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Groups Challenge Coal Plant

The Southern Environmental Law Center and GreenLaw have filed a challenge to the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Sandersville.

Tea Party Targets Some Republicans

Georgia Tea Party groups are gearing up for the 2012 election by identifying state Republicans whom they say aren’t fiscally conservative. The groups are targeting House Speaker David Ralston and other prominent lawmakers.

State Settles Indigent Defense Suit

The Southern Center for Human Rights says a settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit involving appeals by indigent Georgia defendants.

Embattled Congregation Restores Church

Members of Savannah's Christ Church Episcopal are preparing for their first Sunday service back in their historic sanctuary in four years. Congregants are returning to their downtown building after a protracted legal battle.

Coastal Land Dispute Gets Hearing

A Congressional panel heard testimony Thursday in a decades-long effort to return seized land to mainly African-American families on the Georgia coast. The US military took the land in McIntosh County during World War Two.

Immigration Panel Meets Again

Georgia’s new immigration panel met for the second time Thursday to set administrative rules. But the board charged with reviewing complaints about how public agencies enforce the state’s immigration law may have more questions than answers.

Georgia Seeks Immigration Hearing Delay

Georgia and Alabama are asking a federal appeals court to delay a scheduled hearing on court orders blocking parts of their state laws cracking down on illegal immigration.

Public Defender Case Could Settle

A settlement may be in the works for a class-action lawsuit addressing poor Georgians' access to a public defender. The trial scheduled to start Thursday is cancelled.

Water Supply Plan Goes To Governor

State officials approved a plan Wednesday to help communities expand their water supplies. The plan’s critics say Georgia could boost its water supply more cheaply with conservation.

Survey: 55% Back Transportation Tax

A new survey shows a slight majority of Georgians favor a proposed new sales tax to fund transportation projects. But since the vote isn't until next year, tax backers still have a lot of work to do. Survey USA conducted the poll for WXIA-TV Atlanta.

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