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5 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Perdue picks up endorsement of ex-President Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush made it official Monday, endorsing Republican businessman David Perdue over the CEO of a nonprofit he founded, Democrat Michelle Nunn, in Georgia's closely watched Senate race. Bush praised Perdue's success in the private sector, adding Perdue "will be an independent voice for Georgia while working for positive solutions to our toughest challenges."

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Related Topix: George Bush, US News

3 hrs ago | CNET News.com

Miss Georgia's custom heels flaunt 3D-printed flair

Shoes that look like a classic car? Georgia Tech industrial design students fashion a pair of high-tech shoes for their peer, Miss Georgia, inspired by the school's Ford mascot. 3D-printed shoes have, until now, mostly been the stuff of art exhibits and fashion shows presaging a world in which we all look like we're wearing alien life forms .

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Related Topix: Georgia Tech, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Georgia police: 16-year-old mom with baby guns down man selling PS4 on Craigslist

A 16-year-old mother reportedly took her baby along when she shot and killed a man who was trying to sell a Playstation 4 video game on Craigslist. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 28-year-old Daniel John Zeitz had met with the 16-year-old girl and 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian on Friday night after listing his video game on Craigslist.

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Related Topix: SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, Video Games

10 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Deal: All Georgia counties named Camera Ready

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development , announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state's Camera Ready Community Program is the first of its kind in the nation, making Georgia the leader in offering a community-based production assistance program.

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

12 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax. The new study by S&P shows that income gains to the top 1 percent of earners come at a larger cost to the rest of earners.

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Related Topix: US News

16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

UCCD begins annual lecture series with review of United Nations Millennium Goals

With the dawn of the new millennium, every member state voted in favor of the UN Millennium Declaration , an outline of lofty goals including the eradication of poverty and hunger, cures for infectious diseases, gender equality and a sustainable environment all by a target date of 2015 . In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "Our goal is simple but daunting -- prosperity and dignity for all in a world where humankind lives in harmony with nature."

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, University of Georgia

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

Georgia Election Chief Probes Voter Fraud Amid Tight Senate Race

Georgia's top elections official gave a nonprofit group that has registered more than 85,000 minority voters until tomorrow to produce every record it has, in what critics say is an effort to suppress minority voting in November's tight race for the U.S. Senate. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is accusing the New Georgia Project of fraud in its drive to reach the more than 800,000 minority Georgians not on the rolls.

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

Examiner.com

September Garden Plants: A lot more options than just mums and sunflowers

Design-A-Line Cordyline is a cascading-like grass with a burgundy color that is perfect for Autumn and winter. The Southern Living Plant Collection product is recommended for USDA Zones 8-11.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Wine, Drink

Natl. Relocation & Real Estate

Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty Hosts Show on HGTV Lakefront Bargain Hunt

On September 14, HGTV will air the next installment of its new Lakefront Bargain Hunt series, and Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty, Lake Oconee's real estate expert, will be showing three different homes to a young couple looking for their perfect lakefront property. Full-time REALTORSA Ed and his wife Pat have been "Lake Dwellers" for 25 years, living and loving life on Lake Oconee, home of renowned golf course communities, Reynolds Plantation, The Landing, Cuscowilla, Harbor Club & The Ritz Carlton Lodge.

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Washington Examiner

Nunn, Perdue statistically neck-and-neck in Georgia race: Poll

Perdue "holds a small lead, at 45 percent, compared with 41 percent for ... Nunn and 6 percent for Libertarian Amanda Swafford, including leaners," reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which commissioned the poll. "Perdue's advantage is at the edge of the poll's 4-percentage-point margin of error."

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

SavannahNow

Savannah schools doing more with millions of dollars of budget cuts

A straight and orderly line of students made their way down the cinderblock hall at Windsor Forest Elementary Thursday, quietly took their seats in their fourth-grade classroom and immediately turned their attention to teacher Jessica Roberts. In just more than a decade academic ideals have become harder and harder to come by in Georgia's public schools.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Former Georgia Democratic Party head indicted

Federal prosecutors have accused a former Georgia Democratic Party chair and lawyer of defrauding his legal clients out of more than $1.8 million. Michael Berlon, 55, of Grayson, was indicted Tuesday on mail and wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Man gets 11 years for forcing runaway into prostitution across state lines

The United States Attorney's Office has sentenced a man to 11 years for prostituiting a teen in several states, prosecutors said. The United States Attorney's Office has sentenced a man to 11 years for prostituiting a teen in several states, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

SFGate

Legislative group to study high school athletics

Ocilla Rep. Jay Roberts and Dalton Sen. Charlie Bethel will be serving as co-chairs of a new legislative committee to study high school athletics. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston recently announced the appointments.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

The Hill

Clinton: Dems have better-than-even shot at holding Senate

Former President Bill Clinton on Friday offered an optimistic appraisal of Democrats' midterm chances, saying he thought his party has a better-than-even shot at retaining control of the Senate. Democrats, he said on PBS's "NewsHour," "will "do better than people think."

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Government, Pat Roberts

American Thinker

Vote fraud investigation roils Georgia Senate race

Voting fraud doesn't exist, according to the Democrats, who fight tooth and nail against measures intended to make it difficult to accomplish. But that hasn't stopped the Secretary of State's office in Georgia from launching a major fraud investigation that targets a group closely tied to the campaign of the Democrat nominee for Senate there.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Saxby Chambliss, US News, Georgia Government

The Times-Herald

Georgia Says

The unwavering principles that made him a lightning rod for criticism in today's era of moral elasticity also earned him respect from millions of devoted customers and created a fast-food empire beyond the Depression-era child's wildest dreams. The big-hearted billionaire stood out among business titans in that he never strayed from the Christian values and work ethic that took him from a single diner in an Atlanta suburb to more than 1,800 locations in 39 states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Sanford Bishop, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Military, US Air Force, Opinion

Athens Banner-Herald

Study: Exercise emphasis helping Georgia children get healthy

Last school year, 39 elementary schools in the state participated in a program called Health Empowers You. The pilot study gave teachers training and resources to help them increase physical activity among students during the school day, as well as before and after school.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

BBB Warns of Scholastic Supply Scam

Currently, there are no victims in the state of Georgia and we wish to keep it that way. This information is being sent to inform and educate so schools and school districts will not fall victim to this scam.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Georgia Man Protests Insurance Company

Edison is an independent agency that manages policies for Everest Insurance Company out of Atlanta. Everest is the company Williams is upset with.

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