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Insurance commissioner, two staffers took expensive gifts from lobbyists, disclosures show

ATLANTA | Georgia’s top insurance regulator and two senior staffers accepted $100 a head meals and, in one case, a round of golf last month funded by the industry they…

Isakson, Chambliss, and 44 others call for Obamacare delay

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., along with all 44 of their Republican colleagues, sent a letter today to President Obama urging him to permanently delay the…

Spin cycle always backfires

“Spin doesn’t work. Spin is less than honest. Spinning in one direction usually causes things to turn in the opposite direction. Spin is what you call it when elected officials,…

PharmaCentra doubling staff in Americus

PharmaCentra announced the hiring of 40 to 60 part-time and full-time positions in its Quality Assurance Division in the Americus operations center. Source: Americus Times-Recorder Georgia could follow S.C. in freeing…

Hartwell’s floodgates opened to release excess water

Hartwell’s releases flow through Lake Russell into Thurmond Lake, which is also releasing larger volumes of water into an already swollen Savannah River. Source: Augusta Chronicle With heavy rains, more West…

Lanier Tech’s first director dies

John H. Lloyd Jr. was the first leader of what is now Lanier Technical College. Source: Gainesville Times  Lanier Technical College signs dual enrollment agreement with Lumpkin County Dual enrollment is…

Shop Waldo Local underway in Thomasville

26 downtown businesses are participating in Shop Waldo Local in a project designed to promote small businesses and encourage the community to support local shops, especially during the usually-slow month…

Dalton mayor announces plan to run for governor

In the hours since Dalton Mayor David Pennington unveiled plans to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary next year, plenty of intriguing questions have emerged. Source: Dalton…

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

Democratic aide brings gun into courthouse, gets ticket

An aide to Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers got off with a warning after illegally bringing a gun into a public building.   The Daily Caller.…