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David Perdue, who lost to Jon Ossoff in January’s runoff for one Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, announced Tuesday he has decided not to run for the seat in 2022 after a high-profile and drawn-out election.

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As we approach the anniversary of the first COVID positive patient in northwest Georgia, it’s hard not to reflect on the toll the pandemic has taken over the past year. And we aren’t just talking about the physical burden placed on those who had the virus, but also the mental and emotional s…

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Who does not enjoy sitting outside around a bonfire when the temperature is cool? My family absolutely loves doing this, especially right now when the night is so clear and the air is nice and crisp.

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A Cartersville man suspected of breaking into several vehicles and businesses in Rockmart remains in jail without bond after police captured him following leads developed through the community’s help.

The search for a missing Cedartown teenager ended in tragedy on Saturday as the body of Jesus Betancourt-Torres was found after he was reported missing early last week.

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of “hatred” against the former president as they sped through their defense of his actions and fiery words before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, hurtling the Senate toward a final vote in his…

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials are asking that people keep sending up prayers for Sgt. Barry Henderson, who continues to be treated for complications of COVID-19.

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While the extended election season of 2020 is still fresh in the minds of many, plans are already underway to move forward for a more locally-oriented 2021 general election in November.

MACON — Georgia Farm Bureau members elected Tom McCall for a two-year term as president of Georgia’s largest general farm organization on Dec. 8. McCall, of Elbert County, grows wheat, oats, triticale, grain corn, sweet corn and hay. The McCall family also raises beef cattle, hogs and sheep.