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1 hr ago | Brunswick News

Ga. official tours career academy

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, center, talks with Golden Isles Career Academy Chief Executive Officer Rick Townsend, left, and GICA instructor Phillip Davis in Davis's precision machining class during a tour of the school Tuesday.

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4 hrs ago | JD Supra

Investing in Georgia - Economic Development Newsletter - April 2014

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia alters state employee health insurance program

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that the agency will increase the number of companies participating in the State Health Benefit Plan and offer more coverage options beginning next year.

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

New Haven Independent

Harp Names New CSA

Okafor will start May 28 in her position, according to a press released the mayor's office issued Tuesday evening.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Tax Day Baby born at Memorial presented with check for college

Noelani Ogletree was born on Tuesday morning to parents Ricky Ogletree and his fianc Nikkay Torres.

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The Buzz Blog

Tax Day 2014: How Your Money Is Spent

Today is the deadline to file your state and federal tax returns. Please don't be late since the IRS is not an organization you want mad at you.

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Daily Kos

Help tell American Pharmacist Association to ban its members from taking part in executions

Nearly every association of medical professionals has officially declared it unethical for their members to take part in executions by lethal injection.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Activism, Death Penalty, Georgia, Ohio, Ohio Government

GPB.org

Capitol Confusion: When Does Georgia's Gun Expansion Begin?

Some call it the "guns everywhere" bill, but it does not quite cover everything.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia State University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Federal finance ruling may filter to Georgia

This year’s elections in Georgia are likely to be affected by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that broke down limits on total federal campaign contributions, a leading political scientist said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sanford Bishop, Democrat, Georgia, US Supreme Court

Effingham Herald

Lawmakers should be allowed to do their jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal currently is reviewing the hundreds of bills passed during this year's General Assembly session.

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GPB.org

Federal Funds Drop Squeezes Public Health

About 70 percent of the overall budget for the Department of Public Health comes from federal grants.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, HIV/AIDS, Fulton County, GA

GPB.org

Federal Funds Drop Squeezes Public Health

About 70 percent of the overall budget for the Department of Public Health comes from federal grants.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, HIV/AIDS, Health, Fulton County, GA

State of Georgia

American Indian Burial Site Laws: If I find it, can I keep it?

Have you ever been to the Ocmulgee National Park ? Can you imagine the history and wonder that resides in those mounds? One might expect to find an arrowhead or even a body buried deep under all that dirt.

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The Coastal Courier

Black mayors meet in Hinesville

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, right, receives an award from Georgia Conference of Black Mayors Executive Director Willie Burns for hosting the 2014 annual Spring Conference in Hinesville.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia has plan to restore dried up fishing lake

Eight years ago, the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area opened to rave reviews and quickly became one of the hottest spots to drop a line in Middle Georgia.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Pulaski County, GA, Bleckley County, GA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Southeast Georgia Today

Deal Signs Criminal Justice Bill

April 13-- At Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville today, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 365, legislation that will help rehabilitated offenders successfully re-enter society by removing barriers to employment, housing and education.

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The Times-Herald

Survey questions will be on May ballots

Republican and Democratic voters will get a chance to express their opinions on a wide variety of topics on the May 20 primary ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lynn Westmoreland, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

NC farmers lead country on legal foreign workers

As a push to change U.S. immigration laws stalls, North Carolina farmers have proven adept at legally bringing thousands of temporary agricultural laborers into the United States using a specialized visa program.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, Agriculture, Science, Georgia

The Times-Herald

Legislators support Deal's plan on med marijuana

Legislation that would have allowed for limited medical use of an oil derived from marijuana failed on the last day of the Georgia General Assembly session.

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MDJonline.com

Veterans court to provide alternative to jail time

Cobb's Superior Court will start another avenue for military veterans in line with recent "smart on crime" reforms to criminal justice systems around the country and in Georgia.

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Related Topix: Prison, Life, Veteran Affairs, Georgia

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