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NFL ROUNDUP: Defense key in Seahawks win over Eagles

Recaps of the Sunday, Dec. 7 NFL football games

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Georgia football team headed to Belk Bowl to face Grantham, Louisville

Georgia will play in the Belk Bowl against Louisville, coached by Bobby Petrino and former Bulldog defensive coordinator Todd Grantham

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Alabama-Ohio State, FSU-Oregon make up first college football playoff field

Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State and Oregon were selected by the College Football Playoff Committee for its inaugural playoff field, while TCU and Baylor headed the list of teams who were shortchanged

Georgia men's basketball posts 'resumé win' over Colorado

Georgia held on after losing guard Kenny Gaines to defeat Colorado on Sunday in Athens

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Peach Bowl gets TCU vs. Ole Miss matchup

After being passed over for a spot in college football's first playoff, TCU's consolation prize is a matchup with Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl

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Georgia Tech to face Mississippi State in Orange Bowl

Georgia Tech and Mississippi State, a pair of 10-win teams, will face off in the Orange Bowl

Georgia tops Michigan State in battle of ranked women's basketball teams

Georgia nearly gave up a big early lead, but held on to defeat Michigan State in women's basketball

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Georgia Tech suffers close loss to Florida State in ACC title game

Florida State held off a tough fight from Georgia Tech for a 37-35 win in the ACC Championship Game

Hawks rout Nets for fifth straight victory

DeMarre Carroll and the Atlanta Hawks coasted to a victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night

U.S. adds 321,000 jobs in Nov., most in nearly 3 years

A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.

State approves heavier planes at Gainesville airport

Gainesville's airport is putting in place new guidelines that would allow airplanes four times larger than previously allowed to land there.

Hall Co. Sheriff aims to equip deputies with body cameras

Hall County sheriff's officials say their goal is to outfit every deputy and patrol supervisor with a body camera within the next four months.

3 Georgia corrections officers sentenced in inmate beating

Federal prosecutors say three former corrections officials have been sentenced for beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up.

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

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Florida Gators hire Jim McElwain from Colorado State as next football coach

Jim McElwain will become the University of Florida's next football coach, according to ESPN. All issues surrounding his hire have been cleared, sources said.

Small plane makes unplanned landing on north Georgia freeway

Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing on a north Georgia interstate.

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New Falcons stadium now to cost $1.4 billion, up from original $1 billion tag

The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion. That was later raised to $1.2 billion.

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Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keys dies

Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

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All-ACC football teams announced

The selections to the 2014 All-ACC football teams

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Alabama comes to Atlanta for SEC Championship Game with more potent offense

Alabama showed it can win a shootout in its regular-season finale against rival Auburn

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Falcons enter final month, Packers matchup trying to stay in first

The Atlanta Falcons' record still isn't impressive, but they enter the final month of the season in a first-place tie with the Saints

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Season to remember can get even sweeter for Georgia Tech

A 10-win season and triumphs over Georgia and Clemson already have made 2014 memorable for Georgia Tech, but an upset of Florida State in the ACC Championship Game would take it to another level

Georgia helps treat hundreds of ill endangered turtles

Georgia's hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is busier than ever as it helps treat hundreds of endangered turtles washing ashore with acute hypothermia in Massachusetts.

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North Gwinnett's Jared Cook, Rams teammates raise hands for Ferguson solidarity

North Gwinnett grad Jared Cook and four of his St. Louis Rams teammates raised their hands in a show of compassion and solidarity for Ferguson protesters

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Cyber Monday gets online shoppers hyped

After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.

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Ohio State football player found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Alabama, Missouri survived gauntlet to reach SEC title game

The chaotic SEC season comes down to Alabama against Missouri in the Georgia Dome this weekend

Georgia Tech men's basketball wins in Orlando Classic finale

Georgia Tech finished off the Orlando Classic with a victory over Rhode Island on Sunday

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Georgia Tech stands in the way of Florida's ACC Championship repeat

Georgia Tech has a chance to spoil Florida State's hopes for ACC, national championships

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NFL ROUNDUP: Rodgers, Packers win showdown with Patriots, Brady

Recaps of the Sunday, Nov. 30 NFL football games

Georgia Democrats debate future after '14 losses

If Democrats want to win statewide in Georgia, they'll need to start now by reaching out to key constituencies and dedicating more money and resources to building up a network of grassroots supporters.

State football playoff scores: Quarterfinals

State high school football playoff scores from Friday, Nov. 28

Teague, Hawks defeat Pelicans

Jeff Teague's scoring and stout defense led the Atlanta Hawks to a home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans

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Georgia roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers this Thanksgiving weekend

More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on the state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

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Protesters in Atlanta oppose Ferguson decision, arrests made | PHOTOS

Protesters marched and rallied in Atlanta Tuesday to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals | POLL

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

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Fires burn in Ferguson, chaos erupts in streets | PHOTOS

Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent.

Activists plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Georgia emergency management head Charley English replaced

English became the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm

The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been demoted to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.

Ga. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book

Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

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Georgia native Eric Berry out for NFL season, lymphoma suspected

A mass was found in the chest of Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and lymphoma is suspected

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Falcons coach Mike Smith admits mistakes in loss to Browns

Mike Smith addressed clock management issues during his Monday press conference

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

Police say a fan who wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage and left with a swollen eye and lip

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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown

Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the August death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Body found on shore of Lake Lanier

Authorities in Forsyth County say a body has been found on the shore of Lake Lanier.

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NFL officially announces Katy Perry as halftime performer at Super Bowl

NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.

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Mason threatening Bobo's Georgia Bulldog record for accuracy

Hutson Mason is on a school-record pace for accuracy entering the regular-season finale against rival Georgia Tech

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NFL ROUNDUP: Seahawks get must-win over Cardinals

Recaps of the Sunday, Nov. 23 NFL football games

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Familiar woes return in Falcons' loss to Browns

Time management issues, a blown lead in the fourth quarter and another loss outside the NFC means a miserable Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons

Thornton powers Georgia men's basketball victory

Marcus Thornton's double-double Sunday keyed Georgia's victory over Florida Atlantic