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PSC revises Georgia Power rate case

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission recently approved a change in the schedule for a decision on the Georgia Power Company request for an increase in its base rates.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Public notices statewide onlin

Free searchable database available at www.GeorgiaPublicNotice.com

December 22, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Witnesses say toddler accidentally shot man

BRUNSWICK -- Authorities are trying to determine whether a 2-year-old girl caused the shooting death of a man.

December 21, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Rain wasn't enough to quench drought

PEACHTREE CITY -- The cities of Columbus and Rome were the big winners in the rain that fell on drought-starved Georgia.

December 12, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Sex offender residency not settled

ATLANTA -- Georgia sheriffs are eager for guidance on last week's state Supreme Court ruling on residency restrictions for sex offenders.

December 12, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Speaker wants to change how we are taxed

Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson explained his proposed House Resolution 900 too eliminate property taxes in the state to Richmond Hill Rotarians Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Special to the Courier | State, National


Area RDC honors its director

SAVANNA - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's board recently celebrated the career and accomplishments of Vernon D. Martin, executive director.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Front brings sprinkles, cooler temperatures

ATLANTA -- A front moving through the state brought a sprinkling of rain to parched north Georgia.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor's anti-litter campaign receives award

ATLANTA - The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has recognized Gov. Sonny Perdue's statewide anti-litter campaign, "Litter. It Costs You, as the Best Public Service Campaign for a Government Entity."

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


DHR showcases National Adoption Month

ATLANTA - The month of November is celebrated as National Adoption Month and DHR's Division of Family and Children Services Adoption Unit is focusing its efforts this month on raising awareness about the specific needs of children in foster care. Throughout the month of November, DFCS' Adoptions Unit will provide numerous opportunities for the community to learn about the thousands of children in state care who are waiting to be adopted.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia's black elected officials to meet in Claxton next October

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | By Al Hackle The Claxton Enterprise | State, National


Governors propose port agreement

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford joined together recently to announce a recently completed bi-state agreement whereby the two states would cooperatively develop a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County.

November 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor, others pray for rain

ATLANTA -- As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.

November 28, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Children seeking permanent families

ATLANTA - About 15 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to get acquainted at an adoption party and videoconference Nov. 17.

November 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State recommends well conservation, tests

ATLANTA - Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 24, 2007 | Special to the Courier | 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 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


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