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Former Cairo star returns home to give back

Cliff Hammonds just finished his sixth professional season in Europe. He’s taking some time this offseason hosting kids at his basketball camp. The former Syrupmaker star is holding the third annual Cliff Hammonds Basketball Skills Camp this week in Cairo…Read More

Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia’s GOP Senate Runoff

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

Tuesday night’s primary runoff win validates Perdue’s campaign as an outsider…Read More

New law allows unpaid court fines to come out of tax refunds

Come 2015, Georgians who owe fines to any state or local court system may find a chunk taken out of their Georgia income tax returns.

A new law, Georgia House Bill 1000, lets court fines be deducted from state tax refunds. Officials aren’t sure how much money it might bring in, but other states have seen substantial collections from similar programs, said Mike Cuccaro, assistant director for the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts…Read More

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