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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.
Former officer indicted by grand jury
A former Valdosta police officer has been indicted on two counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to a press release from the Valdosta Police Department.
Today in History for Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today is Tuesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2014. There are 302 days left in the year.
Raines running toward Georgia Senate
In January, Lowndes County Commissioner Richard Raines announced that he would stick to his promise and be a one term county commissioner. Since this announcement, Raines was approached by a group of local Republicans, and they asked if he would be interested in running for district eight of the Georgia Senate. Raines said he would need time to discuss the decision with his family, and to pray about the decision; after both, he has decided to announce his run for Georgia's Senate.
Browning seeks re-election to school board
Brian Browning, incumbent for Lowndes County Board of Education District 3 seat, announced Monday that he is planning to run for another term.
Former director of Industrial Authority dies
Ken Garren, the longtime executive director of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority, died Sunday from a long illness.
Tucker chairs FSA State Committee
In January, Jerome Tucker replaced Ronald Lee as the chairman of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee of Georgia.
World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea
Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.
High court looks at death row inmate with low IQ
A Floridian with an IQ as high as 75 may be diagnosed as mentally disabled and be eligible for help getting a job. But on death row, the state says having an IQ higher than 70 categorically means an inmate is not mentally disabled and may be executed.
Today in History for Monday, March 3, 2014
Today is Monday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year.
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