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Inmate Set For Execution

A federal judge has rejected a request for a stay of execution by a Georgia inmate claiming the state's plan to use a new lethal injection drug would cause him needless pain and suffering.

Williams Wins District Seat

A Republican businessman from Oconee County is headed to the legislature to represent State House District 113.

Macon Mayoral Race Heads To Runoff

Macon's mayoral race is headed for a runoff on August 16th. None of the four candidates got 50-percent of the vote.

Lawyers Fight Looming Execution

Lawyers for a Georgia man set to be put to death on Wednesday have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt his execution, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate.

Debt Deal Could Hit State Budget

Political experts say, the rancorous debate over the federal debt limit is likely to end with more budget pain for states like Georgia. Any deal to raise the limit is likely to be paired with spending cuts.

Macon Primary Election Turns Ugly

On Tuesday people in Macon will elect primary candidates for mayor and several members of city council. The nasty tone of the campaigns is drawing criticism from unlikely places.

'Caylee's Law' Gains Traction

Georgia is among more than 15 states considering a law that would make it a felony not to report a missing child.

Kemp Visits Disputed Border

Secretary of State Brian Kemp traveled to the banks of the Ocmulgee River today to get a firsthand look at a disputed border. But, he is still hoping Bibb and Monroe County officials can resolve the issue on their own.

Isakson: 'Debt Deal Is Possible'

Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says “a deal is possible” out of the debt reduction talks going on in Washington.

Farm Groups Study Labor Shortage

Agriculture groups are launching a study of this spring’s labor shortage. They say the state’s new immigration law may have scared off migrant workers. The groups want to know the impact a smaller workforce had on harvest size.