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Public speaks out against King America, EPD

One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the Courier | State, National


Bryan meeting address new flood maps there

Everyone lives in a flood zone. Some are just more at risk of flooding than others.

March 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


New Yorker hailed as hero after crash

A Staten Island, N.Y., man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man from a car Saturday before it burst into flames following a crash on I-95 in Richmond Hill.

March 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


Ammunition sales hot

Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government.

March 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


'Nature's symphony' readies for spring

Officially, spring is three weeks away, but in Coastal Georgia, the sounds of spring are in the air every afternoon and evening. By sunset each day, frogs, toads, crickets and various song birds are warming up their voices and "wing bows" for a spring concert.

February 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


City slapped with wrong death suit

A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.

February 25, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Changes in paying vehicle tax coming

Thanks to legislation adopted in last year's General Assembly session, a confusing new motor-vehicle tax law takes effect March 1.

February 23, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Acts of Valor ceremony Feb. 27

The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire will host the 2013 Acts of Valor Awards at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.

February 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Win $25,000 for your neighborhood

ATLANTADo you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Through March 6, people from the United States can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.

February 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Pembroke challenging flood zones

The federal government has recently proposed new flood maps for Pembroke and North Bryan County, but Pembroke is contesting the changes that would spike insurance rates for some residents.

February 21, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Message to DoD civilian workforce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

February 20, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National


Defense warns Congress of furloughs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

February 20, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | State, National


Hearing on river pollution consent order

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be have a public hearing regarding the proposed consent order for King America Finishing at 7 p.m. March 5 at Effingham County High School, 1589 Highway 119 S in Springfield.

February 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Close encounter of an asteroid kind

NASA says there is no reason to duck, but what it calls "small, near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14" will pass close to Earth on Friday.

February 14, 2013 | NASA information | State, National


Statesboro increases motel tax

STATESBORO - Hoping to boost tourism in Statesboro, the city council agreed Wednesday to increase the hotel-motel tax for businesses operating within the city.

February 08, 2013 | Statesboro Herald | State, National


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Articles by Section - State, National


How one entrepreneur started a $3 million business from prison

As a young man, Frederick Hutson was very enterprising. In his early 20s, he figured out a clever way for his friends to transport marijuana across borders using shipping containers and vacuum-sealed units.

March 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

A regional Emmy Award-winning historical documentary more than a decade in the making and shot in North Carolina has a local connection.

March 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


Offshore drilling meeting draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "scoping" meeting on offshore drilling held March 24 in Savannah incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


Bill would make smoking in vehicle with kids illegal

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

March 24, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson | State, National


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

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 ninth commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."

March 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | State, National


Census testing digital nose-count in area

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the middle of an experiment to see if online data collection in the next nose-count of Americans.

March 24, 2015 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Correspondent | State, National


Despite wage setbacks, economy is recovering

A recent Pew Research Center article reports that the U.S. economy in indeed growing and making a resurgence despite some setbacks.

March 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National


Spring, eclipse, supermoon all today

AccuWeather reports that Friday the vernal equinox will occur, again marking the gradual return to warmer days in the Northern Hemisphere and winter's official astronomical end.

March 20, 2015 | By Michael Kuhne AccuWeather.com staff writer | State, National


I should have lost my job

Bee shared a story with anonymousthankyous.com about the kindness of a woman who should have had her fired but instead saved her job and gave her encouragement to keep trying.

March 20, 2015 | Michael McCarlie KSL | State, National


From child marriage to lower wages, women and girls still struggle with equality

Women and girls still suffer the lion’s share of violence, illness and lack of access to opportunity, according to two new studies.

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


State bill would ban photos, video from private places

As I write, the General Assembly has passed the 30th legislative day, or "Crossover Day," as it's commonly called. Any legislation that hasn't crossed over to the House or Senate is dead until we reconvene next year. For the remainder of the session, we will now exclusively focus on reviewing House bills that crossed over to the Senate.

March 19, 2015 | By State Rep. Ben Watson | State, National


How an outdated welfare rule is forcing low-income families to spend their savings

When President Reagan revamped welfare reform in the '80s, he introduced a crucial change: to be eligible for social programs, a person couldn’t have more than $1,000 in assets. This meant that people in need would have to spend their savings before they could apply for assistance programs — and they did.

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


Senate addresses failing schools, marsh buffer and reglious freedom

The Georgia Senate voted on many bills as "crossover" day, or day 30, loomed (Editor's note: Crossover day was Friday). Day 30 is significant because bills that do not go to the House after day 30 or "crossover day" will not become law this session.

March 16, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson | State, National


A brilliant way old buses can be used to help the homeless

Homeless people struggle to get some of the things they need to be healthy: food, shelter and a hot shower.

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


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