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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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