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Georgia Assembly votes 161-0 for religious texts in government buildings

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Georgia General Assembly unanimously passed a bill titled “HB 766; Archives and History, Division of; law regarding Foundation of American Law and Government displays; revise provisions,” a bill which, among other things, would legalize the hanging of the Christian Ten Commandments in government buildings.

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Georgia’s New Abortion Laws

by Teresa Chiofalo Staff Writer The bill, HB 954, is sponsored by Doug McKillip, a Republican from Athens, Ga. and is intended to ban abortions after 20 weeks. The bill is based on the theory that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks of gestation. “Those nerve endings involved in pain transmission are seen […]

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Cheers to 2012: What’s new for Georgians buying alcohol

There are a few noteworthy events in Georgia this year when it comes to alcohol. First, 105 cities throughout Georgia voted last November to lift the Sunday alcohol sales ban. Also, Starbucks announced they will begin selling beer and wine at stores in Atlanta, as well as Chicago, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest by the end of 2012.

It took over a century to be able to purchase alcohol on Sundays in the state of Georgia. Thanks to legislation approved by Nathan Deal on April 28, 2011, cities and communities throughout the state were able to vote whether or not to allow businesses to sell alcohol on Sundays. The November 8th ballot hosting the referendum to Georgia’s Sunday alcohol sales was voted on in 128 cities in Georgia. While the results were overwhelmingly in favor of lifting the ban with 105 of cities winning approval, a few cities such as Garden City and Tunnel Hill will continue to enforce what is known as a “blue law”.

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Proposed Changes to HOPE Scholarship Introduced in the Georgia State Legislature

In 2011, under Governor Nathan Deal, the criteria for receiving the HOPE scholarship became more stringent. Students who wished to receive full tuition coverage from the HOPE scholarship were required to have a 3.7 GPA and a combined math/reading score of 1200 on the SAT, or a score of 26 on the ACT. Students with a GPA of 3.0 were eligible to receive only ninety percent tuition coverage.

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Georgia PSA “Stop Childhood Obesity” models speak out on CBS

Today, Jezebel.com posted this story about the Georgia-based Public Service ads targeting childhood obesity, highlighting 11-year old Chloe McSwain.

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Civil War POW camp yields treasures

by Anna Cabe Online Content Editor For all you Civil War history buffs, archaeologists from Georgia Southern University have been digging up Camp Lawton, a Confederate POW camp near Magnolia Springs State Park, for about a year. Camp Lawton was abandoned during Union General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea, from Atlanta to Savannah […]

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