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Albany woman wins $1 million

Winning ticket purchased in Camilla

The winner, Valerie Range of Albany, claimed her prize Aug. 5 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

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Competency tracking begins for Georgia's registered nurses

Critics say chance will accomplish little

Before the new law took effect, RN renewal was a matter of filing a timely request every two years. Advanced practice nurses, however, did have educational requirements based on their specialty.

RedState Gathering displays divide between conservatives, GOP leaders

The staunch conservatives who flocked to Atlanta this weekend for the RedState Gathering seemed just as eager to vilify Republican John Boehner as Democrat Barack Obama.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Donald Trump defends 'blood' comment about debate moderator | POLL

Republican candidate gets bumped from Georgia event

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, disinvited from a conservative conference and under fire because of remarks about a female debate moderator, defended his comments on Saturday while denouncing politically correct “fools.”

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from Georgia

Heat index expected to hit 104 Sunday; U.S. Sen. Perdue wants information on training center decision; a Georgia escapee is caught more than 30 years later in Florida; Confederate veterans group fuming over changing of georgia holiday names; woman accused of caging her special-needs children.

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Duck Stamp a wise purchase for conservation

Stamp purchase supports wetland acquisition and conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System

Since 1934, more than 135 million Federal Duck Stamps have been purchased which has generated almost $1 billion for the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, which has been used to purchase close to 6 million acres of habitat.

West Nile Virus reported in metro Atlanta

Adult patient has recovered from the illness, public health officials say

People can get West Nile Virus after being bitten by an infected mosquito and mosquitoes are still biting into the fall months in Georgia, prompting public health officials throughout the state urging Georgians to protect themselves against mosquitoes.

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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss named to Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Moultrie native and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. will be added to the hall next month

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. of Walton have been named the newest members to Georgia’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.

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Donald Trump at center of first Republican presidential debate | POLLS

Trump refuses to pledge GOP nominee if it is not him

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.

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GOP top 10 presidential candidates named for first debate Thursday night

Remaining candidates will be at late afternoon forum Thursday

Fox News says it used five recent opinion polls to determine which 10 Republican candidates would be invited to the first televised presidential debate for the 2016 campaign for the White House.

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Georgia Sens. Isakson, Perdue blast Clean Power Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia enviornmental officials are assessing impact of new EPA rule

The Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama this week would reduce power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent in 15 years. Georgia’s U.S. senators say it is an energy tax that will destroy jobs and drive up energy costs.

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Senate legislation to cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood hits roadblock

The 60 votes needed to move the measure ahead could not be achieved

After Senate legislation fell seven votes shy of a procedural hurdle Monday evening, the battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood may be headed to a federal funding bill this fall.

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Dougherty County School System employees rally to kick off 2015-16 school year | PHOTO GALLERY

More than 2,400 teachers, administrators, staff and visitors gathered at Darton State College to launch new school year.

Dougherty County School System new school year kickoff photo gallery

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Georgia congressional delegation votes

Roll call votes from last week in the House and Senate

Here is how Georgia senators and representatives in Congress voted over the past week on key actions.

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