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Isakson, Graves oppose Syria strikes

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:


“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.

 

“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”

 

Isakson Statement on a Military Strike on Syria


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.

 

Gas prices holding steady

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Georgia, September 9- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 31.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has not moved  during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Reinhardt fielding first football team

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    Quarterback Ryan Thompson gets tackled during a scrimmage.

By Eileen Steinhauer,
Progress Contributor
    Sure, you can catch a college football game on TV every Saturday throughout the fall. But now you can watch a live college football game practically in your backyard because Reinhardt University in Waleska is fielding its first football team this season.

Body found in lake search

 

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UPDATED -- The body of a 27-year-old Twin Mountain Lakes resident was discovered by the Forsyth Dive team Tuesday morning. More details are availiable in this week's print or online edition. 

 

DNR officers search at Twin Mountain Lakes Tuesday morning for a possible drowining victim. A 27-year-old male, whose name is not being released, was reported missing after last being seen near the lake last night.

However, it is not certain the person drowned, but the lake search is considered a top priority, according to sheriff officers on the scene.

A dive team is also expected this morning.

Accelerated Reader program dropped at schools

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     The Pickens school system dropped Accelerated Reader, a program designed to assess a student’s reading comprehension level, at the beginning of the academic year, citing a “significant increase in the cost for the subscription” of the product.
    The move was met with dismay from some parents and teachers who liked the program that measured comprehension in their students while others see the move away from AR as positive.