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Government shutdown threatens to hit Georgians hard

Correction: This story originally reported that U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Athens, was among House Republicans holding out against a short-term spending bill. On Friday, Clyde voted in favor of a bill that would have kept the government funded through Oct. 31. ATLANTA...

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Georgia Power coal ash plan comes under fire

Coal ash ATLANTA - Georgia environmental activists urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday not to let coal ash ponds at several coal plants operated by Georgia Power continue contaminating nearby groundwater. Opponents of the Atlanta-based...

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Georgia woman guilty of telemarketing fraud

ATLANTA - A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a $300 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims. Antoinette Albritton, 59, of Stockbridge worked as a telemarketer for World Wide Publication, a Georgia-based company...

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