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Georgia prepares to pitch for Amazon’s second HQ

6:00 am Sep. 17, 2017

In a once-in-a-generation sweepstakes to win Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters — and 50,000 jobs — the state and Atlanta are all in.

Legislative leaders are open to new incentives to lure the tech firm. Recruiters

White House nominates two Georgia judges for federal bench

11:00 am Sep. 7, 2017

WASHINGTON —The Trump administration on Thursday nominated a Georgia Court of Appeals judge and a U.S. Magistrate judge to fill a pair of federal judicial vacancies based in Atlanta and Brunswick.

The White House said Thursday it would tap state Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Branch to fill a Georgia spot on the busy 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump also nominated Stan Baker, a federal magistrate judge,