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Educators pleased with Gov. Deal’s proposed FY2015 Budget

The Governor has asked the Legislature to boost K-12 education spending by $542 million in FY2015

Educators pleased with Gov. Deal’s proposed FY2015 budget which will add $542 million to K-12 coffers.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss inducted into Georgia Peanut Hall of Fame

The Georgia Peanut Commission honored Chambliss during its 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton

Sen. Saxby Chambliss became just the fifth person in 32 years inducted into the Georgia Peanut Commission’s Peanut Hall of Fame

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Georgia economy is warming up

In his State of the State address, the governor points to initiatives from the coming fiscal year

Education spending will get its largest boost in seven years under Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state budget.

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Peanut farm show set for Thursday in Tifton

Peanut producers have chance to visit more than 100 exhibitors

Farmers will have the opportunity to earn credit toward their private or commercial pesticide applicators certification at two seminars at the one-day peanut farm show.

Georgia health bills likely to be sidetracked

Health care not likely to dominate legislative agenda

Primary care physicians, who have waited for years to get a pay raise for Medicaid services, are overdue to get one under the Affordable Care Act, but it may be March before they see it.

Beige fat catches eye of UGA researchers

Rates of obesity rising in much of the world

UGA nutrition researcher Clifton Baile and his research group are using phytochemicals to turn immature white fat cells into beige ones. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals found in plants.

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Doctors also doing Ph.D. research at UGA

More physicians straddling the world of science and medicine

As Athens’ new medical school campus – the Georgia Regents University-University of Georgia (GRU-UGA) medical partnership – enters its fourth year of operation, possibilities exist for more dual-degree students.

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Critics of new health plan for Georgia state workers send message

A Facebook page dedicated to complaints against the state health care plan exploded with new members

The controversy over the State Health Benefit Plan erupted after the agency chose Blue Cross to provide a statewide health plan for members of the SHBP, which covers state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents.

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Darton State, Darton Foundation respond to findings of audit (REPORT ATTACHED)

Georgia Board of Regents releases results of a limited four-month audit of Darton State College

The Georgia Board of Regents recently released the findings of a 2013 audit of Darton State College, which cites six areas of “material” concern dealing with issues ranging from not properly keeping track of the academic progress of students receiving federal financial aid to improper use of grant money.

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U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has successful battle with cancer

The long-time U.S. representative from the 2nd District says he is cancer-free

Rep. sanford Bishop, D-Albany, says he will remain bald for an indefinite time as a show of solidarity with fellow cancer survivors.

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Georgia ranks 17th nationally in K-12 achievement

The K-12 Achievement Index is one indicator in the Quality Counts report that measures key education outcomes

Georgia’s K-12 Achievement ranks 17th in the nation, according to an Education Week report released Thursday

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Eagles at Berry College live-streamed online (LINKS IN ARTICLE)

The eagle cam can be viewed on Berry College and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources websites

A pair of bald eagles nesting at Berry College in north Georgia are gaining a following on the Internet.

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Georgia Briefs - Jan. 9, 2014

News shorts from around the Peach State.

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Georgia loses bonus for Peach Care enrollment

Georgia has nearly 220,000 children who are uninsured

Although the percentage of Georgia children who are uninsured has declined, the state still has the fourth-highest actual number of kids without coverage, according to a recent report.

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Deadly flu season hits Georgia

Young adults targeted by this year's flu strain

Nine in the state have died from flu and another 400 have been hospitalized.

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