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Is America better served by a free trade agenda or protectionist measures? That’s a question being addressed in a discussion at the Russell Special Collections Library on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Author, Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk Center and former U.S. Congressman, Don Johnson is discussing his new book, "The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America.” Johnson says two and a half centuries have shown that a liberal economic system, or open market, works best for the nation.

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District 119 Representative Jonathan Wallace announcing today that he is endorsing Chalis Montgomery for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 10th District.

Wallace is supporting Montgomery for her stance on healthcare, civil rights and civil liberties, education funding, and gun laws. Montgomery and Wallace are scheduled to appear together in Earth Day for a rally Sunday, April 22nd at 4 pm. It takes place at the Montgomery campaign office on Tracy Street in Athens.

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Governor Deal has announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasure and the IRS have approved app of Georgia’s nominations for Qualified Opportunity Zones. The zones were created by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to spur economic growth in low-income communities.

 

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The second execution of this year in Georgia has been scheduled for May. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Robert Earl Butts has been scheduled to be executed on Thursday, May 3rd.

 

Georgia's highest court says a man can't be retried for murder because the judge in the case erroneously declared a mistrial.

Jedarrius Treonta Meadows was on trial in September 2015 for the February 2014 shooting death of Damion Bernard Clayton in Macon.

The judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they weren't making progress after about three hours of deliberation and a bailiff said things had become contentious in the jury room. The defense objected, arguing that three hours of deliberation wasn't unreasonable.

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