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  1. Five arrested in Randolph drug sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | WTVM

    Randolph County Sheriff's deputies, and other agencies, made made a dozen drug arrests last week last week, as they served arrest warrants. Sheriff Eddie Fairbanks provided a list of the suspects and their charges- Charlie Smith, 27, Sale of Cocaine Ellen Denise Hayes, 33, Sale of Hydrocodone Reginald Currington, 50, Sale of Cocaine Marcus Davis, 33, Sale of Cocaine LaShawn Alford, 36, Sale of Cocaine Torrey Howard, 35, will be arrested as soon as he can be served a warrant for Sale of Cocaine.


  2. Foxx sends Obama's transportation plan to CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Trucker

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today sent to Congress the GROW AMERICA Act, President Barack Obama's six-year, $478 billion transportation reauthorization that relies mostly on using $150 billion from closing corporate tax loopholes to close a shortfall in federal infrastructure funding and is predicted to generate $16 billion per year. "The bill would offset the additional spending over the next decade through a series of revenue raisers, budget gimmicks and budget transfers," Heritage Action wrote in a blog post earlier this year on the president's plan.


  3. Panel expected to review Ga. religious freedom bill canceled; opponents plan rallyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    A House committee expected to take up a divisive religious freedom bill will not meet as planned. State Rep. and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Wendell Willard told members Friday that the panel would meet Monday morning.


  4. Indiana to clarify 'religious freedom' law, Georgia, North Carolina bills stallRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new "religious freedom" law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays. Arkansas lawmakers, however, signaled they would move forward with a similar law, even after Indiana was rebuked by companies and executives including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, and Eli Lilly and Co.


  5. Shown in 2013, state Rep. Tyrone Brooks leads the annual march to the ...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

    Shown in 2013, state Rep. Tyrone Brooks leads the annual march to the Moore's Ford Bridge in Monroe where two couples were lynched in 1946. The crime is still unsolved.


  6. Kids from Georgia can win $30,000 for collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WRDW-TV Augusta

    Path2College 529 is a Georgia plan in order to help individuals create a plan and save for college. This program launched their "What if ... " sweepstakes to award funds, and give someone an opportunity to jump start their savings plan towards college.


  7. Good News Clinics executive director plans to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Times

    Cheryl Christian, executive director of Good News Clinics, plans to retire in August, board president Dr. Richard Bennett announced today. Christian joined the a faith-based medical organization in 2004, previously serving as family violence coordinator with the Georgia Department of Human Resources.


  8. RFRA: Religious Freedom, Civil Rights, the Republican Party & GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

    This is clearly RFRA Day on Peach Pundit. Jon and Charlie have given you their perspective.


  9. Panel Expected to Review Georgia Religious Freedom Bill CancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

    State Rep. and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Wendell Willard told members Friday that the panel would meet Monday morning. No agenda was posted over the weekend and committee staff said Monday that no meeting would be held.


  10. Big issues remain for Georgia legislators as Thursday closing loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Georgia lawmakers are set to adjourn the 2015 session at midnight on Thursday, leaving only two working days left for the year and plenty to accomplish. A six-member committee began meeting last week in search of a compromise bill raising at least $1 billion for the state's roads and bridges.


  11. Electric vehicle owners likely to lose out in Georgia's transportation planRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    As state lawmakers wrap up the 2015 legislative session this week, the road to addressing Georgia's $1 billion transportation funding gap is still unclear. Two road-centric proposals won't offer funding for transit.


  12. Georgia News RoundupRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests.


  13. Highway construction to worsen traffic during Braves first year in new stadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    The interstate project that's underway near the site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium will not be completed by the time the stadium opens in 2017, meaning traffic congestion could get a lot worse before it gets better. The Northwest Corridor project has been in the works for several years.


  14. HB 91: Removing Barrier Of Graduation Tests-Heading To Governor's Desk TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

    HB 91 , sponsored by House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman , passed out of the Senate last Wednesday by a vote of 50-3. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal at noon today according to a House press release .


  15. Religious Freedom Meets Holy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Peach Pundit

    This coming Sunday I'll return to the country church where I grew up for Easter sunrise services. It's the place where I learned about the wisdom of King Solomon, the courage King David, and was shown the unconditional love as taught by Jesus Christ.


  16. Controversial Ridesharing Legislation Makes it Through Georgia SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

    The Georgia Senate has passed a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies to keep operating in the state. The substitute, which makes minor changes to the original bill by Rep. Alan Powell, a Republican from Hartwell, passed last week 48-2.


  17. Weekly legislative update: Closer to endRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | LaGrange Daily News

    The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session has just two days left and we are expected to adjourn Sine Die on Thursday, May 2. Consequently, a flurry of legislation will travel back and forth between the House of Representatives and the Senate.


  18. Georgia on my mindRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    According to most economic indicators, North Carolina's economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages.


  19. Legislative Report From The People's HouseRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Southeast Georgia Today

    March 30-- State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia provides an update as the Georgia General Assembly enters the last week of this year's legislative session. This week we are scheduled to convene for day 39 and day 40, ending the 2015 legislative session.


  20. GA: Governor's Transportation Role Faces ScrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Mass Transit

    March 28--State lawmakers are creating a mega-dollar plan to fix Georgia's withering transportation system, but they're laboring without clear and public direction from the man at the top. Gov. Nathan Deal has sent mixed signals on transportation since the campaign trail last fall, when he spoke little about how to bridge a $74 billion transportation funding gap over the next 20 years.