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Official: Sequestration Threatens Tanker Deal

Official: Sequestration Threatens Tanker Deal

 

The Air Force Times--The Air Force might have to cancel its contract with Boeing to buy refueling tankers if Congress fails to modify a law mandating federal spending cuts before January, according to a senior service official.

The announcement that the Pentagon might have to cancel the KC-46 contract and renegotiate a multibillion-dollar deal with Boeing is one of the most direct examples of how those budget reductions, know as sequestration, would impact the military.

Schools and Legislators Celebrate Constitution Day

Schools and Legislators Celebrate Constitution Day

 

Houston County, GA – Houston County schools will celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17, 2012.  This day is set aside annually to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and those who have become U.S. citizens.  Three elementary schools will have special guests to help celebrate Constitution Day.  Senator Ross Tolleson will speak at Morningside Elementary at 9:00 a.m.; Sherriff Cullen Talton will visit Bonaire Elementary at 10:00 a.m.; and County Commissioner Gail Robinson will address Matt Arthur Elementary students at 9:35 a.m.

Chambliss Warns of Impact of Forced Budget Cuts

(Above: Sen. Saxby Chambliss says one option to head off the automatic budget cuts would be a bipartisan compromise in which each side makes painful concessions in order to reduce the debt.)

Georgia's two U.S. senators and Central Georgia congressmen from both parties sounded an alarm today about the approaching deadline to avert mandatory Federal budget cuts.

At a joint appearance at Middle Georgia Technical College in Warner Robins, 2nd District Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Albany said defense cuts under the so-called "sequestration" would have a destructive impact on Robins Air Force Base. He said the cuts could eliminate one million jobs from the U.S. economy by 2014.

The $1.2 trillion in across-the-board budget cuts would automatically kick in if Congress doesn't develop a debt-reduction plan of its own. That was part of the 2011 deal to increase the debt ceiling.

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

ELECTION RESULTS | T-SPLOST Results by Region

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

12:37 a.m.

  • Middle Georgia T-SPLOST: (Includes Bibb, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Pulaski, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin, Putnam counties):  

No has 56 percent of the vote with 73 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Central Savannah T-SPLOST: (Includes Hancock and Washington Counties):

Yes has 54 percent of the vote with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Heart of Georgia T-SPLOST: (includes Laurens, Johnson, Treutlen, Wheeler, Telfair, Dodge, Bleckley and Wilcox counties):

Yes has 52 percent of the vote with 76 percent of precincts reporting.

  • River Valley T-SPLOST: (includes Taylor, Macon and Dooly counties):

Yes leads with 54 percent, 81 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

ELECTION RESULTS | Houston County, Warner Robins

Check back here for periodic updates on the election results as we receive them.

10:49 p.m.

  • Houston Circuit Judge: George Nunn has 75 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Clear Winner: BOE Post 7: Dave McMahan has 51 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Liquor by the Drink Sunday Sales: Yes leads with 58 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.
  • Houston Package Sales Sunday Alcohol: Yes leads with 57 percent, 99 percent of precincts reporting.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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Early Voting Starts Today

ATLANTA (AP) -- Voters can start casting early ballots Monday for the July 31 primary and transportation referendum. 
 
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said voting officials will be taking early ballots for the July 31 primary election. The election will also decide nonpartisan races and whether to approve a 1-cent hike in the sales tax to fund regional transportation projects. 
 
Lawmakers in the General Assembly, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state utility regulators, prosecutors and judges are also up for election.

Contact your local board of elections for hours, polling places and a list of primary races in your county.