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Usually, what goes on every year under the Gold Dome in Atlanta does not raise much interest outside Georgia, but that wasn’t true during the past session of the General Assembly.

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Saying it’s “time for a change,” state Rep. William Boddie announced this week he is running for Georgia Commissioner of Labor.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Tech provides the best value among the Peach State’s public and private universities, according to a new study by a New York-based financial technology company.

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Several versions of an agenda item that included putting new vehicles for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on the street failed to get enough votes during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

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A rift remains between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Brian Kemp even after the governor backed an overhaul of voting laws that responds to a number of the baseless conspiracy theories claiming widespread irregularities plagued last year’s presidential election.

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Douglas County District 2 Commissioner Kelly Robinson is facing allegations that he improperly spent $3,114.92 in campaign contributions for the 2020 election cycle and may have used taxpayer money to pay for campaign work.

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The Douglas County Board of Education voted Monday evening at a called meeting to approve giving $1,000 emergency bonuses to all full- and part-time school system employees.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger pushed back Tuesday against criticism of the elections overhaul the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed last week.

ATLANTA — The General Assembly sent to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk for his signature two bills related to criminal justice that would let some Georgia offenders gain early release from probation and improve the processing and tracking of sexual-assault kits.

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After last year’s Tome Society Reading Competition was cut short because of the pandemic, Alexander High freshmen Cynthia Ramirez and Maggie Padgett were declared the state winners.

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During a briefing with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners last week, Cobb & Douglas Public Health Deputy Director Lisa Crossman said her agency is capable of doing more vaccinations provided they get more vaccines.

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Proposed legislation that would create homeless camps on public and private properties in the state was modeled after Douglas County’s homeless camp.

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An article in the March 20-21 edition of the Sentinel headlined “Armed protesters force jail lockdown,” cites the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identifying the protesters as members of the “Not F—— Around Coalition” or NFAC. The Grand Master Jay, supreme commander of NFAC Global, wrote in …

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a murder that took place last week in Lithia Springs.

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A bill in the General Assembly aimed at suspending the statutory speedy trial deadline during judicial emergencies would have very little impact in the county.

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Two Democrats in Douglas County’s state delegation are among the critics of legislation in the General Assembly aimed at changing how elections are run in the state.