More Georgia Articles

  • Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

    REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves. Following a hearing in rural Tattnall...

  • Vidalia onion farmer back in court over ship date

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's most prominent Vidalia onion farmers is going back to court in an effort to stop the state agriculture commissioner from fining growers who ship the famous sweet onions before a certain date. Delbert Bland, who grows Vidalia onions on about 3,000 acres in...

  • House Democrats vow to make Ryan budget 'defining issue'

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel vowed to make Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal "the defining issue in the midterm elections." Israel panned the House Budget Committee chairman's plan, which would cut federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years in part by...

  • Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn 'optimistic' in first TV ad

    In her first ad of the election cycle, unveiled Thursday, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn introduces herself to Georgians as an "optimist" and touts her work with former President George H.W. Bush to boost her centrist credentials.

  • Trial begins in Georgia ethics commission suit

    ATLANTA — Allegations that the state ethics commission retaliated against top staffers in an effort to stifle an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal's personal and campaign finance reports have been at the center of two lawsuits pending in Fulton County Superior Court. Now one of those...

  • Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

    ATLANTA (AP) — State records show many companies that have been awarded expansion grants have fallen short of delivering the number of jobs they promised to state officials looking to bolster economic development. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday that a group of companies...

  • Feds may pull funding over Georgia food stamp problems

    Federal officials are threatening to cut off up to $76 million in administrative funding if Georgia doesn't make big changes to its food stamp system.

  • Georgia Senate backs drug testing for food stamps

    ATLANTA — People seeking government help to buy food could be tested for drug use under a bill approved by the state Senate. Lawmakers voted 29-22 on Thursday to approve the plan, which now heads back to the House of Representatives for final approval. The vote came on the final day of the...

  • In Georgia, Joe Biden attends fundraiser in $3.8 million home

    The fundraiser is for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who is running for the seat held by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

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