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Hemp farming in Georgia on hold until state funding approved

Hemp farming in Georgia on hold until state funding approved

Hemp farming can’t start in Georgia unless the state government spends hundreds of thousands of dollars to oversee the crop. The request for $1.6 million in new funding comes as the General Assembly must cut the state's budget this year as tax collections have slowed....

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Proposed bill tackles porch pirates

Proposed bill tackles porch pirates

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- They're the quick crooks that are hard to catch. Porch pirates see a delivered package waiting for you and they steal it before you ever get a chance to open it yourself. Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn, is co-sponsoring the bill written by Rep....

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Georgia House plan shifts money to lawmakers’ priorities

Georgia House plan shifts money to lawmakers’ priorities

Budget writers in Georgia’s House want to preserve money for mental health, substance abuse, public defenders, agricultural research and diverting people away from prison. While overall spending won’t rise above the cuts proposed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, the...

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New FFA-FCCLA facility dedicated to state Rep. England

New FFA-FCCLA facility dedicated to state Rep. England

COVINGTON — Dozens of dignitaries and hundreds of youngsters wearing the signature blue jacket of FFA-FCCLA gathered Tuesday morning to dedicate a new facility in honor of a man who is a leader in agricultural education in Georgia. State leaders — including Gov....

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Barrow lawmaker to co-chair economic development group

Barrow lawmaker to co-chair economic development group

A Barrow County lawmaker has been named a co-chair of the House Rural Development Council, created during the recent state legislative session to work with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth. Rep. Terry England, R-Auburn, was named to the post...

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Many Georgians to be helped in FY2018 appropriations bill

Many Georgians to be helped in FY2018 appropriations bill

By Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) The Georgia General Assembly last Wednesday adopted the General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2018. We are taking care of things we have not been able to do for many years — helping Georgians of all ages who are suffering as well...

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Georgia lawmakers OK state budget with teacher raises

Georgia lawmakers OK state budget with teacher raises

The Georgia General Assembly passed a $49 billion budget Wednesday. House Speaker David Ralston said it’s possibly the earliest point in the legislative session lawmakers have agreed on a budget. Under the plan, teachers would get a 2 percent raise; state workers who...

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Ga. House Approves Expansion of County Rec Area

Ga. House Approves Expansion of County Rec Area

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives this week approved a Senate resolution to allow Barrow County Parks & Recreation to add another 37 acres from Fort Yargo State Park to the Barrow County Recreation Complex. Barrow County in 1970 entered into a 50-year...

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England helps spur change for education

England helps spur change for education

By Zac Taylor Staff Writer It’s easy to see all the progress being made in education at the local level, from new construction to new classes offered. But what’s been happening at the Georgia Assembly this year has also been key to the progress of education in the...

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