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AG candidate: No trick or treating at sex offenders’ homes

ATLANTA – A candidate for state attorney general wants “No Candy Here” signs posted in from sex offenders’ homes on Halloween. “This law is aimed solely at protecting our children on Halloween,” state Rep. Rob Teilhet, D-Smyrna, said in a news release. “This is already working in Florida, Indiana and Maryland, and it is something we should be doing to protect our children in Georgia.” Teilhet said he plans to introduce the legislation during the

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Study: Nearly all of Amtrak’s nationwide routes lost money

ATLANTA — Nearly all of Amtrak’s 44 nationwide routes lost money last fiscal year, including the routes running through the Empire State of the South, a new study suggests. A study from Pew Charitable Trusts’s Subsidyscope project shows that 41 of the 44 nationwide routes were not profitable, averaging a roughly $32 loss per passenger. During the fiscal year, Amtrak received $1.3 billion from taxpayers, according to Pew. The New Orleans-to-Los Angeles Sunset Limited carried

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Athens cemetery added to national register

A historic cemetery in Athens is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Jackson Street Cemetery, on the University of Georgia’s campus, was added Oct. 2. The 2.5-acre cemetery has an estimated 800 graves, UGA said. “Getting this honorary designation reinforces the importance of the site on a broader level,” Janine Duncan, a UGA campus planning coordinator in the grounds department, said in a news release. Starting as a graduate student, Duncan headed

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Ga. senators want legislation posted before consideration

Georgia’s two senators are among more than two dozen co-sponsoring a bill that requires proposed legislation be posted on the Internet at least 72 hours before the Senate or any committee debates or votes on the proposal. S.1772 also requires that a full score from the Congressional Budget Office, which includes the legislation’s estimated cost, be posted along with the text. “We must take the time to establish transparency in the legislative process,” U.S. Sen.

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Blackburn opposed to ‘Net Neutrality’ regulations

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has introduced legislation prohibiting the FCC’s proposed “Net Neutrality” regulations. Under the regulations, the Internet would be less neutral, Blackburn argues, since the FCC would be regulating the Web in a similar fashion to how the federal agency regulates radio and television broadcasts. She also said the proposal is tantamount to a “Fairness Doctrine” for the Internet. “The internet is the last truly open public marketplace. Its openness is the

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Chambliss Co-Sponsors Legislation to Provide More Transparency in the Legislative Process

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., last week co-sponsored legislation calling for a change in Senate rules to require a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on all legislative matters. The bill also calls for the text of legislation to be posted on the Internet 72 hours prior to consideration by any Senate subcommittee or committee, or on the floor of the Senate. “Americans deserve to know how Congress plans to spend taxpayer dollars,” Chambliss

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Ga. Inmate to be Executed

ATLANTA — Condemned murderer Mark McClain is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. McClain was sentenced to death in 1995 for killing a restaurant manager in Richmond County. Media witnesses for the execution are: Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal Constitution; Adam Folk, Augusta Chronicle; Susanna Capelouto, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Harry Weber, The Associated Press; and Laura Thackston, Monroe County Reporter. McClain

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Air Force Museum shows evolution of aircraft

DAYTON, Ohio – “Necessity is the mother of all invention.” It’s a common theme throughout history, and nowhere is that more apparent than with the Air Force; as warfare evolved over the decades, so too did the aircraft used in the many battles. The evolution of America’s Air Force from its beginnings in 1907 to the most modern aircraft to ever take to the skies are on display at the National Museum of the United