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CUMBERLAND — Though the Atlanta Braves cannot clench a playoff spot today, the organization’s arrival into Cobb County has brought in magic numbers of an economic variety. A new fiscal report claims the Braves’ arrival and resulting development since will bring an $18.9 million annual averag…

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PLAINS, Ga. — Georgia’s past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

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DALTON — Whitfield County Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris, who in August sentenced congressional candidate Steve Foster to six months in jail for a DUI conviction, denied Foster’s request Tuesday for bond while he awaits an appeal.

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MARIETTA — More than $1.6 million will change hands between Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves under an agreement approved Tuesday, ultimately resulting in the ballclub giving about $1.4 million to the county to settle a months-long dispute.

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CANTON — Two runaway Cherokee County teenagers who are believed to have stolen a parent’s vehicle Monday night were found safe this morning, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office reported.

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LaFAYETTE — On the 17th anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attack on our nation, Walker County will hold a public 9/11 Remembrance Service on the steps on the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette.

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DALTON — North Georgia Health District officials said a skunk that fought with a dog in a neighborhood on Mt. Moriah Road in Chatsworth has tested positive for rabies.

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Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes will open to southbound traffic mid-morning on Saturday.

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It's been a long time coming, including several deadline extensions, but Georgia Department of Transportation officials have confirmed the mile-long section of Ga. 140 leading into the city of Adairsville is slated to open for traffic Monday.

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ROSSVILLE — Walker County detectives have arrested and charged Steven Lewis Whittaker, 58, with murder in the stabbing death of Lebron Hankins Jr. Friday night, Aug. 17, on Rogers Road in Rossville.

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CANTON — An Etowah High School teacher was killed by his wife on Friday before she killed herself at their Cumming home three days later, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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