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Internet speeds in Georgia are far slower than what has been reported by the federal government, a local newspaper reports.

An analysis of internet speed test results by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that internet speeds were about one-fourth as fast as those reported by the Federal Communications Commission.

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An Uber driver has rallied her community in Henry County to care for an 89-year-old veteran she met on the job.

Lauren Mulvihill took Ronald Dembner home from the hospital this month and learned that he has no surviving immediate family, news outlets report. She walked him inside his house and found it in serious disrepair. She asked if anyone checks up on him, and he said no.

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The federal government will not be opening a facility to house migrant children in Georgia after initially considering the state.

 

Fort Benning, near Columbus, was one of several potential sites that federal officials toured last week in the search for more space to house unaccompanied migrant children.

 

 


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Police have filed misdemeanor charges against the driver accused of fatally crashing into an Atlanta man who had been riding an electric scooter.

News outlets report that 36-year-old Narcory Wright is charged with speeding and second-degree homicide in connection with the crash outside an Atlanta MARTA station last month.

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A judge has imposed a $1 million fine against the owner of an unlicensed landfill outside of Atlanta whose towering mountains of debris burned for eight months.

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President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.

Georgia has selected Deloitte Consulting to help the state develop federal health care waiver plans.

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Monday that Deloitte's proposal had a $1.92 million price tag, under the $2.6 million budgeted.

If approved by the federal government, a waiver could allow Georgia to adopt a more conservative expansion of Medicaid than is called for under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."

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A man accused of killing an off-duty prison guard who had agreed to give him and another man a ride outside a Georgia Walmart store is scheduled to be executed later this month.

Marion Wilson Jr., 42, is set to die June 20 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the March 1996 slaying of Donovan Corey Parks in Milledgeville, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

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After Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp postponed a trip to Hollywood amid fallout over the abortion ban he signed into law, his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams is planning to go instead.

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At age 94, former President Jimmy Carter has finally been granted tenure at Emory University in Atlanta.

Carter earned the distinction after serving as University Distinguished Professor for the past 37 years, the university announced Monday.

He'll be the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first to have served as U.S. president.

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A long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill has sailed through the House and headed to President Donald Trump for his expected signature, overcoming months of infighting, misjudgment and a feud between Trump and congressional Democrats.

Atlanta's public transit agency has laid out a preliminary timeline for new construction projects that puts off some highly anticipated items to 2035 and later, a newspaper reported.

The plan by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority calls for launching two bus rapid transit lines and making other bus improvement by 2025, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week. Construction would also start in the coming years on a streetcar extension.

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Georgia election officials are warning voters who recently moved to update their voter registration information.

The mailed notices they're sending are the first step toward canceling outdated registrations.

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An inmate at Valdosta State Prison has died.

The Georgia Department of Corrections says about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, guards found Astair Holmes Jr. unresponsive in his cell. Officials say paramedics were called but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The department, in a statement Tuesday, said Holmes was pronounced dead by the prison's doctor at about 12:10 p.m.

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A former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that computer servers were stolen from his office.

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The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local):

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Leon Brown is trusted enough to drive a tractor-trailer inside one of the nation's busiest seaports more than six years after being released from prison. But he's not allowed to vote in Georgia because of a law rooted in the years after the Civil War, when whites sought to keep blacks from the ballot box.

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A conservative House Republican complaining of Washington’s free-spending ways has temporarily blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill.

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The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Federal prosecutors in Georgia say a former county commissioner used her elected position to extort $1,000 from a contractor.

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A lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again.

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Former President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

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Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South."

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When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delayed an annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry as movie executives, producers and actors criticize the state's new abortion ban.

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A robbery suspect fatally shot a police officer in the Georgia port city of Savannah and wounded the officer's colleague before fleeing and being fatally shot by another officer during an ensuing search, authorities said Sunday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old Savannah police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari and 49-year-old robbery suspect Edward Fuller III were pronounced dead at a hospital where both were taken Saturday evening after being shot.

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If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.

Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia.

 Emergency officials near Georgia's coast are investigating how to prevent future failures of an outdoor tornado siren system.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the sirens were silent before a tornado passed through the Wilmington Island area east of Savannah on May 4.

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Parents in west Georgia and east Alabama now have a new resource to help their babies and toddlers learn before they enter school.

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