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Secretary of State's Office investigating voter registration fraud in dozen Georgia counties

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

Federal prosecutors complete closing arguments in Albany salmonella trial

Defense attorneys will make their closing remarks this morning

The trial of PCA owner Stewart Parnell, his brother Michael and employee Mary Wilkerson is drawing to a close.

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Study: Exercise emphasis making students healthier

Program encourages additional 30 minutes of physical activity

Last school year, 39 elementary schools in the state participated in a program called Health Empowers You. The pilot study gave teachers training and resources to help them increase physical activity among students during the school day, as well as before and after school.

Has rare enterovirus strain arrived in Georgia?

No cases of Enterovirus D68 reported in Georgia

Enterovirus D68 is linked to two clusters of respiratory illness among children and teenagers in Kansas City and Chicago, the CDC says. Health officials there have reported a spike in emergency room visits for severe respiratory illnesses. There have been no reported deaths.

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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy eulogized at funeral | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy was remembered for his wit, wisdom, community service and faith at his funeral in Jonesboro Wednesday.

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Mark Masters trying to help end the ongoing Tri-State Water Wars

For the past two decades, the use of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint water basin has beed tied up in litigation.

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders attempting to find a solution among Georgia, Alabama and Florida for fair use of the basin’s water

Georgia ethics commission executive director fired

After suspending Ethics Chief Holly LaBerge on Friday, the Ethics Commission fires her Monday.

Respiratory illness sickens hundreds of children in 10 states, including Georgia

Hundreds of children in several states have been stricken by a serious respiratory illness and federal health officials said on Monday that they have confirmed an unusual strain of virus in some children 6 weeks to 16 years old.

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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy dies at 93 | PHOTOS

Chick-fil-A confirmed that founder Truett Cathy died early Monday morning.

Nightmare for the vulnerable: Unlicensed care homes

Residents removed from horrific facility in south Georgia

State and local agencies helped transfer Uplift residents to other facilities. “People started clapping in the breezeway, even crying. They were so happy to leave,” Morven Police Lt. Terry Griffin said.

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Albany doctor says Medicaid pay raise makes a difference

Physicians may lose the increase in January

Doctors say if that cutoff happens, Georgia’s poor will find it harder to find a physician to treat them. Roughly 60 percent of Georgia physicians currently accept Medicaid patients.

FTC rejects proposed agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County

Federal Trade Commission officials say the matter is headed back to administrative court

The proposed agreement would have allowed the Hospital Authority to retain possession of the former Palmyra Medical Center and for Phoebe Putney to operate the facility.

Heritage, four other area businesses named to Georgia Trend's Top 100 public businesses

Georgia Trend magazine's Top 100 state businesses for 2014 includes five from Southwest Georgia

Five southwest Georgia businesses were recognized recently as Georgia Trend magazine released its annual list of the Top 100 Public Companies in the state in this month.

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Grand jury indicts Ga. father on 8 counts, including murder, in hot car death

A Georgia man will be tried for charges including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, who was left strapped in an overheated car for seven hours, a grand jury decided on Thursday.

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Dr. Keisha Callins appointed to Georgia Composite Medical Board

Albany physician among 24 to be recently appointed, reappointed to state boards

Dr. Keisha Callins, an obstetrician and gynecologist with Albany Area Primary Health Care, has been appointed to the Georgia Composite Medical Board.


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