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11 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Unpaid GA court fines to be drawn from tax returns

Assistant Director for the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts Mike Cuccaro tells the Telegraph of Macon similar laws that have been implemented in other states have generated about $2 million in annual collections.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

The Macon Telegraph

2 injured in western Georgia small plane crash

Coweta County Fire Capt. Craig Sherrer tells WSB-TV two men who were pulled from a crashed plane were alert and talking to emergency responders Saturday afternoon, but were also badly injured.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents

The Macon Telegraph

Back to School: Changes abound in Bibb

When Bibb County schools open Friday, most students will notice slightly shorter days, different start and dismissal times and, for some, new principals.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

HarnessLink.com

Georgian Downs hosts OSS Grassroots Series

Georgian Downs rolled out the red carpet on Saturday night for the three-year-old colt and gelding pacers of the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series with five $18,000 dashes going behind the gate.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Job Spotlight: Ryan Willoughby, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia

ROBIN TRIMARCHI/rtrimarchi@ledger-enquirer.comRyan Willoughby, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Georgia, stands with Nitasya Roland and her three children in front of Roland's 20th Avenue home.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Columbus State, Bibb City, GA, Muscogee County, GA, Columbus, GA, Americus, GA, Sumter County, GA, Crisp County, GA, Cordele, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia officials say they're working hard on Medicaid backlog

The Department of Community Health has made decisions on eligibility for up to 70 percent of the 88,854 "account transfers" from Georgia's insurance exchange, the agency said last week.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Georgia Government

GPB.org

This Week In Coastal Georgia With Tom Barton: Runoff Elections

Tom Barton, editorial page editor of the Savannah Morning News , joins GPB Savannah's Sarah McCammon for a weekly interview about the week's news.

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Northern Michigan News

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

Republicans are on the offensive in the opening days of Georgia's general election Senate campaign, hammering Democrat Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and questioning her resume as a non-profit executive - the very experience that anchors her appeal as a moderate who gets things done without partisan wrangling.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Government, Barack Obama

News Observer

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

This May 20, 2014, file photo shows Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn in Atlanta as she speaks to her supporters after her primary win was announced at an election-night watch party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Barack Obama, Non-Profit

The Macon Telegraph

Georgia’s Democrats to hold convention in Dublin

The Democratic Party of Georgia is hosting its quadrennial state convention Aug. 9 in Dublin at the DuBose Porter Regional Business and Industry Center.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, Dublin, GA, Laurens County, GA, Bibb County, GA

Chattanoogan.com

GNTC's Graceful Beam Completes 2014 Georgia Master Teacher Experience

Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia presents Graceful Beam, instructor of Business Management at GNTC, with a certificate for participating in the Georgia Master Teacher Experience.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Chuck Williams: Cooperstown becomes Braves' field of dreams

The state of Georgia should go ahead and annex it and save everyone the trouble.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

The Macon Telegraph

Solar set to make big inroads across Middle Georgia

Georgia was one of the hottest states for solar installation in 2013, coming in at No.

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Related Topix: US Military, Robins Air Force Base, US Air Force, Twiggs County, GA, Between, GA, Walton County, GA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Macon Telegraph

Deadline approaching for Georgia alligator hunt

SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAPH An alligator, measuring 13 feet 11 inches, was killed in Lake Seminole during Georgia’s 2013 alligator hunt.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Ethics complaint filed over New York fundraiser

A former state lawmaker says a New York City event billed as a fundraiser for Georgia's Democratic Party was unethical and illegal.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Georgia Government, Celebrities, Jason Carter, Pop/Rock, R.E.M., US Governors

The Washington Post

Why David Perdue is the favorite against Michelle Nunn in Georgia

Our forecast for the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate election this year is more optimistic for the Republicans than those of many other analysts.

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Related Topix: Georgia Government, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Elizabeth Dole, US Governors, Sonny Perdue, Sports

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