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4 months ago

SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION

SENATE’S HARRY REID WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75 year old Reid says in a statement issued by his office today that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” […]

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HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT

  HOUSE APPROVES GOVERNOR DEAL’S FAILING SCHOOLS AMENDMENT The Georgia House has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s plan allowing a state takeover of chronically failing schools, setting up a statewide vote in 2016. Lawmakers voted in favor of the measure. Deal’s plan would allow an appointed superintendent to select up to 20 schools deemed failing each […]

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES IN THE CSRA The unemployment rate dropped in the CSRA last month, according to figures just released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. The jobless rate in Augusta dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.7% in February.  That compares to 7.5% a year ago. For the CSRA, the unemployment rate […]

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MCDUFFIE COUNTY ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE DEAD

MCDUFFIE COUNTY ACCIDENT LEAVES ONE DEAD A woman was killed when her car crossed the center line and hit a semi head-on this morning on Highway 17 South in Thomson. The accident was reported around 8:20 a.m. The woman’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of family members, according to the McDuffie County coroner’s office. […]

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TIP LEADS TO ARREST IN MONDAY HOUSE FIRE

TIP LEADS TO ARREST IN MONDAY HOUSE FIRE Aiken County authorities have made an arrest in connection with a house fire Monday in Warrenville. Kenneth William Treadaway was taken into custody Wednesday on Carline Road, thanks to a tip on who was possibly responsible for the fire in the 1700 block of Augusta Road. A […]

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4 months ago

Attorney General Olens Adds the State of Ohio to List of States Entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity

Attorney General Olens Adds the State of Ohio to List of States Entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity Attorney General Sam Olens announced today an addition to Georgia’s program of reciprocal recognition to firearms permit holders from other states. Legislation initially passed in 1996 allows Georgia to grant this privilege to citizens of states which […]

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HIRING FAIR THURSDAY AT FORT GORDON

HIRING FAIR THURSDAY AT FORT GORDON The Georgia Department of Corrections and the Georgia National Guard are hosting a hiring fair this Thursday at the Army Reserve Center, 15th Street and Lane Avenue, at Fort Gordon. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Department of Public […]

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GEORGIA MOVES CLOSER TO APPROVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA

GEORGIA MOVES CLOSER TO APPROVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA Lawmakers took a big step Tuesday toward legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia.  The Senate passed a compromise bill allowing the use of cannabis oil to treat eight medical conditions, including cancer, severe seizure disorders and sickle cell disease. A major sponsor of medical marijuana legislation, Representative Alan Peake […]

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