ATLANTA (AP) - In an April 7 story about a band of Creek Indians seeking to establish a reservation on the Georgia coast, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a bill had passed the Georgia Senate that would allow the state to transfer land to the group. The bill does not seek to allow such a transfer, and instead would prevent the transfer of lands under state jurisdiction to any sovereign tribal nation without the express consent of the Georgia General Assembly.
This area's congressman said he agreed to a compromise that avoided shutting down the federal government Friday because of the impact the action would have had on the military.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five months ago.
SAVANNAH - One worker is dead after a fuel tanker burst into flames at a petroleum distribution plant near the Port of Savannah.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still short of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight-Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., pushed for legislation that would ensure military service members are paid in the event of a government shutdown.
ATLANTA (AP) - A band of Creek Indians has filed papers to establish a reservation on the Georgia coast.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - An eighth death is being blamed on severe storms that swept through the South.
ATLANTA - An overhaul of Georgia taxes has stalled amid objections from Democrats and tea party activists.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate approved an $18.25 billion spending plan on Wednesday that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and teachers by 20 percent, while adding $2.5 million in state funds and federal grants for a new trauma communications network.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's inaugural celebration was cut short in January, scuttled by a snow and ice storm that paralyzed metro Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Senate panel on Monday signed off on an $18.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that adds millions of dollars in new borrowing for capital projects for the state's university system and also finds funds for new investigators to track down tax cheats.
Lawmakers have abandoned plans to reinstate the state sales tax on groceries but still want to lower Georgia's personal income tax rate to at least 4.5 percent.
SAVANNAH - Firefighters scrambled Friday to contain three major wildfires in southeast Georgia, where the blazes had burned more than 53 square miles total as strong winds spread the flames into woods as dry as tinder.
A man sentenced to die for the 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural Bacon County lived in a trailer in Liberty County at the ...
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, or if you walk smack down the center, the last few weeks have been tough ...
You cast your vote. You saw the results. The winning and losing candidates have spoken, attempting to heal the divisions an election can create.
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