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3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Tips to help shoppers make the most of Georgia's tax free holiday

The following items will be exempt during the sales tax holiday: a Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, Computers, Life, Sewing, Hobbies, Knitting

3 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Nashville defensive back flips from Georgia to Alabama

At 6-foot, 190 pounds, McGraw is four-star prospect. He ranks as the nation’s No.

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6 hrs ago | The Coastal Courier

Georgia Ports set tonnage record

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

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

7 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Georgia woman charged in widespread tax fraud case

A Georgia woman has been charged in federal court in Cleveland for her role in submitting 2,750 fraudulent tax returns for people referred to her by ministers in Arkansas and Ohio.

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11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The Georgia Lottery results for June 10, 2014

Drawing data: The Payout for the Midday Cash 3 was $100,140 The Payout for the Midday Cash 4 was $96,100 The Payout for the Midday Georgia Five was $3,856 Note : Everyone loves a second chance and so does the Georgia Lottery.

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14 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

GDOT Suspending Construction during Georgia Tax Holiday

State transportation officials say they're planning to suspend road work near shopping centers to accommodate Georgians looking to save money during the upcoming tax holiday period.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

14 hrs ago | WTKS-AM Savannah

$$$ for reporting arsons in Georgia

Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that the state has a toll-free arson hotline, 1-800-282-5804, sponsored by his office and the Georgia Arson Control Program.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government

18 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Committee taking look at Common Core in Georgia

The controversial Common Core multi-state education standards and federal funding came under the microscope Wednesday as part of the job of a temporary committee looking at Washington's role in public education.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, US Governors, Sonny Perdue

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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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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

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

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

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

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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