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DULUTH – With Aug. 11 almost here, Georgia 811 hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to contact 811 prior to any digging project. Georgia residents can contact 811 at Georgia811.com or via the three-digit 811 phone number to have underground public utility lines marked. Every few minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first contacting 811.

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ATLANTA — Businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, who is involved in a heated campaign to retain the U.S. Senate seat she was appointed to by Gov. Brian Kemp in December, issued the following statement in response to WNBA players wearing “VOTE WARNOCK” T-shirts, endorsing Loeffler’s Democratic opponent, Raphael Warnock, following her criticism of the league’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter political organization.

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MACON — The Georgia Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau Federation has presented Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., the AFBF’s Golden Plow award. This award is the highest honor the national farming organization gives to sitting members of Congress.

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp announced Wednesday that Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides recovery services for human trafficking victims, will receive a total of $500,000 in housing assistance grants from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement to Georgians to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on July 19. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey called upon Georgians to incorporate "Four Things for Four Weeks" into their daily routines to flatt…