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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Why David Perdue is the favorite against Michelle Nunn in Georgia

Our forecast for the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate election this year is more optimistic for the Republicans than those of many other analysts.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Elizabeth Dole, US Governors, Sonny Perdue, Sports

7 hrs ago | Fetch Your News

Pickens Resident Arrested for Allegedly Harboring Internet Porn of Minors Commits Suicide

David Baldwin of the Marietta Police Department confirmed today that Thomas Rodriquez of Fairmont committed suicide earlier this week in Marietta.

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Related Topix: Suicide

11 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Witnesses to plane crash give differing accounts

The preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says three witnesses reported that the engine of the amateur-built plane continued to run normally until it crashed near Carrollton July 13. The report says two other witnesses reported that the engine was sputtering or backfiring.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia construction worker dies after falling from tower

A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia governor chides president over young migrants

Georgia's governor has sent a letter to the president saying it is "unconscionable" that the federal government didn't communicate with his office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the state.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama

School Bus Fleet

36 Georgia districts awarded for cutting bus emissions

Newton County Schools received a GaDER Blue Sky Award for cutting emissions in at least 75% of its school bus fleet.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Jekyll Island, GA, Glynn County, GA, Barrow County, GA, Dooly County, GA, Gordon County, GA

WCTV Tallahassee

Georgia Health Officials Seek Input on WIC Program

The annual public comment period for the Department of Public Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. Georgia WIC director Debra Keyes says department staff will review the comments and use them to update the annual program plan.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

The Wall Street Journal

The Surprise in Jack Kingston's Loss in the Georgia Runoff

Republican Senate candidate Jack Kingston delivers a short speech during a press conference and campaign stop in the lobby of the office building at the Augusta Daniel Field Airport on July 21. That Rep. Jack Kingston lost his primary race for the open Senate seat in Georgia Tuesday night wasn't a complete shock.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney

WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Georgia Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

Carjacking Shooting, 911 Calls Unanswered, Lifeguard Champs, Arson Confirmed and Job Openings

Patch has community websites across Georgia. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Gwinnett County, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, Georgia Tech

Athens Banner-Herald

African-American women candidates in Georgia make history

Several black women, including elected officials and community leaders, gathered Wednesday to discuss how Georgia will make history in November.

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Related Topix: African-American, Lithonia, GA, Dekalb County, GA

The Daily Caller

Neither Of The Georgia Senate Nominees Have Ever Held Office Before

At a time of disgust with all things Washington D.C., voters in Georgia are set to send someone to represent them in the U.S. Senate next year who has never held political office before.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Government

Sunherald.com

Modern camp meetings build on rich heritage of faith, family

"I would have married him anyway," said the 85-year-old retired teacher from Covington.

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Related Topix: Emory University

WFTV Orlando

Must-see: Viral photo shows dog guarding its dying companion

A picture of a dog standing over its injured companion has gone viral - and now the dog needs a new home.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia exchange subsidies in jeopardy after court ruling

But if a D.C. federal court ruling announced Tuesday on exchange subsidies is ultimately upheld, that Georgia number could precipitously shrink.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Health Insurance, Health, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Virginia, Virginia Government

United Methodist Church

Re-evaluating John Wesley's time in Georgia

John Wesley's time in the colony of Georgia wasn't quite the failure that some scholars of early Methodism believe.

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Related Topix: Point Loma Nazarene University, Fuller Theological Seminary

WSET-TV Lynchburg

GOP voters in Georgia to decide Senate nominee

The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss

Washington Times

Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.

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WALB-TV Albany

Miss Georgia visits Phoebe NICU

The national platform for the Miss America organization is the Children's Miracle Network.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Georgia football player facing assault charge

University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after a confrontation at McWhorter Hall on the campus.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia

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