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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sarah Palin endorses Karen Handel in Senate race

Former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin backs GOP candidate Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate race.

Report: Georgia shines in Common Core implementation

Georgia shines in report on Common Core implementation. Georgia is a leader among several states in implementation of the Common Core, according to a recent report by the Southern Regional Education Board. The report, which tracks progress in 15 states, benchmarked five areas of implementation, identifying “leading states” and “strong states” in each.

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Ga. man chokes kitten after daughter protects mother

A Conyers man has been arrested after he allegedly choked his daughter’s kitten in retaliation for her striking him while he was arguing with her mother.

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Paula Deen makes a visit home, y'all

After a trying summer of 2013, Albany native Paula Deen has rebounded big with a new consolidation of her businesses under Paula Deen Ventures and plans for a $20 million restaurant and retail center at Dollywood.

Last flurry at Legislature ends without marijuana bill passage

Legislators approved a gun bill and a constitutional amendment that could cap the state income tax, but marijuana and autism provisions don’t pass in final day of legislative session.

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Ga. lawmakers pass measure for Martin Luther King Jr. statue

Georgia lawmakers have passed a measure allowing a monument to be erected on the state Capitol grounds to honor late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., nearly a half century after the Georgia-born Nobel Peace Prize winner's assassination.

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Judge awards attorney's fees to Sen. Don Balfour

Three months after he was acquitted on charges related to incorrect per diem statements, Sen. Don Balfour will be reimbursed for the fees he paid attorneys defending his case.

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Gov. Nathan Deal proclaims Wednesday Howard Bo Callaway Day in Georgia

Howard “Bo” Callaway in 1964 was the first Republican to win a seat in Congress representing Georgia since Reconstruction and in 1966 was the first Republican to run for Georgia governor since 1876.

Gwinnett woman seriously injured in Virginia bus crash

The commercial bus with 54 passengers aboard veered off a snowy Interstate 95 about 30 miles south of Washington and flipped onto its side, Virginia State Police said in a statement.

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Hand grenade at Atlanta bus station prompts evacuation

Police evacuated a Greyhound bus station in downtown Atlanta early on Monday after a hand grenade fell out of a box being shipped to North Carolina, but it was later found to contain no explosives.

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Gwinnett legislators prepare for final days of session

Votes on child welfare reform, medical marijuana and other issues could come this week

A shortened session at the Georgia General Assembly is expected to end next week, but big decisions on health issues, gun bills and the state budget remain.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: President Obama endorses U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson in re-election bid

Congressman Hank Johnson receives an endorsement from President Barack Obama in his quest for a fifth term in the district that includes portions of Gwinnett; Libertarian Party of Georgia announces candidates for U.S. Senate and governor.

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Estate tax repeal approved by Georgia General Assembly

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Georgia Court of Appeals takes field trip to Lawrenceville

A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in three cases, including one Gwinnett one, during a trip to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville.

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Drivers services head gets new role

Drivers Services Commissioner Rob Mikell is named to the State Employee Benefit Plan Council.