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Video: Obama Seeks Georgia 'Truth' Team

Georgia Democrats say the Obama campaign is looking for 30,000 volunteers in the state. The effort is aimed at rebutting attacks on Pres. Obama’s record by Republican presidential candidates.

President Proposes Savannah Port Money

President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2013 budget includes $2.8 million towards the $600 million project to deepen the Port of Savannah, one of the nation's busiest.

Alabama Appeals Water War Ruling

Alabama has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling that supported metro Atlanta's right to take water from a disputed reservoir that serves as the main water source for roughly 3 million people.

Constitutional Amendments Often Pass

State lawmakers could vote again as early as this week on a much-debated bill that would allow Georgians to vote on the state approving charter schools. Georgia voters have approved many constitutional amendments in recent years.

Amtrak Posts Georgia Ridership Record

Amtrak officials say, more Georgians got on and off their trains last year than any year before. Amtrak's Georgia ridership broke 200,000 passengers for the first in 2011.

Local Redistricting Maps Drawn

State lawmakers are busy approving county and school board election district maps. It’s part of the once-a-decade redistricting effort that began last year. Legislators are trying to complete the process quickly so the maps will be ready by race qualifying time.

Governors Meet On Stalled Port

The governors of Georgia and South Carolina are keeping quiet on a private meeting on stalled efforts to build a $5 billion cargo port on the Savannah River shared by both states.

Foreclosure Fraud Bill Pending

Georgia’s attorney general, Sam Olens, announced a $25 billion federal settlement Thursday with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers.

Metal Theft Bill Moves Forward

A Georgia Senate panel has approved a bill targeting scrap metal theft that places more requirements on recyclers and requires sellers of used cars 20 years or older without a title to prove ownership.

Senate Passes Farm Worker Resolution

The state Senate passed a resolution Thursday urging Congress to expand a guest worker program that gives visas to foreign laborers.