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Turnout strong early across Georgia

ATLANTA -- Millions of Georgia voters are set to crowd polling sites across the state Tuesday amid warnings that some residents could wait in lines that could stretch hours long.

The lengthy lines have fast become a familiar sight in Georgia as computer glitches and higher-than-expected turnout forced voters to wait as long as eight hours during advance voting last week.

November 19, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Debate fires up Senate race

ATLANTA - The political ad war blanketing the Georgia airwaves spilled over into a U.S. Senate debate Friday night as the two major party candidates sparred over the bruising attacks face to face.

November 11, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Davis gets new stay of execution

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court gave a last-minute reprieve Friday to a Georgia man set to be executed for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer even though several witnesses have changed their accounts of the crime.

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


Death row inmate seeks new appeal

ATLANTA -- Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet.

November 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Bomber died from blunt injuries, burns

DALTON -- An autopsy shows the 78-year-old man who was killed when he bombed a north Georgia law firm last week died from multiple blunt injuries.

November 05, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Water war trickles into Senate debate

ALBANY -- Incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss asked his Democratic rival Monday how he could support a presidential candidate who has announced that he will make "protecting Florida's water resources" a priority, possibly at the expense of Georgia and Alabama.

November 05, 2008 | By Elliott Minor Associated Press writer | State, National


Date set for Davis execution

ATLANTA -- A Georgia man sentenced to death for the execution of a police officer is scheduled to be put to death on Oct. 27.

October 31, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Report: Nearly 30% of Georgians are working poor

ATLANTA -- A new national report says 30 percent of Georgia's working families are working poor.

October 29, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


High court clears way for Davis execution

ATLANTA (AP) _ The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Georgia man to be put to death for killing a police officer two weeks after it halted his execution to consider his appeal.

October 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press | State, National


Rockefeller 'cottage' getting facelift

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) _ The imposing Jekyll Island cottage that served as a winter getaway home for oil tycoon William Rockefeller in the early 20th century is getting a needed facelift.

October 28, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


U.S. attorneys to watch elections across Georgia

SAVANNAH - United States Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. announced that Assistant United States Attorneys R. Brian Tanner in Savannah and David M. Stewart in Augusta will lead efforts to implement the Justice Department's nationwide election day program for the Nov. 4 general elections.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Gouging investigation now at 150

ATLANTA (AP) _ Nearly 150 Georgia gas stations are having to defend why they charged inflated prices after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike made fuel scarce over the last month.

October 23, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Developer scales back Jekyll Island plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority Monday reviewed revised plans from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia Power's nuclear request under review

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission set the schedule for public hearings and a decision on Georgia Power Company's request to certify two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in Southeast Georgia.

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Chambliss defends vote for bailout

ATLANTA (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss defended his vote in favor of the $700 billion bailout plan Thursday, saying the much-criticized package was needed to avert a "slide down into a financial depression."

October 18, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


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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


DOT sets hearing on pipeline in RH

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline project on April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | 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


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