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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.

Postal Service Delays Cutbacks

The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.

Bob Barr Won't Run Again

Bob Barr will not seek a return trip to the U.S. House. The Georgia congressman had been weighing whether to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a newly-drawn congressional district in northwest Georgia.

Drug Court Judge Faces New Charges

The judge who oversaw the state's largest drug court is facing more charges in an ethics case against her. The state's judicial watchdog agency is accusing Glynn County Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams of showing favoritism and conflict of interest.

F-22 Raptor Jet Ends Era

The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolled off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin Corp. plant in Marietta on Tuesday. The jet is the last of 187 F-22s produced for the U.S. Air Force, completing its operational fleet, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

Worker Visas Are Big Business

Officials at one Georgia company are hiring more staff and investing heavily in the future. That’s because its business – finding legal foreign workers for farms – is suddenly in demand.

Friends Remember Senator Robert Brown

Friends and family today are mourning former Georgia State Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown. He died Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 61.

Bill Would Nix Prosecution Limits

A state lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to remove the statute of limitations on child molestation and other sexual crimes committed against minors. The bill comes as news of child sexual abuse dominates national headlines.

Groups Join To End Death Penalty

An Atlanta lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to abolish the death penalty in Georgia. State Senator Vincent Fort has the backing of 12 organizations. They say the state unfairly applies capital punishment on the basis of race and class.

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