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ATLANTA — Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.

Starting about 7:30 this morning, thousands of athletes will step onto a temporary pier on the Tennessee River just over two miles upstream from downtown Chattanooga. The morning air will be charged with nerves, excitement, perhaps even fear.

Before City Auditor Stan Sewell cracked open the travel books at the Chattanooga Public Library, no one appeared to be scrutinizing Executive Director Corinne Hill and her employees' trips across the country and the world -- prompting multiple complaints of possible fraud from library employees.

In Alabama, abortion rights advocates have set up an online crowd-sourcing campaign to raise money to help women get to Nashville for an abortion.

A United Auto Workers official says the union has taken "a big step" toward gaining representation of Volkswagen's Chattanooga employees and creation of a first-in-the-U.S. works council at the plant.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam has ordered state agencies to slash discretionary spending by up to 7 percent as his administration builds the new budget it will present to legislators early next year.

By the end of today's inaugural Ironman Chattanooga, one voice will be ringing in the ears of the more than 2,500 athletes attempting to complete the 144.6-mile course.

People showed up in droves Saturday to take in all the sights, sounds and activities at the annual Hamilton County Fair.

After an uncomfortably tight primary victory, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has severed ties with longtime political adviser and ally Chip Saltsman.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- It all started here.

When the colors of fall 2015 on Sand Mountain become the backdrop for the Alabama Highway 35 bridge over the Tennessee River at Scottsboro, the $54.9 million project to replace the 84-year-old B.B. Comer Bridge should be complete, state officials say.

A multiple road resurfacing project in Catoosa County will begin Monday and continue through Nov. 30.

A Gatlinburg, Tenn., woman got quite a scare at her home one recent evening when she heard her dog barking frantically downstairs in the bedroom where her children slept.

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