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Campaign 2014: Sonny Perdue speaks on Senate race

Campaign 2014: Sonny Perdue speaks on Senate raceCampaign 2014: Sonny Perdue speaks on Senate race
  • Local
  • 4 months ago
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Campaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquarters

Campaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquartersCampaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquarters
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  • 4 months ago
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Campaign 2014: Senator Valencia Seay supports Jason Carter

Campaign 2014: Senator Valencia Seay supports Jason CarterCampaign 2014: Senator Valencia Seay supports Jason Carter
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  • 4 months ago
Politics

Campaign 2014: Election Night

Campaign 2014: Election NightNathan Deal headquarters
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  • 4 months ago
Politics

Congress has just days left to avert DHS shutdown

Congress has just days left to avert DHS shutdownFunding is set to expire Friday for the Department of Homeland Security unless lawmakers can move past their stalemate on immigration to pass a $40 billion spending bill for the agency.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Crime

DOJ studying links between gangs, violent extremists

DOJ studying links between gangs, violent extremistsThe Justice Department is researching links between what draws new recruits to criminal gangs and those who become converts to violent extremism.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
News

Report: DoD spends $84M a year on Viagra, similar meds

Report: DoD spends $84M a year on Viagra, similar medsAccording to data from the Defense Health Agency, DoD actually spent $41.6 million on Viagra — and $84.24 million total on erectile dysfunction prescriptions — last year.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Last-minute glitch ahead of Sunday ACA deadline

Last-minute glitch ahead of Sunday ACA deadlineAs the clock ticked toward the Sunday night deadline for Obamacare's 2015 enrollment, federal officials on Saturday grappled with a glitch that prevented people from getting their income verified so they could sign up for insurance.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

President Obama asks Congress to approve fight against militants

President Obama asks Congress to approve fight against militantsThe White House sent Congress a formal request Wednesday for Authorization for the Use of Military Force to combat the Islamic State.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Macon

Reichert touts "dynamic" economy at State of the Community event

Reichert touts "dynamic" economy at State of the Community eventIn his State of the Community address Thursday, Mayor Robert Reichert talked about Macon-Bibb's growth and future
  • Macon
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

State Senator supports gas tax bill

State Senator supports gas tax billState Senator John F. Kennedy says he supports the concept of an excise tax on motor fuel
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

N.C. senator: "Food workers shouldn't have to wash their hands"

N.C. senator: "Food workers shouldn't have to wash their hands"A freshman U.S. senator says restaurants shouldn't be required to make employees wash their hands after using the bathroom.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Milledgeville

Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley steps down

Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley steps downActing mayor Jeannette Walden now becomes interim mayor. She said Bentley resigned for health reasons. He's been on medical leave from the mayor's office since October.
  • Milledgeville
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Peach - Crawford

Roberta woman shares ObamaCare success story at White House

Roberta woman shares ObamaCare success story at White HouseA Central Georgia resident who wrote a letter to President Obama got to speak with the President at the White House Tuesday.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Macon

Huckabee visits Macon, ponders presidential run

Huckabee visits Macon, ponders presidential runPossible presidential candidate Mike Huckabee autographs copies of his latest book at Barnes & Noble in Macon.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Obama to propose a $478 billion road and bridge program

Obama to propose a $478 billion road and bridge programPresident Obama's budget proposal Monday includes a six-year $478 billion program to build and upgrade roads, bridges, and other transit systems, to be financed by a one-time tax on overseas profits, the White House said Sunday.
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential race

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential raceMitt Romney plans to tell supporters that he's decided against a third presidential campaign, a Romney aide said Friday.
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  • 1 month ago
Macon

UPDATE: Bibb board wants public's help on precinct cuts

UPDATE: Bibb board wants public's help on precinct cutsThe plan to reduce the number of election precincts by a third drew fire at a Bibb County Board of Elections meeting.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
Macon

Georgia NAACP opposes Bibb precinct cuts

Georgia NAACP opposes Bibb precinct cutsGeorgia's NAACP opposes a plan to cut a third of Bibb County's voting precincts, saying it will affect African American voters the most.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
Entertainment

2 Chainz may run for mayor of College Park, Ga.

2 Chainz may run for mayor of College Park, Ga.2 Chainz announced a possible future in running for mayor of his hometown, College Park.
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  • 1 month ago
Local

Ga.'s medical marijuana bill formally submitted

Ga.'s medical marijuana bill formally submittedThe bill that could legalize medical marijuana in Georgia was formally submitted to the House Chamber Monday
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Rep. Peake to present medical marijuana bill

Rep. Peake to present medical marijuana billHouse Bill 1 is expected to be presented Monday. Its sponsor, Representative Allen Peake, is holding a press conference
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Trump: 'I would've won the race against Obama'

Trump: 'I would've won the race against Obama'In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, he said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose — and he expressed regret that he hadn't run himself in 2012.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in AlabamaAlabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortionHouse Republicans, faced with mounting opposition from their own members, pulled a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and instead Thursday passed less restrictive legislation to prohibit federal funding for abortions.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Weather

Citing climate, Obama issues Arctic executive order

Citing climate, Obama issues Arctic executive orderAt least 23 different federal agencies are responsible for implementing the Obama administration's policies in the Arctic Ocean, from the Office of Science and Technology Policy to the State Department to NASA.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Bibb plans to eliminate 20 polling places

Bibb plans to eliminate 20 polling placesOn Tuesday, elections supervisor Jeanetta Watson said the changes would save $37,000 to $40,000 in a typical year.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Obama hits 50% approval rating in poll

Obama hits 50% approval rating in pollA new Washington Post-ABC News poll put Obama's approval rating at 50%, his highest since the spring of 2013 in this particular survey.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Governor proposes raising Georgia's gas excise tax

Governor proposes raising Georgia's gas excise taxGeorgia Governor Nathan Deal said the state's roads and bridges need fixing and the state needs a way to pay for it. He suggested one possibility.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workers

Obama to propose paid sick leave for American workersPresident Obama will call on Congress to require companies to give workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year, a senior adviser said Wednesday.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Poll: Obama approval rating rises to 46%

Poll: Obama approval rating rises to 46%A new CBS News poll puts Obama's approval rating at 46%, seven points higher than in October, a month before elections in which Republicans won control of the Senate and increased their House majority.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bartender accused of plan to poison Boehner

Bartender accused of plan to poison BoehnerMichael Hoyt of Deer Park called 911 in October and told dispatchers that he had wanted to poison Boehner, R-Ohio, at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, where Hoyt was a bartender, according to court documents. Hoyt was indicted Jan. 7.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Hill leaders: Obama to seek renewed war authority

Hill leaders: Obama to seek renewed war authorityTop congressional leaders said the White House is drafting new authorization language to redefine the U.S. mission in the war on terror that will address the rise of the Islamic State.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. Deal stresses transportation, education funding

Gov. Deal stresses transportation, education fundingDuring the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, state legislative and business leaders reached across the table to prioritize the issues they say Georgia needs to tackle.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Ga. lawmakers gather for start of session

Ga. lawmakers gather for start of sessionMembers of Bibb's local delegation say the big items to watch this year are transportation funding and medical marijuana
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education reform

Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education reformGeorgia Gov. Nathan Deal has re-committed to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools as he was sworn in for a second term in office.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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