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Georgia State Election Board Meets February 7

GEORGIA – The Georgia State Election Board will conduct a meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. in the Auditorium of the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. The Auditorium is located at 1501 University Drive, Macon, GA. All interested parties are invited to attend. For meeting information, please visit the…

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VPD Requesting Public’s Help With January 3 Shooting

By Carol A. Gasser Moore VALDOSTA, Georgia – The Valdosta Police Chief Leslie Manahan has notified the public that on Tuesday, January 3, at approximately 1:49 pm., Valdosta Police Officers and Detectives responded to the area around the 1700 block of Williams Street.  Numerous citizens called E-911 about hearing gunshots. Read the full story in…

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Georgia’s graduating class of 2022 is fifth in a row to beat national average on SAT

Georgia public-school students continue to outpace nation as participation increases School- and district-level scores: Click here for school-level and here for district-level scores. GEORGIA – For the fifth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT – specifically, Georgia public-school students recorded a mean score…

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Georgia DOT awards nearly $1.84 billion in FY 2021, includes more than $153 million in construction contracts in June 

GEORGIA – In Fiscal Year 2021, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 416 projects valued at approximately $1.839 billion. This includes 385 Georgia DOT let projects valued at approximately $1.77 billion. The remaining 31 projects, worth approximately $69.4 million, were locally let.The 416 awarded projects for FY 2021 by project type…

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GBI Arrests Bainbridge Public Safety Officer

BAINBRIDGE, Georgia – On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Brandon Register, age 22, of Bainbridge, Georgia, on warrants for Simple Battery Family Violence and Criminal Trespass Family Violence. Register was transported to the Decatur County Jail. On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the GBI was requested by the Bainbridge Department of…

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Grant Spurs ‘Expansive’ Work to Conserve Rare Georgia Plants

GEORGIA – Plant conservation in Georgia just got a lot more promising. A partnership led by the state Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $780,000 to sample, grow and save 14 imperiled plant species. The federal grant will also boost capacity to preserve the plants at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Atlanta…

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Did you know …?

Did a woman escape from serial killers because of who her father was? By Jack Bagley The second week of February is upon us, and a famous person in American history has a birthday this week. Yes, Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, turns 212 years old on February 12th. Honest, Abe, you…

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GSBA Capitol Watch

By Angela Palm GEORGIA – With all the happenings in the political world of late, it seems like the General Assembly beginning its session Monday is almost a footnote in the news — but that will change. This is the beginning of a new two-year session, so all Committees will have to be appointed.  The…

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