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Democratic Party leaders exhorted their members to work hard to turn out voters in November in Georgia at the party’s state dinner in downtown Atlanta on Friday night.   Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar were among the leaders who urged the party faithful […]

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp issued four line-item budget vetoes Friday and instructed the General Assembly to ignore the language in 26 other budget line items. One day after signing the $30.2 billion fiscal 2023 spending plan, the governor axed three technical college projects that were to be financed with bonds, including funds to design […]

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ALBANY — When disabled veteran David Kelley left his home for Jacksonville, Fla., to train with his service dog, Bert, a pure-bred English Labrador, he was taking “22 or 23 medications” to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder associated with his military service during Operation…

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ATLANTA – Georgia’s hotel industry will receive by far the largest chunk of more than $415 million in federal pandemic relief grants announced by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday. The Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA) will get $150 million to help offset the losses hotels across the state have sustained during the pandemic. The GHLA […]

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MACON — A Covington resident admitted in federal court to supplying a large quantity of methamphetamine to a drug dealer in the Monroe County community.

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ATLANTA — As the second week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election continues, Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state.

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ATLANTA — The Tedeschi Trucks Band, the revered 12-piece collective founded by husband-and-wife duo, guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi, announced recently the most ambitious studio project of their storied career: “I Am The Moon,” an epic undertaking in four albums w…

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MANSFIELD — Do you have an older kid or teen who would rather be outdoors than inside? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division has the perfect summer solution for them: Sign him or her up for a camp at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield.

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CLARKESVILLE — “This is beyond just a feel-good program — we’ve had students learn to read just so they could participate,” Jennifer Berry, a doctoral student and research professional in UGA’s Department of Entomology, said. “It clicks in their minds that they can learn — through beekeeping…

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U.S. home sales skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, hitting a 15-year high of 6.1 million in 2021. The spike in demand, coupled with declining inventory, have put upward pressure on housing prices. Renters have not been spared, as housing has become one of the key drivers of surging U.S. inflation. According to the Economic Policy […]

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ALBANY — With education, as in educating the work force of the future, serving as a backdrop, Georgia Chamber President/CEO Chris Clark and Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Director of Outreach and Engagement Merrill Wilcox laid some heavy truth on business owners and educator…

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ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a meeting for Monday to receive information for or against clemency for Virgil Delano Presnell Jr. The five-member Georgia Parole Board will begin its meeting with Presnell’s representatives at 9 a.m. to receive information in fa…

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees. The fiscal 2023 spending plan, which takes effect July 1, is just shy of the record $30.3 billion fiscal 2022 mid-year budget covering state spending through June 30. It includes the $2,000 final installment […]

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ATLANTA – State and local elected officials from Houston County dedicated one of the most visible solar energy projects in Georgia Wednesday. The new 68-megawatt Houston Solar project off Interstate 75 near Perry was built by Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia electric membership corporations and Silicon Ranch, one of the […]

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law a bill that modernizes some of Georgia’s rules around HIV-status disclosure. Under the prior law, any person living with HIV who did not disclose positive HIV status prior to a sexual act could face a felony charge punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to Georgia Equality, […]

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ATLANTA – Early voting in Georgia ahead of the May 24 primaries is breaking records, defying the historical trend of lower turnouts in non-presidential election years. Through Tuesday, 254,556 Georgians had taken advantage of the early voting period that began May 2 to cast their primary ballots, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reported Wednesday. The […]

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ATLANTA – The elected heads of Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties signed an agreement Wednesday aimed at piggybacking mass transit on toll lanes to be added to the Top End of Interstate 285. The four counties will work with MARTA, the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL), the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Atlanta […]

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Saint-Gobain ADFORS North America, a division of international light and sustainable construction company Saint-Gobain, will invest $28 million to expand its operations at its Dublin manufacturing facility, creating 400 new jobs over the next two year…

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 461 Wednesday, spearheaded by First Lady Marty Kemp and designed to further the fight against human trafficking in Georgia. The legislation adds human trafficking to the list of serious violent and sexual offenses that require a Superior Court judge to gra…

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Two current and one former Republican governor will campaign for Gov. Brian Kemp in Georgia ahead of the state's primary later this month, which has turned into a proxy fight between the establishment and Donald Trump wings of the GOP.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health discussed increasing fentanyl overdose deaths, COVID rates, and a mysterious hepatitis outbreak among children at its monthly meeting Tuesday. Fentanyl-involved overdose deaths in Georgia increased 218% from 2019 to 2021, said epidemiologist Dr. Laura Edison. That drastic increase represents 1,248 deaths in a two-year-period. Fentanyl, a synthetic […]

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ATLANTA – Former state Sen. and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill was named executive director of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) by the agency’s board Tuesday. Hill, who currently serves as GEFA’s executive director, will succeed the retiring Kevin Clark on July 1. Hill was recommended for the promotion by Gov. Brian Kemp. Hill […]

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program has launched a recruitment drive in Georgia, offering immediate openings and free career training for low-income students ages 16—24 in the nation’s leading industries.

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MACON — A Macon man convicted on a federal gun charge for his role in trafficking semi-automatic rifles was sentenced to serve the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison resulting from an ATF investigation utilizing the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. Chadrick Purnell, 43…

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp continues to dominate former U.S. Sen. David Perdue in fundraising heading into their Republican gubernatorial primary showdown. Kemp’s campaign had raised $22.4 million through the end of last month toward his bid for a second term, according to a report filed Monday with the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance […]

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ATLANTA – Georgia tax collections skyrocketed in April for the second month in a row, the result of last year’s late tax filing date of May 17, the state Department of Revenue reported Monday. The agency brought in just more than $5 million last month, up 78.9% over April of last year. Individual income tax […]

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ATLANTA — The Georgia House Democratic Caucus held a press conference Monday in which representatives – all women – decried the potential loss of abortion rights in Georgia and urged voters to support pro-choice candidates in upcoming elections.   The caucus called the press conference in response to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that […]

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It's the top of the third inning in Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Bananas. As the second batter gets set once again, the home team, clad in its customary yellow, crowds closer in the infield. A shimmer of excitement moves through the stands in anticipation of the next pitch.

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From the crystal-clear springs of Magnolia Springs to the serene landscape of Elijah Clark, Georgia State Parks have paddling experiences for all skill levels. Canoes, kayaks, stand-up boards, aqua cycles — you name it. Paddle on!

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — Fishing enthusiasts can test their angling skills this year by going after a Georgia Bass Slam. This program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the co…

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ATHENS — Researchers from the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety and Department of Food Science and Technology are looking for new ways to tackle food safety by expanding their global network to increase the safety of the global food supply in the U.S. and abroad.

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The gray mansion with white trim stands out amid the brick homes in this affluent, quiet suburb of Atlanta. A Tesla and a Mercedes sit in the driveway. Towering pines wave gently in the backyard. Bare windows offer glimpses of a spiral staircase and marble floors inside.

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is being swept into another sensitive political matter, the latest in a series of headline-grabbing incidents for an official whose day-to-day duties typically render the position obscure.

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ATLANTA – Three Georgia environmental groups are asking an appellate court to let them intervene in a legal effort by a coalition of utilities including Atlanta-based Southern Co. to block a federal crackdown on coal ash ponds. The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the conspiracy theory-peddling Georgia Republican, shouldn't be disqualified over her role in the January 6 insurrection, a judge said Friday in a significant legal blow to the voters and advocacy groups who tried to throw her off the ballot.

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