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Georgia drivers need to be extra cautious right now.

It's prime breeding season for deer across the state and that means more deer on roadways.

Researchers at the University of Georgia say there were nearly 46,000 deer-into-vehicle accidents in Georgia between 2005 and 2012.

This leads to body shops seeing a boost in work during this time of year.

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There will soon be a passing of the torch -- or perhaps bone would be more appropriate -- at the University of Georgia.

Uga IX, also known as Russ, is retiring as UGA's bulldog mascot.

His successor, Uga X, will make his official debut at the Georgia-Georgia Southern game next month.

Russ is 11 years old.

UGA's football team went 44-and-19 under Russ' reign. 

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Merriam-Webster defines the term politically correct as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.”

Adhering to a so-called politically correct ideology might make it difficult for some comedians to practice their craft.

“I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC,' ” comedian Jerry Seinfeld said during an interview with ESPN last summer.

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As Georgia's foster care rolls continue to grow, the University of Georgia plans to start new work with families most at risk of entering the state’s child welfare system.

The work, which will span the 13 northeast counties that make up the Division of Family and Children Services Region 5, is possible thanks to an $8.2 million federal grant. 

Jorge Ferrer /

John Lennon was born on Oct. 9, 1940.

By the time he was 23 years old, he and his fellow bandmates in the Beatles were household names across the globe.

On Friday, there are numerous events worldwide to honor Lennon, who was assassinated in New York City, on Dec. 8, 1980.