House rural development council rolls out final recommendations

Legislative study committee seeks to revitalize the state’s under-developed rural counties . . .

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For Plant Vogtle, the magic number is 9 billion

The Public Service Commission must decide next week whether the Plant Vogtle nuclear project will continue . . .

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Regents give final approval to consolidations

The University System will see its number of institutions reduced from 28 to 26 with the consolidations approved Tuesday . . .

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Jones pulls off shocker, wins Alabama Senate race

Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat in 25 years to win a U.S. Senate race in Alabama . . .

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Political Notes — In Tuesday’s special election, all eyes are on Alabama

Alabama voters will choose between Roy Moore and Doug Jones for a seat in the U.S. Senate . . .

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John Yates, a legislator from Griffin who served into his 90s, dies

John Yates, a Republican from Griffin, was the last World War II veteran to serve in the General Assembly . . .

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PSC will decide fate of Vogtle nuclear project on Dec. 21

The commission will announce on Dec. 21 whether Vogtle is a go or a no-go . . .

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Legislative leadership creates sexual harassment panel

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston appoint a special committee to review the legislature’s sexual harassment policies . . .

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Political Notes – January special elections attract eight candidates

The Senate District 17 and House District 111 races have drawn four candidates apiece . . .

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Lewis won’t attend opening of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because of Trump

In another clash with Donald Trump, Rep. John Lewis says he will not attend opening of civil rights museum in Jackson, Miss. . . .

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