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Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.

COWETA: Georgia opens first new state park in 18 years

COWETA: Georgia opens first new state park in 18 years

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Georgia has opened its first new state park in 18 years.

Volunteers and others gathered at a new visitor center Friday to celebrate the opening of Chattahoochee Bend State Park in western Coweta County.

In a time of major budget cuts in park spending, the park was able to open using volunteer labor.

Kim Hatcher, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which runs the park system, said local support was key to the park's opening.

It is Georgia's first new state park since Tallulah Gorge opened in 1993.

The park is aimed at paddlers and anglers, but hikers and campers will also find amenities, including huts, restrooms, camping platforms and a visitor center.

NEWNAN: Missing toddler found safe

NEWNAN, Ga.  -- A toddler who was reported missing in Coweta County Thursday night has been found safe in North Carolina.

A Levi's Call was issued for 2-year-old Cameron Thomas Marsh after Coweta County Sheriff's officers said his mother Laura Marsh took him from his grandparents. She does not have custody of the boy.

Police said she ran off with Cameron after breaking into her mother's home at around 6 p.m. Thursday, hitting her mother several times with a pipe and stealing her purse and car.

Authorities said Laura Marsh is bipolar and has a history of violent confrontations with law enforcement. She was considered armed and dangerous.

An unidentified trucker in North Carolina called police after spotting the missing car heading north on I-85 at around 2 a.m. Friday. Highway Patrol officers quickly caught up and arrested Laura Marsh. She now faces federal charges. 

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

In honor of our nation’s heroes, the Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND AT TURNER FIELD (FRIDAY, JULY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 4).  

All active duty military, reserve military, and veterans can show military ID at the Turner Field Ticket Windows to receive a free Upper Box Ticket.  Family members can buy additional tickets for half price.  

The offer is available at the Turner Field Ticket Windows in advance or on the day of the games.

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

In honor of our nation’s heroes, the Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND AT TURNER FIELD (FRIDAY, JULY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 4).  

All active duty military, reserve military, and veterans can show military ID at the Turner Field Ticket Windows to receive a free Upper Box Ticket.  Family members can buy additional tickets for half price.  

The offer is available at the Turner Field Ticket Windows in advance or on the day of the games.