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Star-studded rock lineup honors Lynyrd Skynyrd at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

A star-studded lineup of young and seasoned rockers took to the stage of Atlanta's venerable Fox Theatre Wednesday night to honor Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that fomented the Southern rock genre and was a 1970s radio staple.

Ga. inmates offered diploma completion program

A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.

3 Texans get prison in drug ring linked to Georgia

Three South Texas men must serve prison terms of nearly 34 years over a cocaine and cash ring linked to Georgia.

One in four Georgia hospitals earn top safety rating

Earning an “A’’ were smaller facilities such as Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a 99-bed hospital in Moultrie in Southwest Georgia.

Albany area lows to be near freezing Friday

Arctic air is pushing its way down to the Gulf Coast

An early arctic blast brings chillier-then-normal temperatures to Southwest Georgia.

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Ga. House GOP caucus elects leaders for 2015

The Georgia House Republican Caucus has made its leadership selections for the upcoming legislative session.

UGA researcher gets $3 million federal grant

A University of Georgia researcher has received a roughly $3 million federal grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officers prepare for an infectious disease outbreaks.

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Troops from Georgia embark for Ebola fight

About 100 soldiers from bases in North Carolina and Georgia are on their way to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola.

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Tifton scientist wins Brooks research award

Timothy Grey receives D.W. Brooks Faculty Award

The award, given annually by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, recognizes Grey’s work combatting herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, and developing weed management strategies to replace a recently banned soil fumigant — methyl bromide.

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South Georgia Flyers come together to race pigeons

Technology in pigeon racing has changed

The birds are the beginning, middle and end of pigeon racing because they are doing all the work.

Georgia Briefs - Nov. 11, 2014

Macon woman gets probation in fatal crash

The Telegraph of Macon reports 32-year-old Lindsey Ryan Moore was also sentenced on Monday to five years of probation in the December 2010 death of Willie Moses Jr.

Robocourier serves Columbus hospital

Robot delivers specimens on the hospital’s third floor

The $38,000 robot was purchased entirely through donations to the Columbus Regional Health Foundation.

Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

Fort Stewart troops headed to Afghanistan

About 200 members of the 3rd Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart will be heading to the Middle East for a yearlong deployment supporting operations in Afghanistan.

43-year-old orangutan dies at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta says Alan was the oldest male Sumatran orangutan living in the North American population of apes managed by the Orangutan Species Survival Plan when he died Friday.

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