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On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia held what at times was a noisy town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University.  

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Isakson drew cheers when he began with remarks condemning the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. But he got more questions -- and occasional shouted criticism -- on health care than on any other single subject.

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Candidates for governor in Georgia are divided on how to handle Confederate monuments.

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Democrat Rep. Stacey Abrams is calling for the carvings of Confederate leaders to be removed from the side of Stone Mountain.

Democratic Rep. Stacey Evans didn’t go that far but suggested changes are needed to the current state law that protects Confederate monuments.

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Cobb County commissioners got their first look Tuesday at the proposed budget for the upcoming year and was already faced with a revenue shortfall.

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The way the county pays its bills is like a credit card. Charge first, use taxes to pay up later. Since commissioners voted not to raise the millage rate this year, the new proposed budget is $21.5 million short.

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The Trump administration is considering allowing offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, including off the coast of Georgia.

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If this sounds a little familiar, it's because the Obama administration also considered opening up the Atlantic for drilling, then decided against it last year.

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