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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Education remains focal point for gubernatorial candidates

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter issued education-related announcements during the past week.

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Woodall: Securing border, employment controls key to immigration reform

Rep. Rob Woodall describes a robust immigration policy as “the secret to American success.”

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Refugee resettlement, national security on Tea Party agenda

Former military intelligence officer Edward Hayes and Refugee Resettlement Relief Executive Director Joe Newton are scheduled to address the Gwinnett Tea Party.

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State GOP seeks nominee to replace Michael Brown

The state Republican Party has set a deadline of Sunday at 5 p.m. for applications to replace the candidate who died Tuesday.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Carter, Deal put different spin on unemployment numbers

During a visit to Gwinnett, Carter said state is falling behind. Deal campaign disputes claim, touts job creation and labor pool growth.

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Colleagues mourn state house candidate

Michael Brown, Republican candidate for State House District 98, was unopposed on the November ballot.

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Carter on chances in Gwinnett: 'We fully expect to do really well here' | VIDEO

State Sen. Jason Carter spoke to the Gwinnett Rotary on Aug. 19 and said his campaign is reaching out to every corner of the county.

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Unsealed testimony offers insight into bribery case against Kevin Kenerly, David Jenkins

For the 10 months following Dec. 3, 2009, a special grand jury met every other Friday to investigate land acquisitions by the Gwinnett County governtment. The testimony they heard is no longer shrouded in secrecy.

Perdue calls Obamacare a ‘disaster,’ says it is only getting worse

The senate candidate vows to fight for the repeal of the healthcare law if elected.

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Local attorney appointed as Gwinnett state court judge

Shawn Fitzpatrick Bratton will fill the position vacated by Randy Rich’s May appointment to Gwinnett County Superior Court.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal, Carter: Georgia needs film-ready workforce

Both gubernatorial candidates say they are committed to developing talent for the state’s multi-billion film industry.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall: Fixing crisis at border is a priority

Congressman said the administration has the tools necessary to act, but refuses to do so.

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Kevin Kenerly bribery case may be resolved Tuesday

District attorney says hearing for ex-commissioner “may result in the resolution of the case.”

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Perdue, Hice among those expected to attend GOP BBQ

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Attorney General Sam Olens and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are also expected to attend.

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Michelle Nunn, Connie Stokes to visit Gwinnett Democrats

The U.S. Senate and lieutenant governor candidates will stop by Lawrenceville Saturday afternoon.


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