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1 hr ago | Free Republic

Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins

Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight.

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Related Topix: Georgia, US Governors, Sarah Palin

5 hrs ago | Politico

Inside the House GOP's tech effort

Republicans have often come up short in the technology department in comparison to their Democratic rivals.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Tom Rice, Georgia

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Perdue has slim lead over Kingston in Georgia Senate race

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue held a slim lead over Rep. Jack Kingston late Tuesday in the hotly contested Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia

Statesboro Herald

Obamacare' insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rul...

A view of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse that houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, on Tuesday in Washington.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Georgia, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

WCTV Tallahassee

Organizations Asking Georgia To Stop Endorsing The Confederacy

Across the state of Georgia there are still remnants of a different time period.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, US Governors

Thomaston Times

SR3/Hwy19 resurfacing underway for next two monthsJuly 14th | 0

Beginning July 10, 2014, C. W. Matthews will be resurfacing State Route 3/U. S. 19 north and southbound, from near Cook Road, south of Southern Crescent Technical College, to north of Deluxe Circle, near Potato Creek Bridge.

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Statesboro365

Fair Road designated as McDougald Memorial Parkway

A former Statesboro mayor and his descendants were honored in a special program at Second St. John Missionary Baptist Church Saturday.

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Related Topix: Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Georgia, Sylvania, GA, Screven County, GA

KLTV Tyler

GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to... After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

More than 159K voted early in Ga.

More than 159,000 people voted early in Georgia for Tuesday's runoff elections. This number, released by Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office Monday, includes mail-in ballots.

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The Macon Telegraph

Guns OK at the polls? Depends on where you vote

The “guns everywhere” law that went into effect July 1 broadened the number of places where Georgians can legally carry guns, including many public buildings.

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Creative Loafing Atlanta

Ethics memo scandal doesn't make cut for Georgia Senate newsletters?

There were many news stories throughout Georgia last week. It's safe to say that no headlines were more prominent than the ones about a 2012 memo from Georgia's top ethics official Holly LaBerge that accused the governor's office of pressuring her to settle ethics complaints related to his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Dekalb County, GA, Tucker, GA

The Macon Telegraph

5 Things To Know About Georgia's Runoff Election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Nathan Deal, Phil Gingrey, US Senate, Georgia, Saxby Chambliss

ABC News

Georgia Republicans Look to Settle Their Feud

Either Rep. Jack Kingston or former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will become the GOP candidate for the state's open Senate seat, to be vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, kicking off what's expected to be one of the most hotly contested elections in the country.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, US Senate, Georgia, Republican, US House of Representatives, Saxby Chambliss

The American Prospect

How Two Centrist Dems May Herald a Progressive Future for Georgia

Just two years earlier, the Democratic Party of Georgia was careening toward insolvency, leaderless and rudderless after losing its 130-year grip on power in the early 2000s.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, US Governors

Business Journal

Report: State agency loses 'family planning' grant

State officials say they are concerned by the federal government's decision to award a 'family planning services' grant to an Atlanta-based group rather than the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Senate race zeroes in on metro Atlanta, north Georgia

Neither Republican running in Georgia's closely watched Senate race has a natural advantage in metro Atlanta, where the state's most populous area and a ring of northern exurbs are serving as the key battleground ahead of Tuesday's runoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Statesboro Herald

Parkway honors former mayor, media innovator

Standing behind a new McDougald Memorial Parkway sign after its unveiling are, left to right, Sen. Jack Hill, Michael McDougald, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore and Bulloch County Board of Commissioners Chairman Garrett Nevil.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Rome, GA, Floyd County, GA

Forsyth County News

Lanes shifting at Bethelview, Hwy. 9

In a move that transportation officials said should "vastly improve" traffic flow, travelers on Bethelview Road likely will notice some traffic shifts starting Sunday.

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The Island Packet

In Georgia, Senate hopefuls stick to conservatives

That bucks the recent example of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran surviving a primary challenge with help from black voters and union members typically aligned with Democrats and, along with Republican Senate primaries Tennessee, South Carolina and elsewhere, serves as a reminder that the GOP's core is still white conservatives, even as party leaders ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Thad Cochran

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Independent Bozarth's candidacy certified

Finally, it's official. Buckhead resident Bill Bozarth, independent candidate for the District 54 House of Representative seat, was notified Thursday both the Fulton County Board of Elections and the Georgia Secretary of State have certified his signature petition package.

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