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New City Hall opens in Unadilla

New City Hall opens in Unadilla

Unadilla welcomes its new City Hall facility with a Grand Opening Saturday, May 10.

According to a release, the event happens at noon with a ribbon cutting and tour.

 

Hazlehurst pediatrician named to Deal's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

Hazlehurst pediatrician named to Deal's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

Governor Nathan Deal named a Hazlehurst pediatrician to his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee.

Announced today, Dr.  Angela Highbaugh-Battle joins 14 other members on the committee to "identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions," according to a release.

She's one of two central Georgians named to the committee, along with Senator David Lucas.

Dooly County candidates qualify for May primary election

Dooly County candidates qualify for May primary election

Dooly County candidates who have qualified for the May election and you'll see on the ballot.

Voting is on May 20.

Dooly County Commissioners – District 4                 

Harry Ward   ( Incumbent)

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

A $42.3 billion budget plan from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal would increase spending on education as the economy slowly recovers from a deep recession.

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) - After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The laws are among a small number of major bills that become law with the new year. Others include rules requiring all new day care employees to undergo more exhaustive background checks, as well as a requirement that schools provide information about concussion risks to parents. While the ethics laws set the first state limits on how much a lobbyist can spend, there remain considerable loopholes and questions about how it will all be enforced. Under the new laws, lobbyists will not be able to spend more than $75 at a time. Previously, lobbyists could spend as much as they wanted as long as it was noted on disclosure reports filed with the state. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Central Georgia Election Roundup

Central Georgians take to the polls Tuesday in more than 60 races in which mayors and city council members will be elected and Sunday alcohol sales questions will be answered in some areas.

Some voters in the Tuesday elections will also decide special purpose local option sales tax questions.

The following is a list of Central Georgia cities and counties hosting elections.

-Warner Robins

Obama's Team to Clarify Health Care Penalties

David Jackson, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is seeking to clarify penalty rules for people who delay signing up for coverage under the new health care law.

Simply put: People who wait until the end of the initial enrollment period - March 31 - will not be penalized.

The Obama administration is preparing legal guidance to address a confusion of dates in the law, which says people must sign up by the 15th of one month to receive coverage on the first of the next month.

That means someone who signed up after Feb. 15 would not be covered until April 1 - and the law also says that people who go three months without coverage are subject to penalties, $95 or 1% of income, whichever is higher.

That is not the case, the White House says.