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ATLANTA — A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in a long-running dispute between Florida and Georgia over water allocation sided with the Peach State Thursday.

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A traffic stop on Interstate 75 North on Monday morning resulted in a major methamphetamine bust for the Butts County Sheriff’s Office’s Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) team. A total of 52 pounds of meth was found during a search of the vehicle.

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MACON — A former youth softball umpire arrested during “Operation End Game,” a multi-agency effort targeting and arresting adult perpetrators seeking sex with children, entered a guilty plea in federal court recently, Charles Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said in a recent news release.

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PINE MOUNTAIN -- Christmas in Callaway Gardens is a spectacular display of 15 dazzling scenes with 8 million twinkling lights. Sounds breathtaking; it is an absolutely memorable experience from beginning until end. Callaway hosts south Georgia's most impressive holiday light and sound show. The display has been named one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler.

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ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie the state’s all-time low, matching a record set nearly 20 years ago.

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According to state prison officials, the death sentence was carried out at 10:59 p.m. He was the 52nd inmate to be put to death in Georgia by lethal injection.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that Robert Lewis Henderson Jr. and Antonio DeMarty Evans both turned themselves in to the Butts County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning on charges stemming from the death of Nicholas Bryan.

CONYERS - Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, when clocks need to be moved back one hour to standard time. It is also a good opportunity to check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure they are working properly.

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Cromartie was convicted in 1997 on charges of malice murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery and four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in two separate shootings.

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Three residents of Butts County on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry brought the case against Butts County Sheriff Gary Long and other sheriff's office employees, asking a federal judge to bar deputies from placing signs on their properties that read: "Waring! No trick-or-treat at this address!! A community safety message from Butts County Sheriff Gary Long."

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ALBANY -- A number of Georgia drug dealers and kingpins got a rude awakening Tuesday morning when a joint task force of FBI, GBI, Albany Police Department Gang Task Force and Albany-Dougherty SWAT team officers, as well as officers in other parts of the state, took part in a multi-agency investigation that resulted in the execution of search warrants in Dougherty, Henry, Muscogee and Worth Counties, Charles "Charlie" Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced.

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If you are looking to stock up that freezer with one of the healthiest meats available — your time is here. The Georgia deer firearms season opens Oct. 19 and continues through Jan. 12, 2020 statewide.

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WARNER ROBINS — More than 100 elected officials, executives, and state and federal representatives gathered in Warner Robins last week at the Cary W. Martin Conference for the Georgia Municipal Association’s statewide Rural Broadband Summit. The meeting, which was also supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Telecommunications and Information Administration, provided attendees an inside look at several approaches underway in Georgia to address the broadband needs of rural communities.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded $492,370 to Georgia to conduct state and local planning and kick off community involvement for the proposed federal initiative "Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America," which seeks to reduce new HIV infections in America by 90% by 2030. The funding includes two parts:

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