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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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Baby beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium dies

A beluga whale calf born at the Georgia Aquarium last month stopped nursing, was not gaining weight and was fighting for her life this week. She died on Friday.

Teacher in Stone Mountain accused of permitting students to have sex

A math teacher and coach at a Stone Mountain middle school was fired this week and faces charges that he allowed students to have sex in a classroom storage closet, a school district spokesman said.

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

Jury decides on lethal injection for 21-year-old Chechen

A federal jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.

Four dead after plane crashes onto I-285

A small plane carrying four people crashed on a busy Atlanta-area highway after taking off from a nearby airport on Friday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said.

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Ga. police charge former SEC football standout with murder in child's death

A former SEC-standout football star has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son in Buford, Ga.

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Five Georgia Southern University students killed in crash

Five students were killed and two were injured in an accident along Interstate 16 near Savannah on Wednesday morning.


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