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UGA postpones visit from Liberian journalist

Ebola concerns have prompted the University of Georgia to postpone a guest lecture by a Liberian journalist.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gubernatorial candidate says ‘Ebola misunderstandings’ could be worse than Snowpocalypse

Libertarian candidate Andrew Hunt criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal over Ebola comments, U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson call for travel ban.

Publix recalls snack mix

Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.

DeKalb Co. schools form Ebola monitoring policy

DeKalb County schools officials say no new students from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa may enroll without proper medical documentation and the superintendent's approval.

Police: Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-75

Authorities are investigating a wrong-way crash on a metro Atlanta interstate that left a motorist dead.

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New book on 'Gone With The Wind' author Margaret Mitchell's letters launches in Jonesboro | VIDEO

Margaret Mitchell’s personal correspondence with fans, producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming, stars of the film and journalists is the basis of John Wiley Jr.’s new book, The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone With The Wind.

1 killed, 1 injured in Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials on Thursday were investigating a fiery small plane crash in northeastern Georgia that killed one person and left another seriously injured.

Ga. auditor slams state ethics commission

The Georgia state auditor has issued a report slamming the state ethics commission for management issues and is asking state Attorney General Sam Olens to investigate the commission using its own money to pay staffers' personal legal services.

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Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.

Ga. school board votes to alter Biblical monument

A school board in northeastern Georgia has voted to alter a monument outside a high school football field that contains two Biblical references.

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Record lottery profits result in more money for educational programs

The Georgia Lottery announced first quarter profits on Wednesday.

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Gov. Nathan Deal halts campaign events after 25-year-old GOP staffer dies

Gov. Nathan Deal has halted campaign events at least through Wednesday after a Georgia Republican Party staffer's death.

Lost 87-year-old Georgia man found in Indiana

Police say an 87-year-old man stopped for driving nearly 100 mph on a southern Indiana highway believed he was in Georgia where family members had been looking for him.

Body of 60-year-old man pulled from Lake Lanier

Hall County sheriff's officials say the body of a Decatur man has been pulled from Lake Lanier.