dies while 'car surfing' on vehicle hood

Authorities say a Dawson County teenager has been killed while riding on the hood of a moving vehicle in a stunt known as "car surfing." 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


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


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

How cold was January?


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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