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World less friendly to those of faith

A new study by the Pew Research Center has some sobering numbers for religious individuals. Social hostilities involving religion reached its highest point in six years in 2012. Albany Herald.…

Marvel Comics Ant-Man to be first Pinewood Atlanta film, UK trade pub says

A London-based film and TV production guide publisher, KFTV.com, is reporting Jan. 15 that Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man will be the much anticipated blockbuster movie to start filming in May at…

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA punishes 525 riders

MARTA has punished 525 people since the transit system began its “Ride with Respect” campaign in November, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. Atlanta Business Chronicle.…

Kia parts supplier seeks 190 workers for West Point plant

Kia auto supplier Hyundai Dymos is looking to fill 190 positions for its new plant now under construction in West Point, Ga. Columbus Ledger Enquirer.…

Peanut Farm Show begins Thursday in Tifton

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show kicks off Thursday at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the event, where more than 95…

Deal proposes $547 increase in education spending

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal says he will propose a $547 million increase in state education spending, calling it the “largest single year increase in K-12 spending in seven years.”…

AT&T withdraws as ‘Idol’ sponsor, Coke scales way back

AT&T will stop sponsoring Fox’s “American Idol” and Coke is scaling way back in its support – a sign the singing-competition show is losing ground with advertisers as its audience…

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

Enterprise to sue county officials over legals

The Brantley Enterprise has notified three Brantley County constitutional officers of its intent to bring legal action against them for negligence after they botched an attempt to change the legal…

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

Arctic cold causes estimated $75 million in insured losses in Georgia

As Middle Georgia braces for another bout of winter cold, some people are only beginning to realize the extent of damage from last week’s deep freeze. Two buildings at the…

State school superintendent blasts education funding

GEORGIA SCHOOL Superintendent John Barge may go down in flames by trying to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal, a fellow Republican, in this year’s elections. But anyone who cares about the…

Governor’s budget leaves out $16 million for Camden technical college

Increased spending for teachers, job training, harbor deepening and crime reduction topped Gov. Nathan Deal’s agenda laid out Wednesday in his election-year edition of the State of the State Address.…

UGA police withhold name of student found dead in dorm Tuesday

University of Georgia police are investigating the death of a student whose body was found in his dormitory room. Authorities say the student was found dead in his fifth-floor room…

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne school board chair ‘cautiously” optimistic

Wayne County Board of Education chairman was “cautiously” optimistic in a meeting with retired  educators Monday. “We’re in better shape than we have been for the past eight years,” he…

Southern Ionics groundwork beginning in Offerman

Groundwork for a new Southern Ionics mineral sand separation plant in Offerman will begin this month, with hiring to potentially begin later this year. Initial development stages will begin next…

Body of Charlton man reported missing found near home

The Charlton County Sheriff’s Office says Terrell Moore,  51, who was reported missing and endangered earlier this week, has been found dead near his home. For more on this case,…