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Report: Atlanta's craft brewery SweetWater prepares for IPO

SweetWater Brewing Company, which brews beers including 420 Extra Pale Ale, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash and Georgia Brown, is making preparations for an initial public offering (IPO).

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Georgia's Spelman College ends professorship tied to Bill Cosby

Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it.

GDOT closing inside lanes Ga. Highway 316 in Lawrenceville this weekend

State will continue weekly lane closures through May 2016

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin closing lanes on Ga. Highway 316 this weekend for a road resurfacing project.

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Jeannette McNeil Cathy, widow of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy dies at 92 | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s widow died Wednesday night, company officials announced.

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Georgia announces online registration for new fireworks tax, hotel fee

The Georgia Department of Revenue announced online registration is now available for the state’s new fireworks excise tax and hotel-motel fee.

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U.S. Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage mourned in Georgia | PHOTOS

Thousands of mourners gathered in Georgia on Tuesday night at a memorial service for U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, the youngest of five U.S. servicemen killed when a gunman opened fire on military offices in Tennessee.

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Gov. Nathan Deal order Planned Parenthood review after fetus-selling allegations

Gov. Nathan Deal became the latest politician to order a review of Planned Parenthood after allegations of fetus-selling were made against the group.

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Thousands rallying around petition to add hip hop group 'OutKast' on Stone Mountain

Thousands of people signed a petition to add the popular hip hop group, OutKast, to the side of Stone Mountain.

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Atlanta NAACP wants Confederate symbols removed from Stone Mountain

The Atlanta NAACP is calling for the removal of any trace of the Confederate States of America from Stone Mountain Park.

Georgia Lottery profits contribute $980.5 million to education

That money funds the state’s HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs and brings the total raised for educational programs to more than $16.5 billion since the lottery’s inception in 1993.

USA Television, Maxair Media acquire California TV stations

USA Television and Maxair Media acquire TV stations in Chico-Redding, Calif., market.

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UGA to introduce Uga X during upcoming football season

The University of Georgia will introduce its newest mascot, Uga X, at a yet-to-be announced date during the upcoming football season.

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Chick-fil-A to offer free meals to cow-dressed customers on cow appreciation day

The annual event takes place July 14

It’s time to break out the spots and cow bells for Chick-fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day event.

Janet Jackson bringing 'Unbreakable World Tour' to Philips Arena

The iconic Janet Jackson has announced a second North American leg to her “Unbreakable World Tour” with an additional 27 cities, including a performance at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.


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