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Claxton, GA
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants.

Justices Seem to Favor Florida in Water Fight With Georgia

The Supreme Court appears to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor.

Senators who didn’t recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked Sunday and challenged other senators’ descriptions of the remark.

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.

Deal: Georgia ‘exceptional’ after 7 years of his leadership

The 75-year-old governor choked up multiple times during his 45 minutes at the House rostrum, thanking voters for their “kindness ... support ... and your prayers” and praising his wife, Sandra Deal, as she looked on from the gallery.

GBI and Georgia’s Attorney General launch campaign to combat child sex...

GBI and the Attorney General's office launched the “Demand An End” initiative to combat Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Gov. Deal’s State of the State address: ‘Orchards of Opportunity’

Governor Deal's 2018 State-of-the-State speech was provided by the Governor's office. His last State-of-State address to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly. 

Gov. Deal may call special legislative session to woo Amazon

He urged lawmakers not to waste time with proposals aimed at “trying to guess what Amazon is going to do” during their 40-day session that began this week.

Water fight between Florida, Georgia lands at Supreme Court

It’s the oysters themselves that are harder to find these days, and Florida is hoping the Supreme Court can help fix that. The high court hears argument Monday in the long-running dispute between Florida and neighboring Georgia over the flow of water in the Apalachicola River, which runs from the state line to Apalachicola Bay and the nearby Gulf of Mexico.

NAACP and anti-fascists plan to protest Trump in Atlanta

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Sunday that wearing white is meant to mock the “snowflake” label Trump’s supporters use to describe their opponents.
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