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So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement.
Source: NPR.org/All Things Considered
W.W. Law board agrees to move collection to Georgia Historical Society
The agreement ends a stalemate that has kept the collection in the locked foundation office.
Source: Savannah Morning News/Saturday
EBT card system down in Georgia on Saturday
People found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday
• Xerox says access restored late Saturday night to EBT system
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday
Atlanta Falcons lose another player
Julio Jones, the NFL’s leading receiver, has to have surgery for a foot injury that will keep him out the rest of the season.
State pursues improvements in Medicaid program for disabled and elderly
The proposal for the “aged, blind and disabled’’ population comes as part of the state’s move to improve care and reduce spending.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Arthur Blank says Falcons stadium groundbreaking will be in late March
Blank, in his first press interview about the new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium since an official decision was made to build the project on the south site, said the official ground-breaking likely will be during the week of March 31, 2014.