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Ballot Question Addresses Business Contracts

When Georgia voters go to the polls this year, they'll be faced with five ballot questions. Among those is one you might not have heard of but which could affect worker-employee relations in Georgia. Amendment One would strengthen non-compete contracts, which some workers have to sign when they're hired.

Feds Could Block Pit Bull Ban

The city of Douglasville near Atlanta continues to pursue a ban on pit bulls. That’s because officials say the dogs are dangerous. But they may need to work around a new federal rule.

Water Isn't A Top Priority With Voters

Georgia's next governor will have to pick up where Sonny Perdue leaves off in water war negotiations. But according to a poll, voters aren't much considering water resources in their decisions in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The poll says, just 1% of Georgia voters are considering water issues as a voting priority for November.

GOP Aims To Oust John Barrow

The Republicans still have memories of electing one of their own in Georgia's 12th District. They know the Democrat who represents the district had a close call in the last mid-term election. But can even this historic election atmosphere topple a three-term incumbent?

Barnes, Deal Talk To Economic Developers

Both candidates said that solving education, transportation and water problems were critical to luring new jobs. They spoke to about 300 economic development officials meeting for their annual conference in Savannah.

Deal Amends Financial Disclosure

Nathan Deal has again amended his financial disclosure filed with the state - the second time in seven days the Republican gubernatorial candidate has made changes to the required report.

Albany May Add Saturday Voting

Dougherty County election officials will decide next week whether to add Saturday voting. U.S. Department of Justice must approve any changes. Voter turnout strong so far.

Slur Came From Chambliss Office

Chambliss' office issued a statement Wednesday saying that a deragatory comment posted on an Internet site for gays and lesbians appears to have originated from his office.

Republican Chair Defends Deal

Georgia’s Republican Party is defending Nathan Deal after a conservative radio host questioned whether Deals’ financial troubles could hurt his election. Kenny Burgamy is a conservative talk show host in central Georgia. He says his callers have had questions about Nathan Deal’s more than 2 million dollars in bank loans that are due in February.

Barrow Won't Return Funds

A spokeswoman says, Barrow took the money before the accusations surfaced. The Republican running to unseat Barrow this year, Ray McKinney, calls the campaign contribution "dirty money" and says Barrow should donate it to charity.

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