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Georgia tollway group offering $29 million in transportation improvement grants

The State Road and Tollway Authority is offering local governments and community improvement districts $29 million in transportation infrastructure improvement grants.

Twenty-seven Gwinnett attorneys, judges named to state bar committees

The State Bar of Georgia announced this week that its leaders recently appointed 27 Gwinnett County attorneys and judges to serve on the organization’s committees.

GDOT: I-85 work done early, but 316 work continues

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that it finished I-85 repaving work early, but work on Highway 316 continues.

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Confederate flags found at Martin Luther King Jr. church in Atlanta

Four Confederate battle flags were found on Thursday at the historic Atlanta church where civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, in a chilling reminder of the shooting of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church in June.

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Milestone: 50 Years of Medicare, Medicaid

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance, the Associated Press reported. “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine,” Johnson declared at the bill signing.

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Report: Atlanta's craft brewery SweetWater prepares for IPO

SweetWater Brewing Company, which brews beers including 420 Extra Pale Ale, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash and Georgia Brown, is making preparations for an initial public offering (IPO).

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Georgia's Spelman College ends professorship tied to Bill Cosby

Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it.

GDOT closing inside lanes Ga. Highway 316 in Lawrenceville this weekend

State will continue weekly lane closures through May 2016

The Georgia Department of Transportation will begin closing lanes on Ga. Highway 316 this weekend for a road resurfacing project.

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Jeannette McNeil Cathy, widow of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy dies at 92 | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s widow died Wednesday night, company officials announced.

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Georgia announces online registration for new fireworks tax, hotel fee

The Georgia Department of Revenue announced online registration is now available for the state’s new fireworks excise tax and hotel-motel fee.

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U.S. Marine slain in Chattanooga rampage mourned in Georgia | PHOTOS

Thousands of mourners gathered in Georgia on Tuesday night at a memorial service for U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, the youngest of five U.S. servicemen killed when a gunman opened fire on military offices in Tennessee.

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Gov. Nathan Deal order Planned Parenthood review after fetus-selling allegations

Gov. Nathan Deal became the latest politician to order a review of Planned Parenthood after allegations of fetus-selling were made against the group.

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Thousands rallying around petition to add hip hop group 'OutKast' on Stone Mountain

Thousands of people signed a petition to add the popular hip hop group, OutKast, to the side of Stone Mountain.

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Atlanta NAACP wants Confederate symbols removed from Stone Mountain

The Atlanta NAACP is calling for the removal of any trace of the Confederate States of America from Stone Mountain Park.


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