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