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Former Ga. Gov. Barnes treated for prostate cancer

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday he was treated for prostate cancer earlier this year but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.

May 26, 2011 | Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | State, National


Former governor treated for cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes says he's been treated for prostate cancer but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.

May 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Poll: Nearly half struggling with gas prices

WASHINGTON - With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices: scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. Some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions.

May 22, 2011 | By Jennifer Agiesta and Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press writers | State, National


Murder indictment for leaving stepson in swamp

DARIEN - A Georgia man was indicted on murder charges this week in the death in his teenage stepson, who died in near-freezing weather on a hog-hunting trip in a rugged swamp near the Georgia coast.

May 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Forecasters predict 3-6 major storms

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters are expecting three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 19, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Apocalypse Saturday?

For some, it's Judgment Day. For others, it's party time.

May 19, 2011 | By Tom Breen Associated Press writer | State, National


Senate blocks bid to speed offshore drilling

WASHINGTON - A GOP bid to expand and hasten offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices suffered an overwhelming defeat in the Senate on Wednesday, four days after President Barack Obama directed his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production.

May 19, 2011 | By Matthew Daly Associated Press writer | State, National


Justice's visit to Georgia stirs debate

AUGUSTA - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was welcomed with a mostly standing ovation when he took the podium Wednesday to dedicate Augusta's sparkling new courthouse, but not everyone stood. Some in the crowd remained conspicuously seated, greeting the Georgia native with a studied silence.

May 19, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Boy, 14, arrested for knives at school

BRUNSWICK, - Glynn County officials say a 14-year-old who brought two weapons to a middle school has been arrested by school police.

May 19, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Wacky warning contest names finalists

DETROIT - Ballpoint pen-chewers, take note: The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed.

May 17, 2011 | By Jeff Karoub Associated Press writer | State, National


Hearings on state redistricting

ATHENS - The process of carving Georgia up into political districts kicked off on Monday with citizens urging lawmakers not to rip apart communities with common interests.

May 17, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Coast management being reviewed

BRUNSWICK - A public meeting will be held as part of the federal performance evaluation of the Georgia Coastal Management Program at 5:30 p.m. on May 25 at the Shipman Environmental Learning Center at DNR-Coastal Regional Headquarters, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick.

May 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Fewer young people staying in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia's long-held reputation as a draw for young professionals is on the line as those in their 20s and 30s appear to be looking elsewhere for opportunities.

May 12, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Okefenokee fire continues to grow

FOLKSTON - A rapidly growing wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has burned more than 96 square miles and managed to escape the swamp's eastern boundary, where firefighters managed to contain the flames to a few acres on private land, officials said Monday.

May 10, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Deal signs mental health court plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will create the state's first mental health court system, saying he is disturbed by the rate of repeat offenders and people crowding jails who suffer from addiction, developmental disabilities and mental illness.

May 05, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


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