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    Report: Georgia law goes after left-lane lingerers, we cheer
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    Georgia drivers are going to face a new law on the Peach State's roads, as a bill aimed at left-lane hogs has received near unanimous approval in the state's House of Representatives, passing 162 to nine. The bill, colloquially called the "slow-poke" bill but officially known as House Bill 459, ...

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    Report: PETA wants roadside memorial for chickens killed in truck crash [w/video]
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    Gainesville, Georgia bills itself as "The poultry capital of the world." January 27 of this year was a dark day, then, because a truck carrying live chickens from Pilgrim's Farm overturned on US 129 near the city resulting in the deaths of "dozens" of chickens (the drivers were all right). People ...

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    Report: Kia builds one millionth vehicle in the US
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    Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG), the plant that produces the Kia Sorento crossover and Optima sedan, celebrated today as a Snow White Pearl 2014 Sorento SXL rolled off the assembly line at the 2,259-acre site, marking the one-millionth Kia to be produced on US soil. Located in West ...

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    Report: Kia calls reports of second US plant 'groundless'
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    In discussing how Kia planned to use a focus on quality to raise its brand perception and take the fight to BMW and Audi instead of Toyota, a recent article in Automotive News Europe said one of the primary constraints was production capacity; Kia simply doesn't have the ability to make enough ...

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    Video: Georgia man sues state for right to have gay-themed vanity license plates
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    James Cyrus Gilbert III applied to Georgia Department of Driver Services for three vanity plates for his car: 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR and GAYGUY. All three were rejected, so now Gilbert is suing the department on the grounds that his free speech is being unfairly denied. The denial itself isn't the sole ...

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    Video: Petrolicious highlights Andy Greene's love of Ferrari in "The Caretaker"
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    The next stop on the Petrolicious tour of the nation's car stories is Savannah, Georgia. The crew sat down with restorer Andy Greene of Andy Greene's Sports and Vintage Race Cars, and he waxed poetic about his love of Ferraris. See, the shop will work on vintage models and classic road racing ...

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    Video: Watch this strongman set a world record for pulling a truck... with his ear
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    When I was a teenager, people thought I was crazy because I started slowly gauging my ears (full disclosure: I didn't get very far). But that doesn't even compare to the absurdity that you'll find in this video. Lasha Pataraya, a Georgian strongman, has reportedly set a new world record for ...

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    Auctions: Entire inventory of Microcar Museum to be auctioned
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    Bruce Weiner's Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia is said to be the largest collection of little cars in the world, and they're all rolling over the RM Auctions block February 15-16, 2013. Weiner spent 15 years assembling the 200-strong bounty, and beyond the size of the collection RM Auctions ...

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    Report: Hyundai increases U.S. production to meet demand
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    Hyundai's U.S. dealers are finding popularity to be bittersweet. While sales are at record highs, supplies are tight. Labor strikes at the company's South Korean plants have cut as many as 10,000 U.S.-bound vehicles. Though union workers reached an agreement with Hyundai last week, the new ...

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    Report: KKK moves to adopt Georgia highway, controversy ensues
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    Our constitutional rights are often a double-edged sword. While we're happy to live under the protection of a government that encourages our rights to assemble and free speech, it can be somewhat more difficult to accept groups who hold starkly different views from our own. Legislators in Georgia ...

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    Report: Kia Optima production gets underway in Georgia
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    Korean automaker Kia has officially begun production of the 2012 Optima. The midsize sedan is now being churned out at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, which is located in West Point. Build alongside the Sorento, the 2012 Optima is the second Kia vehicle built at the company's Southern plant. ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia boost U.S. sales goals, additional plant speculated anew
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    Hyundai Motors' forward momentum has certainly captured a lot of headlines, and in lieu of all the positive praise and sales improvements, the Korean automaker is raising its 2011 United States sales goal by 18.2 percent. This means that, between both of the Hyundai and Kia brands combined, the ...

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    Official: Nissan donates cash, offers employee pricing and delayed payments to Southern storm victims
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    Nissan Americas is offering employee pricing and delayed finance payments to victims of the recent tornadoes and floods across the southeastern U.S. The latest gesture comes after the company donated $115,000 to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts. Qualified buyers, meaning those from ...

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    Kia confirms Hyundai Santa Fe to be produced alongside Sorento
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    Officially confirming what we've all but known for some time now, Kia announced this morning that its West Point, Georgia plant will add a second vehicle to its production line, the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The move will also be paired with the addition of a second shift beginning October 1, ...

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    Report: Georgia finally mandates seatbelt usage among pickup truck drivers
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    Now it's just New Hampshire. For decades, any effort in Georgia to require universal seatbelt use couldn't get passed – such matters would just get stuck in the throat of the House by extra-regulation-resistant rural lawmakers. The consistent rejection kept pickup truck driving adults from ...

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    Report: Georgia to outlaw left-lane slowpokes
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    Is there anything more irritating on your morning commute than slow-moving drivers who refuse to extricate themselves from the passing lane? The answer is "no." And so now we may have at least one good reason to consider moving to Georgia... that's if the Senate follows the shining example of the ...

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    Picture of the Day: Home of the Taurus finally torn down
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    Ford assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia - Click above to enlarge
    Ford's assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia stopped producing the last generation Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable back in late 2006. At that time, Ford had long since ceased selling the Taurus to the general public, as the last ...

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    Spy Shots: 2010 Kia Sorento
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    Not due to go on sale until next year, the 2010 Kia Sorento has been spied and photographed, by an Autoweek.nl reader. While the two pics don't reveal much, the front end bears more than a striking resemblance to the Kia KND-4 concept from the 2007 Seoul Motor Show. Unlike the current Kia Sorento, ...

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    Maximum Burt: celebrating the acme of manliness at the Burt-a-thon
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/movies/Maximum_Burt_celebrating_the_pinnacle_of_manliness_at_the_Burt_a_thon'; Guys, if you look a little more hairy and feel a bit more manly at 8:45 PM August 14, don't be alarmed. That's when the 2007 Rolling Roadshow Tour Burt-a-Thon begins in Atlanta, Georgia ...

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    Supreme Court rules that police can chase, even if it endangers lives
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    Common sense dictates that if you run from the police, it will end badly. In our oft-litigious society, suing as a means to evade responsibility is a popular option. In 2001, 19-year-old Victor Harris engaged Coweta County deputy sheriff Timothy Scott in a dangerous chase on rain-slicked roads. To ...

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