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GPB News Extra: Top Headlines From Around The State: Chick-fil-A, Atlanta Hawks, Michelle Obama in Atlanta

-Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passes away -After self-reporting racist email, Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson says he will sell his share of the team. - Michelle Obama spends the day in Atlanta in support of Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn
Eddie Shirey of Conyers, Ga.

Sherman's March - By Bike

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path through Georgia in 1864 was dramatic, bloody, and instrumental in ending the Civil War. Now, an Atlanta-area man is turning that route into an opportunity for exercise, and economic development.

Georgia Peanut Farmers Hope For More Rain Ahead Of Harvest

Heat and a lack of rain are causing problems for Georgia peanut farmers. Scott Monfort, peanut agronomist for UGA Extension in Tifton, says most farmers were getting along okay until last week...when temperatures soared into the upper 90s in much of South Georgia.

When Same-Sex Couples In Savannah Leave The City To Get Married, They Take Their Wallets With Them

Savannah’s lush squares and beautiful coastline make it a popular destination for weddings. This weekend, vendors will meet there for the first-ever LGBT Wedding Expo.

Charting The Future Of Atlanta's Airport

Napa Valley, Sonoma...Hiwassee Highlands? Georgia Gets Its First "American Viticultural Area"

Georgia’s wine industry took a step forward last month, when the federal government recognized the state’s first American Viticultural Area, or AVA. There are over 200 such areas in the US (California’s Napa Valley is probably the best known).

The King Of Pops: From Indie Food Cart To Atlanta Icon

How do you create an Atlanta icon? For the owner of one of the city’s most venerable indie food businesses, it started with getting laid off. Steven Carse lost his job at an insurance company in 2009, and began working on his Plan B: an artisanal ice pop company called King of Pops.

Georgia Small Businesses Hope Tax- Free Weekend Will Give A Much Needed Boost

This weekend is the state’s sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won’t be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers. Small businesses are hoping it will provide the boost they need.

New Record For Georgia Ports

Georgia’s ports handled a record number of units during the last fiscal year, according to figures released Monday. The Port of Savannah moved more than 3 million container units for the first time ever, an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year.

Nevada Judge Denies Former Medient CEO’s Request For Restraining Order, Sets Trial Date

A Nevada judge has denied a request by former Medient Studios CEO Manu Kumaran to extend a temporary restraining order against the Savannah-area film company.