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Public input solicited on housing costs

ATHENS - Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty announced a series of public hearings for the state's citizens to provide comments regarding the how federal, state, local and private funds should be used to address Georgia's affordable housing and community development needs.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Energy tax holiday begins

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia residents will soon get a tax break for buying energy-efficient products.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Put you 2 cents in on state finances

State Rep. Al Williams is calling a town meeting for Thursday to inform the public on the state's financial situation and possible solutions.

October 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | State, National


Chambliss opponents link senator to Bush

JOHN'S CREEK -- As the nation's financial crisis deepened Monday, opponents of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he has been in lockstep with the Bush administration that created the economic turmoil.

October 15, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Navy prefers sonar test site near Jacksonvill

NOFOLK, Va. - The Navy says its preferred location for a proposed sonar range to train submarine hunters is in Florida waters instead of off Virginia or the Carolinas.

October 14, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Gas scarce, high in most of Georgia

ATLANTA - Gasoline prices across Georgia are higher than the national average, according to AAA. The other problem is finding fuel for your vehicle.

October 14, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Slain officer's family angered by delay

ATLANTA -- After a Georgia inmate convicted of murdering a police officer was spared from execution a second time, the condemned man's widely publicized supporters erupted in joy. But far from television cameras, the victim's family seethed.

October 10, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


DOT listening tour under way

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced specifics for a seven-city public input "listening tour" in conjunction with the Investing in Tomorrow's Transportation Today (IT3) initiative to transform Georgia's transportation system.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Gen. Clark endorses Kingston opponent

Release from campaign; Gen. Wesley Clark and his political action committee, WesPAC-Securing America's Future, have endorsed Democrat Bill Gillespie in Georgia's First Congressional District election.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Execution still on for this evening

ATLANTA -- A Georgia man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer was set to be executed Tuesday, even though witnesses have backed away from their testimony and questions remain about whether he is truly guilty.

October 08, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


High court delays execution

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court has given a last-minute reprieve to a Georgia man less than two hours before he was to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer.

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor's race off to early start

As the U.S. presidential candidates race through their final few weeks of campaigning before the Nov. 4 election, state officials already have their sights set on the 2010 governor race.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | State, National


Execution set for Tuesday

JACKSON -- Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, who faces lethal injection Tuesday for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, prayed with New York civil rights activist Al Sharpton, the latest well-known figure appealing to spare his life.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Early voting starts Monday

ATLANTA -- About six week remain until election day, but voting gets under way on Monday throughout Georgia.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


State subpoenas gas station records

ATLANTA -- The state has subpoenaed financial records from a handful of gas stations after hundreds of residents called to complain about price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

October 04, 2008 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National


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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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