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Federal Government tells Georgia: no mandatory drug tests for food stamp recipients

Federal Government tells Georgia: no mandatory drug tests for food stamp recipients

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) --In a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal government told Georgia that it cannot mandate drug testing of food stamp recipients Tuesday.
JC Sevcik
National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association began its annual convention Thursday in Indianapolis after a year that saw many states relax gun laws.
Frances Burns
Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians to take their guns to church, bars and government buildings.
Frances Burns
200,000 without power as snow, ice pelts Southeast

200,000 without power as snow, ice pelts Southeast

ATLANTA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- More than 200,000 customers, most of them in Georgia, were without electricity Wednesday as a winter storm, bringing snow and ice, swept across the Southeast.
Obama declares emergency in Georgia as Atlanta braces for severe storm

Obama declares emergency in Georgia as Atlanta braces for severe storm

ATLANTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- President Obama declared a federal emergency for Georgia Tuesday as Atlanta residents hunkered down for a winter storm an official said could be "catastrophic."
Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal on snow response: 'The buck stops with me'

Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal on snow response: 'The buck stops with me'

ATLANTA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he's unhappy with the response to the 2.6 inches of snow and ice that gridlocked the interstate system around metro Atlanta.
Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia admits fault in poor emergency response

Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia admits fault in poor emergency response

ATLANTA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Governor Nathan Deal says in a press conference that the state did not respond adequately to Atlanta's state of emergency
Aileen Graef
Georgia government to stay closed another day

Georgia government to stay closed another day

ATLANTA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, whose state was brought to a standstill by 3 inches of snow and ice, said state government will remain closed Thursday.

Statue of Georgia firebrand Watson removed from state Capitol

ATLANTA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A work crew has completed the removal of a controversial statue from the steps of Georgia's Capitol, state officials said.

Indicted Georgia state senator to be suspended

ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Georgia state senator charged with fiddling his expense accounts and theft will be suspended while he awaits trial, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

Jason Carter to challenge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced he will challenge Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's election.

Ga. highway officials reinstate pay-it-forward tolls

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A bit of Southern gentility will return to a Georgia highway after officials reversed a decision to ban motorists from paying tolls for others, officials said.
Tea Party mobilizing over education standards overhaul

Tea Party mobilizing over education standards overhaul

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Tea Party groups say they're urging Republican governors to rethink supporting a bipartisan plan backed by President Obama to overhaul U.S. public schools.

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Huge storm system in U.S. East, 2 dead

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- At least two people were killed as winds and tornadoes associated with a 1,000-mile-long storm tore through the U.S. Southeast and mid-Atlantic, officials said.
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