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365体育世界杯ATLANTA — House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, said Wednesday he wants lawmakers to do their jobs and not watch the clock. 

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365体育世界杯ATLANTA — Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and the Senate Majority Caucus both told the press that gambling is not on their priority list this year.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brain Kemp sent his partial health care waiver plan to Washington for federal review, despite calls for full Medicaid expansion.

365体育世界杯The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the recipient of a new theatre commission, A"rt as Power: Theatre in Response to Georgia’s Domestic Commercial Sex Exploitation of Minors Crisis." GCA has partnered with the Georgia Attorney G…

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ATLANTA — State Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) recently traveled to Americus to attend the final meetings of the House of Representatives’ Rural Development Council where the council continued to discuss economic and infrastructure improvements in rural Georgia. During the meetings, the…

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor released a record-breaking November jobs report for the state of Georgia that shows the unemployment rate hit the lowest percentage in state history, at 3.3%. 

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COOLIDGE — Entrepreneurs see opportunities to grow in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday at Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. Inc. in Coolidge.

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COOLIDGE — Gov. Brian Kemp will visit Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. in Coolidge on Thursday as part of an ongoing tour to highlight products made in Georgia.

365体育世界杯Someday, apples in north Georgia could be harvested by robots modeled after the gibbon, an arboreal ape species that swings from limb-to-limb in the forest canopy, hunting and picking ripe fruit to eat. Called “brachiation,” or arm swinging, their method of locomotion inspired the design of …

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Wanted: More projects that need a hand helping Georgians enjoy and better understand animals, plants and habitats emphasized in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan.

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365体育世界杯ATLANTA — The Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) recognized the Thomasville Payroll Development Authority (PDA) for an “outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia” at the annual GEDA awards luncheon Monday.

365体育世界杯The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smart irrigation application for pecan farmers on smartphone devices.

MACON — Georgia Farm Bureau members will soon visit the Georgia coast to settle on the organization’s focus for next year, celebrate their achievements and get a glimpse of what’s on the horizon for the state’s largest economic sector. The 82nd Annual GFB Convention takes place Dec. 8-10 on …

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October saw the easing of drought conditions across the state, but many producers reported that the months of dry conditions had already harmed their crops.

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365体育世界杯JACKSON — Ray Jefferson Cromartie was executed Wednesday evening by lethal injection. His time of death was approximately 10:59 p.m.

365体育世界杯ATLANTA — Georgia farmers claim a U.S. labor shortage is the reason they’re increasingly turning to migrant workers but advocates say a broken visa program means both foreign and domestic workers suffer.

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365体育世界杯FORSYTH — Ray Jefferson Cromartie has submitted a new request for his last meal.

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ATLANTA — State Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) was recently appointed by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to serve as the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation for the remainder of the 2019-2020 legislative term.

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365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — The push for rural broadband access is increasing, state lawmakers told a gathering of local elected officials earlier this week.

365体育世界杯Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food safety issues related to fruits and vegetables. 

Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.

365体育世界杯Well before sunrise on a crisp spring morning in rural Indiana, a small hospital receives an alert that an ambulance is in route, carrying a pregnant woman whose pre-term baby will need to be delivered by and receive critical neonatal care from a skeleton night-shift crew. In a county with n…

365体育世界杯ATLANTA — Lawmakers voiced concern during budget meetings last month that layoffs, job freezes and furloughs will have negative impacts on state government but they may be necessary to comply with the governor's cost cutting mandate. 

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365体育世界杯While it seems Georgia is finally seeing a break from the summer heat, the long, hot summer, including a record-setting September, has already caused problems for many Georgia farmers.

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365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — Local- and state-level officials and a Thomasville historic preservation organization will keep an eye on possible legislation that, if approved by the General Assembly, could change the look of Georgia communities.

365体育世界杯University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and Agriculture Commissioner of Georgia Gary Black were part of an annual farm tour that visited southeast Georgia on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to learn about the diverse makeup of the state’s agricultural industry.

ATLANTA — Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as a member of the Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost. Last week, the task force held their first meeting which focused on data and technology innovations.

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365体育世界杯ATLANTA — State Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) recently traveled to Chattahoochee Technical College’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper to attend meetings of the House of Representatives’ Rural Development Council. The two-day meetings focused on education related topics.

365体育世界杯ATLANTA — Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan appointed Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge) to serve as a member of the Senate Study Committee on Portable Benefits for Independent Workers.

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ATLANTA — The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team at their Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. Tim Golden was named chairman; Rudy Bowen was named vice chairman; and Emily Dunn was named secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections …

365体育世界杯University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host the Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day in Baxley, Georgia, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

365体育世界杯During a summer when Georgia corn farmers have relied heavily on their irrigation systems working effectively, many struggled with equipment malfunctions that may have reduced crop yields. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter believes that those proble…

Georgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be focused on staying ahead of weeds that can cripple the next year’s crop.

Georgia peach farmers are feeling “peachy” about the outlook for this season’s crop, which is expected to more than double last year’s volume, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Peach and Taylor counties.

365体育世界杯SOCIAL CIRCLE — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) announced the appointment of Ted Will to chief of game management. Will is a longtime employee of the division, most recently serving as assistant chief of the fisheries management section, and hav…

365体育世界杯ATLANTA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has selected the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) as recipient of the 2019 Environmental Excellence Award (EEA) in the category “Ecosystems, Habitat, and Wildlife.”

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365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — U.S. Senate candidate Teresa Tomlinson plans to visit Thomasville next month to meet with the public and answer questions.

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365体育世界杯Mr. Milwood Ashley Dekle, age 72, of Swift Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 in a single engine plane accident. Mr. Dekle was doing what he loved, flying - only second to his deep affection for singing. A son of the late Milwood Dekle and Frances Porter Dekle, he was born Ma…

Lois Odom Maese, age 96, passed away peacefully at home with her family present on January 13, 2020. Lois was born on November 22, 1923 to Lewis Fate Odom and Jesse Diette (Bray) Odom. Lois is survived by her son, Daniel J. Maese, and daughter, Veronica Lois Scott (Broyles), 5 grandchildren …

365体育世界杯Ollie Eugene Taylor, 76, of Ochlocknee, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Gerald Horne officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p…

365体育世界杯Funeral services for Chance Jammal Kelley will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Disciples of Jesus Ministries. Public viewing will be today from noon to 6 p.m. Chance Jammal Kelley was born on August 31, 2000 to Wanjiru Howell and Christopher Kelley in Thomasville, GA. He moved …

365体育世界杯Funeral Services for Ms. Elaine Thomas will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 pm at Pleasant Grove MB Church, 4072 Brayton Street, Ochlocknee, GA. Public Viewing will be today from 12 pm until 6 pm. Ms. Elaine Thomas was born May 24, 1949 to the late Evelyn T. Roberts and Earnest L. Roberts…