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Bill that would have cut millions of dollars from schools revised in Clayton County

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A controversial bill that would've diverted fuel tax revenue from Clayton County -- thus cutting millions of dollars to local schools -- has been revised. 

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Georgia to carry out first execution of the year

(Source: Georgia Department of Corrections) (Source: Georgia Department of Corrections)
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In 1977 Gary was convicted of the rape and murder of Florence Scheible, Martha Thurmond and Kathleen Woodruff. Each of the elderly women were, beaten, raped and then choked with a pair of stockings, according to authorities.

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Funeral home catches fire during cremation

(Source: Gainesville Fire Department) (Source: Gainesville Fire Department)
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A funeral home caught fire Friday during a cremation in Hall County. The fire occurred at the Memorial Park Funeral Home. 

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Newnan man diagnosed with dementia missing located safe

Source: Coweta County Sheriff's Office Source: Coweta County Sheriff's Office
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The Coweta County's Sheriff's office has located an elderly man who hadn't been seen since leaving his home Sunday night.

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Two West Forsyth HS students arrested for alleged threats made via social media Video included

Source: Google Maps Source: Google Maps
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Two students at West Forsyth High School have been arrested for allegedly making threats of violence related to a school shooting.

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Controversial plan to split up Stockbridge in hands of Georgia House

Georgia State Capitol (Source: WGCL) Georgia State Capitol (Source: WGCL)
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The controversial plan to break apart the city of Stockbridge to form a new city is in the hands of the State House of Representatives. 

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Wife arrested in connection to elderly husband's death

Source: Bartow County Sheriff's Office Source: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
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A 58-year-old Kingston woman in now in custody following a fatal shooting in Bartow County, February 21. 

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Woman charged with arson after several Hiram homes destroyed by fire Video included

Source: Paulding County Fire and Rescue Source: Paulding County Fire and Rescue
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Police have arrested a woman and charged her with 14 counts of arson after multiple homes in a Hiram community were destroyed by a Sunday morning fire.

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Floyd County schools debate arming teachers

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The Floyd County school board is researching a pitch that would allow teachers to carry guns on campus. 

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Senate votes to move Stockbridge split to House Video included

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The proposal to split Stockbridge is moving ahead in the state capital. State lawmakers voted for the issue to pass and move to the House, Tuesday.  

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Marijuana and AR-15 rifles found in trunk during traffic stop

Marques Chavez. (Source: Butt's County Sheriff's Office0 Marques Chavez. (Source: Butt's County Sheriff's Office0
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Following a vehicle search, one pound of marijuana and two AR-15 rifles were located in the trunk.

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Suspect in custody after shots fired during standoff

Photo source: WGCL Photo source: WGCL
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Police have a man in custody following a standoff at a Lamar County apartment complex early Tuesday morning. 

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Update: Missing man found dead in wall was trapped Video included

Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office
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A man called 911 to say he found a body while committing a burglary in a motel.

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Police identify body of deceased male found in Forest Park

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Officers discovered the body in a backyard at 3:46 p.m. in the 500 block of Yancey Drive.

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11 year-old Florida runaway found with abductor at Georgia motel

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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An 11 year-old Florida girl has been found safe at a Georgia hotel after she disappeared with a man early Sunday morning. 

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Suspects steal prescription medications from Rite Aid, $10,000 reward offered

(Source: Cartersville Police Department) (Source: Cartersville Police Department)
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Police say the suspects entered the store located on the 900 block of Joe Frank Harris Parkway early Sunday morning and stole a large quantity of prescription medications. 

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Teen trapped in UTV drowns in lake

Source: Oconee County Sheriff's Office via Facebook Source: Oconee County Sheriff's Office via Facebook
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Kate Jones and four others were on the recreational vehicle when it crashed and became submerged in a nearby lake. 

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Slain Locust Grove officer laid to rest

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Flags at all government buildings in the state will be lowered to half-staff on Friday in honor of fallen officer Chase Maddox, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.

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Clayton County schools have metal detectors, but use them infrequently

a photo taken by a student shows where the metal detector is on most days a photo taken by a student shows where the metal detector is on most days
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A student took cell phone pictures showing the metal detectors set off to the side of the entrances at a Clayton County high school, and not overhead.

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Loganville girl's death possibly related to flu complications

Source: GoFundMe Source: GoFundMe
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A 7 year-old Loganville girl is dead after suffering a heart attack at Egleston Hospital on Thursday.

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Suspect injured, in custody after officer-involved shooting at Motel 6

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The Clayton County Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting at a motel in Jonesboro Thursday morning.

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Police: Man fatally shot by police during armed robbery connected to other robberies in metro Atlanta

Source: City of Woodstock Source: City of Woodstock
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Jason Lappe, 44, was shot by Dunwoody Police on January 20 following an armed robbery at a Kroger on Holcomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek.  

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Paulding County Schools takes steps to ease racial tension to mixed reviews

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Racial tensions at North Paulding County High School reached an all-time high in recent weeks. The issue came to a head when a video surfaced of white students using racial slurs to refer to African Americans.

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Flower shop busy after Locust Grove officer killed

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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It's one of the busiest days of the year for flower shops nationwide.  

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Widow of fallen Locust Grove officer gives birth to son

Chase Maddox with his wife and child. (Source: Facebook) Chase Maddox with his wife and child. (Source: Facebook)
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The widow of a Locust Grove police officer who was killed in the line of duty Friday, February 9  has given birth to a son. 

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Hogansville police officer resigns after marijuana found in patrol car

Source: Coweta County Sheriff's Office Source: Coweta County Sheriff's Office
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A Coweta County man has resigned his position on the Hogansville Police force after sheriff's deputies found marijuana in his patrol vehicle.

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Racial strife prompts district officials to bring back budget cut position

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Officials in a metro Atlanta school district embroiled in a heated controversy on race relations have voted to bring back a position previously cut from the budget in 2009.

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Douglasville PD investigating five recent thefts from area gas stations Video included

Source: Douglasville PD Source: Douglasville PD
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The Douglasville Police Department is investigating five recent thefts where suspects steal items out of vehicles while the drivers are pumping gas. 

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Missing Paulding County teen found safe

Source: Paulding County Sheriff's Office Source: Paulding County Sheriff's Office
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The Paulding County Sheriff's office has located a missing teen who hadn't been seen since Monday.

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Dawson County HS student dies in fatal crash

Source: GoFundMe Source: GoFundMe
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A busy roadway was shut down for several hours as crews cleared the scene of a fatal wreck that claimed the life of a Dawson County High School student Monday morning.

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