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Gay neighborhoods worry that they are losing their distinct identity

...stroller now, I see it as someone who evicted a person with AIDS, right or wrong," said longtime community leader Brian Basinger, president of the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transsexual Democratic Club. No one is suggesting that the...
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10 more counties eligible for aid

...small business loans. Residents in Banks, Elbert, Habersham and Lumpkin counties will see repairs in their communities thanks to the disaster aid declaration. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or
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State tax collections pour in

...picture when the Legislature convenes in January to hammer out the budget for next year. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or By the numbers July tax collections: $1.1 billion Increase over July 2004...
Lawyers seek clarity on child support law

ATLANTA - Georgia attorneys voiced concern about the state's new child support law Wednesday, warning that the measure needs lots of changes to become more "user-friendly" before taking effect next July.
Spam slam, smoking ban begin Friday

ATLANTA - Many Georgians are giving positive reviews to a slate of new laws taking effect Friday, including stiff penalties for sending junk e-mails, tighter mobile phone privacy rules and a ban on panhandling in public buses and railcars.
HOPE recipients upset over cuts, rising costs

...continue. Mr. Taylor has called much of the HOPE legislation a "knee-jerk reaction" to unsubstantiated fears that the scholarship would soon run out of money. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or
Metro | Augusta State University
Justice in Georgia just got a new face

...worries about Justice Melton being impartial and putting the law ahead of partisan politics. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or Harold Melton Born: Sept. 25, 1966, Washington, D.C. Education: graduated...
Perdue program looks to government's future

...made a list of people from the (Department of Education) I want to send," Ms. Cox said. "I thank the governor for his vision and leadership on this." Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or
Initial hearing is scheduled

...Perdue has previously opposed the lawsuit, saying that state money would be better spent on education rather than on legal fees needed to defend the state. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or
Retiring judge gives GOP an opportunity

...any Republican governor would like to have a more friendly court," Mr. Black said. Reach Brian Basinger at (404) 681-1701 or SUPREME COURT CANDIDATES Gov. Sonny Perdue's Judicial Nominating Commission...