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Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

A regional Emmy Award-winning historical documentary more than a decade in the making and shot in North Carolina has a local connection.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 11:43 a.m. | Updated: mar. 28, 2015 11:39 a.m.
Offshore drilling meet draws interest

Offshore drilling meet draws interest

One of the last federal open house “scoping” meetings on offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast, held Tuesday in Savannah, drew a handful of people seeking information or expressing their views.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 2:38 p.m.
Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 9:41 a.m.
Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or “Crossover Day,” as it’s commonly called. Any legislation that hasn’t crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

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Posted: mar. 23, 2015 6:17 p.m. | Updated: mar. 24, 2015 3:00 p.m.
'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."
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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 12:49 p.m.
Census testing digital nose-count in area

Census testing digital nose-count in area

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 2:48 p.m.
Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.
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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 12:09 a.m.
Spring, eclipse, supermoon all today

Spring, eclipse, supermoon all today

AccuWeather reports that Friday the vernal equinox will occur, again marking the gradual return to warmer days in the Northern Hemisphere and winter's official astronomical end.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 11:10 a.m.
I should have lost my job

I should have lost my job

Bee shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about the kindness of a woman who should have had her fired but instead saved her job and gave her encouragement to keep trying.
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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 8:09 a.m.
From child marriage to lower wages, women and girls still struggle with equality

From child marriage to lower wages, women and girls still struggle with equality

Women and girls still suffer the lion’s share of violence, illness and lack of access to opportunity, according to two new studies.
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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 2:19 p.m.
State bill would ban photos, video from private places

State bill would ban photos, video from private places

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or “Crossover Day,” as it’s commonly called. Any legislation that hasn’t crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will now exclusively focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate. 

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 12:03 p.m.
How an outdated welfare rule is forcing low-income families to spend their savings

How an outdated welfare rule is forcing low-income families to spend their savings

When President Reagan revamped welfare reform in the '80s, he introduced a crucial change: to be eligible for social programs, a person couldn’t have more than $1,000 in assets. This meant that people in need would have to spend their savings before they could apply for assistance programs — and they did.
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Posted: mar. 18, 2015 12:26 p.m.
Senate addresses failing schools, marsh buffer and reglious freedom

Senate addresses failing schools, marsh buffer and reglious freedom

The Georgia Senate voted on many bills as “crossover” day, or day 30, loomed (Editor’s note: Crossover day was Friday). Day 30 is significant because bills that do not go to the House after day 30 or “crossover day” will not become law this session.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 12:42 p.m. | Updated: mar. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m.
A brilliant way old buses can be used to help the homeless

A brilliant way old buses can be used to help the homeless

Homeless people struggle to get some of the things they need to be healthy: food, shelter and a hot shower.
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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 8:36 a.m.
Worried sick: The high price of poverty

Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.
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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 8:06 a.m.
Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state’s approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

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Posted: mar. 09, 2015 6:54 p.m. | Updated: mar. 10, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.
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Posted: mar. 10, 2015 1:56 a.m.
Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

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Posted: mar. 09, 2015 6:46 p.m. | Updated: mar. 09, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

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Posted: mar. 09, 2015 6:44 p.m. | Updated: mar. 09, 2015 7:00 p.m.

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