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  • Ga. General Assembly finishes 2014 session

    The Georgia General Assembly has concluded its 2014 session, allowing lawmakers to begin campaigning for re-election.

    March 21, 2014

  • St Patricks Savannah_Rich copy.jpg Soggy St. Patrick’s dampens Savannah celebration

    Bagpipers in kilts and dignitaries in green jackets marched through rain showers and puddles Monday on a soggy St. Patrick’s Day that drew noticeably thinner crowds of gaudy green revelers to Savannah’s downtown sidewalks and oak-shaded squares.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former congressman Bo Callaway dies

    Howard “Bo” Callaway Sr., a former Georgia congressman, Army secretary and one of the founders of Callaway Gardens, died Saturday. He was 86.

    March 17, 2014

  • Scalia Atlanta_Rich copy.jpg Justice Scalia talks Constitution in Atlanta

    During a speech in Atlanta Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday defended interpreting the Constitution as it was originally written and intended.

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ga. eyeing recruitment at annual tech, media fest

    A group of Atlanta entrepreneurs, economic development officials and others are at the annual technology and entertainment festival South by Southwest Interactive to market the region as a startup and mobile media hub.
    The group — dubbed Southern Fried — wants to sell Atlanta and Georgia as a destination for those looking to establish themselves in the technology and entertainment industries.

    March 10, 2014

  • GOP Senate candidates spar in Macon debate

    Three Georgia congressmen running for a promotion to the Senate found themselves on the defensive Saturday night, as their Republican rivals urged voters to hold all officials in Washington accountable for the nation’s ills.

    March 10, 2014

  • FBI seeks suspects in South Georgia bank robbery

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and local police and sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects in the armed robbery of a south Georgia bank.

    March 8, 2014

  • Ga. Senate backs $42B budget plan

    Georgia would spend $42 billion on state government under a plan approved Thursday by the state Senate that would raise pay for teachers and other employees, better fund regulatory services and proposes $10 million to fund startup businesses.
    The procedural vote came as the General Assembly works out the final details in what’s arguably its most important annual job: Deciding how much the government should spend to support public services such as schools and colleges, health care, public safety, regulators and infrastructure.

    March 7, 2014

  • Georgia Crossover Day_Rich copy.jpg Ga. House votes for legalizing medical marijuana

    Patients suffering from illnesses including cancer and seizures could take a form of medical marijuana under a plan that Georgia’s state legislators backed Monday ahead of an important deadline that sorts out which bills go forward and which will likely fail for the year.

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wallenda Tallulah Gor_Rich copy.jpg High-wire walker sets sights on Georgia gorge

    Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot (305-meter) deep Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.

    February 23, 2014 1 Photo

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