Sponsor Rep. Jay Roberts of Ocilla said Wednesday that a new version of the bill allows local governments to continue collecting sales taxes on gas but requires that income is used for transportation purposes.
Authorities say an ambulance with its lights and sirens on has collided with a semitrailer on a Georgia highway, killing the two medics and the patient on board. The Georgia State Patrol says the wreck happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on state Highway 32, near the small town of Ocilla in south Georgia.
Federal officials want to transfer hundreds of illegal immigrant detainees out of Alabama to a detention center in south Georgia to save money. But this week the plan angered some Alabama congressmen, and drew Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson into the fray.