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Voters Say Yes To Sunday Alcohol

Voters in more than 100 Georgia cities and counties cast ballots yesterday on whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays. And it passed in Valdosta, Atlanta, Savannah and many other cities.

Runoffs Coming For Three Races

Three of the state's four legislative special elections Tuesday are headed to a runoff, with no candidate in those districts getting a majority of the votes needed to win.

Savannah Mayoral Race Heads To Run Off

Savannah voters whittled a crowded six person race for mayor down to two candidates Tuesday night. Both candidates are sitting members of the city council. Edna Jackson was the front runner from the start.

State Medicaid Funds Drop

As states lose stimulus funding to help pay for Medicaid many are looking at ways to cut costs. Georgia is no exception.

Tax Revenues Rise Again

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia's tax collections rose by more than 5 percent last month and are nearly 7 percent ahead of last year for the first four months of the fiscal year.

Some Voters Hit Two Polling Places

Voters in some Georgia precincts will have to visit two polling places to cast their ballots Tuesday. Georgians will vote on sales taxes, local offices and, in some areas, selling alcohol on Sunday.

Barack Obama On Georgia Ballot

Georgia Democrats have formally proposed Barack Obama to be their candidate on the state's March 6 presidential preference primary ballot.

Bibb Vote Crucial To Air Force Base

On Tuesday Bibb County voters will head to the polls to vote on a $190 million dollar Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Some of the money could help secure the future of the nearby Robins Air Force Base.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Going To Voters

When Georgians go to the polls Tuesday, some will vote on allowing Sunday alcohol sales. This is the first year communities can decide the issue for themselves. About 100 Georgia cities and counties are holding votes on whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

Number Of Georgia Militias Unclear

The Justice Department said four Georgia men arrested earlier this week and charged with plotting to buy explosives are pa

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