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House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

House subcommittee OK’s giving cities same lawsuit protection as counties

Lawsuits stemming from a fatal plane crash in Thomson spurred a House subcommittee Monday to approve legislation giving cities the same protection from lawsuits as counties. The panel also OK’d…

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia bill: Ban driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

Georgia’s Republican-controlled Legislature is diving back into the contentious debate over illegal immigration with a new initiative that would expand the state’s crackdown. Co-sponsored by a dozen Republican lawmakers, Senate…

Bacon commissioners puzzled by request for legislation

Local legislation has been introduced in Atlanta affecting the Bacon County commission and some of the commissioners say they know nothing about it. At a recent county work session, State…

Car buyers can opt into new ad valorem tax plan

The Georgia Department of Revenue reminds those who purchased a motor vehicle on or after Jan. 1, 2012, and prior to March 1, 2013, they have the opportunity to opt…

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

New technology, outsourcing rob party power

This is the dawn of the outsourced campaign. For decades, elections have been the business of candidates and political parties and the professionals they employed. People with names on the…

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

Farmbot makes growing food as easy as playing Farmville

The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food. To…

Ford to drop Microsoft for BlackBerry in its car technology system

Ford Motor Co. (F), struggling with in-car technology flaws, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)’s QNX and no longer use Microsoft (MSFT) Corp.’s Windows, according to…

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

Macon teen shot multiple times found at baseball field

A blue rubber glove and a blood stain on the yellowed grass of Tom Fountaine Field marked Sunday where the body of a 16-year-old was found after he was shot…

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen says she’s ‘back in the saddle’

Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for the racist comments that decimated her career last year. The former Food…

PETA wants to ground Kennesaw State’s live owl mascot

A local university’s use of a live predatory bird as a mascot has garnered negative attention from a national activist group. After sending repeated requests to Kennesaw State University, People…

Low Country Moonshine now legal beverage

Hooch, White Lightning, Hillbilly Pop, Radiator Whiskey and Mule Kick are just a few nicknames for moonshine, an illegal spirit distilled in the backwoods of Appalachia since the 1800s. Moonshine…

Analysis: GOP rushes to prevent freshman’s bills from becoming campaign fodder

A small-town newspaper’s story about a freshman legislator prompted the most unusual display of political damage control seen in two decades at the Georgia House of Representatives. A strident libertarian…

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

St. Marys prepares for Mardi Gras

Every year, millions across the country don masks, feather boas and strands of cheap beads to celebrate Mardi Gras, the traditional last day and night of reverie before people make…

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Folkston residents want to keep riding ATV’s

Concerned the city may be planning to limit their ability to enjoy riding their ATVs, a number of citizens showed up at the Homeland council meeting last week.The dozen or…