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ATHENS — Organizational and instructional communication specialist Jennifer Waldeck was named head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She began her tenure on July 1. Waldec…

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — Georgia anglers who catch five different black bass species can claim a Georgia Bass Slam. This state program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state, while also stimulating interest in the c…

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SOCIAL CIRCLE – Anglers searching for a new place to fish can start with one of Georgia’s 11 Public Fishing Areas. PFAs are managed for fishing by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, and most offer additional experiences to entertain the whole family.

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Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested by Capitol Police on Thursday during a protest on "Senate inaction on voting rights legislation," according to a video posted on Twitter.

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ATLANTA - Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday.

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ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims fell in Georgia last week, running counter to an increase at the national level. Jobless Georgians filed 12,605 initial claims last week, down 1,870 from the previous week and the lowest weekly total since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year. The state Department of Labor has […]

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Atlanta Public Schools, one of the nation's first districts to begin its school year next month, will require masks for all students and teachers in school and on buses, the district announced Thursday.

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ATLANTA – Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan called on the General Assembly Thursday to create a $250 million state tax credit aimed at reducing crime statewide. The Law Enforcement Strategic Support (LESS Crime) Act will be the cornerstone of Duncan’s 2022 legislative agenda. Duncan was the third Republican state leader to announce an anti-crime initiative this […]

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ATLANTA – The grandson of the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Zell Miller is running for lieutenant governor on a platform that includes restoring full funding of the HOPE Scholarship program his grandfather started. Bryan Miller of Watkinsville announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Geoff Duncan as Georgia’s lieutenant governor. […]

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More than 93,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2020, a nearly 30% surge from 2019 and the most ever recorded in a single year, according to recently released data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Addiction experts say the increase in overdose deaths was largely driven by the increased […]

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ATLANTA – A local utility and telephone company in Coastal Georgia are teaming up to offer high-speed broadband service in three counties. Coastal Electric Cooperative of Midway and Darien Communications will invest $40 million with new broadband provider Coastal Fiber Inc., an affiliate of the cooperative, to serve 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan […]

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FORSYTH — What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina.

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ATHENS — University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents see lots of insects. People leave jars of them on agents’ desk, send photos or call them out to their gardens to identify the pests and give control recommendations.

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ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia (USG) generated an economic impact statewide of $18.6 billion in fiscal 2020. While that was up 0.6% over fiscal 2019, the system actually produced slightly fewer jobs in fiscal 2020, generating 155,010 jobs directly and indirectly compared to 157,770 in fiscal 2019. Fiscal 2020 marked the beginning of […]

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery generated more than $1.5 billion for the state’s HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs during the last fiscal year, a record that came despite a global pandemic that dampened economic activity. The fiscal year that ended June 30 marked the sixth straight year the lottery has exceeded $1 billion in profits […]

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s new election law is a thinly disguised Republican attempt to reverse GOP losses suffered in the last election cycle with restrictions aimed at reducing voter turnout, witnesses told a U.S. Senate committee Monday.

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ATLANTA — The American Red Cross of Georgia promoted its former chief development officer, Deirdre “Dee” Dixon, into the role of regional executive, the equivalent of CEO for one of the busiest Red Cross regions in the country. Days later, she quickly made the transition to greeting and than…

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ATLANTA — In Fiscal Year 2020, the University System of Georgia served as a significant source of stability and played a critical role in the state’s recovery with an $18.6 billion statewide economic impact, the system announced Monday. USG’s impact grew 0.6 percent over fiscal year 2019. Th…

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ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation first turned to the private sector to help finance a major road-building project with the Northwest Corridor, adding toll lanes a few years ago to Interstate 75 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.

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DECATUR — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Task Force took part in 549 gang-related investigations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, up from 343 in fiscal 2020, its first full year in operation.

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Georgia’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to let Georgia and 11 other states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act do so through a new “look-alike” federal program.

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