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Outlook for corn prices dismal

Covering expenses will be a challenge for farmers

Georgia corn prices are projected between $3.75-$4.25 per bushel depending on the region of the state. The prices are well below the $6 and $7 contracts that some Georgia farmers signed last year.

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The Battle for Jonesborough marks its sesquicentennial

The Aug 31-Sept. 1, 1864, military battle led to the fall of Atlanta

The Battle of Jonesborough — as the town’s name was spelled at the time — is not as well remembered as other Civil War battles, such as Gettysburg or Antietam. But its impact was felt with the fall of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea and the re-election of President Lincoln.

Dragon*Con 2014 expected to draw record crowds

A record number of gamers, cosplayers, comic book readers and pop culture fans are expected to pour into downtown Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for the 28th consecutive year of Dragon Con.

Ga. teen among four killed in fiery Ohio plane crash

Four Ohio college students were killed late Monday in a fiery plane crash near a Cleveland-area airport, investigators and college officials said on Tuesday.

City of Cumming, Mayor Henry Ford Gravitt fined $12,000 for violating Georgia Open Meetings Act

A videographer was twice ordered to stop recording at an April 2012 Cumming City Council session

State Attorney General Sam Olens said the $12,000 fine was the largest the judge could have imposed under state law.

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Police say 13-year-old Ga. boy killed in bed likely not intended target

A 13-year-old Georgia boy who was shot and killed by an older teenager while he slept may have been the victim of mistaken identity, police said on Monday.

Ruling allows exemptions for bake sales

Calorie-laden sweets a staple of school fundraisers

By a 9-to-1 vote Thursday, the Georgia Board of Education approved giving schools a series of exemptions from a federal requirement that prohibits the sale of high-calorie, high-fat and high-sodium foods during fundraisers held during school hours.

Key activist group sees flaws in Georgia's state health plan

Many new options unaffordable, group contends

Most State Health Benefit Plan members will see a significant increase in premiums if they choose to move from the current Health Reimbursement Arrangement to one of the new HMOs, especially the one run by UnitedHealthcare, said Ashley Cline of the group Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices.

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U.S. Senate candidates meet at Georgia Chamber forum

Michelle Nunn and David Perdue square off at Macon event

The Democratic and Republican nominees field questions in four areas — health care, transportation, immigration and defense.

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Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital

Two American aid workers discharged from an Atlanta hospital after being treated for Ebola pose no health risk to the public, an Emory University Hospital doctor said.

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The next few days may be hottest stretch of the summer in Southwest Georgia

Forecasts are for high 90s through Saturday, with rain chances minimal

ALBANY — Air conditioners in Southwest Georgia will be fighting off some of the worst heat of the summer as the dog days bear down on the area.

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Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

State health plan choices for 2015 draw praise

State workers can choose among plans from three health insurers

The State Health Benefit Plan covers 650,000 state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents. With those numbers, the members of the health plan have proved to be a potent political force in this election year.

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Georgia unemployment rate up from July

Georgia unemployment at 7.8 percent, up from 7.4 percent in June

The July rate increase is primarily due to temporary seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing, and most of those individuals have since gone back to work, said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

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Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million


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