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Jason Carter backs a new push for transportation sales tax

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Greg Bluestein Democrat Jason Carter said Tuesday it was time to revive the idea of a regional sales tax for infrastructure improvements to fix a transportation dilemma he said is weighing down Georgia's economy like an "anchor."
Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

RT @bluestein: "His campaign is like a restaurant without a menu." Deal's campaign on Carter's support for TSPLOST revival. shar.es/1nKWrp #gapol

Aug 19, 2014

"His campaign is like a restaurant without a menu." Deal's campaign on Carter's support for TSPLOST revival. shar.es/1nKWrp #gapol

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Harang Pitches Into 9th, Drives In A Run In 11-3 Rout

ajc.com — Aaron Harang pitched 8 1/3 innings for his 10th win as the Braves extended their winning streak to five games by pounding
Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

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Update: 5-star transfer ruled eligible at Savannah Christian

highschoolsports.blog.ajc.com — Demetris Robertson, the preseason all-state defensive back for Savannah Country Day who transferred this week to rival Savannah Christian, is eligible immediately for sports at his new school, the Georgia High School Association ruled Tuesday.

Falcons RB Steven Jackson's Impressive Artwork Is Selling Like...

ajc.com — Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson already has a very lucrative backup in case his football career doesn't work out. If you've been watching this season's "Hard Knocks" on HBO then you alread
Aug 19, 2014

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Common Core pays price for vagueness: It is getting blamed for...

ajc.com — Robert Maranto is the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. David J. Rothman is a widely published poet and critic who directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University.
Aug 19, 2014

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Braves push win streak to 5 with 11-3 rout of Pirates

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution PITTSBURGH - Two weeks ago the Braves flew home Seattle after a miserable 0-8 road trip that left them two games over .500 and pretty much dead in the water, in the view of many. The Pittsburgh Pirates might have a hard time believing that today.

Metro Atlanta growing, but more slowly

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Metro Atlanta has added more than 164,000 residents since 2010, pushing the 10-county population to 4.27 million, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. The 4 percent population growth over that time, while not as robust as in the previous decade, is another sign that metro Atlanta's economy is strengthening and the prospect of new jobs is attracting more newcomers, the ARC said.

Shae Simmons gets another rehab appearance

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution PITTSBURGH - Upon further review, Braves reliever Shae Simmons will have another review. On his minor league rehab assignment, that is. The hard-throwing rookie, on the disabled list recovering from a strained shoulder, gave up four runs, two hits and two walks without recording an out Monday in the second game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Braves rebound from winless trip, still confident about...

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution PITTSBURGH - The Braves bandwagon shed some passengers when the team went 0-8 on a road trip that ended Aug. 6, but players say they never saw their season slipping away and still don't believe the National League East race is over.
Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Falcons on Hard Knocks at 10 p.m.

atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com — FLOWERY BRANCH - HBO Sports president Ken Hershman was at practice on Monday. The third installment of the 11-time Emmy award-winning show is set 10 p.m. tonight. "So far, it's been great," Hershman said. "The shows have been terrific. The story lines have been great.