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  1. Ga. Law Enforcement Watching for Drunk Game Day DriversRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | WCTV Tallahassee

    The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says authorities will be on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. Officials say football fans should pick a designated driver or take a cab home Sunday if their game day plans include alcohol.

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  2. Statham to update water treatment plantRead the original story

    50 min ago | MainStreetNews.com

    After hearing the results of a water evaluation study presented by Jerry Hood with Engineering Management, Inc., on Thursday, Jan. 15, the Statham City Council approved three items the following week related to updating and making repairs to its water treatment facility. On Tuesday, the council approved a motion to secure emergency funding through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for the filter rehab project at the city's water plant.

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  3. Law Enforcement Watching For Drunk Game Day DriversRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Local

    CW69 About CBS Television Stations Group , a division of CBS Inc., officially entered the Atlanta market September 1, 1995, acquiring WVEU-TV from BCG Communications, which held the license since sign-on in 1981. [...] 92.9 The Game CLICK HERE FOR THE 92-9 THE GAME HOMEPAGE This page has contact information only.

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  4. How to reform (and not to reform) laws governing police raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    The legislatures of two relatively conservative states are considering new bills that would put some restrictions on when and how police can break into private homes. First, in Georgia, "Bou Bou's Law" would require police to show probable cause that suspects could be dangerous to police or could destroy evidence if police were required to knock and announce themselves before forcing their way into a home.

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  5. This app keeps you out of trouble if you have too much at the Super Bowl partyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WSTR-FM Atlanta

    Simply confirm your registered email address below and click "Reset Password." We will immediately email you a link back to the site where you can enter a new password for this account.

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  6. Paper Ballots Return To Maryland ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    Maryland voters will return to casting ballots on paper starting with the presidential election in 2016, election officials said Thursday, adding it to the long list of states that use paper ballots or a blend of paper and digital formats. On Thursday, state lawmakers were given a sneak peek of the new paper voting machines that will be set up in polling centers for the 2016 election.

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  7. A new day for solar energy in GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The price of solar technology has fallen dramatically in the last few years. New law should lead to huge growth in solar for houses, businesses The outlook for the solar industry in Georgia could turn sunnier if a proposal introduced this year makes it into law.

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  8. Ga. law enforcement watching for drunk game day driversRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says authorities will be on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday. Officials say football fans should pick a designated driver or take a cab home Sunday if their game day plans include alcohol.

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  9. Youth Town Hall set for Feb. 3Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

    Tweens and teens can meet elected officials and voice their opinions at a Feb. 3 town hall meeting at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia. State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler is hosting the Youth Town Hall for students in grades five through 12 at 6 p.m. She will be joined by state Reps.

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  10. Macon-Bibb citizens, local leaders challenge BOE's poll consolidation planRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Adah Roberts from the Macon-Bibb branch of the League of Women Voters speaks at BOE meeting with Elections Supervisor Jeanetta Watson listening. On Thursday, January 29, the Macon-Bibb Board of Elections was poised to push through a mass poll consolidation plan, but faced strong resistance as several dozen attendees voiced their opinion in opposition .

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  11. Forum: Opiate addiction on rise in Cobb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

    Residents and community leaders gathered to discuss what they believe is a growing trend of drug addiction in Cobb County at a heroin and opioid abuse symposium Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

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  12. Commission chair blasts House transportation billRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

    County Chairman Tim Lee ripped the transportation funding proposal announced this week by House Speaker David Ralston, saying it "pokes the school system in the eye" by taking millions from the Cobb School District.

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  13. On Native GroundIN Ukraine, Let Cooler Heads PrevailRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2014 | American Reporter

    If 80,000 people show up for a march, and almost all the national press ignores it, did it really happen? In the case of the people who filled the streets of Raleigh, N.C., on Feb. 8 under the banner of the Forward Together Moral Movement, it did happen, and it looks like the start of a new wave of activism. Their agenda, according to the Rev.

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  14. MARTA welcomes four new board membersRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | On Common Ground News

    MARTA is welcoming four new members to the mass transportation agency's board of directors. The new members are: Roberta Abdul-Salaam, Jerry Griffin, Chris Tomlinson and Russell McMurry.

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  15. Fulton Schools Superintendent named to Education Reform CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | On Common Ground News

    Fulton County Schools' Superintendent Robert Avossa has been appointed to a newly- formed committee to study education in Georgia and make recommendations for improvement. The Education Reform Commission, appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, will study Georgia's education system, including its funding formula, and make recommendations intended to improve the system.

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  16. Evander Holyfield stars in odd road rage PSARead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Mashable

    That's the message behind a strange new PSA starring Evander Holyfield, which is supported by a slew of Georgia law enforcement agencies, including the Georgia Sheriffs' Association and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The low budget video features the former heavyweight boxing world champion getting cutoff by a very angry man in a pickup, complete with a vest and a trucker hat.

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  17. Transportation economic development grant will support 254 new jobs in Calhoun CountyRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | State of Michigan

    January 29, 2015 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is awarding a state transportation economic development grant that will support 254 new jobs in Calhoun County. The Transportation Economic Development Fund Category A grant totaling $1,364,991 will leverage $78.4 million in private investment, at a private/public investment ratio of 57-to-1.

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  18. Georgia Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapyRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children younger than 6. Lawmakers passed the bill 54-0 on Thursday. Supporters say early intervention can help children with autism learn to speak and lower later health care costs.

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  19. Options to be considered for final phase of Peachtree Road projectRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    This March, members of the Buckhead community will get to weigh in on potential options for Phase 4 of the Buckhead Community Improvement District's Peachtree Road transformation project. The district will host a public meeting sometime in mid- to late March, Executive Director Jim Durrett said during the district's monthly board meeting Tuesday at Tower Place in Buckhead.

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  20. Gayle Benson would join select company if she takes control of Saints, PelicansRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    If and when Gayle Benson takes control of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, fans shouldn't expect to see any difference in the way the teams are run. For better or worse, it'll be business as usual, team officials said in an interview this week.

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