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U.S. foreign policy and cyber security among top concerns for Sen. David Perdue

U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., says recent hacks of U.S. agencies are a game-changer

After five months in office, freshman U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., has identified a number of issues that concern him, including growing threats to the security of the United States he feels are the product of ineffective foreign policy and a lack of focus on national defense.

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A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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A roundup of business news from Georgia

gas prices keep ticking upward; ag commissioner warns of possible contamination in certain salmon products (for people) and cat food.

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Georgia congressional delegation votes June 5-11, 2015

A weekly compilation of the votes cast by Georgia’s congressional delegation in the previous week.

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Pacific trade pact fast-track authority hits crawl in House

Southwest Georgia congressman oppose worker aid provision of bill

President Obama’s efforts to get fast-track trade negoiation authority hit a stumbling block Friday when the U.S. House rejected a major portion of the bill that would give him that authority.

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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses Parkinson's; will run for re-election

The senator says the diagnosis came in August 2013 and that he is in the early stages of the illness

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson discloses that he is in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, saying the condition will not deter him from seeking next year a third six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announces Parkinson's diagnosis

He said the diagnosis won’t affect his bid for re-election in 2016.

German auto parts manufacturer bringing 200 jobs to North Georgia

NIFCO KTW to open its first U.S. headquarters in Toccoa, creating 200 jobs

NIFCO KTW plans to invest $27 million in a manufacturing facility and U.S. headquarters that will manufacture injection molded components for autos. The German company is expecting to create 200 new jobs in the Toccoa-Stephens County area.

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A wrapup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Big jump looming in health insurance rates

Many Georgians could face double-digit increases

The proposed hikes in Georgia are “larger than we’ve seen in the last four years,’’ said Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University.

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Georgia inches up in senior health ratings

Few senior citizens have chronic drinking problems

Georgia ranks 39th among the states on seniors’ health, one place better than last year, according to a new report on people 65 and older.

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Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 1-4, 2015

Here is how Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate voted in roll call votes taken June 1-4.

No additional charges planned for Eric Sheppard Jr.

Eric Sheppard will not face federal or state charges in connection with a racially charged manifesto he sent to The Valdosta Daily Times, which included what could be perceived as terroristic threats.

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UGA hosting cotton scouting school in Tifton

Training begins Monday morning at UGA Conference Center

University of Georgia Extension will host a pair of cotton scouting schools in June. The programs will be held on Monday, June 8, in Tifton and Tuesday, June 16, in Midville.

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Baby beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium dies

A beluga whale calf born at the Georgia Aquarium last month stopped nursing, was not gaining weight and was fighting for her life this week. She died on Friday.

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