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‘Die-in’ protest takes aim at Trump’s NRA speech in Atlanta

Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to mass near the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday for a “die-in” protest against Donald Trump’s speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta. The protest organized by gun control advocates will be held at Woodruff Park on the same day that Trump and other high-profile leaders, including Republican Sen. David Perdue and ...

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Sonny Perdue confirmed to lead Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will become the first-ever Georgian to lead the sprawling Department of Agriculture after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to the Cabinet Monday evening. Thirty-seven Democrats joined every Republican to vote in favor of elevating the Republican to the position, 87-11, nearly 13 weeks after he was first tapped by President Donald Trump.   ...

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What does Sonny Perdue’s new Cabinet post mean for Ga. and its largest industry?

WASHINGTON —When Matt Coley left his job on Capitol Hill a few years back, he decided to return to his family’s decidedly un-Washington business of growing cotton and peanuts. He now tends to roughly 3,400 acres about 45 minutes south of Bonaire, the Middle Georgia town called home by the soon-to-be most powerful man in agriculture. That man is former ...

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An estimated 1 in 5 Republicans voted for Jon Ossoff

The new number that could haunt Republicans in the June 20 runoff for the Sixth District: An estimated one in five Republicans voted for Democrat Jon Ossoff last week. That’s what Nate Cohn of The New York Times deduced after crunching a new set of numbers in the 6th District race. Past GOP primary voters outnumbered Democrats by 52-29, he ...

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BREAKING: 3 in custody in connection with I-85 fire, bridge collapse

State investigators arrested three people Friday in connection with a fire that caused the collapse of a heavily traveled section of I-85. Jay Florence, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Insurance, which includes the fire marshal’s office, identified the three as: Basil Eleby, charged with criminal damage to property; Sophia Bruner, charged with criminal trespass; and Barry Thomas, charged with ...

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Georgia 2018: Republican Hunter Hill will run for governor

There are all sorts of ways to announce that you’re running for governor. This morning, state Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, sent out the following tweet: Now is the time to cast a bold, conservative vision for Georgia. Join us! #trueconservativeleadership #votehunterhill #gapol — Hunter Hill (@votehunterhill) April 25, 2017 Read the biographic description that Hill offers above: “Christian, Husband, Dad, ...

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Progressive or Conservative: One In The Same

By Ashley Nelson | Conservative Republican Commentator Shelly Wynter and Progressive WOAK and CBS radio talk show host Dr. Rashad Richey may not have agreed to most subjects mentioned in Monday night’s episode of Newsmakers Lives; but, both guys are one in the same. Host, Maynard Eaton, moderated the political clash among Wynter and Richey Sparks began flying early as ...

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Newsmakers Live! Recap with Cory Ruth – March 21st, 2017

Newsmakers Live! continues the 2017 season having a conversation with Cory Ruth

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Newsmakers Live! Recap with Cathy Woolard – March 20th, 2017

  Newsmakers Live! continues the 2017 season having a conversation with Cathy Woolard

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Supreme Court justices wade into Georgia water wars dispute

Georgia scored a major victory last month in the decades-long legal dispute with Florida when a judicial official rejected strict new water consumption limits that could have hobbled the state’s economy. Now Georgia officials hope the U.S. Supreme Court agrees. The High Court’s justices will meet on Friday to discuss the recommendation from special master Ralph Lancaster that found Florida ...

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