Semi-automatic is more lethal than automatic
"Two weeks ago, a man entered the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, carrying a loaded AR-15 automatic weapon with an extended-capacity, 100-round magazine."
Answer varies by region
About 85 percent of hotel guests who will pay the new $5 hotel/motel fee will be from outside Georgia.
More people dying in crashes, even before busy driving season
Georgia is on track for 1,200 traffic fatalities this year, a reversal of nine years of declines.
More savings don't always mean more investment
The Fair Tax proposal encourages innovation and investment "level the playing field" for American companies to compete globally.
Question of "illegal" goes straight to heart of gun control debate
"Once again, a police officer has been killed with an illegal gun from Georgia – a state that last year did the NRA’s bidding and weakened its already lax gun laws."
State law gave arrest options
"A sitting sheriff cannot be charged except by a warrant issued by a Superior Court judge."
Projections have not come to pass
The United States is "about to have the smallest Army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and the smallest Air Force ever."
Stat doesn't include volume of animals Delta flies
Delta has had the most animal deaths among U.S. carriers in the past five years
Put down the phone when you read this
Distracted driving such as texting behind the wheel is behind a rise in traffic deaths on Georgia roadways this year.
A fine line between taxes and fees
The recently passed transportation funding bill is a billion-dollar tax increase for Georgians.
Hotels could absorb cost
A $5-a-night hotel/motel tax that’s part of the transportation bill will hurt Georgia’s convention business by adding extra costs for large groups coming to the state.
A day is not a day in the General Assembly
The Georgia Legislature’s last day of session ends at midnight.
House took charge of boundaries after advocates failed to reach deal
Lawmakers were paid for their off-season efforts to, for the first time, take the lead in drawing borders for two would-be cities.
Most people shift buying but don't spend more
People buy more items during Georgia’s sales-tax holidays, boosting economic activity.
Dollar's College Park church claims 30,000 members
Creflo Dollar needed a $65 million Gulfstream G650 to carry thousands of pounds of food and other supplies -- as well as the Word of God -- worldwide.
State rep right about lack of regulation
Uber and other ride-share firms are not required to carry auto insurance under Georgia law.
State senate now weighing transportation plan
The proposed transportation tax plan revokes a tax-credit for consumers’ electric cars while the state retains similar credits for similar vehicles for businesses.
Evidence clear that measles bigger threat than vaccine
The measles vaccine has killed 108 people in the last decade, while no one has died of measles.
State Department forecast: 50 permanent jobs
President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline killed "42,000 jobs."
Isakson right on numbers, needed context
"When you have 8,000 veterans a year committing suicide, then you have a serious problem."
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