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Deal signs firefighter cancer insurance bill, calls it ‘a great solution to the situation’ 0

May 5, 2017

About 125 people, many of them firefighters from around the state, were part of an audience here Thursday who witnessed Gov. Nathan Deal sign House Bill 146, also known as the firefighter cancer insurance bill.Sitting at Deal’s side was Gilmer County firefighter Brian Scudder, who at one time was diagnosed with the “last stage” of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 4-B, that his doctors say he contracted from his work battling fires. “It was in my neck and in my stomach, the…

Company brings ‘gigabit’ internet to rural Georgia 0

April 28, 2017

More than a quarter-million Southwest Georgia homes are now “gigabit” eligible. Internet service provider Mediacom announced this week it was expanding its high-speed offering that includes speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. The announcement is a big one for the largely rural area, where broadband internet access is often spotty. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, was on hand for the announcement in Valdosta on Thursday. “This is the kind of forward thinking, long-term investment we are looking for…

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