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Lawmakers pitch gun plans; leadership is cautious

So far in the Georgia Capitol, there's been little action and the power players who matter most have expressed no desire to make major changes in either direction.

Georgia Power set to release energy plan

Georgia Power is looking at ways to reduce its reliance on coal for producing electricity, and hints about its plans could be released this week.

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NBA ROUNDUP: Anthony's late bucket sends Knicks past Hawks; Celtics lose Rondo for season, beat Heat in 2OT

Atlanta's Josh Smith is burned with seconds left by Carmelo Anthony on Sunday as the Knicks rally to beat the Hawks, 106-204.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: UGA women score key SEC win vs. rival UF; Miami routs FSU, remains ACC's only unbeaten team

Nearly every player in a Lady Bulldogs’ uniform gets into the action Sunday when No. 14 Georgia routs rival Florida at home, 69-52, while in men's action, Miami demolishes FSU, 71-47.

Joseph C. Bryant Sr.

Joseph C. Bryant Sr. died Saturday.

Charlie L. Williams Jr.

Charlie L. Williams Jr. died January 22, 2013.

Baby Rusk

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George David Carter

George David Carter died Saturday.

Rossiline Powell Shiver

Rossiline Powell Shiver died Sunday.

Lovie Pittman

Lovie Pittman died Sunday.

Janice Matthews

Janice Matthews died Wednesday.

Kathleen Morin O'Flynn

Kathleen Morin O'Flynn died Friday.

Emeli Ann Tillman Mims

Emeli Ann Tillman Mims died Friday.

Jesse L. Lassiter Jr.

Jesse L. Lassiter Jr.died Sunday.

Bobby Sykes

The Rev. Bobby Sykes died Friday.

Lorene Taylor Humphrey

Lorene Taylor Humphrey died Saturday.

Robert Olin Giddens

Robert Olin Giddens died Friday.

James Forsyth

James Forsyth died Saturday.

Linda Ingram Wright

Linda Ingram Wright died Saturday.

Clark Hughes Dowdell

Clark Hughes Dowdell died January 21, 2013.

Ursala Delgado

Ursala Delgado died Saturday.

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Tiger leading delayed PGA Tour Farmers, closing in on first win of 2013

Looking for his first win of the year, Tiger Woods will take a six-shot lead over the field when the final round of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open is completed today.

Bettie Higgins Carow

Bettie Higgins Carow died Saturday.

Mary Snipes Bridger

Mary Snipes Bridger died Thursday.

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AUTO RACING ROUNDUP: Pruett delivers record, Rolex 24 win for Ganassi; reactions around garage vary to news Patrick dating fellow NASCAR rookie Stenhouse

Polesitter Scott Pruett not only wins the season-opening Rolex 24 race Sunday, but in doing so ties Hurley Haywood’s record for wins in the twice-around-the-clock race at Daytona International Speedway.

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Monroe boys wrap up regular-season Region 1-AAAA title, No. 1 tourney seed

After whipping Crisp County late Saturday night, 70-38, Herald No. 1 Monroe’s boys not only secure the regular-season Region 1-AAAA title but also earn the right to host the upcoming tournament, which starts in two weeks.

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Dominant Down Under

For the first time in the Open era of men’s tennis, a player wins three consecutive Australian Open titles — and the title belongs to none other than the game’s biggest star at the moment, Novak Djokovic, who takes down Andy Murray in four sets Sunday in Melbourne.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Jan. 17-24, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 17-24, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Squawk of the day - Jan. 28, 2013

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Thumbs Up! - Jan. 27, 2013


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The urgency of growth beckons

If you care about deficits, you should want our economy to grow faster. If you care about lifting up the poor and reducing unemployment, you should want our economy to grow faster. And if you are a committed capitalist and hope to make more money, you should want our economy to grow faster.

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The sirens of the Pentagon are blaring loudly

It must be true what they say about women — that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe.

Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

Critics take a closer look at health care law and how they apply to people with pre-existing conditions.

Lawmakers pitch gun plans; leadership is cautious

Power players in Georgia Congress have expressed no desire to make major changes in either direction to Georgia weapons laws.

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Big 10 for Jan. 18-25, 2013

ALBANY — These are the most read stories at for the week of Jan. 18 through Jan. 25, 2013.

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AUSSIE OPEN: Azarenka outlasts Li, repeats as champ Down Under; Bryan Bros. win doubles crown

Victoria Azarenka overcomes an ugly episode in her semifinal match and wins back the Aussie crowd after beating Li Na in three sets Saturday in Melbourne to defending her Australian Open title