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  1. Tybee officials consider slate of environmental issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SavannahNow

    Members of the Tybee City Council on Thursday hashed out their ideas for cutting back on the volume of trash accumulating on the island's beaches and in its salt marshes. The proposals ranged from starting a new recycling initiative for plastic bags to enhanced police patrols and smoking restrictions.

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  2. Georgia Senate votes to block plastic-bag bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | SavannahNow

    The state Senate voted Thursday to prohibit cities like Tybee Island and Athens from imposing their own local bans on plastic grocery bags. Five Republicans joined Democrats in opposition, but the vote of 32-19 sent Senate Bill 139 to the House for consideration where a similar bill was introduced by the chairman of the House Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee.

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  3. Editorial: Stuff the Atlanta bulliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | SavannahNow

    The wrong way is to have the Georgia Legislature pull rank and pass a statewide bill that negates what local communities do. Unfortunately, a group of state lawmakers are playing bully boys with citizens on Tybee Island and in Athens who have been pushing for local bans on plastic bags.

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  4. Legislature reaches the halfway pointRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Effingham Herald

    Georgia's lawmakers have reached the halfway point of the General Assembly session, raising the question we ask every year: what have they done for you? The answer: not much. Legislators have worked through light calendars so far and have voted on a relatively small number of bills, with most of them being minor measures.

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  5. Bill would block Tybee, Athens, other cities from banning plastic bagsRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Legislation blocking cities and counties from enacting local bans on plastic bags passed the state Senate Agriculture Committee this week and is headed toward a vote in the full Senate. Officials in Tybee Island and Athens have discussed a local ban over environmental concerns.

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  6. Bill blocks Tybee, Athens, other cities from banning plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | SavannahNow

    Legislation blocking cities and counties from enacting local bans on plastic bags passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday and is headed toward a vote in the full Senate. Officials in Tybee Island and Athens have discussed a local ban over environmental concerns.

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  7. Bill would alter driver's license provision in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | MDJonline.com

    Supporters of a bill in the Georgia Senate say it would prevent those who have entered the country illegally from gaining a driver's license, while opponents call the bill discriminatory.

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  8. Federal transportation funding for Georgia has been droppingRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Georgia is among dozens of states trying to make up for stagnating federal funding of highway and bridge maintenance as cars become more efficient and drivers pay less in fuel taxes. Figures compiled by The Associated Press show the total amount of money available to Georgia from the Federal Highway Trust Fund has declined 12 percent during the five-year period ending in 2013, the latest year for which numbers were available.

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  9. Bill would alter driver's license provision in Ga.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | MDJonline.com

    Supporters of a bill in the Georgia Senate say it would prevent those who have entered the country illegally from gaining a driver's license, while opponents call the bill discriminatory.

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  10. Georgia losing out on federal transporation, road fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Times

    Georgia is among dozens of states trying to make up for stagnating federal funding of highway and bridge maintenance as cars become more efficient and drivers pay less in fuel taxes. Figures compiled by The Associated Press show the total amount of money available to Georgia from the Federal Highway Trust Fund has declined 12 percent during the five-year period ending in 2013, the latest year for which numbers were available.

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  11. Calhoun County boys cruise past Irwin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Albany Herald

    The score was 16-10 in favor of Calhoun after the first quarter and head coach Marcus Shaw said his team knew they had to find another gear in order to put the game away.

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  12. Georgia House committee approves transportation funding billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Local governments could continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel, but the money would have to be used for transportation purposes, including school bus service, under an amended transportation bill that won approval Wednesday in a state House committee. The measure passed with significant changes aimed at placating local government and school officials unhappy with former versions.

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  13. Ocilla fire victim identified; possible cause determinedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Officials confirm that a person died in an early morning fire in Ocilla. Firefighters and investigators remain on the scene the Ocilla home that was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

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  14. Ocilla home destroyed by fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Firefighters remain on the scene of an Ocilla home that was destroyed by fire Friday morning. Arriving crews found the mobile home on East 6th Street fully engulfed around 7 o'clock.

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  15. Ocilla fire victim identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WALB-TV Albany

    Officials confirm that a person died in an early morning fire in Ocilla. Firefighters and investigators remain on the scene the Ocilla home that was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

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  16. Georgia House committee passes transportation funding billRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Local governments could continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel, but the money would have to be used for transportation purposes, including school bus service, under an amended transportation bill that won approval Wednesday in a state House committee. The measure passed with significant changes aimed at placating local government and school officials unhappy with former versions.

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  17. Transportation funding bill passes legislative committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Business Journal

    A bill raising more than $1 billion a year in new transportation funding in Georgia by 2020 cleared a legislative committee Wednesday with changes aimed at concerns of local governments and school systems. The state House of Representatives Transportation Committee approved a substitute version of legislation that would replace the state sales tax on gasoline with an excise tax of 29.2 cents per gallon, a rate that would be adjusted for inflation.

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  18. Ga. House committee passes transportation funding billRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A key Georgia House committee has passed a transportation funding bill after some significant changes. Cities and schools have said the initial proposal eliminated millions in sales taxes on gasoline from their budgets.

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  19. GA: Analysis Questions Georgia Transportation Plan's Impact on RevenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Mass Transit

    Legislation proposed in the state House to boost transportation funding would fall short of its goal by nearly $125 million in its first year, according to a copy of an official state estimate obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The estimate, however, shows that by 2020, House Bill 170 could generate slightly more than the $1 billion sponsors see as the minimum needed to address Georgia's growing transportation infrastructure problems.

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  20. Despite opposition, fireworks bills move forward in Georgia legislatureRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A pair of bills to legalize the sale of fireworks in Georgia ran afoul of critics from medical and fire-safety groups Tuesday, but the sponsors nonetheless agreed to combine the measures and move forward. The proposals, House Bill 15 and House Bill 110, were independently crafted to allow Georgians to sell and use explosive fireworks like surrounding states allow.

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