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Atlanta streetcar system will likely be delayed
The start of a new Atlanta streetcar system appears to be delayed, and emails obtained by a newspaper show it will likely cost significantly more to operate than first thought.
Primaries offer 1st major test of voter ID laws
In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
Visible smoke expected from prescribed burn in Walker County
A prescribed fire is being conducted today in Walker County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Walker, and Whitfield counties, will be carried out by the U.S. Forest Service.
Paula Deen said she identifies with Michael Sam
Paula Deen says she relates to football player Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.
Allman film ’shutting down’ after train crash
Filmmakers have shelved production on a movie about the life of Gregg Allman a week after a freight train collided into the production team and its equipment, killing one crew member and injuring seven others.
Ammunition issues prompt police handgun swap
A western Georgia police department is trading .40-caliber guns for new 9mm weapons because of difficulties in quickly restocking ammunition.
State Senate approves criminal justice bill
The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill meant to help ex-offenders re-enter society and find jobs.
10,900 immigrants applied for license under policy
State data shows nearly 10,900 immigrants granted temporary permission to remain in the U.S. have applied for Georgia driver’s permits and licenses since a federal policy expanded that permission.
Medical marijuana bill passes key committee vote
A bill to enable a type of medical marijuana to be used in Georgia under certain circumstances passed a key committee vote Wednesday, keeping it alive as a major legislative deadline looms.
Items for US troops sit for months at post office
Residents of an Atlanta-area retirement home want to know why care packages they tried to send to U.S. troops overseas were left sitting in a nearby post office for months.
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