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Monday, July 7, 2014

Perdue embraces role as political outsider

ATLANTA -- Tapping into widespread disapproval of Congress, David Perdue campaigns as a candidate from the outside with fresh ideas and perspective.
By Walter C. Jones

Kingston continues political climb

Jack Kingston won a seat in the state House of Representatives for Savannah in 1984. Six years later he was the first Republican to hold the 1st District congressional seat since Reconstruction.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, June 27, 2014

Georgia praised for export effort

ATLANTA -- The soon-to-be-expanded Port of Savannah gets a boost as the nation's fastest-growing port from three entities helping overseas sales won national recognition.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal shows gain in poll over GOP opponents Jason Carter, Andrew Hunt

ATLANTA -- Nathan Deal has gained breathing room between him and challengers Jason Carter and Andrew Hunt, according to a poll released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Water rule called 'power grab'

ATLANTA -- Georgia's U.S. senators are fighting a proposed rule on water regulation they say amounts to a federal power grab, yet environmentalists say it clarifies existing regulations.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, June 23, 2014

Vogtle given positive report

ATLANTA -- Construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle progressed on schedule last year and more smoothly than originally, according to an independent observer.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, June 20, 2014

Georgia seeks to lead drone industry

ATLANTA -- Georgia universities and companies are revving their engines and prepared to soar the moment the Federal Aviation Administration approves the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Georgia tech jobs surge, study says

ATLANTA -- High-technology jobs are growing in Georgia at a faster rate than the U.S. average, according to a report released Thursday by the Technology Association of Georgia.
By Walter C. Jones

School funding not political, Deal says

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal denied Thursday he boosted education spending in the new state budget to win votes in his re-election as Sen. Jason Carter charges.
By Walter C. Jones

Look out, Georgians, here come attack ads

ATLANTA -- A new batch of ads attacking both of the Senate Republican candidates are on the air, living up to predictions that the runoff would be heated and negative.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Endorsements for Ga. school hopefuls

ATLANTA -- The Democratic and Republican candidates who led the May 20 primaries for state superintendent of schools announced this week they have garnered a growing list of endorsements.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poll: Kingston leads Perdue by 11 points

Jack Kingston has an 11-point lead over David Perdue in the Republican Senate runoff, according to a survey released Thursday by InsiderAdvantage.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

3 Georgia agencies have jobs to fill

The Department of Cor­rec­tions is hiring prison guards. The Department of Juvenile Justice needs corrections officers and the Department of Family and Children Ser­vices is adding 175 ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gingrey endorses Kingston for Senate

MARIETTA -- They may have been rivals for the Republican Senate nomination, but Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston remained friends, the two congressmen said Wednesday in a press conference they are ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Georgia Power executives testify Vogtle expansion is progressing

ATLANTA - Executives from Georgia Power Company testified Tuesday that construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is progressing as planned.
By Walter C. Jones

Global reach called key to investing

ATLANTA -- Globalization is the most powerful economic trend, but until recently, small investors haven't had access to alternative investments that can exploit those sectors.
By Walter C. Jones

Vogtle on track, PSC told

ATLANTA -- Executives from Georgia Power Company testified Tuesday that construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is progressing as planned.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, June 2, 2014

Debate on how to create Georgia jobs

ATLANTA -- Friday's announcement that Georgia is one of 12 states to receive extra federal help in stimulating manufacturing jobs comes in the midst of elections when job creation is a major issue.
By Walter C. Jones

Research center broadens focus beyond pulp, paper

ATLANTA -- A multidisciplinary research center at Georgia Tech is the latest to expand its focus beyond the pulp and paper industry, but industry insiders say it's not economic weakness.
By Walter C. Jones
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