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Unemployment Bill May Violate Law

A new bill would require unemployed Georgians to volunteer at non-profit organizations or risk losing jobless benefits. But that likely violates federal law. Under the bill, anyone receiving unemployment benefits would have to volunteer for 24 hours a week.

Film Debuts On World AIDS Day

A film opening on World AIDS Day Thursday that mixes live action and animation is taking viewers inside a soccer player's body, showing how he becomes infected with HIV and spreads the virus.

Kemp Ends County Border Dispute

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has dismissed Monroe County's effort to appeal the findings in its border dispute with Bibb County. The Telegraph reports Kemp ruled Wednesday that Monroe County's motion for reconsideration wasn't allowed under the law that outlines border disputes.

Savannah Mayoral Race: GPB Interviews

Savannah mayoral candidate Jeff Felser relishes being an underdog. The 48-year-old attorney and City Council member claimed that position when he came in second place in November's six-way ballot for the city's top elected position.

Savannah Lawmakers Back Drug Testing

Two Savannah lawmakers say, they support testing elected officials for drugs as part of an effort to test Georgians receiving state welfare benefits. Savannah-area business leaders are making drug tests part of their state legislative agenda.

Sanford Bishop Will Run Again

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has announced plans to seek an 11th term in Congress representing the second Congressional district in southwest Georgia.

Lawmakers Review Child Abuse Laws

A longtime Warner Robins football booster and former announcer is jailed in Houston County on child molestation charges. Police have not revealed the specifics of the case against 82-year-old Shelly M. Simmons Sr.

Haley Speaks On Savannah Port

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is defending her appointees' actions on Savannah harbor deepening. Haley says, Georgia got what it deserved when a South Carolina agency approved the project.

Bibb Consolidation Support Grows

Business leaders are joining forces to support consolidating the governments of Macon and Bibb County. The effort comes as Bibb County’s legislative delegation prepares to hammer out a bill.

More Charged With Voter Fraud

Two additional people have been indicted in a voter fraud case stemming from a primary election in Brooks County, bringing the number of people facing charges to 12.