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Middle Ga. State Senator To Retire

Lawmaker Ross Tolleson says he will retire from the state senate after being diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

What Life Would Be Like if Jimmy Carter Won a Second Term

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter before the town hall crowd at the Carter Center. (GPB News/Sam Whitehead)

Carter Says Cancer’s Not Slowing Him Down

Three weeks after sharing the details of his cancer diagnosis, former President Jimmy Carter held a town hall event at the Carter Center on Tuesday, but he didn’t let his health take center stage.
Baccarat table at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International, which owns the MGM Grand, will speak before Georgia lawmakers this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Lawmakers Discuss How Gambling Could Impact Georgia

State lawmakers are meeting in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday to start talking about the future of gambling in Georgia. The House and Senate each has their own committee to look at the issue.

At Atlanta Appearance, Biden Says He's Unsure If He'll Run For President

Vice President Joe Biden says he is unsure whether he will seek the presidency and his decision will depend on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
Senator Johnny Isakson.

A Busy Year for Senator Johnny Isakson

Earlier this summer, Sen. Johnny Isakson announced he has Parkinson’s disease. In the days since, he says he’s seen an outpouring of support.

Rep. Allen Peake Says He Had An Ashley Madison Account

State Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) said his name was among the 37 million to show up in a hack of the adult website, Ashley Madison. Peake shared the news in email, subject line “Tough News," sent to friends and supporters Sunday night.

Jimmy Carter Shows Faith And Humor As He Talks About Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter says he’s going to take a step back from his role at the Carter Center as he gets treated for melanoma – which has spread to his brain.

Sam Massell On How Buckhead Got Its Name

President of the Buckhead Coalition Sam Massell tells the history and the present status of Buckhead.

Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Carter announced the diagnosis in a statement from the Carter Center on Wednesday afternoon.