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Rep. Murphy of Augusta dies after battle with cancer


Murphy, a state representative for 11 years, was 60.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday

Rep. Paul Broun to host town hall meeting in Crawford on August 12
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

• Rep. Westmoreland to hold town hall meetings during August
Source: Thomaston Times 

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins to tour agricultural sites in 9th district
“Our agricultural community is the economic heartbeat of Northeast Georgia,” Collins said in a news release. “It’s important for me to truly understand the needs of our farmers to make sure I am representing their best interests in Congress. For the first time in a long time, the House passed a true farm bill that deals with the real needs of the agricultural sector of our economy. I am excited to get out into these communities and hear from folks on what they like about the bill and what they don’t like as much.”
Source: Gainesville Times

Cobb County Board of Elections considers dropping two Kennesaw voting precincts
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Political Insider: As Obamacare comes to Georgia, keep your eye on Washington — and Atlanta
“Obamacare is coming to Georgia, so strap on your waterproof skeptic’s cap. And make sure it’s rated to repel both Republican and Democratic fire hoses.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. to close some diplomatic posts due to threats
“We didn’t take heed on 9/11 in a way that we should, but here I think it’s very important that we do take the right kind of planning as we come to the close of Ramadan,” said Mr. Chambliss, referring to the Islamic holy month, on “Meet the Press.”
Source: New York Times

• Sen. Chambliss cites ‘chatter’ as ‘very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11′
The U.S. State Department on Sunday extended the closure through Saturday for 19 embassies, consulates and smaller posts “out of an abundance of caution.”
Source: Washington Post

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