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WASHINGTON — In another attempt to punish so-called sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Justice Department will award $98,495,397 in grant funding to cities and states that “cooperate with federal law enforcement.”

  • TONI R. MILANO tmilano@elkodaily.com
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ELKO – In the year since an American Medflight plane crashed in the Barrick parking lot off Mountain City Highway and killed four people there is still no word from the National Transportation and Safety Board on how the accident occurred, but there has been scrutiny of Piper PA-31T planes by federal flight officials.

  • By Jim Hendricks

    jim.hendricks@albanyherald.com

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Though gas prices are up significantly from last year, AAA Auto Club is predicting a whopping 50.9 million Americans will travel out of town over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, an increase of 3.3 percent from last Thanksgiving.

  • By Stephen Deere

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The mayoral forum on Friday night began with an acknowledgement that the candidates were short on time. They needed to get somewhere else soon. And after about half hour, it was easy to see why.

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Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter and state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will speak to the members of the Georgia Farm Bureau on Dec. 4 at the organization’s 80th annual meeting.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive tax overhaul Thursday, with Speaker Paul Ryan saying his members “broke through” the “powers of the status quo” to abolish major tax loopholes.

  • Matthew Patane The Gazette
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, confirmed this week that he will hold up the nomination of Bill Northey to a federal agriculture post until he gets a meeting with the president to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard.

  • By Jim Hendricks

    jim.hendricks@albanyherald.com

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Eighty-three counties, including four in metro Albany and others in Southwest Georgia, have been designated primary disaster counties in Georgia affected by Hurricane Irma by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Another 25 also are eligible for Farm Service Agency help as contiguous disaster counties.