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Government shutdown: Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB closed

Special to SEGAZINE

All museums operated by the Department of Defense were ordered closed Thursday.
Source: Macon Telegraph

• Video: Inmates paid, guards unpaid during shutdown
Correctional officers at the U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta said that while they are not receiving a paycheck during the partial government shutdown, inmates they supervise are being compensated for chores and prison industry work.
Source: WSB-TV 

• Catholic masses shut down at Kings Bay
Kings Bay spokesman Scott Bassett acknowledged that Catholic Mass is not being offered on base, but said nearby Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys has added a Sunday service for base personnel and families.
Source: Georgia Times-Union 

• Eight centers providing emergency food and shelter closed due to shutdown
30 workers have been furloughed in Southeast Georgia.
Source: Georgia Times-Union 

Federal workers from Robins AFB rally outside Rep. Austin Scott’s office over budget impasse
The protesters, mostly members of the Robins Air Force Base union, carried signs with messages that included “Furlough Congress” and “We are people, not pawns.”
Source: Macon Telegraph

FBI contacts attorney who raised questions about ethics complaints against Gov. Deal
It was not clear whether the questions related to an active investigation.

Georgia among highest of states studied for duplicate voter records
The study looked at 22 states; Georgia ranked highest with 510,756 potential duplicates — 8.4% of the state’s overall voter registration list.

Businessman David Perdue raised more than $1.8 million for Senate race
Perdue, the former Dollar General CEO, has raised more than $1.8 million during the third quarter in his bid to succeed retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

• David Perdue addresses Thomasville Rotary Club
Perdue said “What’s going on in Washington is embarrassing. If we don’t get something done, we will be in a serious crisis. If it were not for these troubles, I would not be running.”
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise 

• Political Insider: David Perdue’s $1.8 million fundraising haul includes a million of his own
“Georgia U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue put in $1 million of his own money and raised another $810,000 through Sept. 30, in his first fundraising period as a political candidate.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

New poll shows State Sen. Jason Carter gaining steam in run for governor
Gov. Deal’s approval rating has been dropping, boosting Carter’s chances.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


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