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Legislators beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again.

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Education is a top priority

The House reconvened on Feb. 1 to start our fourth week of the 2016 legislative session. With a month of session behind us, we are ...

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For the people of Georgia

The Georgia General Assembly has completed the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session, and week five is well underway.

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Kemp’s primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

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Return of corn-fried shrimp is welcomed news

Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" ("Of ...

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First pieces of 2016 legislation passed

We returned to the Capitol on Jan. 25 for the third week of the 2016 legislative session.

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Senate passes first two bills of session

The Senate reconvened after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've ...

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Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

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Conducting a review of Georgia’s budget

The Senate reconvened for week two after taking a long weekend to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Mardi Gras in the Mountains worth supporting

On Feb. 6, 2016 Georgia Mountains Hospice, the Jasper Rotary Club and the Ellijay and Jasper Councils of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor the ...

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Session begins with encouraging outlook

We began the second session of the 153rd General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2016. With an ambitious legislative agenda to navigate, and only 40 legislative ...

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Getting started in 2016

The Gold Dome bustles with energy in the new year as we reconvene for the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly. I am ...

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The state of this column can’t be overstated

My fellow Georgians: Now that President Barack Obama has delivered his final soppy State of the Union address (Yay! Hooray!) and Gov. Nathan Deal has ...

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I wish I had been there in Bethlehem

This column has become a Christmas tradition and I share with you once again this year. It is dedicated to all who believe.

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Some thoughts for the holiday season

It's a tradition for newspapers to make a seasonal request of their readers: "This Christmas, remember the needy."

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Sometimes being naughty can be nice

Ring! Ring! Ring!

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