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  1. Bill to help Ocilla grocery harms AthensRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A Georgia Senate amendment to a bill passed last week to benefit a grocery store planned for the small south Georgia town of Ocilla might prove detrimental to Athens. The Athens members of the state House raised objections and tried to get the amendment rejected, but were voted down - even after Rep. Regina Quick added what is often a magic phrase of "Go Dogs."

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  2. Ocilla police search for gunman in March robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WTVM

    Ocilla police are still looking for a gunman who robbed a liquor store on March 11th. Surveillance video shows the man was wearing a hoodie when he robbed the Ocilla Liquor Store on North Elm Street around ten last month.

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  3. $900 million transportation funding bill passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The Times

    Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits. The compromise between House and Senate versions of the plan, which now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk, hinged on the amount of excise taxes people would pay per gallon on gasoline, with proceeds dedicated to transportation.

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  4. Fireworks bill resurrected, passes Georgia SenateRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    The Georgia Senate has passed a bill legalizing the sale of fireworks in the state. The measure had been tabled earlier but was revived and passed 43-7 late Tuesday after Sen. Tyler Harper, R-Ocilla, tacked on two amendments to fix ambiguities.

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  5. Ga. lawmakers pass 900 million transportation funding billRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits. The compromise between House and Senate versions of the plan, which now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal's desk, hinged on the amount of excise taxes people would pay per gallon on gasoline, with proceeds dedicated to transportation.

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  6. Fireworks bill tabled without discussion by Ga. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | MyFoxAtlanta

    Georgia lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state spending plan for the next year, giving raises to the state's top judges and pushing $103 million in costs for some part-time school employees' health... Georgia lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state spending plan for the next year, giving raises to the state's top judges and pushing $103 million in costs for some part-time school employees' health insurance... Georgia lawmakers may take up a transportation package aimed at raising a billion dollars to maintain the state's roads and bridges. Georgia lawmakers may take up a transportation package aimed at raising a billion dollars to maintain the state's roads and bridges.

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  7. Oglethorpe Power Re-Elects Denham, Millwood As OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Electric Energy Online

    The Oglethorpe Power Corporation Board of Directors has re-elected Benny W. Denham of Sycamore, Ga. as its chairman and Marshall S. Millwood of Gainesville, Ga.

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  8. Ocilla PD arrests remaining armed robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... things of that nature," said Ocilla Police Sgt. Doug Douglas. Soon after police were called to the scene, an Irwin County deputy made a traffic stop, pulling over a 2009 burgundy Dodge Charger, that they say is seen in this video pulling behind the ...

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  9. Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Irwin, Ben Hill Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WALB-TV Albany

    The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Irwin County and Ben Hill County until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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  10. Martha Alice Wall, New WhitelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Daily Journal

    Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Mystic, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Ollie Tomberlin. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Wall and Gregory Wall; a daughter, Jerie Morrow; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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  11. Missing college student found in Athens apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Athens Banner-Herald

    They were concerned about Nicole Lin Pope's welfare because she was said to be extremely intoxicated and "sparsely clothed" when last seen downtown at about 3:19 a.m. Members of the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department found Pope at about 9 a.m. when conducting a door-to-door search at The Standard student apartments on North Thomas Street. The 20-year-old student appeared to be in good condition, though a National EMS ambulance crew was called to the scene to check her out, according to Athens-Clarke County police Lt.

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  12. Ocilla legislator hospitalized for chest painsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WALB-TV Albany

    Republican Rep. Jay Roberts of Ocilla went to a local hospital as a precautionary measure on Monday. Kaleb McMichen, press secretary to House Speaker David Ralston, says doctors are performing routine tests but 45-year-old Roberts is "doing fine" and resting comfortably.

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  13. Atkinson, Fred S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Lakeland Ledger

    FRED S. ATKINSON, 77 U.S. Postal Service WINTER HAVEN - Fred S. Atkinson, age 77, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born August 6, 1937, in Irwin County, GA, the son of Andrew Jackson Atkinson and Lou Shuler Atkinson.

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  14. Lindsey hired as new East Paulding football head coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    ... Hiram and Camden County, where he won two state championships. Lindsay's first head coaching position came at Irwin County in 2011, leading the Indians to 20 wins over three seasons and two playoff appearances. "I lived here the first 32 years of my ...

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  15. Victim's families react to Marcus Boatwright sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    A Georgia truck driver is going to spend the next year and a half behind bars for killing three people in a fiery accident in Irwin County three years ago. The victim's families got the chance to speak to the driver Marcus Boatwright, who caused the deaths when he crashed his truck into parked cars.

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  16. Deadly driver sentenced todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    Marcus Boatwright will be sentenced today in Irwin County Superior Court. He pled guilty to six misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide Tuesday in Ocilla, Boatwright's truck plowed into the seven cars that were stopped for construction on Georgia Highway 32 west of Irwinville on August 8, 2011.

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  17. Surveillance video released in Ocilla armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    A Fulton County police officer who was shot and killed early Monday morning while searching for a suspect was being remembered as a friendly and courageous person. A Fulton County police officer, shot and killed early Monday morning while searching for a suspect, was being remembered as a friendly and courageous person.

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  18. Ocilla police respond to armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    Ocilla police are on the scene of an armed robbery at the Ocilla Liquor Store, next to the Quick Stop on North Elm Street.

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  19. Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in Cobb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    A Fulton County police officer who was shot and killed early Monday morning while searching for a suspect was being remembered as a friendly and courageous person. A Fulton County police officer, shot and killed early Monday morning while searching for a suspect, was being remembered as a friendly and courageous person.

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  20. Transportation Funding Act of 2015 passed by HouseRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Baxley News-Banner

    On Friday State Representative Jay Roberts announced the passage of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, or House Bill 170.

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