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Georgia School Board to Vote on Increasing Class Size

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The board is slated to vote on increasing the ceiling by two students per class during a meeting Thursday. State schools Superintendent Kathy Cox requested that the limit be raised to help the state's 180 districts save $200 million on the cost of hiring new teachers in the face of historic budget shortfalls.

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Congress Meets to Count Electoral Votes

Posted: 01/08/2009 - As required by the Constitution, the House and Senate will come together to count the electoral votes from the November election. The president is not directly elected by popular vote.

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Army apologizes for hurtful message to survivors

Posted: 01/07/2009 - The Army is apologizing to 7,000 family members of soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It mistakenly has sent letters to the survivors addressing them as "John Doe."

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Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.

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Federal judge arrests Ala. sheriff over jail food

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A federal judge has ordered the arrest of an Alabama sheriff who was held in contempt of court for failing to adequately feed jail inmates while profiting from the skimpy meals.

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Bedridden SC woman found with dead roaches on back

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say an elderly woman has been removed from a Greenwood home strewn with animal waste and dirty diapers after officers responding to a gun theft call found her back covered with sores and dead roaches.

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Bedridden SC woman found with dead roaches on back

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say an elderly woman has been removed from a Greenwood home strewn with animal waste and dirty diapers after officers responding to a gun theft call found her back covered with sores and dead roaches.

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Live wires fall on school bus

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say live electrical wires fell across a DeKalb County school bus with about 30 elementary school children aboard, but no injuries are reported.

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Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Former Telfair County Sheriff Jim Williamson has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges but denied accepting a bribe from a prison inmate or pocketing $5,000 from a traffic stop.

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Passenger held in alleged threat on LA-bound plane

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Delta Air Lines Flight 110 from Atlanta was on approach to Los Angeles International Airport when the man allegedly stated that he had a bomb, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller, who noted that the exact sequence of events was being developed.

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SC governor moves up State of the State

Posted: 01/07/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is moving his state of the state speech up a week and out of the shadow of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.

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3rd SC trooper facing federal civil rights charge

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A South Carolina state trooper is facing a federal charge after being caught on video using his patrol car to try to run down a suspect in an apartment complex.

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Live wires fall on school bus

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Authorities say live electrical wires fell across a DeKalb County school bus with about 30 elementary school children aboard, but no injuries are reported.

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House Dems to vote on Obama-favored health plan

Posted: 01/07/2009 - House Democrats plan to give President-elect Barack Obama an early victory on health care with a vote next week on legislation to expand a children's health insurance program.

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Ga. asks for class-size waivers for all districts

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Cox sent a letter to the state Board of Education on Wednesday requesting that the state increase the maximum number of students allowed in classes for the 2009-10 school year.

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Thousands lose power in NC, SC amid wind and rain

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Thousands of people have lost power across the Carolinas as a cold front sweeps the region with wind and rain, and a landslide has destroyed a home in the mountains.

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Stafford and Moreno Going To NFL

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Quarterback Matthew Stafford and tailback Knowshon Moreno have decided to go pro and give up their final years of college ball.

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Rain Helps Lake Lanier Rise about 1 Inch Per Hour

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Service hydrologist Kent Frantz says the lake began rising by about 1 inch an hour and had gone up about one foot by Tuesday afternoon to a reading of 1054.3. It's still well below its normal winter pool of 1,070 feet.

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Burris to Meet with Reid Today

Posted: 01/07/2009 - The man appointed to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat marched to the Capitol yesterday but was turned away. The secretary of the Senate said Burris' credentials were lacking.

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7-year sentence for arranging sex with child

Posted: 01/06/2009 - An Illinois man has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for traveling to Georgia to have sex with what he thought was an 11-year-old he met on the Internet.

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