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Southern Co. tops 3rd quarter forecasts

Atlanta-based company had profit of 80 cents a share

Southern Co. shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed almost 8 percent. The stock has increased 10 percent in the last 12 months.

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Gov. Nathan Deal makes election stopover in Albany

Nathan Deal speaks with Albany supporters

Gov. Nathan Deal touches on the highlights of his term of office.

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Michelle Nunn makes morning appearance at Pearly's Restaurant

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate vying against Republican David Perdue and Libertarian Amanda Swafford for Saxby Chambliss’ seat.

Michelle Nunn makes morning appearance at Pearly’s Restaurant.

Teacher removed from Ga. school after husband returns from Ebola hotspot

A Newton High School teacher has been removed from the classroom until she can be medically cleared after she revealed Tuesday that her husband had just returned from Sierra Leone in West Africa, a hotspot for Ebola.

Ebola hot zone immigrants numerous in Atlanta area

Almost 6,000 people born in Sierra Leone and Liberia living in Georgia

These people “are likelier to have contact with people in Liberia,’’ said Dr. Sandro Galea, chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Georgia financial adviser sentenced to 30 years

Aubrey Lee Price most close to $40 million in fraudulent activity

Aubrey Price gave rambling speech in front of the judge in which he acknowledged responsibility but also blamed other managers at the bank for its collapse. Still, he pledged to help recoup money, and officials say he is cooperating with their efforts to collect restitution.

2 students test positive for tuberculosis exposure at Ga. high school

Health officials say two students have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis after about 150 students were tested at Newnan High School.

Nurse who had Ebola released from Atlanta hospital

A Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Gov. Nathan Deal announces Ebola airport screening plan

Gov. Nathan Deal said the guidelines drawn up by the state's Ebola response team are stringent but are less restrictive than those put in place by some other states, especially with regard to health care workers who return after treating Ebola patients.

Albany has best gas prices among Georgia metro areas

Albany again leads the eight Georgia metro areas with the lowest average cost of retail gas

Metro Albany motorists were paying an average of $2.663 Monday, with some stations selling as low as $2.589 Monday.

Dozen Southwest Georgia school systems among those to receive technology grants

Worth and Terrell County school districts are included on the list

Connections in the Classroom awards $36.7 million to 102 school districts and one charter school to improve high-speed broadband Internet access for students.

Georgia Briefs - Oct. 28, 2014

News from around the state of Georgia.

David Perdue, Michelle Nunn take shots in Senate race debate

Senate candidates jab at each other in televised debate

Some polls suggest the decision on who will replace Saxby Chambliss as U.S. senator from Georgia won’t be made until a runoff election in January.

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Deal, Carter face off in tense Ga. gov debate

The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.

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Large crowd turns out for Sunday vote in Dougherty County

Dougherty voters wait patiently to cast ballots in historic Sunday vote

A long line of voters waited patiently Sunday at the downtown Riverfront Resource Center to cast votes in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.

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