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Gov. Nathan Deal: Film industry has $6 billion impact on Georgia

According to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office, films like “The Hunger Games” and Marvel’s “Ant-Man” contributed to the industry’s $6 billion economic impact on the state.

Georgia court to hear Ku Klux Klan suit to join 'adopt-a-highway'

A Georgia appeals court will hear arguments on Thursday in a Ku Klux Klan chapter's lawsuit against the state for refusing the white supremacist group's application to "adopt" a stretch of highway.

University System of Georgia to extend benefits to same-sex married couples

Beginning on Monday, employees will be able to begin enrolling their same sex spouse in coverage in the University System of Georgia benefits plans.

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Paula Deen fires social media manager after old photo creates new stir

Photo showing Bobby Deen in brownface was from 2011 TV show

A 2011 photo of Paula Deen and son Bobby Deen in costume as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo is tweeted by Deen’s social media manager and generates new criticism.

Officials plan to watch funding issues during 2016 legislative session

Gwinnett county officials plan to watch how the state legislature handles 911 funding and money for a new youth detention center in the county in 2016.

Traffic deaths double across Georgia during July 4 weekend

Five fatalities over the weekend were reported by DeKalb County police and one by Atlanta police.

GDOT awards resurfacing contract for part of Ga. Highway 316

The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a $5.06 million contract to have Ga. Highway 316 resurfaced near Lawrenceville.

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BUIs up at Lake Lanier over July 4 weekend

No deaths reports at popular lake though

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced BUIs were up at Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

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Georgia DOT opens flex lane on I-85 in Gwinnett

Georgia Department of Transportation officials announced the opening of the flex lane on I-85 northbound between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail Road.

Nearly 50 teens ransack Ga. Wal-Mart | RAW VIDEO

A mob of nearly 50 people burst in to a Macon Wal-Mart and smashed merchandise early Sunday morning.

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Ga. town removes Confederate flag, but says not due to Charleston tragedy

McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.

Report: Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter

Georgia was ranked the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to the state's strong solar industry.

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Chick-fil-A tops in customer satisfaction

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.

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Higher gas tax among state laws going into effect Wednesday

Higher gas taxes are among the new laws going into effect Wednesday.

GDOT officials encourage driver safety ahead of July 4 weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to use caution during the busy July 4 weekend.

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