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Powerball jackpot raised to $550M, 2nd highest in game’s history

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Tweet ATLANTA – Powerball just got even more powerful. Georgia Lottery officials announced today that strong sales have bumped Saturday’s Powerball jackpot from an estimated $475 million to an estimated $550 million. The current jackpot is the second largest in Powerball history and the third largest jackpot in U.S. history. Additionally, Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot [...]

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AFP-Georgia Applauds Gov. Deal’s Executive Order on Common Core Standards

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Tweet “NO” to Intrusive Federal Databank, Lack of Public Input, Federal Curriculum Control. ATLANTA, GA – Americans For Prosperity, Georgia’s premier grassroots advocate for economic freedom, supports Gov. Deal’s executive order as a giant step in the right direction for mitigating some of the most egregious problems associated with Common Core for Georgia students. The Governor [...]

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MCLB Albany statement regarding Secretary Defense press conference on furloughs

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Tweet MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE Albany, Ga. – We are currently evaluating how Secretary of Defense-mandated furloughs will impact our total workforce. As a subordinate command under the DoD umbrella, we are awaiting amplifying guidance from the Department of the Navy and Headquarters, Marine Corps. We will keep our workforce, as well as the Greater [...]

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Chambliss Statement on the Resignation of IRS Head

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Tweet WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today made the following statement regarding resignation of the acting IRS administrator: “Despite the resignation of the acting IRS administrator, President Obama continues to search for a scapegoat for his own administration’s misdeeds. This insufficient action comes more than two years after this offensive abuse of power. Meanwhile, the [...]

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Georgia’s unemployment rate declines to 8.2 percent in April

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.2 percent in April. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March and nine-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April a year ago. “At 8.2 percent, Georgia’s unemployment [...]

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Attorney General Olens Announces Results of 2013 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

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Tweet Georgia Lawyers Donated Over 840,000 Pounds Food to Feed the Hungry   Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the Georgia legal community raised the equivalent of 842,317 pounds of food during the 2013 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a 38% increase from last year. For the second year in a row, Olens asked Georgia lawyers to challenge each other outside [...]

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