Zell Miller dies at age 86
Zell Miller, a former two-term governor and U.S. senator who gave birth to Georgia’s HOPE scholarship, has died at the age of 86, his family said Friday in a statement. Read the full article: ajc.com Read more
Gov. Deal says state may intervene in Blue Cross-Piedmont standoff
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has warned an insurance company and a company that owns an Athens hospital that the state could intervene if they don’t come to terms on a contract. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more
AIDS researcher Redfield named CDC director
A leading AIDS researcher will be the next director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. Dr. Robert Ray Redfield Jr., who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a top researcher into the emerging AIDS epidemic, was named to... Read more
Watered-down version of Hidden Predators Act advances
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a watered-down version of HB 605 on Thursday. Bill sponsor state Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, said he’ll urge the House to stick with the original bill. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Gov. Deal intervenes in Blue Cross-Piedmont talks
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has intervened in stalled contract negotiations between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare, University of Georgia President Jere Morehead told UGA’s University Council on Wednesday. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more

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