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1 hr 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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2 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

6 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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8 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

9 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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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

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