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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


Georgians may qualify for online license renewal

The Georgia Department of Driver Services continues to give qualified customers an early birthday present ... the opportunity to renew their driver's licenses without visiting a Customer Service Center in person.

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


Ongoing drought's ripples get wider, wider

ATLANTA -- Georgia's ongoing drought is having a ripple effect on everything from fishing to flush toilets.

November 21, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Tax rewrite plan keeps some exemptions

ATLANTA -- If there are early winners in House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the medical and farm industries are near the top of the list. Both are set to keep huge sales tax exemptions worth hundreds of millions of dollars they say are vital to their survival.

November 21, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Drought-relief legislation being crafted

With Georgia experiencing one of the worst droughts in the state's history, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) announced details of the new Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act during a recent press conference.

November 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Corps to retain more water in lakes

WASHINGTON -- The Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement, under a plan brokered by the Bush administration.

November 16, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | State, National


Road work funding is $51 billion short

ATLANTA (AP) - A national transportation research group provided ammunition to those looking to pour additional dollars into Georgia's highway construction as it released a report this past Thursday saying the state's roads are not keeping pace with its ballooning population.

November 15, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Storm weakens, still tracking off coast

Tropical Storm Noel weakened a little this morning over Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center.

November 14, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Aquarium among those cutting water use

ATLANTA -- Heeding the call for conservation amid an epic southeastern drought, officials have plugged up some high visibility water consumption, from aquarium tanks to fire hoses.

November 14, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Tax change bill draws opposition

RICHMOND HILL --

The House Resolution 900, or GREAT Plan, was recently compared to the fateful Titanic, by Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director Jim Higdon.

November 14, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Special to the Courier | State, National


Oct. 30 is Weatherization Day

The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Weatherization Assistance Program hosted a site demonstration recently in Rex on weatherization measures homeowners can take to increase home energy efficiency and to lower their energy bills.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Scattered rain doesn't bust drought

ATLANTA -- Scattered showers moved through parts of Alabama, north Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, but it was far from busting the drought that's gripped the region for months.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia high court blocks execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court granted a stay of execution Monday to a man convicted of killing two people in Spalding County in 1990.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Court blocks Friday execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die on Friday.

November 02, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Respondents want coast undeveloped

Even if Gov. Sonny Perdue were not on a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, he would not be reviewing the comprehensive plan for the Georgia coast he ordered completed by Sept. 30.

November 01, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | State, National


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Deal signs bill easing police traffic safety duties

GLENNVILLE - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday, during the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation BBQ, that is expected to make law-enforcement officers' traffic-safety duties easier.

April 20, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

The biggest city in America is known for bright lights and big money, but it's also known for a problem that takes a little sheen off the Big Apple — homelessness.

April 19, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What causes do men care about? Kids, and moustaches

The Golden Halo Awards are given every year to exceptional marketing campaigns for causes — kind of like the CLIO's for charities — and the winners get recognized in Advertising Age.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Incomes in Seattle have steadily risen, making it one of the wealthiest places in the country, but at the same time, homelessness has been on the rise, too.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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


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