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Budget, ethics legislation approved on session’s final day

The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end at midnight March 28, with the House of Representatives and the Senate reaching final agreement on a $19.9…

Ethics bill architect faces violations at home

Georgia Senator Josh McKoon helped lead the charge on the state’s historic ethics reform only to come home to a bitter battle and allegations of ethics violations here in Columbus.…

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Tax Freedom Day comes later for Georgia in 2013

Georgians will work almost a week longer this year just to get Uncle Sam off their backs, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation’s annual “Tax Freedom Day” report. Tax Freedom…

Charlton Memorial keeps up struggle to pay its debts

Cash continues to be a struggle for the hospital as more vendors demand “higher and higher” payments on old debt before they will ship supplies or continue services. CEO H.D.…

Drew Sauls named principal at SGES

There will soon be a familiar face at St. George Elementary School — if not for the students, then at least for faculty and staff. Dr. Drew Sauls, former SGES…

All aboard for Railwatch 2013 Saturday

Railwatch 2013 will have plenty of activities for train fanciers and Charlton Countians, alike. Saturday’s event will feature a lot more than just watching trains, including a pancake breakfast,  and…

First of Atlanta test cheating defendants surrender

The first of more than 30 defendants expected to surrender by Tuesday’s deadline in Atlanta’s school cheating scandal have turned themselves in to authorities. Fulton County Jail records show that…

A city in debt: A look at Valdosta’s GEFA loans

The City of Valdosta currently has seven loans from the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, with an eighth loan already approved. According to Mark Barber, assistant city manager and finance department…