Georgia News Oct 14: Small Earthquake; Large Republican State Majority?

By: AP
By: AP

McCAYSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A small earthquake has rattled North Georgia near the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the 2.5-magnitude tremor happened just after midnight Saturday. The epicenter was calculated to be at McCaysville. No damage was reported.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Republicans are on the verge of winning a majority so large in Georgia's Legislature that they could offer changes to the state constitution without Democratic support. Democratic leaders say Republicans will become more extreme if they no longer need Democratic assistance to make major policy changes.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A new poll shows a close race on whether to amend Georgia's constitution so the state could create more charter schools. The poll for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed 45 percent of likely voters support it, while 42 percent oppose it. The margin of error is 5 percent.
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- An Army brigade has returned to Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. Family and friends gathered Saturday at Lawson Army Airfield to welcome home the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to Fort Benning.


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