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...dragged about 40 feet and died a short time later. Rail panel to discuss Lovejoy-Atlanta line ATLANTA -The Georgia Rail Passenger Authority is expected to discuss a resolution today in support of a Lovejoy-to-Atlanta commuter rail line, a route...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/06/met_400031.shtml
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Rail corridor's neighbors wary of line

DECATUR, Ga. - Paul and Ruth Kratsch didn't mind the train tracks behind the new house they bought in 1962.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/10/met_390256.shtml
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Augusta will lobby for tracks

A hometown coalition led by Mayor Bob Young will travel to Washington on April 20 to make the case for Amtrak passenger rail service in Augusta. Mr. Young learned in January that Augusta has been omitted from Amtrak's future plans for expansion. Other Georgia cities, including Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and Columbus, are part of the plan, as are Charleston, S.C., and Columbia. Amtrak's plan includes both standard and high-speed passenger services. "We're the only comparable city that doesn't have access to Amtrak, and that's just not right," Mr. Young said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/20/bus_308529.shtml
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Barnes budget delays rail lines

ATLANTA - Unless the General Assembly kicks in more money for passenger-rail service than Gov. Roy Barnes included in his 2002 budget plan, commuter-rail lines linking Atlanta with Athens and Macon won't be up and running until 2005 at the earliest, a year behind schedule, rail planners said Friday. The $15.4 billion spending plan unveiled by the governor Thursday provides $1.4 million for planning and engineering work associated with the proposed lines. Mr. Barnes earmarked an equal amount in the 2001 midyear budget he submitted to lawmakers last week.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/15/met_306783.shtml
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Group OKs rail request

ATLANTA - The Georgia Rail Passenger Authority on Wednesday approved a state budget request of $44.6 million, primarily to ratchet up work on two planned commuter rail lines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/24/met_296590.shtml
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Budget stresses welfare

...lines stretching from the Georgia capital to Augusta, Savannah, Brunswick and Jacksonville, Fla. The Georgia Rail Passenger Authority had requested $4 million in planning funds for just four lines. The committee also earmarked $375,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/12/met_282495.shtml
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Proposal cuts rail funding

ATLANTA -- With the General Assembly's two spending committees set to begin hearings on Gov. Roy Barnes' $14.4 billion budget proposal today, passenger rail service is shaping up to be among the losers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/18/met_279904.shtml
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Barnes proves effective

ATLANTA -- Roy Barnes looked up from his prepared text during a ceremony inside the state Capitol earlier this month and began to repeat the words from memory.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/26/met_279610.shtml
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Officials tout bonds to build high-speed railway

Georgia politicians are working together to push legislation aimed at allowing Amtrak to raise money for construction of high-speed rail lines with the hopes of spurring development within the state.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/09/met_273357.shtml
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Across the area: Woman sues city over 3-day jail stay

An Augusta woman whose refusal to cut her nails meant a three-day jail stay has filed suit against the city, the sheriff and numerous officers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/05/met_272737.shtml
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