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

3 hrs ago | The Times

Rolling car's owner plans to fight charges, attorney says

The owner of the rolling car that injured four children Sunday has retained an attorney, who said Wednesday evening the owner "intends to fight the charges to the fullest extent allowed by the law."

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7 hrs ago | GPB.org

Georgia Small Businesses Hope Tax- Free Weekend Will Give A Much Needed Boost

This weekend is the state's sales tax holiday. On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, sales tax won't be charged on clothing, school supplies and some computers.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Georgia Government

9 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

Georgia governor, mayor send different messages on housing migrant children

As Congress debates whether to pass a bill to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, government leaders throughout the country continue to debate how to handle and where to house the children.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia Government, US Governors, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

11 hrs ago | University Business

Georgia officials announce college initiative

Gov. Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson announced Georgia's "Go Back.

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

15 hrs ago | Washington Times

Mayor: Atlanta should welcome immigrant children

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city should be a safe place for unaccompanied children who cross the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia Government, US Governors

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Time is on grandpa Mick Jagger's side

Mick Jagger is finding satisfaction with his kids and grandkids. The Rolling Stone, now 71, celebrated his birthday Saturday night with an intimate friends-and-family bash on the roof of SoHo's James Hotel.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Slate

What's the Real Consultant Scandal in Georgia?

One day after it was leaked, the story about Michelle Nunn's December 2013 campaign memo has been simplified.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Government, Non-Profit, Life, Charity

Institute for Southern Studies

A bridge in Georgia

In Georgia, Michelle Nunn is running for her father Sam's old U.S. Senate seat while state Senator Jason Carter, Jimmy's grandson, is running for governor.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia Government, Celebrities, Jason Carter, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WALB-TV Albany

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft dropped "Little Boy" - the world's first atomic bomb - over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.

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Examiner.com

Sales tax holiday in Georgia this weekend: Back to school savings for 2014

Are you ready for some tax saving news ? According to a report by the AJC and Access Atlanta on July 29, Georgia 's sales tax holiday starts on August 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, Computers, Life, Holidays, Black Friday

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Georgia preseason primer: Secondary

If you’ve read our primers on the defensive line and linebackers , and heard Jeremy Pruitt talk about the secondary he inherited , then perhaps you naturally hit on an idea: Just play defensive linemen and linebackers! Maybe stick Damian Swann back there for the occasional deep ball.

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The Macon Telegraph

Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement

Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital LLC, based in California and Georgia, included failing to accurately disclose charges and interest rates, New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

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GPB.org

Georgia Voting Out Veteran Lawmakers, And Their Seniority

The race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate has been costly. And not just in dollars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Representative Paul Broun, US House of Representatives, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, University of Georgia

WSOCTV

Officer resigns after shooting homeowner's dog in the face

A Georgia police officer resigned Monday after coming under fire for allegedly shooting a resident's German shepherd and then blocking the owner from taking the dog to the vet.

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Sunherald.com

Ga. health officials seek public input on spending

The Georgia Department of Public Health and its Board of Public Health plan to hold a public budget hearing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 in an effort to gather public comments and strengthen community involvement.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

The Wall Street Journal

Sen. Lamar Alexander's Polling Shows a 30-Point Primary Advantage

Sen. Lamar Alexander 's polling shows him with a 30-percentage point lead over tea-party challenger Joe Carr in Tennessee's Republican Senate primary, according to a polling memo prepared for the two-term incumbent's campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Jack Kingston, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they ... (more)

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Related Topix: Worth County, GA, Warwick, GA

Business Journal

Valmiera Glass bringing HQ, 150 jobs to Georgia

Valmiera Glass will build an 80,000-square-foot facility on 40 acres in an industrial park on Interstate 16 in Dublin.

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The Times

Owner charged after car rolled onto children

A tow truck from A-1 Towing loads an early 1980s sedan Sunday afternoon that reportedly rolled from a driveway on Price Way and struck four children playing in a nearby yard.

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Business Journal

Georgia ports set tonnage record in FY 2014

The 964-foot post panamax container ship Maersk Drummond is loaded with the last of it's cargo at the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

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