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Voter ID required for September special elections

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls for a special election in September, Secretary of State Karen Handel said Tuesday.

August 17, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Hearing on mental health funding

State Rep. Al Williams will host a public hearing on behalf of the Liberty County Association of Retarded Children at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Striping contracts awarded for roads

Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl has announced a striping contract awarded in 18 Southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Isakson gets 'Taxpayer Hero' award

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was recently honored as a "Taxpayer Hero" for his voting record in 2006 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Convicted cop killer gets reprieve

ATLANTA ‑ For Troy Davis, the up to 90-day stay of execution he was granted on the eve of what would have been his last day alive offered more time for him to prove his innocence.

August 01, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Will new immigration law work

More than a year after passing what many consider the toughest state legislation concerning illegal immigration, Georgia lawmakers continue to debate how effective the bill will be in handling the state's growing illegal immigrant population.

July 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Beaten Jesup judge dies

SAVANNAH ‑ A 74-year-old judge died Monday from head injuries he suffered during a severe beating two weeks ago at his law office in Jesup.

July 25, 2007 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Explosives found in Valdosta storage unit

VALDOSTA -- Authorities evacuated homes and businesses around a storage facility after explosives were found there.

July 18, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Judge opens death penalty hearings

ATLANTA -- The judge who wanted to close the pretrial hearing of one of four people accused of murdering six Mexican immigrants reversed himself on Monday, agreeing with several media outlets who petitioned to keep the courtroom doors open.

July 18, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | State, National


Water plan unveiled for state

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Water Council on Thursday presented its much-awaited proposal for a comprehensive plan for the state's water management, aimed at providing adequate water for a growing population while protecting river systems and groundwater from pollution.

July 14, 2007 | By Errin Haines Associated Press Writer | State, National


Officials look for ways to beef up DOT

Possible solutions for saving the financially strapped Georgia Department of Transportation were discussed Thursday by members of the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta.

July 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | State, National


Officials urge hurricane preparedness

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July 13, 2007 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press Writer | State, National


Killer apologizes before execution

JACKSON ‑ To the end, John Hightower insisted he loved his wife and was sorry for killing her and his two stepdaughters.

July 12, 2007 | Harry R. Weber Associated Press | State, National


Drought getting worse despite rain

ATHENS ‑ With the heat intensifying in Georgia and little rain in sight, the state climatologist said Monday that nine more counties are in "extreme drought," upping the total to 104 counties.

July 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Freighter near Brunswick freed

BRUNSWICK ‑ A Bulgarian-flagged freight vessel was safely re-floated Monday, two days after it grounded about nine miles east of the Brunswick harbor entrance, the Coast Guard said.

July 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


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Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2015 | By Ben Watson State Senator | State, National


Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president's attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.

February 25, 2015 | By Buddy Carter U.S. Rep. | State, National


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

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


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

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


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

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


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Poor teens in Baltimore 'fare worse' than teens in India

Poverty is often thought of as something that strikes kids in places like Africa and India. And while that's true, a new study shows that poor American teens might feel the effects of poverty — like violence — as much or more than their counterparts in other places.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Deal: Finances rebounding, port work starting

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 10, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


How you can give to charity like a billionaire

Not everyone can shell out millions to a good cause like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. But that's changing, thanks to the explosive growth of donor-based funds, a kind of personal foundation for the average person.

February 06, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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