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Billionaires, shadowy groups fuel pricey election
Billionaires, anonymous donors and shadowy outside groups funneled enormous amounts of money into this year’s federal elections, as the cost of the presidential campaign surged past $2 billion and is expected to set a record.
Poll: Many say no illegal aliens in public colleges
Two-thirds of Georgians want to bar illegal immigrants from attending the University of Georgia and other public colleges, even if they pay out-of-state tuition. Sixty-seven percent of people polled last week favor a law requiring proof of legal residency to attend a Georgia college or university.
Hurricane gains strength
Hurricane Igor is on the verge of becoming a monstrous Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, while another tropical storm - Julia - has formed.
Health officials, mothers battle Lowndes’ high infant mortality rate
Lowndes County has an unusually high infant mortality rate. Meet some of the people who trying to turn that around, including those involved with the Baby Luv program.
Anniversary of 9/11 attacks steeped in political, religious tensions
This year, controversies over the location of a planned mosque near the "ground zero" site in New York City and threats by a pastor to burn a copy of Islam's holy book have left shadows over the anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history.
Lanier tackles child abuse, neglect
An open forum held recently in Lanier County dealt with child abuse and neglect issues in that county.
Roy Barnes: New health reform law’s unhealthy for Georgia
Roy Barnes says the new federal health reform law backed by fellow Democrats could be “financially devastating” for Georgia unless officials in Washington figure out a way to help states cope with a staggering jump in Medicaid costs.
Hank Aaron reunites with Valdosta man who followed him onto field
Henry Aaron - "Hammerin' Hank" - recently got back together with two men who, as teens, ran the bases with him on the day he broke Babe Ruth's career home run record — and one of those two lives in Valdosta.
Police investigate shooting incidents outside Valdosta club
Police are investigating a pair of shooting incidents which have taken place outside a club in Valdosta, and have made arrests in one case.
Coast on hurricane alert
Hurricane Earl became a major Category 4 storm Monday, ripping through Caribbean islands and causing concern about the U.S. East Coast.
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