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Trading Jabs in Michigan

Republican Terri Lynn Land and the Democratic party trade barbs in the Michigan Senate race, but both ads mislead voters.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Carl Levin, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Georgia

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SavannahNow

Traffic Alert: Railroad signal components out on Ga. 307 at Ga. 21

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced all railroad signal components are non-functional at the intersection of Ga.

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Bloomberg

Tesla Fight Erupts in Georgia as Dealers Seek Sales Ban

Tesla Motors Inc. , which has battled U.S. dealers over its direct sales of electric cars, faces a new challenge in Georgia where auto retailers want the Peach State to bar Model S sales from the company's stores.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Tesla Motors, Startups, Auto Dealers

Business Journal

Obamacare increasing Georgia Medicaid enrollment by 66,000

Obamacare has driven up enrollment in Georgia's Medicaid program by 51,000, a number that's expected to grow to 66,000 by the end of fiscal 2016, the state Department of Community Health reported this week.

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

WCTV Tallahassee

GDOT Suspends Construction Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. the following Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes that access holiday and tourist attractions.

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Bluffton Today

Georgia man arrested in connection with Bluffton jewelry store robbery

A Georgia man wanted in connection with a Bluffton jewelry store robbery in May has been arrested and extradited to Beaufort County, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Washington County News

Avoid Labor Day traffic congestion with FDOT's 511 Service

Travelers can expect heavy traffic this Labor Day weekend with 34.7 million travelers projected to hit the road.

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Related Topix: Travelers, Entertainment, Television, Florida, Florida Government, Georgia

Forsyth County News

Projects for road bond referendum set

The Forsyth County commission has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

House Majority Leader O'Neal visits SOWEGA

House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal got a firsthand look at southwest Georgia Thursday and some of the challenges the region faces.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WRAL.com

Falling gas prices expected to boost Labor Day weekend travel

The auto club predicts 34.7 million Americans will commute by highway, air and other forms of transportation.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Georgia, Florida, Florida Government

JD Supra

Georgia EPD Appoints New Brownfield Program Coordinator

Beth Blalock has been named the new Brownfield Coordinator for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, replacing Madeleine Kellam, who has led the brownfield program since its inception and will retire at the end of 2014.

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Bryan County News

EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.

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Daily Tribune News

Lt. gov. visits Phoenix Air

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, left, listens to Dent Thompson, vice president and COO of Phoenix Air, talk about the future direction of the company.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Georgia Lane Closures to be Lifted for Holiday Weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions.

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The Leadership Institute

Millennial Inspires Young Conservatives

Just a few years ago, Elliot Echols was an economics student at Berry College in his home state of Georgia, and now he is the RNC National Youth Director.

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Related Topix: Berry College, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Graves, Georgia

Wed Aug 27, 2014

LiveScience

To Eliminate River Sludge, Modern Tech Is Key

Gary Strieker was a CNN correspondent for 20 years, covering Africa as Nairobi bureau chief and then traveling the globe to report on the planet's threatened species and habitats.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Georgia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

GantDaily.com

One-Third Of Georgia's Medicaid Applicants Still In Limbo

Atlanta, GA, United States - Roughly 27,000 poor Georgians, most of them children, still don't know whether they'll get health coverage months after applying for Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

The Times

Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA, Milledgeville, GA, Baldwin County, GA, University of Georgia Georgia College

Business Journal

Georgia lawmakers start exploring medical marijuana bill

Two experts on medical marijuana from Colorado urged Georgia lawmakers Wednesday to give parents the right to buy cannabis oil to treat their children suffering from seizure disorders.

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

Mass Transit

GA: Agreement Nears on Moving Buses

Aug. 27--After years of talks and legal wrangling, events are finally in motion to move Augusta's city buses to a new home, opening up the 15th Street corridor to new retail development that could become a "gateway" to Georgia Regents University, officials said.

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