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Georgia River Network announces grant recipients

Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.

February 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Senate approves first veto override in 34 years

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate slapped fellow Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue with a rare rebuke on Monday, approving Georgia's first veto override in 34 years.

February 12, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senate leader briefs press

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Coastal Comprehensive Plan meeting in Midway

A draft of a long awaited Coastal Comprehensive Plan will be presented at a series of meetings next week, including one in Midway.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Stewart buffer draws state grant

Liberty was one of three area counties to receive Georgia Land Conservation Program grants to protect local undeveloped lands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

February 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Lt. Gov. threatened with impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) - A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.

February 02, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


23 in area caught up in auto theft ring

SAVANNAH (AP) -- Authorities arrested 23 people, including a Statesboro police officer, in a multistate automobile theft ring.

February 01, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue's State of the State

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly touting Georgia's growth and presenting new initiatives for Georgia's future as a global leader in economic development, culture and technology.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue sides with Jekyll developers

During a pre-legislative session stop in Brunswick last week, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he supports plans to revitalize Jekyll Island and rebuffed opponents' charges that development would make visits to the state-owned resort too expensive and limited access for residents.

January 31, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Union endorses congressional candidate

BRUNSWICK - The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 177 has endorsed Lt. Col. (ret.) Bill Gillespie of Chatham County in the First Congressional District election.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue pushes tax cuts for home and car owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Wednesday he wants to provide tax relief for Georgians and proposed eliminating the state ad valorem tax that residents pay on their homes and automobiles.

January 31, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


House leaders again try to limit sex offenders

ATLANTA (AP) - House lawmakers tried on Tuesday renewed their effort to limit where sex offenders live and work, months after the state's top court declared the strict residency requirements unconstitutional.

January 30, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


State showing support for nuclear sub

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and the USS Georgia Return to Service Committee Monday announced an effort to keep a nuclear submarine at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Views on 2008 General Assembly session vary

Gov. Sonny Perdue and other Georgia officials traveled the state last week to announce a lofty set of goals for the 2008 legislative session, but local state Rep. Al Williams said he's preparing for a session "long on talk and short on substance."
Perdue, accompanied by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons) Wednesday, said leaders of the respective state branches are "unified on the issues of education, water, transportation and healthcare" and will work cooperatively to improve these areas.
"This year, we plan to give Georgians what they expect; sensible and effective legislation ...

January 29, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


House starts legislative session with veto overrides

ATLANTA (AP) - The 2008 Georgia legislative session opened Monday with a stinging reminder of the contentious end of last year's session, as House lawmakers quickly and overwhelmingly voted to override a dozen of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vetoes.

January 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


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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 meet draws interest

One of the last federal open house "scoping" meetings on offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast, held Tuesday in Savannah, drew a handful of people seeking information or expressing their views.

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


Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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