Handel gets endorsements from Chamber groups

The Georgia and U.S. Chambers of Commerce come out and endorse Karen Handel in the 6th Congressional District race . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District race , Jon Ossoff , karen handel

Rural hospital in Jenkins County closes

Another rural hospital in Georgia, this one in Jenkins County, will close down because of financial problems . . .

Tags: Jenkins Medical Center , rural hospital

Deal signs tax breaks, fishing license fee increase

Gov. Nathan Deal signs several bills providing tax breaks, plus a bill that raises the state’s hunting and fishing license fees . . .

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Political Notes — Hunter Hill says he’ll run for governor

State Sen. Hunter Hill will enter the Republican primary for governor next year, joining a crowded field of candidates . . .

Tags: David Belle Isle , Hunter Hill , Nathan Deal , redistricting , Tim Echols

Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

Former governor Sonny Perdue, after a long wait, is finally confirmed as agriculture secretary . . .

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Remembering Dawson Mathis, Georgia congressman

A look back at the career of Dawson Mathis, the TV newsman who went on to serve as Georgia’s 2nd District congressman for five terms . . .

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Federal lawsuit tries to reopen registration for 6th CD runoff

Federal lawsuit alleges that Secretary of State Brian Kemp is violating federal law by closing off registration for the 6th Congressional District runoff election on March 20 . . .

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Political Notes — Ralston appoints rural development panel members

The House speaker names 26 lawmakers to a rural development council that has been tasked with developing ideas to revitalize rural Georgia . . .

Tags: David Ralston , Jeremy Berry , Joan Garner , rural development

State’s jobless rate drops to 5.1% in March

Georgia’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent for March, although still higher than the national jobless rate . . .

Tags: Georgia unemployment rate , Mark Butler

Trump spokesman calls 6th CD election a ‘loss’ for Democrats

The White House takes credit for Jon Ossoff’s failure to win the 6th Congressional District special election without a runoff . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District race , Donald Trump , Jon Ossoff , Sean Spicer