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Stewart employees preparing for July furloughs

A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Pentagon steps closer to civilian furloughs

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

May 14, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National


District to get new representative

When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.

May 12, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


State revenue up 13% in April

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.

May 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Coastal hazards to top discussion

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.

May 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


King America: Tests results wrong

Recent water test results at the site of King America Finishing, a Screven County textiles plant under fire by Ogeechee River advocates concerned about pollution, were erroneous, according to an attorney representing the company.

May 09, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | State, National


Residents rail against discharge permit

SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.

May 09, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | State, National


Savannah doctor running for state senate

Republican physician and state Rep. Ben Watson announced Tuesday that he will run for the open Georgia Senate seat currently held by Sen. Buddy Carter. He represents District 166, which spans coastal Chatham and southeast Bryan counties and borders Liberty.

May 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Congressional candidate has Liberty backers

Though the formal announcement came in Savannah, state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. congress in Georgia's 1st District in Bradwell Park.

May 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Jesup man wins $100K in lottery

Leland Smith, 79, a great-grandfather from Jesup, won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.

May 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


EPD head concedes public distrust

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the Courier | State, National


Judge hears Bryan landfill suit

No ruling was issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge David Cavendar in the lawsuit Atlantic Waste Services filed against Bryan County claiming its ordinance regarding landfills is unconstitutional.

May 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Kingston announces Senate run

SAVANNAH - He's represented Coastal Georgia residents at the federal level for 20 years, and now Rep. Jack Kingston is vying for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Governor signs bill to amp up water safety

Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed Senate Bill 136, which lowers the blood-alcohol content limit for boaters from .10 to.08 and increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.

May 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Proposed law would seek river protection

Rotary Club of Richmond Hill members learned Thursday about recent efforts by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper and state lawmakers to help keep clean water flowing in Georgia.

April 30, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


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Articles by Section - State, National


Is the World Bank really helping to end poverty?

The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Anti-sex trafficking bill clears hurdles in the Senate

After weeks of difficult deliberations, the Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement on a bill that would provide support for sex trafficking victims in the U.S., including social services and job placement programs, and would help law enforcement crack down on criminal traffickers.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


How car reliance is squeezing the middle class

Where your money goes — whether it's on housing or food — depends a lot on if you're rich or poor. But odds are, if you're middle class, a disproportionate amount of your income is getting sucked up by your car.

April 22, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Deal signs bill easing police traffic safety duties

GLENNVILLE - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday, during the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation BBQ, that is expected to make law-enforcement officers' traffic-safety duties easier.

April 20, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

The biggest city in America is known for bright lights and big money, but it's also known for a problem that takes a little sheen off the Big Apple — homelessness.

April 19, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What causes do men care about? Kids, and moustaches

The Golden Halo Awards are given every year to exceptional marketing campaigns for causes — kind of like the CLIO's for charities — and the winners get recognized in Advertising Age.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Incomes in Seattle have steadily risen, making it one of the wealthiest places in the country, but at the same time, homelessness has been on the rise, too.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What it's like for a poor kid at Harvard

Getting into an Ivy League college can be the chance of a lifetime. But for some low-income students, it comes with a price of loneliness and isolation.

April 16, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


If money can't buy happiness, what actually does?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."

April 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Beautiful or average? Ad campaign asks women to choose beauty

Dove’s created another powerful video about beauty perception, and this time they’re asking women to literally choose to be beautiful.

April 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Fit Links: Which diet is the best? Is salt really bad for you?

Which diet is the best? Is salt really as bad for you as the government says it is? Which type of exercise will help you live longer? These questions and more are answered in this week’s round up of health studies you might have missed.

April 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


How a Miss Colorado beauty queen ended up homeless

Former beauty queen Blair Griffith grew up in an affluent family, but that changed quickly when her father died of prostate cancer when she was 15.

April 07, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Why more Americans want to kill the death penalty

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

April 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


Governor will sign transportation bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that the landmark transportation bill passed Tuesday night will give Georgia dedicated resources to maintain the state's roads and bridges.

April 02, 2015 | News release from governor's office | State, National


Do the poor give more than the rich?

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he will give his fortune to charity, joining the ranks of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and other uber rich benefactors. It seems like the wealthy are, admirably, giving away their fortunes left and right to good causes.

April 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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