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Voting Irregularities Lead To Ten Arrests In South Georgia

Ten people have been arrested in South Georgia following a 5-month investigation into voter fraud. They’re accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot.

Deal Names Policy Chief, Others

Governor-elect Nathan Deal Wednesday continued the process of filling out his incoming staff.

Arrests In Southwest Ga. Voting Probe

A five-month probe into voter irregularities in Brooks County by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has resulted in 10 arrests.

Ga. Population Spikes 18.3%

Georgia's population grew by 18.3% in the last decade, to a total of 9,687,653 as of April 1, 2010. In 2000, Georgia's popluation stood at a total of about 8.2 million. With the increase, Georgia gains one seat in Congress, to a new total of 14.

South Georgia Braces For Census Numbers

The US Census Bureau will release population figures Tuesday that will determine which areas of the country will lose and gain seats in Congress. The numbers also will affect which parts of the state will lose and gain seats in Georgia's General Assembly.

Atlanta Accepts Airport Guns

Atlanta will not fight laws allowing permitted gun owners to carry into unsecured areas of Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport. A state law passed earlier this year allows weapons in curbside areas. But the measure was met by opposition from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Savannah Nets Rural Development Funds

A state program designed to help rural areas shift away from tobacco economies has awarded a $7 million grant to a big national corporation based in one of Georgia's large cities. Gulfstream Aerospace is getting the money because officials note the company's statewide impact.

Deal Wants New Reservoirs

Governor-elect Nathan Deal wants the state to focus on building new reservoirs. Deal told lawmakers it should be a priority because a judge’s deadline is looming.

Deal Hints At Priorities

Governor Elect Nathan Deal did not have specifics when he spoke to lawmakers in Athens Tuesday, but he hinted at a few issues that will get his attention.

Two Stores Top 'Crime Guns' List

Two Georgia gun stores are among the nation’s top 10 sources for so-called “crime guns.” The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau data was published by the Washington Post. The report has ignited debate over the spirit versus the letter of gun laws.