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Georgia unemployment rate drops to 7 percent

The March unemployment rate was 7 percent, down from 7.1 percent in February.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hannity endorses Kingston in Senate race

Radio personality Sean Hannity backs Congressman Jack Kingston in the Georgia Senate race; local Republicans and Democrats schedule forums.

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Deal extends tax-free holiday weekends

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

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Longtime traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory dies

Longtime WSB Radio and WSB-TV traffic reporter, “Captain” Herb Emory, passed away Saturday.

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Deal: State will explore medical marijuana

Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible directions for the state to pursue testing, a possible precursor to the legal use of cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders.

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American flag catches fire during Atlanta Braves' opening day ceremony

Fireworks honoring the legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron on Tuesday night brought sparks way too close to the American Flag at Turner Field.

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Chick-fil-A’s new grilled recipe, entrée lineup set to “transform” menu

Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.

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Mickey Rooney, America's boy next door, dies at age 93

Mickey Rooney's best known role was that of Andy Hardy

The TMZ celebrity website reported late Sunday night that 93-year-old actor Mockey Rooney had died.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Ethics case verdict could impact governor's race

Gov. Deal’s political foes say the $700,000 verdict in a case involving the former state ethics commission director could have political consequences; Georgia’s Secretary of State’s Office launches new technology for voters.

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Paula Deen's popular Savannah restaurant shuts its doors

Deen family says Hiers closed Uncle Bubba’s to explore development of the waterfront property on which it is located in Savannah.

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Atlanta Archbishop apologizes for lavish living, may sell mansion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and said he may sell it.

State School Superintendent: Republican candidates

Nine Repubican candidates are vying for the chance to run for state schools superintendent in the May 20 primary.

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Fatal shooting reported on Columbus State University campus

A man who exchanged gunfire with police during an incident at an apartment complex on the campus of Columbus State University on Sunday was killed.

Star of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" shot injured during mother's funeral procession

Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday.

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