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Creek defenders

ATHENS, Ga. - Pam Kohn worried when she saw a row of trees start to disappear on the skyline near her Holly Hills home on McNutt Creek, a woods-lined stream that forms part of the Clarke County-Oconee County border. Ms. Kohn and her neighbors saw the logging that began Thursday next to Wal-Mart on Epps Bridge Parkway as the latest blow to their attempts to protect the natural beauty of the McNutt Creek area.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/03/met_331189.shtml
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Loading zones move into roads

ATHENS, Ga. - Hefting heavy boxes or cases of beer from a truck parked in the center of East Clayton Street on a traffic-heavy afternoon in downtown Athens can be a dangerous business.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/26/met_370811.shtml
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Hospital pay called public record

An opinion from the state attorney general's office stating that a county hospital's employee salaries are public record might have statewide implications.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/26/met_365931.shtml
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Terrorist reports create confusion

CORNELIA, Ga. - In a community where even an out-of-town vehicle doesn't go unnoticed by locals, reports connecting this northeast Georgia town with international terrorism have come as a surprise to residents. "It's all freaky to have it in your hometown,"said Dale Herbert, a Cornelia city employee, while he wired Christmas lights in the 100-year-old downtown area Monday. "It makes you stop and think a little. I still can't believe they would come to Cornelia."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/15/met_326682.shtml
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Georgia takes aim at games

Legislation destined for the General Assembly may be a jackpot for Georgia's gaming industry. Les Schneider, lawyer and lobbyist for Georgia Amusement and Music Operators Association, has helped draft legislation that he hopes to push through the legislature. Though the draft slaps strict fines on lawbreakers, it allows businesses to continue to offer video poker machines to customers and limits the powers of local governments to regulate the machines.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/10/met_306030.shtml
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Captured machines in limbo

The hundreds of video poker and video slot machines seized by law enforcement officers in Hart and Franklin counties Wednesday are being kept under guard in Lavonia as authorities wonder whether they'll be able to keep them.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/30/met_298672.shtml
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Justice advises future heroes

ATHENS - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged 200 law graduates to "be heroes" at Saturday's University of Georgia School of Law commencement ceremony.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/18/met_372970.shtml
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Man retires with levers

ATHENS, Ga. - The moment an Athens-Clarke County voter stepped past the curtain of a lever voting machine was the culmination of hours of painstaking preparation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/06/met_356844.shtml
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Man retires with levers

ATHENS, Ga. - The moment an Athens-Clarke County voter stepped past the curtain of a lever voting machine was the culmination of hours of painstaking preparation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/06/met_356878.shtml
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Hopefuls say experience counts

...makes all the difference in D.C.," Mr. Walker said."My competitor talks about experience. Experience doesn't count unless you have the track record to back it up." Reach Janis Reid at (404) 589-8424 or mnews@mindspring.com.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/07/met_351290.shtml
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