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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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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22 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

"Rising Star" Recap: On the Final Night of Head-to-Head Duels, Five More Contestants Advance

ABC's interactive singing competition, Rising Star , concluded its live head-to-head singing duels Sunday night with four contestants advancing after the East Coast vote and one additional singer being saved after the West Coast broadcast.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Shirelles

News Observer

The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War

She has worked behind the scenes at what is now The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa deep in the Allegheny Mountains for 62 years.

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The Macon Telegraph

About 84,000 Georgia children to begin pre-school

Department spokesman Reg Griffin says during the 2013-14 school year, the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program served 66 percent of 4-year-old children in the state.

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The Georgia Straight

Homeless in Vancouver: Canadian Border Service Agency uniform post gets an honourable mention

I was headed to the Whitecaps game, carrying my supporters scarf. You had bright red hair wearing a cute string with buttons in it, and you were smoking a cigarette when I walked... You've chosen to slap the "infidelity" label on his actions, and now you feel compelled to have a full-blown my-boyfriend-cheated-on-me meltdown.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Deal ethics issues can't be dismissed as political attacks

Jason Carter, the Democratic challenger for governor, is pounding away at the ethics questions swirling around his opponent, Gov. Nathan Deal.

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

SavannahNow

Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.

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