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Chatham County Offers Temporary Amnesty For Traffic Court Fines

A month-long program will waive fines for missed traffic court dates in the hope it will encourage people to pay their traffic tickets.

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

Middle Georgia Weekend: August 15-17

Middle GA knows how to party! Check out what's happening this weekend.

MLB Owners Pick League's COO As New Commissioner

Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.

Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding in a virtual sense inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city but that there's no excuse for violence against the police.

Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

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