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  1. CID expansion passes while crosswalk stallsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago |

    Expansion of the Marietta Community Improvement District advanced out of committee, while a proposed Whitlock Avenue crosswalk hit a snag and a city museum attracted criticism during the City Council's series of committee meetings on Wednesday.


  2. Fort Stewart road work to continue in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Coastal Courier

    Road work on Highway 144 will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said. Motorists are urged to drive with caution.


  3. Eyes on the Road: DOT says traffic has gotten better since Exit 4 workRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Times

    The Georgia Department of Transportation says northbound exit ramps changes at the Ga. 20/Buford Drive interchange off Interstate 985 are working well.


  4. Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

    A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.


  5. Walker Co. DFCS Director Removed; Other Changes To Child Welfare ReformRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTVC

    A Walker County child services director has been removed from the job after complaints from employees and the community, according to Georgia Division of Family and Children Services officials. Department of Human Resources Director Ashley Fielding said Wednesday that Georgia DFCS Director Bobby Cagle received concerns and complaints from the community and employees about the management of Walker County DFCS.


  6. Nicholson mayor fires city clerkRead the original story

    5 hrs ago |

    On Thursday, May 21, Nicholson city clerk Wendy Carter advised Mayor Ronnie Maxwell by text message that she'd complied with an open records request from The Commerce News. It would be her last official action.


  7. Georgia Republicans criticize EPA water ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Republicans in Georgia's congressional delegation are lining up to fight a rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday aimed at protecting the nation's waterways and wetlands. The rule, which clarifies which types of waterways should be subject to federal permitting requirements, is being hailed by environmental advocates as restoring Clean Water Act protections to small streams and headwaters that were taken away by U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006.


  8. Georgia Election Law Survives ChallengeRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    The Green Party of Georgia failed to show that Georgia's election law unconstitutionally prevents its candidates from running for office, a federal judge ruled last week. The Green Party sued Brian Kemp, Georgia's Secretary of State on May 25, 2012, claiming a requirement that third-party candidates to collect signatures from one percent of eligible voters to be able to run in a state election violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.


  9. Georgia JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

    Photo illustration by Slate . Document image by Southern Center for Human Rights, photo by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Reuters.


  10. Maryland Addresses Sentencing Reform with a Safety ValveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | FreedomWorks

    Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.


  11. 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.


  12. How Atlanta's greater emphasis on biking impacts the housing marketRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Remember summers when you were a kid - how you just couldn't wait to get outside, jump on your bike and go for a ride? Turns out, there are just as many reasons to love biking as an adult. It's flexible and affordable, it's great exercise, it's good for the environment and it makes you feel like a kid again.


  13. Whistleblower: City permits not legal, must define - spills'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    A Buckhead resident says the city of Atlanta is operating its sewer system with two National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System combined sewer overflow permits that do not meet the state and federal laws and should be amended as soon as possible. Bob Schreiber, a retired businessman who worked managing rental properties and as a contract administrator for MARTA and Cobb Community Transit, has a master's degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.


  14. The case of the missing Board of Elections chairRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | SavannahNow

    On Jan. 1, the term of former Chairman Joe Steffen ended, leaving a vacancy for the board's four elected members to fill. The elections board followed its usual procedure to find the next chair, advertising the paid position in January and in February, interviewing its four applicants: Steffen, Wendy Hall, Tom Mahoney and Frank Murray.


  15. Woman missing in Jackson Co.Read the original story

    13 hrs ago |

    A Covington woman has been listed as missing in Jackson County now for almost a week. Authorities say Julie Smith, 48, was last thought to be near the intersection of Highway 124 and Highway 332.


  16. The Trans Struggle for Justice Behind Bars is Just BeginningRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | The American Prospect

    But she has been fighting back-and her fight has been making headlines and wresting small changes from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Her story starkly illustrates the challenges facing trans women behind bars-from frequent violence and sexual assaults to the denial of hormones and other medical neglect.


  17. The highs and lows of Rep. Jack MurphyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    Known to one and all as Jack, Murphy died of complications from a heart attack on Memorial Day, at the age of 88. A war hero, he was one of the most popular figures in Staten Island politics, serving in Congress from 1963 to 1981. He had a close relationship with President Lyndon Baines Johnson and was a frequent White House guest.


  18. Georgia authorities searching for escaped inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    TV reports law enforcement agencies are looking for 47-year-old Donald Castleberry, who police say did not get on the bus to return to the Georgia Department of Corrections Transitional Center in Troup County Saturday. Police say Castleberry has been missing for three days and may have a weapon in his possession.


  19. Tom CrawfordRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Times

    The state Board of Regents, which makes the decisions on how the University System is operated, voted on April 14 to raise tuition rates at Georgia's public colleges by as much as 9 percent. It was not an unusual event; the regents have raised tuition rates every year for more than two decades.


  20. HomeTown Health Leads Rural Physician Bus Tour; Brings Resources and Education to North GeorgiaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | PRWeb

    HomeTown Health delivers Rural Physician Bus Tour brings physicians face to face with resources for Health Information Technology and ICD-10-CM transition. HomeTown Health, along with other physician health information technology experts, traveled to six north Georgia cities on May 13 & 14. In each city, a hospital served as host for local physicians to meet with the group of representatives and receive assistance, answers and education.