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Day: January 16, 2019

In this March 6, 2017 photo, a member of the Border Patrol’s Border Tunnel Entry Team enters a tunnel spanning the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, in San Diego. They are known in the Border Patrol as “tunnel rats” - agents who go in clandestine passages that have proliferated on the U.S.-Mexico border over the last 20 years to smuggle drugs. (CREDIT: AP Photo/Gregory Bull) This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Amid border wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than a month along Arizona border. REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION AR/USA TODAY

In the middle of border wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than a month along Arizona border

By Rafael Carranza, USA TODAY – REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION TUCSON — Mexican authorities uncovered another tunnel in Nogales, Sonora — across the border from Nogales, Arizona — which they suspect was used to smuggle drugs and people across the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s the third time they have made such a discovery in less than a […]

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Brian Kemp, left, is sworn in as Georgia’s governor by Judge T.J. Hudson during a ceremony at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Atlanta

Brian Kemp sworn in as Georgia’s 83rd Governor

By Elaine Owen, Editor It began at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Before being sworn in, Brian Kemp attended a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Philip. His first act as governor was a “Review of Troops” at the State Capitol before meeting with outgoing governor Nathan Deal. The former Republican Secretary of State […]

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David Ralston Re-Elected as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives

David Ralston Re-Elected as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives

By Kaleb McMichen ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) was re-elected by the members of the House of Representatives as Speaker for the 2019-2020 legislative session today. Speaker Ralston was unanimously nominated by the Majority Caucus and he was unopposed for the position. After his election, Speaker Ralston addressed the House of Representatives during […]

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Collins introduces legislation to expand rural broadband

Collins introduces legislation to expand rural broadband

By Elaine Owen, Editor U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) last week introduced H.R. 427, the Connect America Fund (CAF) Accountability Act of 2019. The bill will help rural communities access broadband services by outlining additional guidelines for the Federal Communications Commission program that incentivizes broadband carriers to provide service to underserved or rural areas. “For […]

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Flu level High in Georgia, 5 Deaths Reported

Flu level High in Georgia, 5 Deaths Reported

By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia is one of 30 states where the flu is now considered widespread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Friday, Jan. 11, the CDC reported the first week of 2019, three children died of flu-related causes nationwide and five deaths have been reported to date in Georgia. […]

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