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2 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

New poll finds broad support for school choice in Georgia

A large majority of Georgians support school choice, and nearly all of those support choice for all Georgia students regardless of family income, according to a survey released in Macon Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Georgia College

5 hrs ago | The Tallahassee O

Four South Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Indicted By Grand Jury

The Department of Justice announced yesterday that a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia returned indictments charging four law enforcement officers with civil rights violations and obstruction of justice in connection with an incident that occurred at Bainbridge BikeFest in 2012.

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Related Topix: Decatur County, GA, Bainbridge, GA

9 hrs ago | Chain Store Age

The Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta to break ground in December

Ben Carter Enterprises will break ground in December on the Outlet Mall of Georgia at Augusta, an 800,000-sq.-ft.

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14 hrs ago | Trend

Georgia to report to UN on implementation of Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Tbilisi, Georgia, July 10 By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend: The next session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee has started in the UN Office at Geneva.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, World News, Georgia

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Republican candidates deny validity of Nunn's call against outside funding

Michelle Nunn's challenge Wednesday for Senate candidates to join her in refusing campaign ads from independent groups was rejected by the Republican candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue as political posturing.

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

Myrtle Beach Online

Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate

Tommy Lee Waldrip, 68, was scheduled to be executed Thursday night for the April 1991 slaying of a store clerk who was set to testify in court against Waldrip's son.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia man 11th to plead guilty in dog fighting case

A Georgia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a massive dog fighting operation and his mother pleaded not guilty to threatening a co-defendant who provided information in the case.

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Related Topix: Decatur, GA, Dekalb County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Fairburn, GA, Clayton County, GA, Riverdale, GA

News Max

Georgia GOP Primary All About Obamacare

With less than two weeks to go before the Republican runoff for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, the debate is whether to repair Obamacare or repeal and replace the measure.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Connie Mack, US Senate, Senator Mike Lee, Newt Gingrich

Business Journal

Report: Georgia No. 10 for Central American immigrants

According to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies , the three primary Central American countries that immigrants move to the U.S. from are Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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The Macon Telegraph

Road work to close part of I-16/I-75 interchange

All Interstate 75 traffic coming southbound toward Interstate 16 will have to get off past the interchange, at Exit 164’s Hardeman Avenue, to get to Interstate 16 via the Spring Street exit.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Columbus avoids July 4 traffic deaths but totals spike statewide

The Columbus area avoided traffic deaths during the July Fourth weekend, but fatalities more than doubled throughout Georgia and Alabama compared with highway deaths in 2013, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA, Villa Rica, GA, Carroll County, GA, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia DOT awards $85M in highway, road inprovements

The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded contracts to get $85 million worth of road improvements under way across the state.

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Related Topix: Brooks County, GA, Colquitt County, GA, Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA

The Jackson Sun

Georgia governor pushes trials of marijuana derivative

Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Statesboro365

Katrina Ledford pleads guilty

Katrina Denise Ledford was to have gone on trial Monday for the death of Michael Anthony Riley had she opted for a jury trial.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Dooly State Prison, Prison, Washington State Prison

Patch.com

Arson, Drone Captures Fireworks Show, Missing Dogs, Drive-By Suspect Arrested 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, Sugar Hill, GA, Fire

New York Daily News

Wife of Georgia hot car dad raises suspicions

Leanna Harris' son, Cooper, was left to die in a roasting SUV by her husband, Ross, last month.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

National Public Radio

Shevardnadze: Fearless Life, Sad Political Ending

Eduard Shevardnadze was sitting in the front of the small Yak-40 jet that was screaming toward liftoff from Sukhumi.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Georgia, Russia

Effingham Herald

Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

Martha Fannin of Columbus and Shirley Jefferson of Augusta listen to instructions from Michael Diangelo, executive chef at Forest Heights Country Club, on how to prepare healthier school meals.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Kinesiology

The Macon Telegraph

Middle Georgia polls see few early voters

Bonnie Smith, deputy registrar for Macon-Bibb County’s Board of Elections, said the polls have been slower than usual.

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

GPB.org

Georgia Catholics Say Pope Taking First Steps to Tackle Abuse

Some survivors of sexual abuse by priests and other concerned Catholics in Georgia are welcoming the news that Pope Francis met with victims at the Vatican Monday .

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI

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