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2 hrs ago | Roll Call

Georgia Republicans Brawl for Conservative Mantle in Senate Debate

Seven Republican Senate hopefuls stood before a mammoth American flag Saturday afternoon for the sixth of seven debates hosted by the state GOP.

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

3 hrs ago | National Review Online

Whoops! Half of Georgia's Insurance Enrollees Haven't Paid Yet.

Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act's exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Kentucky

4 hrs ago | GPB.org

GOP's Older Candidates Seek Young Voters

One of the candidates at the top of the Georgia GOP's ticket this year is 71 years old.

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

Sun Apr 20, 2014

SavannahNow

Five historic live oaks in Georgetown celebrated

A granite marker at the site of five centuries-old live oaks near the intersection of Ga.

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Related Topix: Georgetown, GA, Georgia, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 4/20/14: Braves stadium cost going up, up, up and away

Chip Rogers, the former state senator who left the Gold Dome for a cushy gig at Georgia Public Broadcasting, confirms he's no longer with the state media outlet .

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Southeast Georgia Today

How's Obamacare Doing in Georgia

April 20-- With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens today released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Health Insurance, Health

WTLV

Registration deadline to vote in primary near

Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Sandy Springs (Sandy Springs, GA)

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls try to separate themselves

In a debate here Saturday, most of the leading contenders jumped over one another to highlight their conservative credentials on issues from spending, environmental regulation and immigration to guns and abortion, even as they agreed the party must reach beyond its base if it wants to win more nationally.

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

The Heard Citizen

Deal signs bill increasing rural health care providers

Gov. Nathan Deal this week signed into law House Bill 998, legislation that will expand the Georgia Medical Student Scholarship program and increase the number of practice opportunities for health care providers in rural areas.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, US Governors, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Times-Herald

Cagle: Georgia could become 'Silicon Valley of the South'

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was the guest speaker at the Newnan Rotary Club luncheon on Friday, and he shared his optimistic views on the future of Georgia.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Newnan, GA, Coweta County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Henry County Schools 2014 GHP Finalists Named

Twenty-two Henry County Schools finalists were selected to attend the 2014 Georgia Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University .

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

The Times

DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

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The Times-Herald

Health Navigators ended after bill pushed through Georgia General Assembly

Health Navigators is designed to help consumers, small business owners and employees navigate the ACA, according to the UGA Health Navigators' website.

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Related Topix: The Navigators, Pop/Rock, Georgia, Nathan Deal, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, University of Georgia, US Governors

Athens Banner-Herald

UGA Griffin campus to present Psych Day at UGA

The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to the field of psychology April 25 in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Psychology, Science, University of Georgia, Medicine, Pharmacology, Franklin College

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Thousands using new Ga. online voter registration

State officials say thousands of voters have used Georgia's new Web-based programs to register ahead of the May 20 primary.

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The Times

Annual burn ban to begin on May 1

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division's burn ban that applies to 54 counties, including Hall and several others in Northeast Georgia, is set to begin May 1. "The burn permit line may not be issuing permits on certain days due to weather conditions," Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Business Journal

Regents seeking bids to privatize student housing

The University System of Georgia is moving ahead with a student housing privatization initiative the General Assembly approved last month.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia State University

JD Supra

New Georgia Law Helps Protect Employers from Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims

On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Florida, Florida Government

MyFoxAtlanta

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Maxwell facing challenge from Bond for Georgia House seat

A veteran lawmaker is facing a determined but underfunded challenger for Paulding's District 17 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Dallas, GA

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