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ATLANTA – Rep. Jason Shaw will take over the south Georgia post on the state’s Public Service Commission once longtime commissioner Doug Everett steps down at the end of the year. 

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ATLANTA — Governor-elect Brian Kemp pledged to unify the state’s divided electorate and says he is putting the contentious election behind him now that his rival, Democrat Stacey Abrams, has acknowledged his victory.

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ATLANTA — The state Senate has signed off on Gov. Nathan Deal’s storm recovery proposals on Saturday, sending nearly $500 million in aid to storm-ravaged southwest Georgia. 

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ATLANTA – The House has backed Gov. Nathan Deal’s nearly $500 million storm recovery proposals during a special legislative session and – in an unrelated move – agreed to give the state’s airlines a controversial tax break.

DONALSONVILLE — For now, Pearlie Worlds is selling apparel out of a humble nook in downtown Donalsonville while workers hammer away on a new roof for her grand, century-old building across the street.

CAIRO — The NAACP is weighing possible actions in response to the relocation of a Cairo voting precinct they say may have impacted the ability for some people to vote. 

ATLANTA — Republican Brian Kemp stepped down as Georgia’s secretary of state to begin transitioning into the governor’s office while Democrat Stacey Abrams geared up for a legal fight over still-uncounted ballots. 

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ATLANTA – Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign has declared victory in the closely watched race to name Georgia’s next governor, even as Democrat Stacey Abrams remained hopeful that a runoff was still possible.  “If I wasn’t your first choice or if you made no choice at all, you’re going to have…

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THOMASVILLE — Darlene Taylor will return for a fifth term as the Georgia House District 173 representative.

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ATLANTA — Republican Brian Kemp will be in Macon with President Donald Trump this Sunday afternoon — which means he won’t be on a stage in Atlanta with his opponent, Democrat Stacey Abrams.

ATLANTA – Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams will face each tonight for the first televised debate in one of the country’s most closely watched races. 

Bob Harlan of Valdosta, Georgia, worries about what will happen if America doesn’t defend its culture and doesn’t bring back meaningful, quality jobs.

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THOMASVILLE — Officials are preaching residents to make sure they are operating generators safely, after an incident Thursday night nearly killed a family of five.

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ATLANTA — President Donald Trump may come to Georgia as part of a trip to see the storm-torn areas left in Hurricane Michael’s wake.

THOMASVILLE — Georgia House Minority Whip Carolyn Hugley came to Thomasville last Thursday to rally support and raise money for area Democratic House candidates Twitty Titus and Treva Gear.

ATLANTA — Hurricane Michael has the potential to deliver a blow to Georgia’s pecan and cotton growers, who have not yet harvested their crops. 

ATLANTA — Senator Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge) recently attended the Best Practices in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic Conference with senior members of the president’s administrative team and other state and local government officials to discuss comprehensive efforts and best practices on comba…

ATLANTA — A pair of key Plant Vogtle backers have opted to press forward with the expansion of the southeast Georgia nuclear power plant, but there’s catch: One of them wants a cap on construction costs. 

MACON, Ga. — On election days, when Georgia voters show up to the polls, they’re given stickers with the image of a peach and the words, “I’m a Georgia Voter.” It’s akin to letters awarded to scholastic athletes showing that they played their part in something bigger than themselves.

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THOMASVILLE — U.S. Sen. David Perdue is waiting for the pending Farm Bill to answer a critical question for him — what constitutes a family farm.

ATLANTA — A group of state lawmakers penned a letter pressing the utility partners behind Plant Vogtle to cap the costs of the project, which is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. 

Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for all 159 Georgia counties, based on the latest 11 a.m. forecast for Hurricane Florence and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials.

ATLANTA — The number of Georgia children in foster care has swelled in recent years, and in May, the number rose to a new high when more than 15,000 young Georgians were in the state’s custody. 

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VALDOSTA — Erin Gaskins became a counselor because she wanted to be at the frontlines of helping young people. A former mental health therapist, she said she made the switch to school counseling because the job would reach more students.

FOREST PARK — A push to revamp the massive Atlanta State Farmers Market could have an impact on other state-owned facilities in south Georgia. 

Georgians only face a few more weeks of mosquito season, but the state’s residents need to stay vigilant to keep mosquito populations in check.

July saw the return of normal summertime temperatures to Georgia, but those normal summertime temperatures are still punishingly hot.

ATLANTA — Most Georgia counties do not keep track of how much local taxpayer money goes toward their part in carrying out enhanced immigration enforcement, but the costs are likely substantial, according to a new report. 

This is part 2 of a SunLight Project report on agriculture in the region. Part 1 appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

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MILLEDGEVILLE — Wanda Hester was already leaning toward voting for Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle as her pick for governor. 

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THOMASVILLE — Brian Kemp captured more than 62 percent of Thomas County votes cast in the Republican gubernatorial primary, closely shadowing the statewide returns.

ATLANTA — An expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program that took effect this month allows patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and severe pain to sign up.

ATLANTA — With a single tweet, President Donald Trump endorsed gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp and, just like that, shook up Georgia politics. 

ATLANTA — A deluge of drug cases has jammed up state crime labs, contributing to a bulging backlog that is delaying cases and leaving agencies waiting more than a year for some lab reports. 

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ATLANTA — A surreptitiously recorded conversation continues to haunt Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who has found himself in a tight race to become the Republican nominee for governor.

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THOMASVILLE — With less than two weeks before the partisan runoff for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Brian Kemp’s criss-crossing of Georgia led him to Thomasville on Wednesday — and a room of enthusiastic supporters.

ATLANTA — Not happy with fireworks exploding outside your window at odd times? Your local officials can now do something about it. 

ATLANTA — A tax credit program benefiting the state’s cash-strapped rural hospitals was maxed out for the first time since it was created two years ago.