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1 hr ago | The Macon Telegraph
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.
2 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah
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.
6 hrs ago | Tifton Gazette
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.
8 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company
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.
11 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
15 hrs ago | Cross Roads News
The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the fourth round of funding on June 18 in coordination with Georgia SHAPE.
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.
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.
Congs. Kingston, Westmoreland, Price, Woodall, Scott, Collins, Gingrey and Graves all voted for H. Res 676.
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.
The dangers for children being seriously injured or even dying from being left alone inside a hot car rise substantially with summer's heat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 07:54 pm
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