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2 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Mississippi woman convicted in butt injection death

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Jobs on the rise in Georgia: Atlanta job growth largest in years

Job boom in Georgia: More than 50,000 jobs expected to be filled within the next year across the state of Georgia.

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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Obamacare increasing Georgia Medicaid enrollment by 66,000

Obamacare has driven up enrollment in Georgia's Medicaid program by 51,000, a number that's expected to grow to 66,000 by the end of fiscal 2016, the state Department of Community Health reported this week.

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

9 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Sub contractor charged with stealing copper from South Georgia cell phone towers

South Georgia developers are showing more confidence in the economy, and making investments in business development that hopefully will spur more growth.

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Related Topix: Crisp County, GA, Lee County, GA, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Georgia siblings charged with incest: Had sex after watching 'The Notebook'

Two Georgia siblings were arrested in Effingham County and have been charged with incest after admitting to having sex three times.

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Related Topix: The Notebook, Drama Movies

13 hrs ago | Bluffton Today

Georgia man arrested in connection with Bluffton jewelry store robbery

A Georgia man wanted in connection with a Bluffton jewelry store robbery in May has been arrested and extradited to Beaufort County, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

17 hrs ago | WBNS

Family sues Georgia police after death in custody

The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city.

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22 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

30, 2011 file photo shows a collection of giant African land snails in Miami. Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Sheriff's Office: Man accused of causing skull fracture to 1-month-old

A man has been arrested on a cruelty to children in the first degree charge in Burke County, the Sheriff's Office said.

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MDJonline.com

Construction time uncertain for Georgia nuclear plant

Georgia Power said its $6.7 billion budget to build a new nuclear plant is holding steady, but it reported Thursday that builders face "challenges" sticking to the construction schedule and costs could change in the future.

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JD Supra

Georgia EPD Appoints New Brownfield Program Coordinator

Beth Blalock has been named the new Brownfield Coordinator for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, replacing Madeleine Kellam, who has led the brownfield program since its inception and will retire at the end of 2014.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

13WMAZ.com

Drunk driving program coming to Georgia College

Georgia College is offering a way to teach students about drunk driving without the consequences with the "Arrive Alive" program.

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Chattanoogan.com

North Georgia Scholarship Winner Makes Name Nationally

Georgia Northwestern Director of College Development Jason Gamel, far right, helps encourage donations to the GNTC Foundation throughout the year.

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Related Topix: Murray County, GA, Chatsworth, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Men arrested in Athens hotel meth and guns bust sentenced to federal prison

Three men were sentenced to federal prison terms this week in connection with their arrests in an Athens hotel room, where authorities found a large quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, handguns and other contraband.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Drugs

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia sheriff's captain accused of crimes involving teen

Authorities say a veteran sheriff's captain is accused of using a computer to have an inappropriate relationship a 14-year-old boy.

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WALA

Murder trial begins in buttocks injection case

Illicit silicone buttocks injections that prosecutors say caused the 2012 death of a Georgia woman are at the center of a murder trial that began Tuesday in Jackson.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Challenge against ALS catches on in Georgia's health community

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis hasn't had this much attention since baseball legend Lou Gehrig died of the disease in 1941.

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WALB-TV Albany

Gun safety becomes concern after Arizona accident

After a tragic accident in Arizona where a 9-year old girl fatally shot her instructor at a gun range, south Georgians are weighing in on gun safety.

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Business Journal

Georgia lawmakers start exploring medical marijuana bill

Two experts on medical marijuana from Colorado urged Georgia lawmakers Wednesday to give parents the right to buy cannabis oil to treat their children suffering from seizure disorders.

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

Patch.com

Georgia State Patrol Will Be Out in Force Over Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend -- one of the heaviest travel periods of the year - has the Georgia State Patrol gearing up to catch impaired drivers.

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