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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

Georgia deploys Air National Guard crew to Houston

12:05 am Aug. 30, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has authorized a Georgia Air National Guard unit to head to storm-battered Texas and help with the recovery of Hurricane Harvey.

The governor’s order dispatched a C-130 cargo aircraft and crew from the

Shared space, shared history: What Nathan Deal might say about an MLK statue

8:43 am Aug. 24, 2017

The honor is long overdue, and yet in this case, procrastination borders on the providential.

On Monday, in the midst of a national debate over the place of Confederate symbolism in our midst, the wraps will come off a life-sized statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the northeastern corner of the state Capitol in Atlanta.

There is opportunity here. The question is how Gov. Nathan Deal intends to seize