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Gov. Nathan Deal announces Ebola airport screening plan

Gov. Nathan Deal said the guidelines drawn up by the state's Ebola response team are stringent but are less restrictive than those put in place by some other states, especially with regard to health care workers who return after treating Ebola patients.

Forest Park City Council settles lawsuit with strip clubs

City Council just voted to settle a lawsuit with the owners of two strip clubs the city put out of business almost three years ago.

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Ga. leaders reach Savannah port expansion agreement with federal government

Pact with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers means dredging may soon begin

Georgia and federal officials announced the signing of the cost-sharing agreement that paves the way for work to begin on the port of Savannah expansion project Wednesday.

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Gov. Deal, GDOT bring toll lanes to Southern Crescent

Ground broken on I-75 managed express lanes

Georgia officials broke ground on 12 miles of reversible ‘managed access’ express toll lanes in Henry County Monday.

Transparency Project, First Amendment Foundation join forces

The Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the Transparency Project of Georgia have announced a new partnership to advocate for greater transparency in the way public officials do the peoples’ business.

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Gov. Deal prevents increase in gas tax

The governor will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

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Georgia Power announces severe weather preparedness resources

With scattered storms expected throughout the state this week, Georgia Power officials have offered the following tips to help customers be prepared “before,” “during,” and “after” a storm:

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TSA weekly report: Stun gun found at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Throwing stars, Ak-47, fake grenades and knife concealed in toothpaste discovered at other airports

Officers found and confiscated a “stun gun” from one traveler at the world’s busiest airport, according to the TSA’s “Week In Review” report on items found at U.S. airports.

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Mickey Rooney, America's boy next door, dies at age 93

Mickey Rooney's best known role was that of Andy Hardy

The TMZ celebrity website reported late Sunday night that 93-year-old actor Mockey Rooney had died.

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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.

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Missing Hampton woman found in Clayton Co.

The search for a missing Hampton woman ended Monday afternoon after a search for her whereabouts stretched into Clayton County.

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Search continues for missing woman

The search for a missing Hampton woman stretched into Monday morning as police disbanded their mobile command post and began looking for her in Clayton County.

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Officials can disclose closed meeting talks

Executive sessions don’t trump First Amendment

Attorney David Hudson said elected officials do not give up their First Amendment rights to free speech simply because they hold office or take part in an executive session.

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Transparency Project of Georgia launched

Grassroots effort advocates for open government