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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.

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Gov. Deal says Georgia's environment and jobs linked

Gov. Nathan Deal give’s the governor’s environmental address at a revived Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful event Thursday.

Georgia unemployment claims in January at lowest point since ‘06

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced a 7.3 percent unemployment rate for January, continuing a seven-month drop in the rate.

Georgia teen to be charged in grandmother's death

A Georgia teenager will be charged with murder in the death of his grandmother Tuesday, Butts County authorities said.

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Medical marijuana bill passes Georgia House

With a vote of 171-4, a proposal to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Georgia passes the state House of Representatives.

Georgia colleges to join STEM teaching fellowship program

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced that Georgia will be the first state in the South to join a growing national initiative that seeks to increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields and to change how they are prepared to teach.

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Paula Deen continues comeback

After maintaining a low profile from what she has described as a trying time, Albany native Paula Deen is clearly back on the rise.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Beaudreau says Balfour's attorney's fees should come from campaign

While state law says Sen. Don Balfour can be repaid for lawyers who defended the charges he was acquitted of last year, challenger Mike Beaudreau is calling for the money to come from his campaign.

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Justin Bieber's bodyguard charged with snatching camera at Sandy Springs arcade

One of pop singer Justin Bieber's bodyguards has been arrested and charged with stealing a photographer's $10,000 camera outside an arcade in an Atlanta suburb, police said on Wednesday.

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Delta to reward frequent flier miles based on ticket price

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it would make a major change to its frequent-flier program, basing the number of miles earned toward free flights on how much customers spend rather than the distance traveled.

Case against Ga. man who texted photo of tattooed genitals dismissed

A man accused of texting an unsolicited picture of his tattooed genitals to a married mother of young children did not commit a crime under a Georgia state nudity law, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

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PETA protesting local university's use of live owl mascot

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is not keen on Kennesaw State University’s use of Sturgis, a live owl, for its mascot.