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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

Homes sales down slightly, prices up

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Board of REALTORS has released its November Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta that includes Henry and Clayton counties. Market Brief, compiled by RealValuator, provides a regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

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Clayton County charter school is a Georgia School of Excellence

Administrators at Elite Scholars Academy in Morrow learned this week that the school was named a 2012 Georgia School of Excellence.

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Clayton schools, juvenile court agree on positive engagement

Clayton County Public Schools entered into an inter-agency governance agreement with Clayton County Juvenile Court this week on how the two agencies will handle school offenses.

Despite jobs, more families can't pay basic expenses

Analysis: U.S. South, West most affected

Georgia is right in the middle of the area affected as the number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011. More people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs, an analysis released this week shows.