Stories by Blake Aued

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Broun to debate GOP rival

ATHENS, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. Paul Broun will debate Republican challenger Stephen Simpson twice in Athens and Macon.
By Blake Aued

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Broun: Feds targeting Ga. banks

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Federal regulators are targeting banks in Georgia and Texas for closure even when their balance sheets are healthy, according to U.S. Rep. Paul Broun.
By Blake Aued

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rep. Broun campaign loans questioned

A nonprofit ethics watchdog filed a complaint Thursday with the Federal Election Commission alleging that U.S. Rep. Paul Broun illegally concealed the source of loans to his campaign.
By Blake Aued

Thursday, April 5, 2012

600 jobs headed to Athens area

ATHENS, Ga. -- A clothing distribution center will bring 600 jobs to Braselton in the next few years and begin hiring next month.
By Blake Aued

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Obama re-election favored, UGA expert says

ATHENS, Ga. -- Odds are that President Obama will win a second term if the economy continues to improve, but he and Republicans both have factors working in their favor, according to a University ...
By Blake Aued

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cain fires up UGA crowd

ATHENS, Ga. -- Herman Cain may be more popular now than when he was running for president.
By Blake Aued

Congressman Broun's use of campaign funds questioned

ATHENS, Ga. -- Almost $30,000 in campaign contributions wound up in U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's wallet in the form of interest on personal loans he made to his campaign, according to an ethics report ...
By Blake Aued

Friday, March 16, 2012

Caterpillar gets to work

State and local officials and Caterpillar executives ceremonially broke ground Friday on the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, just four weeks after announcing its decision.
By Blake Aued

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Gingrich favors Savannah port project

ATLANTA - Newt Gingrich, campaigning at the state Capitol today, said he would deepen Savannah's port if he's elected president.
By Blake Aued

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Caterpillar sending 1,400 jobs to Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A $200 million Caterpillar plant in Athens will employ 1,400 people by 2020, state and local officials announced Friday.
By Blake Aued

Big business coming to Athens area

ATHENS, Ga. -- A major economic development project in Athens appears to be in the works.
By Blake Aued

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Athens rejects jail artwork

ATHENS, Ga. — The Athens-Clarke Commission rejected public art at the Clarke County jail again Tuesday night in spite of one commissioner changing his vote.
By Blake Aued

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Perdue says he tried to fix HOPE scholarship

ATHENS, Ga. — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he tried to fix the plummeting HOPE Scholarship when he was in office, but state legislators wouldn't listen.
By Blake Aued

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Loss of historic home worries Athens neighborhood

ATHENS, Ga. - A 180-year-old mansion in Athens' Cobbham neighborhood is up for sale, and neighbors are worried about what might be built there.
By Blake Aued

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Drug-test for public welfare, lawmakers say

Two Georgia lawmakers say they want to drug-test welfare recipients, a policy declared unconstitutional in other states.
By Blake Aued

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

Group to push Ga. transportation tax

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has hired a bipartisan team of top-flight political consultants to convince voters to approve a 1 percent sales tax for transportation next year.
By Blake Aued

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Service to Athens airport in jeopardy

The outcome of a partisan battle in Congress over federal aviation funding could determine whether commercial flights continue to fly in and out of Athens.
By Blake Aued

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deal: Combine Head Start, pre-K

Gov. Nathan Deal is considering combining state and federal early learning programs, which he said would improve education for at-risk children.
By Blake Aued

Friday, July 1, 2011

Downtown Athens hikes parking fees

ATHENS, Ga. -- Workers and shoppers in downtown Athens should be prepared to pay more for parking beginning today, when on-street rates will rise 25 cents.
By Blake Aued

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rep. Huckaby may become Ga. chancellor

 ATHENS, Ga. -- State Rep. Hank Huckaby, R-Athens, will be the next University System of Georgia chancellor, multiple news media report.
By Blake Aued
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