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Former congressman Bob Barr to be featured at Cartersville event

Special to SEGAZINE

On Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at The Gate Cafe, 952 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville, resident Ricky Thomas will continue his interview series Covenant Conversations with former congressman Bob Barr.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Questions surface around payments owed by Athens Tea Party group
The Athens-Clarke County Tea Party Patriots owes thousands of dollars in unpaid speaking fees related to its first annual Liberty Convention held last month.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

State Sen. Buddy Carter in the lead in fundraising for 1st Congressional District race
Carter, a three-term state senator from Pooler, raised $232,837 during the first two months of the campaign and ended the filing period with $215,443 cash on hand after expenses, according to his filing with the Federal Elections Commission.
Source: Savannah Morning News/Sunday

City Ink, Augusta: Recommendation to make downtown safer would bring more taxes
“Augusta’s getting soaked. Never mind the weather. The city’s in danger of being flooded with acronyms – LOST, SPLOST, T-SPLOST, and now Sheriff Richard Roundtree, with input from City Administrator Fred Rus­sell, has floated another one: CPD.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday

An earlier primary could shake up Senate race
The new schedule means that a likely runoff race would last two months, instead of the current 28 days, giving lesser-known Republican candidates and even Democrats a better chance in solidly Republican Georgia.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

John Linder: What Senate’s action on immigration mean 
“So, now that the Senate has acted, we are told that the House of Representatives must get down to business and deal with this irretrievably broken immigration system. Why?”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Political Insider: Kasim Reed on Zimmerman verdict: ‘Troubling, but we must respect it’
From Reed: “The genuine tragedy of the Trayvon Martin case is that a mother and father lost their son senselessly. I find it troubling that a 17-year-old cannot walk to a corner store for candy without putting his life in danger. I find it more troubling that a citizen could not see a young African-American youth without immediately concluding that he was up to no good.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sen. Jeff Mullis gets ‘Legislator of the Year’ honor

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