Cutting state income tax rate; ‘Live! At Walmart. It’s… fish bait!’; Allman Brothers band member dies

*Gov. Kemp signed a bill Thursday that will lower the tax burden for Georgia families. The new law begins the steady decline of dropping the state income tax rate to 4.99% over the next few years. Opponents it’s not good to reduce a tax burden when the state is moving into a period of declining tax revenues. Kemp has long said lowering tax burden is a revenue generator that will pay off in the long run.  

*Walmart is going to start offering live fish bait and more than 150 stores in the Peach State will be the first to take part in the program. Both pickup and delivery will be available through around 80 percent of Georgia stores. Walmart is also going to offer a 90-minute express option for the bait. 

*Allman Brothers Band singer-guitarist Dickey Betts has died at the age of 80. His family says he passed away peacefully Thursday at his home in Osprey, Fla., surrounded by his family. Betts wrote the Macon-based group’s hit “Ramblin’ Man” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.