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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.

Athens News Matters for April 13, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

On the next edition of the show my guests, District 3 challenger Tony Eubanks and incumbent commissioner Melissa Link discuss their campaigns and why they’re running for the ACC Commission.

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