ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.
The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Transportation Board voted 9-3 Thursday to fire Commissioner Gena Evans, citing a need for a change at the department troubled by criticism of its leadership and prompting a rebuke from Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The board named department chief engineer Gerald Ross interim commissioner and said it will soon begin a national search for a replacement.
WASHINGTON, DC - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Congressman Jack Kingston (R/GA-1), who helped secure the funding, says it will be used to alleviate silting which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.
"Coastal Georgia has been losing lots of revenue as transit boaters bypass us on the way to Florida," Congressman Kingston said. "If you're moving your yacht from New York to ...
ATHENS -- A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination.
Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, tested water over a one-year period in rivers and streams in a region of south Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found salmonella in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains in the summer and after rainfall.
This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "The International" (R at 7:20, 10 p.m.) "Coraline" (PG at 6:50 p.m., 9:20 p.m.) "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (PG at 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m.) "Friday the 13th" (R at 4:24 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Push" (PG-13 at 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.); "Taken" (PG-13 at 4:20
There's nothing like the feeling of independence that comes with getting one's first set of wheels. I got mine when I was 6 years old. Santa brought me a shiny red 20" Murray bike that Christmas, and I was so excited.
RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,
Editor, In our current world of bad news and seemingly bad people, I have some good news: There are still Good Samaritans out there. I met one Friday when I was stranded on the side of the road on Highway 119 in Fort Stewart. Here's my story:
Editor, As I read the article about the adult entertainment owners I was saddened by some of the quotes by our county leaders and by attorney Kimberly Copeland. One of the comments made by Copeland was that, "Morality has no place in government." I totally disagree with Miss Copeland and she must have slept through American government class in college.
Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity. Nor do we know what motivated the callers.
SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.
When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.
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Editor, The Liberty Humane Shelter is in position 13 on zootoo.com as of Feb. 22. With only 19 days left until the end of Phase I, we're hoping you'll join us in our endeavor to win the Million Dollar Makeover. If you post daily, every point will help us stay in the top 20 until the end of Phase 1.
Children named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary are:
Aliyah McMillan officially was inducted into The Golden Key International Honour Society at Georgia Southern Nov. 16.
The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.
I love this time of year. All the lights and decorations really can make our community look pretty. It would be wonderful if we all made that kind of effort all year long.
In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.
STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.
The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.
Editor, In my humble opinion, the failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was not a criticism of the tax, but rather of the excessive - and perhaps arrogant - spending of our tax dollars by our elected officials. The threat of the new Transportation SPLOST, another tax, was maybe another factor.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.
A Midway woman was arrested Sunday night and charged with aggravated assault, according to Law enforcement officials.
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