Gov. Sonny Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made brief appearances Monday afternoon at a joint news conference in Savannah to discuss financial investments and plans for deepening the Port of Savannah and its connection to the Panama Canal Expansion.
A tropical depression that formed quickly today over the Northwester Caribbean Sea could be close to the Georgia Coast by Thursday morning, but officials expect little danger from it.
CLEVELAND - The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.
Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became ill. She says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.
Pembroke has launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.
ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.
WASHINGTON - The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will address veterans' issues Tuesday at a Veteran's Forum for constituents in his district. The forum will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street, across from the Savannah Mall in Savannah.
With Hermine moving into the Midwest, weather watchers are now starting to focus on Tropical Storm Igor, which is still east of the Cape Verde Islands, but which could become of interest to Southeastern residents next week.
The Jekyll Island Conservation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8, in their efforts to attain valuable feedback for the development of their Conservation Plan.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kinston, R-Ga., introduced a bill late last month that would allow active duty service members to drink beer and wine at establishments on military posts where alcohol is distributed for immediate consumption. Kingston and Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., co-sponsored the bill just before Congress recessed.
ATLANTA - A state audit shows that Georgia's sex offender registry contains numerous errors.
Auditors cited outdated computers, underfunding, understaffing and poor communication between government agencies.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.
Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., expressed concerns during a meeting Tuesday in Statesboro about the nation's proposed health-care bill. At Forest Heights Country Club, Isakson spoke against the proposed "dramatic change in health care," saying the bill favored by President Barack Obama is designed "to drive everybody to a government option" when it comes to health care.
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