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1 hr ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Hahira Getting New GDOT Traffic Signal For Easier, Safer Left Turns

Georgia Department of Transportation traffic signal technicians plan to install a new signal Wednesday at U.S. 41/state Route 7 and SR 122 in Hahira that will make turning easier and safer.

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5 hrs ago | WRDW-TV Augusta

Bridge demolition debris turns into fish attractors at Thurmond Lake

The concrete leftover from a bridge demolition project will soon find a new home as fish attractors at the bottom of J. Strom Thurmond Lake, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release.

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10 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Five African American women on Georgia's statewide ballot for first time

Georgia will make history in November. For the first time in the state and nation, five African-American women will be on a statewide ballot.

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Related Topix: Georgia, African-American, Cobb County, GA, Austell, GA, Lithonia, GA, Dekalb County, GA

14 hrs ago | Free Republic

They're Off

In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nathan Deal, Eric Cantor, Georgia

18 hrs ago | WTVC

Ga. health officials seek input on WIC program

The annual public comment period for the Department of Public Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. Georgia WIC director Debra Keyes says department staff will review the comments and use them to update the annual program plan.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Supreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appeal

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn... Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Georgia, Oregon, US Supreme Court

Roll Call

Number of Potential Senators in the House Dwindles

Rep. Jack Kingston's Tuesday defeat in a Senate primary runoff means no more than nine House members could join the ranks of the Senate in the 114th Congress - and that number could shrink again next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Georgia, Representative Steve Stockman

WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.

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WRDW-TV Augusta

Georgia group to address jail gangs, contraband

A group of corrections agencies are planning to discuss a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at cracking down on jail gangs and the use of contraband.

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Newswise

After the World Cup, Rio Will Be Ready For 2016, Olympic Expert Says

Despite development and other challenges in Brazil during the run-up to the World Cup, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro will be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to a professor of international business at Georgia State University.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Georgia State University, Georgia

Free Republic

Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins

Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight.

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Politico

Inside the House GOP's tech effort

Republicans have often come up short in the technology department in comparison to their Democratic rivals.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Perdue has slim lead over Kingston in Georgia Senate race

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue held a slim lead over Rep. Jack Kingston late Tuesday in the hotly contested Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia.

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

Statesboro Herald

Obamacare' insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rul...

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday in Washington.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Georgia, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

WCTV Tallahassee

Organizations Asking Georgia To Stop Endorsing The Confederacy

Across the state of Georgia there are still remnants of a different time period.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, US Governors

Thomaston Times

SR3/Hwy19 resurfacing underway for next two monthsJuly 14th | 0

Beginning July 10, 2014, C. W. Matthews will be resurfacing State Route 3/U. S. 19 north and southbound, from near Cook Road, south of Southern Crescent Technical College, to north of Deluxe Circle, near Potato Creek Bridge.

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Statesboro365

Fair Road designated as McDougald Memorial Parkway

A former Statesboro mayor and his descendants were honored in a special program at Second St. John Missionary Baptist Church Saturday.

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Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Georgia, Sylvania, GA, Screven County, GA

KLTV Tyler

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to... After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

More than 159K voted early in Ga.

More than 159,000 people voted early in Georgia for Tuesday's runoff elections. This number, released by Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office Monday, includes mail-in ballots.

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The Macon Telegraph

Guns OK at the polls? Depends on where you vote

The “guns everywhere” law that went into effect July 1 broadened the number of places where Georgians can legally carry guns, including many public buildings.

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