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Residents celebrating Red Cross Month with blood drive

March is American Red Cross Month and Tuesday was an example of the reason donors are often called everyday heroes.

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Monday 06/03/2013
Heath speaks on guns and violence
Posted: June 03, 2013

Last December, after a long day of work, I could think of nothing more important than going home and hugging my kids tightly.

Monday 05/20/2013
Heath speaks on Second Amendment rights
Posted: May 20, 2013

The Second Amendment to the Constitution has come under direct fire recently by anti-Second Amendment activists at both the state and national level.

Monday 05/13/2013
Heath explains Secure ID program for Georgia drive's licenses
Posted: May 13, 2013

Last July, in compliance with federal law, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) enacted a Secure ID program to enhance the integrity and security of your Georgia driver's license or identification card.

Monday 05/06/2013
Heath speaks on Mothers Day
Posted: May 06, 2013

May is a month full of holidays; Memorial Day, the National Day of Prayer and that one special day set aside to acknowledge the strong and resilient leaders behind our families- mothers.

Monday 04/29/2013
National Day of Prayer is May 2
Posted: April 29, 2013

On May 2, Americans across the nation will gather to celebrate the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer.

Tuesday 04/23/2013
More 2013 legislation travels to Deal’s desk
Posted: April 23, 2013

Last week, we spent time highlighting bills that received final passage through the legislature and are traveling to the Governor’s desk for final approval or veto.

Monday 04/15/2013
2013 Legislation Travels to Governor's Desk
Posted: April 15, 2013

For the next several weeks, we will highlight bills that received final passage through the legislature and are traveling to the Governor's desk for final approval or veto.

Thursday 04/11/2013
PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama's IOUs start coming due
Posted: April 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential campaigns are long in the making, quick to be forgotten. But one part of them lives on for years: the victor's promises.

Monday 04/08/2013
The General Assembly is over, what's next
Posted: April 08, 2013

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned the first session of the 152nd biennial term on Thursday, March 28.

Monday 04/01/2013
General assembly adjorns
Posted: April 01, 2013

The Legislature wrapped up its 2013 session at midnight Thursday, March 28.

Monday 03/25/2013
Law requires Georgia to have a balanced budget
Posted: March 25, 2013

As you're well aware, one of the most important things the General Assembly does each session is pass a balanced state budget.

Tuesday 03/19/2013
Heath speaks on week nine of the General Assembly
Posted: March 19, 2013

Under Georgia law, the House and Senate must pass identical versions of the same bill before it can be sent to the Governor for his approval to become law.

Monday 03/18/2013
Georgia businesses need the Marketplace Fairness Act
Posted: March 18, 2013

Last year, the Georgia legislature passed a bill – signed into law by Governor Deal – that would require online retailers like Amazon to begin collecting and remitting our state’s sales tax, but so far it has not worked.

Strong storms expected to move into area today; could bring high winds, hail
Posted: March 18, 2013

A strong spring storm system over the mid-Mississippi valley will move northeast into Polk County today.

Wednesday 03/13/2013
FACT CHECK: Gun debate deals in moldy stats
Posted: March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the numbers being hurled around in the gun control debate passed their freshness date eons ago. Perhaps none is more prominent than the claim that 40 percent of gun sales take place without background checks.

Tuesday 03/12/2013
Officers of the Year awarded by Exchange Club
Posted: March 12, 2013

Cedartown Police Department officers Craig Payton and Chris Reed were chosen as the Cedartown Exchange Club Police Officers of the Year.

Monday 03/11/2013
Heath marks Crossover Day for the General Assembly
Posted: March 11, 2013

Last Thursday, members of the Georgia Senate worked diligently and swiftly to pass legislation on Day 30, otherwise known as Crossover Day.

Monday 03/04/2013
Bill Heath speaks on coming Crossover Day
Posted: March 04, 2013

The pace under the Gold Dome is quickly gaining momentum as we move closer to day 30 - the last day a bill may travel to the opposite chamber for consideration.

Friday 03/01/2013
Trey Kelley marks the halfway point of the legislative session
Posted: March 01, 2013

Friends,

Tuesday 02/26/2013
SPIN METER: In budget fight, sky is falling again
Posted: February 26, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it's a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.

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