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Vehicle registration renewal notices delayed; renewal deadlines remain

State vendor gums up vehicle registration renewal works, officials say

Vehicle registration renewal notices in the state are being delayed due to a vendor’s inability to fulfill its contractual obligation. Vehicles’ registration still must be renewed by regular deadline.

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Georgia delegation congressional voting

Here is how the Georgia delegation to Congress voted last week

This is a report on how Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and Senate voted in the previous week.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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UGA researchers predict peak deer movement times

Map based on peak deer breeding dates

Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, researchers at the University of Georgia developed a map to predict peak deer movements.

Classic rockers among headliners at Georgia National Fair '15

Grand Funk Railroad replaces Three Dog Night for opening night of fair music

Grand Funk Railroad, the Charlie Daniels Band, En Vogue and the Marshall Tucker Band will give headlining performances at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

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Thrush Aircraft declares Summer Tour 2015 a success

During a four-month period, pilot Terry Humphrey visited 24 states to show off the new 510G

As Terry Humphrey taxied his Thrush 510G to to a stop before the facility’s main hanger, a crowd of Thrush Aircraft employees in white t-shirts clapped loudly when he popped open the cockpit door.

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Georgia executes a woman for the first time in 70 years

Kelly Gissendaner, 47, died by lethal injection Wednesday morning

The U.S. state of Georgia executed its only woman on death row on Wednesday, marking the first time in 70 years the state has carried out a death sentence on a woman, a prison official said. Kelly Gissendaner, 47, died by lethal injection at 12:21 a.m.

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Is legalized pari-mutuel betting on horses in Georgia nearing the starting gate?

Two Georgia Horse Racing Coalition execs make their pitch during an informal Albany town hall meeting

Legalizing pari-mutuel betting in Georgia, which would allow for a horse racing track to be built, has floated around the state Capitol like the fabled Lost Dutchman for nearly a decade. And, like the Dutchman, it is rarely seen, but its presence is always felt.

University of Georgia to host 4th annual State of Public Health Conference

Conference is set for Oct. 6 in Athens

More than 300 Georgia public health professionals, policymakers, academics, community health organizations and business leaders are expected to attend the conference, where the goal will be to develope strategies for improving Georgia’s public health outcomes.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia

Nine Georgia schools earn federal blue ribbon status; Valdosta State presents program on Pluto; Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal releases book on governor’s masnion.

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Georgia Peanut Bank Week set for Oct. 12-16

Harvest-time event recognizes economic impact of peanuts

For the 39th year, the grower/banker relationship will again be highlighted as the Georgia Peanut Commission joins with the Georgia Bankers Association for Georgia Peanut Bank Week, which is set for Oct. 12-16.

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State can't confirm cancer cluster in Waycross area

Georgia health officials say more data is needed to make determination

State public health officials said Monday that based on their initial analysis, unusual childhood cancer cases in the Waycross area do not constitute a cancer cluster.

Kaiser again rated top Georgia health plan

Kaiser Permanente has been top rated plan for 11 straight years

Kaiser Permanente is again Georgia’s top-rated health plan in commercial insurance, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Gas prices creeping upward

Average price for metro Albany rises 13 cents in past week

Motorists saw gas pump prices jump last week in what gas price watchers expect will be a short-lived hitch in the trend to lower prices.

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Kale a viable option for Georgia's fall gardeners

Due to a surge in popularity and its simple production practice, kale is now being grown more

University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong believes a vegetable once considered solely a garnish for salad bars could have a sizeable impact for Georgia’s fall gardeners.


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