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  1. Confederate Memorial DayRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Heard Citizen

    Between 1861 and 1865, there was a war between the Union and the Confederate States of America. As slavery disappeared from the northern states, but remained viable in the south, two very different ways of life arose in these sections.

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  2. Uber, Lyft refuse to require driver fingerprintsRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Georgia and elsewhere from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off passengers and profits by skirting regulations that ensure consumer safety. The 2015 Georgia Legislature recently passed bills aimed at protecting passengers and requiring insurance coverage, which are to be signed into law May 6. But the ride-hailing companies, which use smartphone apps to connect passengers and drivers, have avoided doing fingerprint checks of drivers, and that rankles officials like Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, sponsor of HB 225, which came to be known as the "Uber" bill even though it applies to all companies.

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  3. Bill signed by Gov. Deal could hinder effort to bring grocery store to downtown AthensRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Five words in a piece of legislation recently signed by Gov. Nathan Deal could hinder local efforts to bring a grocery store into downtown Athens. Somewhat ironically, those words - "at least 10,000 square feet" - are contained in a measure pushed by state Rep. Jay Roberts, R-Ocilla, and state Sen. Tyler Harper, R-Ocilla, written specifically to help the small south Georgia town they represent to land a grocery store which the two lawmakers said will bring 200 jobs into the community.

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  4. Grieving father moving on to other troubled bridgesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Times

    One of the White County sheriff's deputies who tried to talk Shannon Hamilton out of interfering with government property at his daughter's wreck site also had a couple of pointed questions for the grieving father. "Do you realize there are five or six more bridges just like this in White County? Are going to go fix all of them?" the deputy asked.

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  5. Regional leaders taking fresh look at TSPLOSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times-Herald

    Coweta's representatives on the Three Rivers Regional Council, and Donna Armstrong-Lackey listen to discussion at the most recent council meeting in Turin. The regional TSPLOST for this region was rejected by voters five years ago, but new legislation has regional leaders looking at options for a transportation sales tax vote again.

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  6. Hours extended for flex shoulder lanes on Ga. 400Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forsyth County News

    Ga. 400 commuters can use the flex shoulder lanes for an additional hour during morning and afternoon weekday rush hours. The Georgia Department of Transportation has extended the hours to 6 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  7. Vox Populi: 'You don't like your minimum wage job? Get an education and get a better job.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SavannahNow

    "On Saturday, April 11, 2015, I attended Don Vickery's Saturday Golf Clinic. On Sunday I had a hole in one on the third hole at Crosswinds Golf Course.

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  8. Gov. Deal touts success of Georgia's economy, legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Gov. Nathan Deal touted Georgia's growing auto and film industries and praised lawmakers for a successful legislative session Wednesday, saying the state is headed in the right direction. Speaking at a luncheon at Vinings Bank in Smyrna, Deal spoke to Cobb County business leaders and elected officials about the state of education in Georgia, the need for increased transportation funding and the religious liberty bills that failed to reach his desk this session.

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  9. No transfer for Georgia Trans inmate, judge rules - Prisoner sought to escape rape, extortionRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Seattle Gay News

    Ashley Diamond says she has been raped at least seven times by other inmates, harassed, and forced to pay protection money. When she declined to be put in protective custody, prison officials coerced her into signing affidavits saying she was doing well, she added.

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  10. Richard Bammer: GOP brinksmanship: Whistling past the graveyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2013 | The Reporter

    In similar words, that is the theme of the Education Nation Summit, a three-day gathering, which ended Tuesday at the New York Public Library. The event, sponsored by NBC, drew more than 300 of our nation's top thought leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media.

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  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Community leaders held an event at Albany State Saturday, focused on empowering black men. Representative Winfred Dukes and former Atlanta City councilman Derrick Boazman hosted the event all day today.

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  12. The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse the Merchant of VeniceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | BroadwayWorld.com

    A lost fortune, a lover's choice and one of the most powerful expressions of "the quality of mercy" in literature: meet Portia, Bassanio and Shylock, the Jewish moneylender and one of Shakespeare's most controversial characters of all time. A suspenseful comedy with a tragic core that has intrigued audiences for centuries.

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  13. Stephen Greenway Is Elected As New Chairman of the Georgia College RepublicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Peach Pundit

    Stephen Greenway was elected the new Chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans at today's convention. Greenway is a rising junior at the University of Georgia.

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  14. UGA student protester not in violation, university panel rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A student disciplinary panel determined on Friday that a University of Georgia student did not violate UGA student conduct codes when he was arrested in a demonstration against state lawmakers' refusal to expand the Medicaid program in Georgia. UGA undergraduate Adam Veale was among 12 people police peacefully detained in Atlanta on March 2 as they protested state political leaders' refusal to accept federal money meant to extend Medicaid health insurance coverage to about 650,000 Georgians.

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  15. 'Jayden's Prayer' messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Examiner.com

    I remember back in November of 2007, the state of Georgia was in a severe drought. Former Governor, Sonny Perdue hosted a prayer on Tuesday, November 14, at the state capital in Atlanta to pray for rain.

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  16. County purchases site for future public safety HQRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Tribune News

    SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News The site of the new Bartow County Fire Department headquarters is adjacent to the current location on Hwy 20 near Walmart. More than four years after initial bids went out on a proposed Bartow County public safety headquarters, plans for the facility have changed.

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  17. Why are Atlanta teachers being charged with racketeering for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NewsTarget.com

    A massive investigation into an alleged cheating ring operating within the Atlanta Public Schools system has led to the felony conviction of 11 educators -- a principal, teachers and other administrators. But the case, which is receiving national attention as the largest ever scandal of its kind in the U.S., has no parallel in the drug industry, which is rife with scientific crimes that are never prosecuted.

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  18. McCutchen: Public policy challenges linger, but Georgia is doing wellRead the original story

    Saturday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Many older Georgians recall our economic leadership in what were called the "Four Ps" - peanuts, poultry, pine trees and pecans. These were solid building blocks of the Georgia economy decades ago, and we can be proud that Georgia still leads in these areas.

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  19. UGA student protester not in violation, rules university panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A student disciplinary panel determined on Friday that a University of Georgia student did not violate UGA student conduct codes when he was arrested in a demonstration against state lawmakers' refusal to expand the Medicaid program in Georgia. UGA undergraduate Adam Veale was among 12 people police peacefully detained in Atlanta on March 2 as they protested state political leaders' refusal to accept federal money meant to extend Medicaid health insurance coverage to about 650,000 Georgians.

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  20. Provocative' Was Name of Game at KSU for CoulterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | MDJonline.com

    FLAMBOYANT columnist and conservative provocateur Ann Coulter proved plenty conservative and plenty provocative during her visit to Kennesaw State University this week, but perhaps to the surprise of some, was just as eager to target Republicans as she was Democrats.

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