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Former President Carter says Habitat could give D.C. a lesson

Special to SEGAZINE

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that if Washington leaders really want to work together, they could take a page from Habitat for Humanity.
Source: Wall Street Journal

Government shutdown: SRS Wackenhut to furlough 270 on Monday
Wackenhut employees needed to protect security interests and operations at the nuclear site will not be furloughed, officials said.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday

• Shutdown could mean loss of military scholarships for medical students
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday 

Protestors demonstrate outside Rep. Paul Broun’s Athens office
About 25 protesters held signs against the furlough Friday afternoon outside Georgia Square Mall.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

Rep. Phil Gingrey to report $2.5 million in cash for Senate bid
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

Political Notebook, Macon: Voters must finish the job
“Thousands of people voted in last month’s first Macon-Bibb County elections, but they didn’t actually finish when they picked five county commissioners.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

• Macon mayoral candidates prepare for Tuesday runoff
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday 

• A look at Macon-Bibb commission’s runoff race
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday 

Rep. Sanford Bishop announces battle with cancer
Bishop began chemotherapy last month to shrink the tumor but will be undergoing surgery to remove any part of the tumor that remains.

Political Insider: Johnny Isakson: Shutdown was a ‘dumb idea’
“The moving parts are many, and bound to change over a volatile weekend. But on Friday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson left the White House expressing some hope that Washington had finally stumbled upon a path out of its homemade swamp.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/weekend

Dean Sheridan withdraws from Ga. Senate District 14 race
Sheridan’s eligibility to run was questioned and he has decided to drop out of the November 5 special election.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

State Sen. Loudermilk among those in DC pushing through barriers
Source: Rome News-Tribune


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