Roughly one in five Georgia adults are smokers
The states will collect $25 billion in revenue from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes in fiscal 2014, but will spend only 1.9 percent of it –– $481.2 million –– on tobacco prevention programs.
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The arrest of a fugitive ex-banker accused of defrauding his bank of $21 million before apparently disappearing at sea tops the list of stories viewed at www.albanyherald.com over the past week.
State's shortage of doctors particularly significant in rural areas
Studies show a rural physician can generate up to 23 jobs in the local economy.
Pay, long shifts and dangerous conditions all contribute to the high correctional officer changeover at Georgia's adult and juvenile justice systems.
Georgia closed the shrimp season in state-managed waters on New Year's Eve.
Executive sessions don’t trump First Amendment
Attorney David Hudson said elected officials do not give up their First Amendment rights to free speech simply because they hold office or take part in an executive session.
Winner of December Mega Millions didn't realize he had winning ticket
Steve Tran, who lives in Northern California, had been as curious as everyone else about who the winner was until he recalled buying tickets in the city where the winning numbers were bought.
A property owner found the plants at a residence that Aubrey lee price was alleged to have rented
A Georgia banker caught New Year's Eve after being on the run for a year and a half is suspected of renting a Florida residence where marijuana was found.
Two fewer traffic deaths occurred over the New Year’s holiday and none during Christmas
With shorter holiday driving periods that including no weekend days, traffic deaths for 2013-14 New Year’s and 2013 Christmas were only five, a significant decrease from 2012’s 33 traffic fatalties for the two year-end holiday periods.
The alliance formed last summer now has 29 member hospitals
Stratus Healthcare is a loose alliance of independent hospitals that may find their partnership bonds grow stronger in the future.
Deaths mark the new year period in several Georgia cities.
The members of the new consolidated government in what is now the state's 4th largest city took their oath of office Tuesday.
Fireworks and street parties greet the new year
Even crew members on board the International Space Station orbiting the globe get into the spirit of the day by sending greetings to the Times Square crowd.
Aubrey Lee Price, who disappeared in June 2012, is arrested by Glynn County sheriff's deputies
Federal authorities say Aubrey Lee Price defrauded a Georgia bank of more than $21 million over an 18-month period starting in 2010.
Only 1,390 Georgians sign up in the first month of the Affordable Care Act
The closing of Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington along with two other rural hospitals was the No. 2 for the year, while the settlement between the FTC and Phoebe Putney ranked No. 6.
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