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Jeffersonville Sunday Alcohol Sales Fails By 1 Vote

Voters rejected Sunday sales of alcohol by a single vote in the central Georgia town of Jeffersonville. The Telegraph of Macon reports that 89 people voted in favor of the measure and 90 voted against it.

Band Among Air Force Cuts

The US Air Force is getting rid of its reserve band at Robins Air Force Base. A military spending plan cuts the 45-member band and it's eight ensembles from next year's budget. The air force created what became a Robins fixture in 1941.

Dozens of Bills Clear Senate

The state Senate heard 30 bills on an important day in the state legislature, commonly called Crossover Day. Bills had to pass must pass at least one chamber by midnight Wednesday. Otherwise, they died and will have to start all over again next year.

Bills Pass By House Deadline

House lawmakers made a dash for the finish line during the General Assembly’s longest and busiest day of the legislative session.

New Guidelines For Food Stamps

The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would require food stamp recipients pursue “personal or professional development” to retain their state benefits. The legislation is aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency and accountability.

Charter School Bill Passes House

The State House has passed enabling legislation to allow the state to commission charter schools in Georgia. The question over whether the state or local school boards should fund charter schools divided House Democrats and Republicans.

Mapping Super Tuesday's SPLOST Results

Super Tuesday gave Georgia voters in select counties an opportunity to vote for or against a 1% sales tax. Proceeds from the potential tax increase fund county and municipal SPLOST projects. The projects generally focus on education or transportation.

Paul Supporters Will Fight On

Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich handily won his home state on Super Tuesday with about 50 percent of the vote. That left Mitt Romney in second, Rick Santorum a close third, and Ron Paul last.

Gingrich Holds On To Lead

Election results find Newt Gingrich with a comfortable lead in Georgia's Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday night Gingrich jumped out to an early lead early. With just 1% of precincts reporting, several news outlets declared Gingrich the Georgia winner.

Up To The Minute Presidential Primary Results

View breaking Presidential Preference Primary Election results with this interactive map from Google and The Associated Press. The map automatically updates as data pours in from counties across the state.