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Georgia's agriculture industry is assessing damage done by Irma, but leaders said pecan and cotton crops were the most vulnerable as the storm passed through because they’re nearing harvest.

Both were hit hard.

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Fifty percent of Georgia's pecan crop might be lost, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

"If we lose half this pecan crop, fruitcakes will be more expensive at Christmastime, one would think,” Black said.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta.
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Describing Hurricane Irma as a "catastrophic event" after viewing its destruction from the air, Gov. Nathan Deal promised Thursday that the state will pay local governments' share for cleaning up storm debris along the Georgia coast.

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Deal got a firsthand look at the damage inflicted in Glynn County, where hundreds of homes flooded on St. Simons Island as Irma crossed southwest Georgia on Monday as a weakened tropical storm more than 100 miles inland.

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President Donald Trump has an unlikely defender of his approach to immigration law: former President Jimmy Carter.

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Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president expressed optimism Wednesday that Trump might break a legislative logjam with his controversial six-month deadline for Congress to address the immigration status of 800,000-plus U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.

People were given stickers to mark what recommendations they believe are most important.
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Imagine downtown Atlanta having 10,000 more trees and being better connected with welcoming spaces. Those are some of the changes outlined in the first draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan that was unveiled Tuesday night.

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Jack and Michelle Welch with their dog outside the Kirkwood Public House for lunch. They said they have been eating out because they have been without power since Monday and threw out everything in their fridge on Tuesday night.
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More than 170,000 homes and businesses in the 10-county metro Atlanta area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, according to Georgia Power and Georgia EMC outage maps. 

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Outside the Taproom Coffee shop on Hosea Williams Drive, Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum rocked her newborn, Emilia, back and forth in her lap.

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