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A white judge who lost her job has won a $90,000 settlement from a Georgia county after alleging the chief judge, who is black, discriminated against her because of race.

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The Chattahoochee River is one of the major state rivers at risk, according to the Georgia Water Coalition. In August, the state got rid of a minimum water flow requirement to allow for a reserve in case of a drought.
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The National Park Service is mulling new safety measures after two recent drownings by people who jumped off a 101-year-old bridge into the Chattahoochee River.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports officials are considering removing beams on the Gwinnett County side of the bridge.

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Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

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The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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A freshman class with record academic qualifications, culled from a record number of applications, is likely to push the University of Georgia's enrollment to another high mark as fall semester classes began last Monday.

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The class of 2021 could also set a record for diversity, based on numbers recently released by the university.

The 5,800-student first-year class posted an average 4.0 high school grade point average and scored an average 30 — the 95th percentile — on the ACT.

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The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory.

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