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Early Voting on Sunday Alcohol Sales

The early voting period started Tuesday in Georgia. More than 100 communities are voting on whether to allow retailers to sell alcohol on Sundays, in addition to selecting candidates. People on both sides of the issue are urging voters to go to the ballot box.

Chambliss Joins Law Enforcement Caucus

Georgia's senior U.S. senator has joined a new law enforcement caucus.

Poll Firm Goes Outside Atlanta

A new company is promising voters in medium-sized Georgia cities more access to political information. Atlanta-based National Research Associates recently released its first poll in the coastal city's mayoral race. Political surveys aren't unheard of in Savannah.

Immigrant Visa Fixes Stalled

Two bills to overhaul a federal foreign guest worker program are under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Washington is also considering a law mandating the E-Verify employment check system.

UGA Hosts Korea Peace Talks

The University of Georgia is hosting a seminar beginning Monday on relations between North and South Korea.

Want To Buy A Bridge? Tax Sale Begins

Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline. Now, the sales job begins. Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.

Outrage On The Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia is still recovering from the biggest fish kill in Georgia history. This week, the state released thousands of fish to help restore the river. When the kill happened in May, the state Environmental Protection Division launched an investigation.

Georgia Debates Trade Deals

Georgia Republicans and some business groups are hailing Congressional passage of free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama. Georgia sends the countries a combined $1.1 billion in exports.

Ribbon Cutting Planned For Fort Benning Gateway

A $6.8 million project to create a gateway into Fort Benning from Interstate Highway 185 is completed.

Georgia Challenges Voting Rights Act

Georgia is challenging the constitutionality of a clause in the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act. The challenge is part of a lawsuit filed last week that seeks approval for Georgia’s new redistricting maps.