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14 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Safety on Highway 133 concerns frequent travelers

Josh Gordon says he has loved ones who were killed in an accident at Highways 133 and 112.

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16 hrs ago | The Times

Sinkhole repairs may be complete Thursday

Repairs to a sinkhole that developed earlier this month in a Gainesville shopping center should be complete Thursday, depending on weather.

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20 hrs ago | FITSNews

Only Sanford Could Go To China?

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford was and is a reliable pro-free market, pro-liberty vote in the U.S. Congress.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Tom Rice

Yesterday | WDUN-AM Gainesville

GDOT seeks public review, comment on federallyfunded projects in NG Ga.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making available the Draft FY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program in parts of Northeast Georgia for public review and comment.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Pickens County, GA, Jasper, GA, Elbert County, GA, Elberton, GA

Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

Senate panel hears about mold, mildew

The mold in Sharon Williams' apartment was so prevalent she could smell it, forcing her to move when her landlord refused to correct it.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Coastal Courier

County employee was trailblazer, good guy

Editor, I lost a friend last week. I lost a longtime coworker. I lost an Army comrade, though we never served together nor did we share "war stories."

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Creative Loafing Atlanta

End police militarization now

The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, has sparked widespread civil unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., and public outcry across the country.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Georgia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson

Athens Banner-Herald

Peake: Georgia needs workable medical cannabis legislation

As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the governor's desk for his signature was not going to happen.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Opinion

SurveyUSA

11 Weeks Till GA Votes are Counted, Republicans Positioned to...

In Georgia, a winning candidate needs 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff, which this election would be 12/02/14 for statewide contests and 01/06/15 for the US Senate contest.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Education Etc., US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

Teacher activist group sees flaws in Georgia health plan

Last week, when upcoming changes in the state employee and teacher health plan were announced, they drew a generally positive response.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Effingham Herald

DOT hopes drivers take a shine to diverging diamond

While his opinion of the traffic design falls short of a ringing endorsement, Hitchens does consider it the best option to alleviate congestion and improve safety at the Interstate 95/Highway 21 junction in Port Wentworth.

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Related Topix: Chatham County, GA, Port Wentworth, GA, Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA, Georgia Tech

Bryan County News

Shots fired in marsh buffer battle

Why is Director Judson Turner of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division blatantly defying the Georgia Court of Appeals and urging others to follow his lead? On August 12, 2014 Mr. Turner fired off a memorandum to Local Issuing Authorities and Interested Parties across the state, not only stating that EPD will not be following the recent ... (more)

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Sam Wellborn: Georgia needs to raise its gasoline tax

Georgia’s gasoline tax needs to be higher, state DOT board member Sam Wellborn told a state legislative committee today.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA

State of Georgia

Reporters crowded around the Georgia Supreme Court Decision in March 1947

In the summer of 1946, Eugene Talmadge claimed the Democratic primary thus ensuring the title of governor because the Republican Party didn't have a nominee.

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MyFoxAtlanta

Georgians tout passenger trains to Atlanta

Authorities in northeast Georgia say a man is facing criminal charges after his gun accidentally discharged and fatally wounded a Texas woman.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Got $1M to run for Congress? Barrow rival is close

Regardless of whether he wins his race for Congress this fall, Augusta businessman and Republican Rick W. Allen is on the brink of joining an exclusive club in Georgia politics - candidates willing to spend $1 million of their own money seeking election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Barrow, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Georgia, 2012 Presidential Election, Newt Gingrich

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

State tries to figure out how to make up for convicting the wrong guy

Imagine missing out on 28 years of sunrises, long walks, your choice of music, holding your wife's hand, playing catch with your son, watching your grandchildren grow up and having the freedom to go anywhere and do anything.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Prison

Fri Aug 15, 2014

SavannahNow

Georgia's Environmental Protection Division defies court ruling on marsh buffers

Flouting a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision, Georgia Environmental Protection Division director Jud Turner is advising counties and municipalities to continue to require buffers around state waters only in limited circumstances.

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Cross Roads News

Volunteers at homeless shelters urged to ...

On Aug. 5, Ethel Ware Carter, associate director of the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, sent the following email to member churches in Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Medicine, Health, Tuberculosis

The Wall Street Journal

Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller Endorses Michelle Nunn for Senate

Zell Miller , a colorful Georgia politician who spent much of his career fiercely supporting Democrats-and later switched to fiercely back Republicans-has endorsed Democrat Michelle Nunn in her bid for the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Georgia, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, George Bush, US Governors, Sonny Perdue, Barack Obama

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