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University System of Georgia to extend benefits to same-sex married couples

Beginning on Monday, employees will be able to begin enrolling their same sex spouse in coverage in the University System of Georgia benefits plans.

Traffic deaths double across Georgia during July 4 weekend

Five fatalities over the weekend were reported by DeKalb County police and one by Atlanta police.

Nearly 50 teens ransack Ga. Wal-Mart | RAW VIDEO

A mob of nearly 50 people burst in to a Macon Wal-Mart and smashed merchandise early Sunday morning.

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Ga. town removes Confederate flag, but says not due to Charleston tragedy

McDonough City officials and staff say the removal of old flags from the Square is not in response to the Charleston shooting tragedy.

Report: Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter

Georgia was ranked the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, thanks in part to the state's strong solar industry.

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Chick-fil-A tops in customer satisfaction

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has been named the top fast food restaurant in the United States for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report released this week.

Same-sex couples tie the knot during mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta

More than 50 same-sex couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony on Sunday in Buckhead.

Man steals hearse with body inside

A man is in custody after a hearse was stolen from the morgue outside Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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Georgia governor, attorney general: State will abide by Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

A.G. Sam Olens says the final call on the issue was made by the Supreme Court

In a statement to the public and a memo to state department heads, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says the georgia will adhere to the 5-4 ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Fire at black church in Georgia ruled arson

A fire inside a church with a primarily African-American congregation in Macon, Georgia has been ruled as arson by fire officials, local newspaper the Telegraph reported.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.

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Georgia crafts a peachy deal to keep productions filming in state

Deal wants to establish a more permanent production industry in his state and spare its film and TV credit from being a political target.

HONOR ROLL: Porterdale Elementary School

Porterdale Elementary School names students to honor roll.

HONOR ROLL: Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett names students to honor roll.

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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announces Parkinson's diagnosis

He said the diagnosis won’t affect his bid for re-election in 2016.

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