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Senator: Universal background checks ineffective

A crowd of Glennville Rotarians attended the club's Wednesday meeting to enjoy lunch, catch up on club information and hear U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speak.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Bryan County planning 2 new schools

The Bryan County Board of Education is moving forward with plans for new elementary schools in the north and south ends of the county.

April 02, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Hunter solider killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 3rd ID soldier deployed out of Hunter Army Airfield to Afghanistan.

April 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Pentagon cuts furlough days to 14

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 - The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

March 29, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | State, National


Sheriff unsure if mauling will draw charges

A North Bryan County toddler died Wednesday after being mauled outside her home by a pack family dogs while family members were inside.

March 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Family dogs kill toddler near Pembroke

Area media are reporting that some family dogs mauled a toddler to death in North Bryan County Wednesday evening.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | State, National


Pentagon seeing sequestration flexibility

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 - Now that Congress has passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Defense Department officials are trying to find the best way to make $46 billion in spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

March 26, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | State, National


Pentagon delays furlough notices

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 - Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

March 21, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National


Judge won't close plant because of discharge

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said she is "disappointed" in a Georgia judge's denial of a petition seeking a halt on a Screven County textiles industry from discharging wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

March 20, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg and Jason Wermers Statesboro Herald | State, National


Movie studio setting up in Effingham County

Evoking one of cinema's most renowned closing lines of a movie, Manu Kumaran ushered in a partnership between his company and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

March 20, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | State, National


Cuts cancel Soldier Show stop here

The effects of sequestration are starting to be felt at Fort Stewart with the cancellation of an event planned by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. According to special events coordinator Chris Dent, the U.S. Army Soldier Show's stop at Fort Stewart has been canceled.

March 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Could sequester help private businesses?

The federal sequester's effects on Liberty County's economy remain to be seen, but a business panel on Thursday sent messages that are at odds with previous statements on the matter.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Cuts impact on health services unknown

Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems told members of the Long County Board of Health on March 7 that the governmental sequestration will affect services in the state, but she wasn't sure to what degree it would hit local offices.

March 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National


Area reacts to Pope Francis

The 115 cardinals participating in this week's papal conclave made history Wednesday when they elected Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XV as the 266th pope.

March 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Comptroller: DoD furloughs can begin April 26

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.

March 12, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | State, National


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Articles by Section - 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


Offshore drilling meeting draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "scoping" meeting on offshore drilling held March 24 in Savannah incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

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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