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Seth Perlman / Associated Press

Without the tax-free weekend, shops that sell clothing, electronics and school supplies may see fewer customers in their stores than previous years.

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The annual back-to-school tax-free holiday was scheduled to take place July 29-30, but Georgia lawmakers have not passed any legislation to reinstate that holiday.

“It’s a disappointment,” said Denisha Stewart, who lives in Gwinnett County.

Hundreds Of Georgia Inmates Escape -- But Not For Long

Jul 17, 2017
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP

Fear and a frantic national search followed the escape last month of a pair of armed robbers who allegedly killed two correctional officers along a rural stretch of highway in Putnam County.

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Prison breaks are often the stuff of Hollywood movies. But how often do convicts actually get loose?

Mary Claire Kelly / WABE

City officials of Georgia's largest public beach are considering new fireworks restrictions after being bombarded with complaints during the Fourth of July holiday.

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Northbound traffic on I75-I85 headed Downtown
Alison Guillory / WABE

Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths.

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"Operation Southern Shield" starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The campaign aims to reduce the number of drivers who are speeding, impaired, distracted and not wearing seat belts, according to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, which oversees grants used for the program.

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The future of a program that protects young immigrants from deportation is uncertain. Last week, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a group of lawmakers that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will likely not stand up in the courts.

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That has Jessica Colotl concerned about what’s next.