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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
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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.

Amazon may be picking a fight with Georgia

ATLANTA, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Online retail giant Amazon.com could be gearing up for a legal battle over a sales tax law a law professor said is open to legal debate.

Georgia immigration law gets go-ahead

ATLANTA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Georgia can start enforcing a law allowing police to investigate suspected illegal immigrants, officials say.

Ga. to invest in deeper Savannah port

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Georgia's governor said plans are moving forward for a massive investment to deepen the Port of Savannah, the nation's fourth-largest port.

British officials kick off U.S. green tour

HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A growing green market opens the door to stronger U.S.-British energy ties, the British energy and climate change minister said at the start of a trade mission.
Georgia's Gov. Deal signs 'fetal pain' bill

Georgia's Gov. Deal signs 'fetal pain' bill

ATLANTA, May 2 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved new restrictions on late-term abortions performed in the state, signing a bill that generally bans abortions after 20 weeks.

Georgia approves welfare drug tests

ATLANTA, April 17 (UPI) -- A bill signed by Georgia's governor will oblige parents seeking welfare to be drug-tested at their own expense, provoking a challenge in court.
Michael Moore urges Georgia boycott

Michael Moore urges Georgia boycott

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore called for a boycott of Georgia this week after the state executed prison inmate Troy Davis for a murder Davis swore he did not commit.
Troy Davis executed after court decision

Troy Davis executed after court decision

JACKSON, Ga., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution.

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Court refuses to review water rights case

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- An appeals court has denied a request by Alabama and Florida to review a ruling allowing metro Atlanta to tap a reservoir that supplies nearly 3 million people.

Report: Widespread cheating in Atlanta

ATLANTA, July 5 (UPI) -- A summary of a report finding massive cheating on state tests in the Atlanta public schools was released Tuesday.

Ga. governor signs immigration bill

ATLANTA, May 14 (UPI) -- Georgia became the third state to adopt its own immigration policy Friday when Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill modeled on a controversial Arizona law.

Ga. governor will sign immigration bill

ATLANTA, April 16 (UPI) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he will sign an Arizona-style immigration bill into law.
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