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Confederate flag emblem causes stir on redesigned license plates

The Georgia Department of Revenue recently approved a redesigned specialty license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates to debate in Gainesville this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party’s series of Senate debates will stop in Gainesville Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson will open a re-election campaign office.

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More images released of new Atlanta Falcons stadium

Architects with the new Atlanta Falcons stadium released more images of what the new facility will look like.

U.S. to announce $6.5 billion loan deal for Georgia nuclear plant

The Obama administration will announce that it has finalized $6.5 billion in loan aid to build the country's first new nuclear reactors in more than 30 years, sources said on Tuesday.

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Georgia House votes to allow weapons in bars, churches

Georgia lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow bars and churches to decide for themselves whether to let gun owners carry weapons into their buildings.

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Ga. man sets himself on fire inside Kroger store

A Kroger in Covington was evacuated Tuesday afternoon when a man reportedly doused himself with alcohol and set himself on fire.

Georgia reaches record numbers in international trade

Georgia moves up in Census rankings of imports and exports in 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

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GRTA director Jannine Miller resigns

Jannine Miller will step down as the head of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, which operates the Xpress commuter bus system in metro Atlanta.

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Augusta's iconic Eisenhower Tree victim of winter storm

Augusta National's famed Eisenhower Tree, an iconic image at the Masters tournament, survived an attempt by the former U.S. president to have it chopped down but it could not survive a severe winter storm.

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Powerball soars to $400 million

The Powerball jackpot rose to $400 million on Sunday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery's history.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Dacula Day to be held Tuesday at Capitol

State Rep. Chuck Efstration plans Dacula Day at the Georgia Capitol; U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Rob Woodall vote no on last week’s deficit deal.

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Newton Co. firefighter killed in wreck

A Newton County firefighter who had been working through the winter ice storm was killed early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident.

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Gov. Deal extends state of emergency through Sunday, urges continued caution

With the state shifting many of its resources to the Augusta area, Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgians should remain cautious, as ice could refreeze overnight.

Storm forces 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals' to shut down production in Atlanta

Lifetime dramas "Drop Dead Diva" and "Devious Maids" ceased production on Wednesday due to an extreme storm in Georgia, which has affected the metropolitan Atlanta area.

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Winter storm turns deadly for 2 Georgians

A 50-year-old Butts County man was found dead Wednesday from what authorities say may be hypothermia after being exposed to hours of frigid weather.