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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
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Campaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquarters

Campaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquartersCampaign 2014: Michelle Nunn headquarters
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  • 5 months, 2 weeks 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
  • Local
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Campaign 2014: Election Night

Campaign 2014: Election NightNathan Deal headquarters
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Monroe County and Forsyth discussing consolidation

Monroe County and Forsyth discussing consolidationAnother Central Georgia city and county are considering consolidation.
  • News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Town Hall Meeting To Discuss State Ethics

Town Hall Meeting To Discuss State EthicsCommon Cause scheduled a town hall meeting in Macon to discuss Georgia's Ethics Commission.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Georgia

Georgia state law allows police to text while driving

Georgia state law allows police to text while drivingAccording to state law, police officers are perfectly within their rights to text or operate their computers while driving down the streets.
  • Georgia
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Georgia's legislative session wrap-up

Georgia's legislative session wrap-upKey points and bills from the legislative session
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
News

Lawmakers pass transportation bill

Lawmakers pass transportation billRoadways you drive on everyday will soon have money to make repairs that state officials say were long overdue.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Georgia Religious Freedom Bill stalled

Georgia Religious Freedom Bill stalledWith one day remaining in the 2015 legislative session the Georgia Religious freedom bill remains stalled in committee.
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  • 3 weeks ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb planning employee buyouts

Macon-Bibb planning employee buyoutsSome employees and department heads say while the plans look good, they have concerns they want commissioners to address
  • Macon
  • 3 weeks ago
Georgia

Tough topics face Ga. lawmakers in session's final week

Tough topics face Ga. lawmakers in session's final weekGeorgia lawmakers plan to adjourn the 2015 session at midnight Thursday. That goal leaves only two working days left for the year but plenty to accomplish.
  • Georgia
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Georgia

Autism bill gets new life in legislature

Autism bill gets new life in legislatureThe state legislator who has blocked an autism bill has agreed to a compromise.
  • Georgia
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Georgia

Georgia House gives final approval to medical marijuana

Georgia House gives final approval to medical marijuanaThe Georgia House of Representatives accepted Senate amendment to medical marijuana bill.
  • Georgia
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Macon

Janea Cox on HB 1: "We can come home now"

Janea Cox on HB 1: "We can come home now"Representative Allen Peake says Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign HB 1 into law on Friday.
  • Macon
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Georgia Senate embraces medical marijuana

Georgia Senate embraces medical marijuanaThe Georgia Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation that permits medical marijuana for some illnesses, including cancer and seizures.
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  • 4 weeks ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb, Mercer land swap deal moves forward

Macon-Bibb, Mercer land swap deal moves forwardThe plan to swap land between Macon-Bibb County and Mercer University is moving forward.
  • Macon
  • 4 weeks ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb aiming for 200 early retirements

Macon-Bibb aiming for 200 early retirementsCounty manager Dale Walker told county commissioners that around 360 employees are eligible.
  • Macon
  • 4 weeks ago
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GA Senate passes Peake's medical-marijuana bill

GA Senate passes Peake's medical-marijuana billThe Georgia Senate passed state Rep. Allen Peake's medical-marijuana bill.
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  • 4 weeks ago
Macon

Reichert to seek re-election next year

Reichert to seek re-election next yearMacon Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert says he'll seek re-election next year and hopes to finish some tasks and start others.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
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Macon-Bibb Commission approves paid leave, park grant

Macon-Bibb Commission approves paid leave, park grantMacon-Bibb Commission approves paid leave, park grant
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  • 1 month ago
Macon

Macon-Bibb to 'ban the box" on county job applications

Macon-Bibb to 'ban the box" on county job applicationsInitial applications for Macon-Bibb County jobs will no longer ask about criminal history.
  • Macon
  • 1 month ago
Politics

50 years ago: LBJ and 'We Shall Overcome'

50 years ago: LBJ and 'We Shall Overcome'One of the great presidential speeches came a half-century ago Sunday, as President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass voting rights legislation, and invoked an anthem of civil rights demonstrators.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Macon

Bibb County plans employee buyouts

Bibb County plans employee buyoutsRight now, 360 employees would qualify, about a third of those at the sheriff's office.
  • Macon
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Fla. gov. bans the terms climate change, global warming

Fla. gov. bans the terms climate change, global warmingScott, a Republican, banned the use of those terms in state communications and publications shortly after he took office in 2011.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Gov. Deal's school takeover amendment passes Senate

Gov. Deal's school takeover amendment passes SenateGov. Nathan Deal's plan to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" is moving to the Georgia House.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Multiple Ga. medical marijuana bills on table

Multiple Ga. medical marijuana bills on tableOn the table for state lawmakers this year: three different bills aimed at legalizing some form of medical marijuana
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline billThe $8-billion pipeline would transport oil harvested from Canada's tar sands to pipelines linked to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Supreme Court closely divided on health care law's future

Supreme Court closely divided on health care law's futureThe Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday during heated arguments over President Obama's health care law, but questions from Justice Anthony Kennedy gave proponents hope the statute will be upheld.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Warner Robins

Group lobbies for domestic chickens in Warner Robins

Group lobbies for domestic chickens in Warner RobinsThey're called Warner Robins CLUCK or Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping, and want to be able to keep chickens in their backyards.
  • Warner Robins
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

State Senate considering "Beer Jobs Bill"

State Senate considering "Beer Jobs Bill"How and when you're able to buy craft beer could be changing if the state legislature passes Senate Bill 63
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Senate passes homeland security bill House won't support

Senate passes homeland security bill House won't supportThe Senate kicked off a flurry of congressional activity Friday aimed at avoiding a midnight shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a funding bill to keep the department operative through Sept. 30.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Homeland funding in limbo as GOP leaders diverge

Homeland funding in limbo as GOP leaders divergeCongress edged closer to a Friday partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security as House and Senate Republican leaders remain at an impasse over which chamber should act, and on what legislation.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Macon

Bill to abolish Payne City passes Senate

Bill to abolish Payne City passes SenateThe Georgia Senate approved a bill to abolish Payne City. But the measure faces opposition in the House.
  • Macon
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Macon

Investigating Macon-Bibb salaries

Investigating Macon-Bibb salariesMayor Robert Reichert says the salaries of his executive staff are justified based on increased responsibilities
  • Macon
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Georgia

Deal bans convicted felons box on state job applications

Deal bans convicted felons box on state job applicationsFelons can now apply for state jobs in Georgia without disclosing their convictions.
  • Georgia
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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