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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