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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>>

'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>>

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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Chattooga Co. Police charges 90-year-old with molesting teen

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Police say the 90-year-old man knew exactly what he was doing when he invited a teenage girl into his bedroom. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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Tavern owner's lawsuit claims 'campaign of harassment' by LaFayette officials

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According to the lawsuit, the police chief initially said the pub lost it's license because alcohol had been served at a Feb. 14 fundraiser at the Mars Theater. More>>

UPDATE: 4-year-old hit by a car and killed in Chattooga Co. Video included

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Officials are investigating after a child was hit by a car and killed in Chattooga County Monday. More>>

TN sex offender arrested after moving to AL

Authorities in northeastern Alabama say a violent sex offender from Tennessee has been arrested in Marshall County. More>>

71 arrested, 11 recovered from prostitution in GA

Authorities say 71 people were arrested and 11 juveniles were rescued from prostitution in Georgia as part of a national undercover child sex trafficking sting. More>>

UPDATE: Fort O police locate missing adult

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Shelly Jo McGuire has been reported as missing from her home in Fort Oglethorpe. More>>

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Man arrested after buying ED meds to have sex with children

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One of the suspects chatted online with an investigator, who pretended to arrange for meetings with underage girls for sex and to buy erectile dysfunction medication. More>>

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Booze brings boon to North Georgia towns in alcohol sales

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Blue Ridge got a big shot in the arm in 2008, when voters agreed to let restaurants sell beer, wine and liquor except on Sundays. The final restriction fell on May 20, when Blue Ridge voters OK’d Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor.
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UPDATE: Victim ID'ed in fatal accident on I-75 in Ringgold Video included

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Troopers say the man experienced car problems and pulled his Volkswagen Jetta off to the right lane of the interstate. More>>

Man and woman charged in death of Dalton woman

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Stanley was found Wednesday, June 11th inside her vehicle parked near the VFW on East Line Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

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Bulletproof vest money donated for police dog hours before the K-9 was shot and killed

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Tanja was shot Friday afternoon by Steven Lee Waldemer, a 58-year-old Idaho man on parole, authorities say. More>>

UPDATE: Ringgold man wins Waffle House contest Video included

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Johnny Maxwell and his wife “Maxi” have been visiting the Ringgold Waffle House on Highway 151 since the eighties. They were some of the first customers on opening night decades ago and he’s been there almost every day since.
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Utility automatically opts-in customers for charity donations

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A Northwest Georgia electric cooperative has made a change to keep more of its customers' change for charity -- and not everyone's happy about it.
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Ringgold grandfather gets Father's Day surprise on TODAY Show

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A Ringgold man got quite the father's day gift this morning, one that put him in the national spotlight. More>>

GA state parks to observe Great Outdoors Month

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say several events are scheduled to celebrate National Great Outdoors Month. More>>

Family questions north Georgia juvenile system Video included

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A family in Catoosa County says they've fallen through the cracks of the juvenile justice system, claiming their 15-year-old son has become increasingly violent. More>>

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Calhoun suspect in sex assault case loses his scholarship

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On Wednesday, Georgia Highlands Chief Advancement Officer Raymond Carnley said Johnson knew about the policy before signing a letter of intent to play at Georgia Highlands. More>>

GA man makes epic music video in empty airport

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When you're stranded overnight in an airport, you can nap, or you can make a beautiful video. The choice is yours.
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Southern Baptist leader: No change on marriage stance

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the... More>>

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Gordon County sheriff accused of cursing and threatening coach at kids baseball game

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Started by a dispute about baseball bats used by kids 13 and 14 years old, the coaches carried the argument from the ballfield to the parking lot, where things got ugly.
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Does Chattanooga need a bypass?

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The highway, which could be about 200 miles in length, is included in one of Thrive 2055's four newly unveiled growth scenarios for the three-state, 16-county area. More>>

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