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Pickup drivers must now wear seatbelts

ATLANTA - With Tuesday's House passage of Senate Bill 458, Georgians should see fewer traffic fatalities and injuries in the months and years ahead. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Thomas, eliminates the current exemption from Georgia's safety-belt law for occupants of pickups. Georgia is the only state that exempts pickups from its safety-belt law.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Pembroke celebrates Cities Week

The City of Pembroke celebrated Georgia Cities Week with a range of activities. Here's a look at the week's events.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Qualifying for Bryan elections this week

Area residents who may be considering running for elected office this year have only next week to make up their minds.

April 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


RH neighborhood getting rid of ducks

The residents of Piercefield Forest and surrounding subdivisions will soon being saying farewell to their feathered foes.

April 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia films top box office

ATLANTA - Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed more than $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state's position as a leading location for filming.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Area arts group driven, despite funding drama

Nearly $900,000 has been restored to support the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 2011 state budget passed by the Senate, giving the state a renewed chance to pursue federal support for the arts. At the local level, however, a twofold challenge remains: find the funds to provide arts opportunities and the manpower to develop and produce the ideas behind those opportunities.

April 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | State, National


Rep. Stephens announces re-election bid

State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) announced he will be seeking the re-election to House District 164 in the Georgia General Assembly. Stephens is chairman of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee and has represented the district since 1997.

April 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Area lawmaker not seeking re-election

After 30 years in office, Georgia State Rep. Bob Lane is retiring.

April 22, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | State, National


Senate budget restores arts council funds

ATLANTA - Georgia's arts council was granted a reprieve on Tuesday from the state Senate.

April 21, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Politicians drawn to annual law cookout

The 23rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout on April 15 in Tattnall County drew public safety employees from around the state.

April 21, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National


Pembroke green-lights police ride-alongs

Pembroke has again given the green light to police ride-alongs, five months after banning them because of worries over liability.

April 19, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor puts hospital CEO on nursing home panel

Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators this week.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | State, National


New Web site packed with voting info

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the launch of a new website for voters called MVP. MVP allows voters to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor in Richmond Hill tonight

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be making a special guest appearance here Monday night when he joins the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its 25th anniversary dinner at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 19, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


Hearing set on nuclear plant safety

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, April 21, to provide information on the agency's annual assessment of safety performance for the Hatch nuclear power plant during 2009.

April 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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