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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 [...]

March 19, 2012 World

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 [...]

March 16, 2012 Atlanta, World
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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 [...]

February 15, 2012 Atlanta
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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 [...]

February 8, 2012 Atlanta
Georgia PSA “Stop Childhood Obesity” models speak out on CBS

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. [...]

January 20, 2012 Atlanta
Civil War POW Camp Yields Treasures

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 [...]

September 6, 2011 Atlanta