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Ga. Hopes To Avoid New Delays For Harbor Expansion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say they’re taking a closer look at having state taxpayers pay a larger upfront share to begin deepening the waterway to the bustling Port of Savannah. The nation’s fourth […]

04/15/2013

Screen capture of Gov. Phil Bryant, with his wife Deborah. (Credit: governorbryant.com)

Bryant: Obama Budget Undercuts Medicaid Expansion

Top Mississippi Republicans say their opposition to Medicaid expansion is getting a boost from an unlikely source — Democratic President Barack Obama.

04/10/2013

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Gov. Nikki Haley: We Will Not Expand Medicaid On President Obama’s Watch

As more Republicans give in to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, an opposition bloc remains across the South, including from governors who lead some of the nation’s poorest and unhealthiest states.

03/30/2013

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2 Ga. Men Among Those Receiving Pardons From Obama

Larry Thornton got caught in 1974 with an unregistered shotgun that had been illegally altered, while Edwin Hardy Futch Jr. was convicted of stealing in 1976.

03/03/2013

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Teacher Tasks Kids With Proving Obama’s Intent To Shift America To Socialism

Students and parents alike were taken aback by a local high school teacher’s homework assignment.

02/27/2013

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Mo Ivory: Who Needs Flowers And Candy…I Spent Valentine’s Day With President Obama!

I arrived when he told me to, they had my name at the door and I was allowed in immediately. I was told to stand and wait, so I did. First, we prayed, then we […]

WAOK-AM–02/14/2013

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President Obama Expected To Visit Learning Center In Decatur

ATLANTA (AP) — A spokeswoman for a suburban Atlanta school system says excitement is building as President Obama plans to visit an early childhood learning center there. Decatur City Schools spokeswoman Courtney Burnett says Obama […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2013

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President Obama Returns To Atlanta

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) — President Barack Obama will travel to Atlanta after his State of the Union address on Tuesday. It’s a tradition for presidents to launch a post-speech tour to pitch their proposals to the […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2013

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says that the GOP must find a way to attract more non-white voters. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

RNC Chairman On ‘Listening Tour’ To Attract Non-White Voters To Republican Party

Fresh off his re-election as Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus has hit the road to deliver a message that the GOP must find a way to attract more support from non-white voters.

02/07/2013

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., speaks to members of the media after a hearing on the Benghazi attack on Nov. 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Frustrated’ Saxby Chambliss Won’t Seek Re-Election Next Year

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday he will not seek a third term next year, saying “this is about frustration” with Washington gridlock that he doesn’t see changing in a divided government.

01/25/2013

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