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  • Republicans cry foul over taxes

    Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia’s open Senate seat are falsely accusing him of being the worst kind of Republican — one who wants to raise taxes.

    May 19, 2014

  • Downsizing rural hospitals proposed

    As rural hospitals struggle, Georgia is letting stand-alone emergency rooms treat people in the countryside who would otherwise have to drive far away when they break an arm, need stitches or have a baby.

    May 18, 2014

  • Body in Ga. lake likely that of elderly woman

    Investigators found a body Friday that they believe to be that of a missing 87-year-old Georgia woman whose husband was discovered slain and decapitated in the couple’s home earlier this month, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.

    May 17, 2014

  • Senate hopefuls claim ‘business’ label in Georgia

    The leading candidates in Georgia’s crowded Republican Senate primary are all claiming the pro-business mantle as they battle each other and chase conservative voters.

    May 17, 2014

  • Tornado warning issued in western Georgia

    Forecasters have issued a tornado warning for several areas of western Georgia.

    April 28, 2014

  • Falsified Mammograms_Rich copy.jpg Technician falsified mammogram reports

    Sharon Holmes found a lump in her left breast quite by accident. At work one day as a high school custodian, her hand brushed up against her chest and she felt a knot sticking out. She was perplexed. After all, just three months earlier, she had been given an all-clear sign from her doctor after a mammogram.

    April 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Severe storms predicted for NW Ga. starting Monday

    Northwest Georgia is predicted to see severe thunderstorms, with heavy rain and the potential for hail, damaging winds or tornadoes starting early next week.

    April 26, 2014

  • Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father.

    April 25, 2014

  • Police: Man charged after killing break-in suspect

    DeKalb County authorities say a man who shot and killed a person who he thought was breaking into his car has been charged with murder.

    April 25, 2014

  • Ga. online tuition dropping

    Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
    Instead of heading straight to class from work, she uses eCore — an online system that focuses on “core” classes that every Georgia state college or university student must take — for 1 or 2 courses each semester.

    April 21, 2014

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