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Commission Searches For Fitting Tribute

The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport could soon bear Johnson’s name

Bill Overhauls Immigrant Worker Program

Two Georgia Congressmen have proposed a bill to overhaul a federal foreign guest worker program that many farmers use. The bill comes following labor shortages during the spring harvest, and it’s designed to make the program easier to use.

Georgia 'Personhood' Bill In Works

Two Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation similar to the "personhood" referendum rejected by voters in Mississippi earlier this month. Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, and Rep. Rick Crawford, D-Cedartown, have both supported similar legislation previously declaring that life begins at fertilization and seeking to ban abortion.

2012 Could Bring Sentencing Reform

State House Speaker David Ralston says lawmakers could take up criminal sentencing reform in next year’s legislative session. The issue was one of several Ralston named at a legislative preview Wednesday in Gwinnett County.

Militia Members Stay In Jail

A federal judge has denied bond for the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials. U.S. Magistrate Susan Cole said Wednesday there was too much evidence that the men took "concrete action" to carry out attacks to release them.

Bill Would Put ‘God’ On Auto Tags

Georgia license plates soon may all read "In God We Trust" and parents who apply for federal financial assistance might have to take drug tests under proposed legislation filed by state lawmakers.

Macon Sets Sunday Alcohol Start

Bibb County commissioners have voted informally to begin Sunday sales of alcohol.

Barrow Explores New District

While Congress takes a fall recess, US Rep. John Barrow is working his new district in eastern Georgia. The Democratic incumbent could face a tough re-election battle next year. Republican state lawmakers re-drew his 12th District to carve out his home base of Savannah and make his electorate more GOP-leaning.

Debate Over Public Art at New Jail

Should public artwork be hung in a jail? And if so, how much should be spent on it?

Atlanta Mayor, Gov. Deal to Tour Port of Savannah

State leaders continue pushing for an expansion project they say is critical to the region's economy.

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