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12 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 4/20/14: Braves stadium cost going up, up, up and away

Chip Rogers, the former state senator who left the Gold Dome for a cushy gig at Georgia Public Broadcasting, confirms he's no longer with the state media outlet .

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Southeast Georgia Today

How's Obamacare Doing in Georgia

April 20-- With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens today released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

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WTLV

Registration deadline to vote in primary near

Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

In a debate here Saturday, most of the leading contenders jumped over one another to highlight their conservative credentials on issues from spending, environmental regulation and immigration to guns and abortion, even as they agreed the party must reach beyond its base if it wants to win more nationally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Representative Paul Broun, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Georgia, Saxby Chambliss

The Heard Citizen

Deal signs bill increasing rural health care providers

Gov. Nathan Deal this week signed into law House Bill 998, legislation that will expand the Georgia Medical Student Scholarship program and increase the number of practice opportunities for health care providers in rural areas.

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The Times-Herald

Cagle: Georgia could become 'Silicon Valley of the South'

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was the guest speaker at the Newnan Rotary Club luncheon on Friday, and he shared his optimistic views on the future of Georgia.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Henry County Schools 2014 GHP Finalists Named

Twenty-two Henry County Schools finalists were selected to attend the 2014 Georgia Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University .

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

The Times

DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

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The Times-Herald

Health Navigators ended after bill pushed through Georgia General Assembly

Health Navigators is designed to help consumers, small business owners and employees navigate the ACA, according to the UGA Health Navigators' website.

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Related Topix: The Navigators, Pop/Rock, Georgia, Nathan Deal, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, University of Georgia, US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA Griffin campus to present Psych Day at UGA

The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to the field of psychology April 25 in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.

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WDUN-AM Gainesville

Thousands using new Ga. online voter registration

State officials say thousands of voters have used Georgia's new Web-based programs to register ahead of the May 20 primary.

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The Times

Annual burn ban to begin on May 1

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division's burn ban that applies to 54 counties, including Hall and several others in Northeast Georgia, is set to begin May 1. "The burn permit line may not be issuing permits on certain days due to weather conditions," Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Business Journal

Regents seeking bids to privatize student housing

The University System of Georgia is moving ahead with a student housing privatization initiative the General Assembly approved last month.

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JD Supra

New Georgia Law Helps Protect Employers from Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims

On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions.

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MyFoxAtlanta

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.

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Sandy Springs Neighbor

Maxwell facing challenge from Bond for Georgia House seat

A veteran lawmaker is facing a determined but underfunded challenger for Paulding's District 17 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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WDUN-AM Gainesville

With elections coming up, GDOT says: Its the law, dont put signs on right of way

State transportation officials say they expect the number of political signs to increase as elections near, and they are reminding Georgians that it's illegal to place the signs in the right of way of the state highway system.

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Peach Pundit

David Pennington's "Major Announcement" Becomes Political Theater

Yesterday, David Pennington's campaign issued a presser saying that he had a major announcement.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

SavannahNow

'May Day' initiative seeks marriage equality

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News - Joyce "Jazzie" Jones-Smith, left, speaks about the May Day Georgia Marriage Equality Initiative at a press conference with her wife Sabrina "Sonny" Jones-Smith at the Muse Arts Warehouse in Savannah.

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Business Journal

149,465 Georgians insured via Obamacare exchange

About 1.5 percent of Georgia's population got health insurance through the federal exchange set up by Obamacare, according to new data from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

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