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Dalton mayor announces plan to run for governor

Special to SEGAZINE

In the hours since Dalton Mayor David Pennington unveiled plans to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary next year, plenty of intriguing questions have emerged.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

U.S. Rep. John Barrow introduces bill to eliminate civilian defense furloughs
Barrow introduced legislation Tuesday that would exempt Fort Gordon’s civilian work force from the 11-day furlough the Department of Defense began enforcing Monday to save $1.8 billion by the end of the 2013 fiscal year.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

• More traffic delays at Fort Gordon due to furloughs
Gate 2 opened 45 minutes late this morning.
Source: WJBF-TV 

Rep. Tyrone Brooks says indictments won’t weaken his commitment to Moore’s Ford lynching victims
Rep. Tyrone Brooks and other civil rights leaders spoke out Tuesday about accusers using Brooks’ indictments to silence the investigation into the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Gov. Deal says state should be cautious as regulators consider expanding solar energy usage
The Republican governor did not explicitly say whether he supports or opposes the plan.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Coalition writes to Georgia GOP lawmakers on immigration
The groups, which call themselves the Georgia Immigration Enforcement Coalition, say they sent a letter signed by more than 50 groups to Georgia’s Republican U.S. House delegation Monday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

• U.S. Rep. Kingston says he will fight amnesty
Kingston says he won’t vote for the immigration measure headed for the House of Representatives.
Source: Brunswick News 

GALEO board approves plan to sue city of Gainesville
The Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) will sue the city of Gainesville over its at-large voting system.

• Gainesville to be sued by Latino group
GALEO says the city’s at-large voting system violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Source: Gainesville Times 

Political Insider: DuBose Porter enters contest for state Democratic chairman
“DuBose Porter called on the way home this evening. The 2010 candidate for governor and state representative from Dublin said he’d filed the paperwork as a proper candidate for chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts 2nd Kids’ State Dinner at White House
9-10 year old children competed in a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest and one winner was chosen from each state to attend the dinner.
Source: Christian Science Monitor


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