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2 hrs ago | The Times

Rogers named co-chairman of Georgia House committee

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been named co-chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives' Role of Federal Government in Education Study Committee.


Related Topix: Georgia, Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA

5 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

Work continues as milestone is reached on GA 17 widening

Work is continuing on two Georgia Highway 17 widening projects in Stephens and Franklin counties, with very visible progress taking place just outside Martin near the Line community.


Related Topix: Franklin County, GA, Stephens County, GA, Martin, GA, Georgia, Hartwell, GA, Hart County, GA

13 hrs ago | WTVC

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.


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

17 hrs ago | Union-Recorder

Safe Routes to School network starts next summer

At the moment, six of the seven Baldwin County public schools are clustered together and cut off from residential areas by a trio of busy highways.


Related Topix: Baldwin County, GA, Georgia, Family, Kids, Banks County, GA, Baldwin, GA

20 hrs ago | Cross Roads News

Guarding against the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical...

Guarding against the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, requires early vaccination.


Related Topix: HPV, Health, Georgia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Rick Scott Had Stake In Company Whose 474-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline Could Run Through Florida

A 474-mile natural gas pipeline could run from Alabama through Georgia and into Florida as early as 2017 , and Florida Gov. Rick Scott owned stock in the company that's set to build it.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Georgia, Alabama, Country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, Liberal Political News

WCTV Tallahassee

Hahira Getting New GDOT Traffic Signal For Easier, Safer Left Turns

Georgia Department of Transportation traffic signal technicians plan to install a new signal Wednesday at U.S. 41/state Route 7 and SR 122 in Hahira that will make turning easier and safer.


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WRDW-TV Augusta

Bridge demolition debris turns into fish attractors at Thurmond Lake

The concrete leftover from a bridge demolition project will soon find a new home as fish attractors at the bottom of J. Strom Thurmond Lake, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers news release.


Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Georgia, South Carolina


Five African American women on Georgia's statewide ballot for first time

Georgia will make history in November. For the first time in the state and nation, five African-American women will be on a statewide ballot.


Related Topix: Georgia, African-American, Cobb County, GA, Austell, GA, Lithonia, GA, Dekalb County, GA

Free Republic

They're Off

In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nathan Deal, Eric Cantor, Georgia


Ga. health officials seek input on WIC program

The annual public comment period for the Department of Public Health's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31. Georgia WIC director Debra Keyes says department staff will review the comments and use them to update the annual program plan.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays, Georgia

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Supreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appeal

Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn... Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Georgia, Oregon, US Supreme Court

Roll Call

Number of Potential Senators in the House Dwindles

Rep. Jack Kingston's Tuesday defeat in a Senate primary runoff means no more than nine House members could join the ranks of the Senate in the 114th Congress - and that number could shrink again next month.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Georgia, Representative Steve Stockman

WTVY Dothan

Authorities Capture Escaped Murder Suspect

The Bay County Sheriff's Office, Holmes County Sheriff's Office, US Marshals, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Dale County Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Highway Patrol, and Washington County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the recapture.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Georgia

WRDW-TV Augusta

Georgia group to address jail gangs, contraband

A group of corrections agencies are planning to discuss a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at cracking down on jail gangs and the use of contraband.


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After the World Cup, Rio Will Be Ready For 2016, Olympic Expert Says

Despite development and other challenges in Brazil during the run-up to the World Cup, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro will be ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to a professor of international business at Georgia State University.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Georgia State University, Georgia

Free Republic

Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins

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


Related Topix: Georgia, US Governors, Sarah Palin


Inside the House GOP's tech effort

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


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.


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