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GOP pushes voter ID bills in the South

By   /  March 30, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By Desiree EvansGeorgia Online News Service Voter ID legislation continues to be a hot-button issue across the country. When the Supreme Court ruled last April that Indiana’s voter ID law, considered the strictest law of its kind in the country, didn’t violate the Constitution, the passage of ID laws became a big issue in [...]

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Businesses rally politicians for vote on transportation tax hike

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Tweet By Maggie LeeGeorgia Online News Service Days before the end of the legislative session, a major coalition of statewide businesses appeared at the state Capitol to demand that legislators agree on a plan for tax hikes to pay for transport upgrades. “The roads around [the Port of] Savannah and the economic corridors are clogged, [...]

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Dysfunctional Clothing … That’s right, Dysfunctional Clothing … recalls sweatshirts due to strangulation hazard … no joke!

By   /  March 30, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Hooded Fleece [...]

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Perdue declares state of emergency for six nearby counties

By   /  March 30, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet STATE OF GEORGIAOFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Sonny Perdue GOVERNOR For Immediate Release Contact: Office of CommunicationsMonday, March 30, 2008 (404) 651-7774 Governor Perdue Declares State of Emergency for Six CountiesATLANTA– Today Governor Sonny Perdue issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in six counties affected by heavy rain and severe weather that [...]

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Medicare/Medicade fraud: A $109 million a day industry

By   /  March 30, 2009  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Yep, that’s how much Beverly Kimbrough of Albany’s SOWEGA Coucnil on Aging says that we are being cheated out of. That gets your attention, huh? See more in the April 1 edition of The Albany Journal.

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Georgia Power: Elderly customers being scammed

By   /  March 30, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The following fraud case has been sent by Georgia Power Co. to all utilities. From Carol Boatright, Georgia Power Company Media Relations: We’re are getting covered up with someone claiming to be a GPC employee calling elderly customers and saying their electricity is about to be cut off if she doesn’t get a credit [...]

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