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1 hr ago | The Macon Telegraph

Political Notebook: Midstate matchup for Senate seat

U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue is launching his general election kick-off rally Sunday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds’ Miller Murphy Howard Building in Perry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Houston County, GA, Perry, GA, US Governors, Sonny Perdue

2 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

GA, SC tax free holiday weekend is here

Friday and Saturday in Georgia and Friday through Sunday in South Carolina, shoppers will be able to save on several items that kids may need before heading back into the classroom.

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Related Topix: Georgia, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Computers

6 hrs ago | Tifton Gazette

La Fiesta del Pueblo planned for Sept. 27

Authentic food, festive music, traditional dances, arts and crafts and a children's carnival are part of the annual La Fiesta del Pueblo, the biggest celebration of Hispanic culture in south Georgia.

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8 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Dumb taxes or smart taxes

Aug. 1-3, 2014, would have been the tax free weekend for North Carolina had it not been eliminated last year by the state General Assembly.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Georgia

11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

August means back-to-school sales tax holidays

Parents of school-age children will be heading out this month to purchase back-to-school supplies, with some aiming to shop on a sales-tax holiday.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News

15 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

SHAPE grants deadline looms

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the fourth round of funding on June 18 in coordination with Georgia SHAPE.

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20 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

Spanish Language Radio Ad Targets David Perdue

A progressive group has launched a negative radio ad campaign against Republican Senate candidate David Perdue.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Georgia

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

The Editor's Desk: Highway Trust Fund debacle shows depth of congressional dysfunction

As this installment of The Editor's Desk is being written, it's not clear which of two stopgap measures, or what combination of those measures, for funding a huge portion of the nation's road, bridge and mass transit projects might emerge from Congress as the nation's Highway Trust Fund teeters on the edge of insolvency.

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Related Topix: US News, Georgia, Opinion

Athens Banner-Herald

Tips to help shoppers make the most of Georgia's tax free holiday

The following items will be exempt during the sales tax holiday: a Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Computers, Life, Sewing, Hobbies, Knitting

Peach Pundit

Eight Georgia Congressman Vote to Sue Obama

Congs. Kingston, Westmoreland, Price, Woodall, Scott, Collins, Gingrey and Graves all voted for H. Res 676.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Price, John Barrow, Democrat, Representative Paul Broun, Representative Tom Graves, Representative Doug Collins, Georgia

The Hill

Texas freshman looks to challenge NRCC chairman

Rep. Roger Williams is making moves to challenge National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden for the chairmanship after this fall's elections, The Hill has confirmed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Roger Williams, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pete Sessions, Georgia, Greg Walden, Lynn Westmoreland, John Boehner

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia officials warn parents to beware car-related heatstorkes

The dangers for children being seriously injured or even dying from being left alone inside a hot car rise substantially with summer's heat.

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WTKS-AM Savannah

$$$ for reporting arsons in Georgia

Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that the state has a toll-free arson hotline, 1-800-282-5804, sponsored by his office and the Georgia Arson Control Program.

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The Courier

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KFBB

Bozeman woman sentenced for selling fake diamonds

A 48-year-old Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution for selling fake diamonds online.

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GPB.org

Georgia Small Businesses Hope Tax- Free Weekend Will Give A Much Needed Boost

This weekend is the state's sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won't be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Georgia

SavannahNow

Georgia legislative committee begins examination of Common Core

The controversial Common Core multi-state education standards and federal funding came under the microscope Wednesday as part of the job of a temporary committee looking at Washington's role in public education.

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Related Topix: Georgia, US Governors, Sonny Perdue

Georgia Faces

2014 State 4-H Congress Georgia 4-H names 48 new Master 4-H'ers -...

Forty-eight Georgia 4-H'ers earned the coveted title of Master 4-H'er last week at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress held July 22-25 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Berrien County, GA, Ray City, GA, Agriculture

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Georgia governor, mayor send different messages on housing migrant children

As Congress debates whether to pass a bill to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, government leaders throughout the country continue to debate how to handle and where to house the children.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, US Governors, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

WALB-TV Albany

Trial in salmonella outbreak could exceed 2 months

The officers and deputies were taught how to safely train their departments officers in the safe and effective use of Tasers.

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