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ATHENS — The quest for the perfect pumpkin each fall doesn’t start at the local patch. In fact, it starts up to 10 years prior for researchers like University of Georgia plant geneticist Cecilia McGregor. McGregor leads breeding efforts in the selective pumpkin variety called the “Orange Bul…

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SOCIAL CIRCLE – Watch out for deer on and near roads during the fall season. The fall season is peak deer activity season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

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STONE MOUNTAIN — A new company owned by a veteran executive at Stone Mountain was named Monday as the finalist to take over management of the park next summer.

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Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least seven hours of sleep each night — and falling short of this target carries a number of risks. Still, nearly 90 million American adults are not getting enough sleep. Americans who do not […]

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ATLANTA — Only hours after another deadly shooting in Atlanta, several law enforcement officials told members of the Georgia Senate Public Safety Committee what they need to lower crime rates and reduce stress on their judicial systems.

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ATLANTA — One day after a Republican U.S. Senate rival launched a statewide radio ad campaign, University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker released a digital ad focusing on his Wrightsville hometown roots.

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MACON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. The Atlanta Field Division, wh…

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ATLANTA — To provide additional support to Georgia’s families and child care providers and ensure more children have access to quality early educational opportunities, Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs announced Monday that Georgia w…

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The United States has some of the highest levels of income and wealth inequality in the world. U.S. Federal Reserve data shows that the wealthiest 10% of Americans control $93.8 trillion, more than double the $40.3 trillion in the hands of the remaining 90% of Americans. The income and wealth divide only appears to be […]

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ATHENS — When Connor Logan graduates from the University of Georgia with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales …

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ATLANTA – Georgia’s September net tax collections totaled nearly $2.82 billion for an increase of $655 million, or 30.3 percent, compared to September of last year when net tax collections totaled $2.16 billion. Year-to-date and through the end of one quarter, net tax revenue collections tot…

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The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its own unique challenges, each state has one public school that stands out as […]

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WASHINGTON — A new report shows COVID-19 vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 5,100 new COVID-19 infections and 700 deaths among seniors in Georgia during the first five months of this year.

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MARIETTA — Capt. Kari Giles, deputy director of operations for Georgia Air National Guard, qualified to compete in the World Games after finishing sixth in the World Triathlon Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.

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ATHENS — Recruiting a diverse student body is a focus throughout the University of Georgia, but keeping students engaged and successful once they are on campus is a whole different mission, Lakecia Pettway, director of the Office of Diversity Affairs at the College of Agricultural and Enviro…

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ATHENS — For more than 20 years, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has encouraged students to explore an important, yet often overlooked, side of Georgia’s leading industry. Since its creation in 1997, the Congressional Agricultural Fellowship has o…

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HELEN — Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during a conference at Unicoi State Park. Managers attended an awards ceremony celebrating those who make more than 60 State Parks and Historic Sites outstanding destinations across Georgia. They also attend…

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