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Atlanta protestors demonstrated this month against Georgia Board of Regents policies that bar immigrants without legal status from attending five of the state’s top schools and paying in-state tuition rates at its others.  Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Georgia Baptists take a hard line on illegal immigration

10:05 am Nov. 28, 2016

One week after the American electorate endorsed the presidency of Donald Trump and a much tougher approach to illegal immigration, Georgia Baptists gathered in Savannah to add an “amen.”

We’re a tad late in reporting this

Last July, state Sen. Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone, (left) joined Gov. Nathan Deal (right) for the swearing in of Jim Pace to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission. The above photograph is now evidence of how the film-making industry has muddle the “religious liberty” debate in Georgia. On Tuesday, Harbin called for a special session to override Deal’s veto of HB 757. Pace, an associate of Dan Cathy, who helped bring a major studio to south metro Atlanta, wants to shift the argument to Congress.

Jim Pace unveils first TV ad ahead of open Third District congressional primary

1:57 pm May. 12, 2016

It’s crunch time for the bevy of Republican candidates looking to distinguish themselves in the crowded race to succeed Lynn Westmoreland in Georgia’s Third Congressional District. Jim Pace, a political rookie and wealthy businessman from Peachtree City who is partially self-funding his campaign, used some of the money from his sizable war chest to unveil his first television ad in the lead-up to the May 24 primary.

The 30-second spot begins with images of Hillary Clinton