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Georgia Top Court Upholds Anti-Gang Laws

Posted: 01/13/2009 - The law was challenged by Efrain Rodriguez and Gilberto Rodriguez, who were both charged with murder in the 2006 death of a rival gang member. Their attorneys say the anti-gang law used to prosecute them is unconstitutionally vague and tramples on the rights to freely associate.

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Georgia Court Clerk Accused of Stealing Thousands

Posted: 01/13/2009 - Patricia Regina Wilcurt was arrested Monday and jailed without bond on charges of theft by taking and making a false statement in writing to a government entity. She's been a court employee since 1999.

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Senate Democrats Expect to Seat Burris

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says Burris has been told he's now a Senator-designate, with all the rights and privileges of someone who was elected.

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Many States' Lottery Sales Are Rising in Recession

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Scientific Games, a maker of scratch-off tickets, says 25 of 42 states with lotteries have experienced a higher sale of scratch-off and daily lottery games since July.

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Ga. lawmakers plunge into 'painful' session

Posted: 01/11/2009 - Georgia's Legislature returns to Atlanta on Monday and lawmakers will grapple with a massive budget shortfall that will color nearly every decision that's made under the Gold Dome.

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Lawmakers Wary of Obama's Economic Package

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Obama is urging Congress to "act boldly and act now," saying that if the government doesn't step in "this recession could linger for years."

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SC Gov Releases Spending Cut, Tax Break Plans

Posted: 01/09/2009 - On Thursday, the director of the Office of State Budget said legislators would have to decide how to handle a nearly $570 million gap between available money and spending demands on top of $1 billion in budget cuts made since July. Those cuts have left the state with a budget of about $6 billion.

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Buckhead Residents Grumble about Water Shut-offs

Posted: 01/09/2009 - When the city raised water rates 27.5 percent in June, the rate hikes weren't immediately added to bills. Now, the Department of Watershed Management is back-billing for the money it didn't collect right away -- and residents say the fees are showing up for the first time on their December bills.

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Ga.-based mortgage lender closes

Posted: 01/08/2009 - An independent mortgage lender with offices in Georgia and seven other states has closed suddenly, surprising its employees.

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