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Georgia GOP strikes a blow against casino gambling

7:00 am Aug. 7, 2017

As Georgia legislators prepare for another all-out debate over legalizing gambling, opponents will have an important ally.

The Georgia GOP state committee overwhelmingly passed a resolution over the weekend that opposes casinos and horse racing.

John Watson,

Rocket launched from the Georgia coast

6:07 pm Aug. 3, 2017

No witnesses from the general public were allowed, but Vector, a private micro-satellite space launch company, today says it successfully launched a test vehicle – the first use of “Spaceport Camden” on the Georgia coast.

Regulations laid down by the Federal Aviation Administration allowed the low-altitude, single-stage launch, as long as the rocket remained within the confines of the Camden County property.

Below is the video the company just provided us, taken

Unfinished business: State GOP leaders take up resolutions on ‘religious liberty,’ gaming

9:15 am Aug. 3, 2017

Over at our subscription site, we have an item on some leftover business from the state GOP convention in Augusta two months ago:

Among the raft of resolutions up for debate at Saturday’s meeting of the Georgia GOP state committee is a particularly juicy one: It would urge gubernatorial candidates to pledge they would support a state version of the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act if elected.

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