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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters get choice on freezing Ga. income tax rate
Voters will decide whether to freeze Georgia's top marginal income tax rate at the current level of 6 percent. State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment th...
March 21, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers snuff out medical marijuana, allow guns in church on final legislative day
A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between Hous...
March 21, 2014 09:07 AM | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medical marijuana bill stalls in state Legislature
A plan to create a medical marijuana program in Georgia has hit a political roadblock. The state Senate voted 54-0 on Thursday to allow people suffering from the side effects of cancer, glaucoma or...
March 20, 2014 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials consider new highway for northern suburbs
State transportation officials are studying plans to widening a highway across Atlanta's far northern suburbs. They're also considering construction of a new highway to the north or south of State ...
March 11, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartow County School Board votes to extend school days
The Bartow County School Board voted to extend the school day for students and staff to make up days missed due to inclement weather. In a 4-1 vote Feb. 26 at a special called meeting, the board ap...
March 04, 2014 12:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taylor expected to approve county budget Wednesday
After delays due to inclement weather, Commissioner Steve Taylor is set to approve the county operating budget today. Taylor held the first of two public hearings Feb. 26 and said he looked forward...
March 04, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands remain without power, but warmth on way
As crews worked to restore power to hundreds of thousands of Georgians, forecasters hoped warmer temperatures combined with a few rays of sunshine would improve ice-coated roads across the state. Y...
February 13, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dozens of warming shelters open in metro Atlanta
Dozens of shelters have been opened statewide to keep people warm. They include 35 National Guard armories and 11 Georgia state parks with 2,800 cots available. The Georgia Emergency Management Age...
February 12, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Storm knocks out power to about 200,000
Local utility companies report that nearly 200,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees and branches are bringing power lines down across the state. Georgia Power reported that nearly 1...
February 12, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama signs emergency declaration for Georgia
In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a potentially "catastrophic" winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outa...
February 11, 2014 01:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal declares state of emergency
With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, officials in north Georgia prepared Monday for another round of winter weather, with ...
February 10, 2014 11:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal takes blame for storm preparations
Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a s...
January 30, 2014 02:00 PM | 2 2 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's my car? Storm cleanup underway in Atlanta
Police and the National Guard helped people reunite with their abandoned cars Thursday as the logjam on Atlanta highways eased and the roads thawed, two days after a winter storm. The cleanup could...
January 30, 2014 01:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helicopters search for stranded drivers
Helicopters took to the skies Wednesday to search for stranded drivers while authorities on the ground worked to deliver food, water and gas — or a ride home — to people who were stuck on highways ...
January 29, 2014 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal: No more students stranded on buses
Students spent the night on buses or at schools, commuters abandoned their cars or idled in them all night and the highways-turned-parking lots iced over when a winter storm slammed the city, creat...
January 29, 2014 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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1 day after storm, Atlanta highways still gridlocked
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says "a lot of people" are still stranded in their cars on the highways nearly 24 hours after a winter storm slammed the city, but he is not sure of exactly how many people...
January 29, 2014 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow storm slams metro Atlanta, motorists still stranded
After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks — forcing many to hunker down in their cars overnight or seek other shelter — the National Guard was sending military Humvees o...
January 29, 2014 08:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother, boyfriend charged in Cartersville toddler death
A mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of a 1-year-old girl. Bartow County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said 25-year-old Brandy Ann Boyd and 24-year-old Austin Levi Payne face ...
January 28, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Traffic stop on I-75 in Bartow nets two arrests, largest ever heroin bust
Two men were arrested on various drug charges by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force Jan. 27 following a traffic stop on Interstate 75. According to task force Commander Mark Mayton, the pair. ...
January 28, 2014 10:39 AM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Rep. Paul Broun wins senate straw poll of 200
    by Jon Gilooly
    nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.07.13 - 11:33 am