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Ga. lawmakers press forward on medical marijuana

While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered bipartisan support during the most recent legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt at passing the legislation next year.

David Perdue, Michelle Nunn take shots in Senate race debate

Senate candidates jab at each other in televised debate

Some polls suggest the decision on who will replace Saxby Chambliss as U.S. senator from Georgia won’t be made until a runoff election in January.

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ELECTION 2014: Fleming says experience makes him the best choice for District 112

In the race for the open District 112 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, Ester Fleming says he’s the most credible candidate, thanks to his many years of experience in both the public and private sectors.

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ELECTION 2014: Henderson points to experience, achievement in bid for re-election

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson says that there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to governance.

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ELECTION 2014: Candidate Hunte would establish youth commission

After living in Newton County for 13 years, Sonya Hunte has decided that it’s time to put her talents to use in an official capacity.

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ELECTION 2014: Sims says he wants to reflect citizens' vision for District 2

Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims is well aware of the similarities between his 2010 campaign for the commission and his 2014 run for re-election to the District 2 seat.

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ELECTION 2014: Brooks wants to implement consumption tax

Covington resident Aaron Brooks has a list full of ideas he’d like to bring to the state house of representatives, starting with instituting a consumption tax that would replace the state’s income tax.

Covington amending temp sign ordinance

A first reading of an amendment to Covington's temporary sign ordinance was approved March 18.

Covington Council approves mayor's economic development plan

The City Council approved several proposals to spur economic development at the request of Mayor Ronnie Johnston.

Officials oppose three bills with local impact

The Georgia Municipal Association and several local officials are opposed to three bills that would impact local governments.

BOC votes to bid out lawn service

The BOC unanimously voted to put the lawn care contract out to bid.

BOC does not revote on lawn contract

Commisioners did not revisit the lawn maintenance contract Tuesday, but said they are working on getting new policies in place.

Knight named Covington city manager

Covington Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight was appointed city manager Thursday evening.

Council denies Treadwell appointment; goes back to drawing board on city manager search

The Covington City Council voted 4 to 2 to have a consultant provide another group of candidates for the city manager position Monday night, and denied a motion to appoint Capt. Craig Treadwell to the position.

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