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Pentagon: Intelligence got bin Laden

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 - An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

May 02, 2011 | By John D. Banusiewicz American Forces Press Service | State, National


Governor signs Sunday sales bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

April 28, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Storms' toll nearly 200 across South

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The death toll from severe storms that punished five Southern U.S. states jumped to a staggering 193 Thursday after Alabama canvassed its hard-hit counties for a new tally of lives lost.

April 28, 2011 | By Holbrook Mohr and Jay Reeves Associated Press writers | State, National


Consumers struggle with pricier fuel and food

WASHINGTON - Americans are paying more for food and gas, a trend that threatens to slow the economy at a crucial time.

April 20, 2011 | By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press | State, National


Lawmakers pass immigration bill

ATLANTA (AP) - During their frantic final day Thursday, Georgia lawmakers passed a tough bill cracking down on illegal immigration, clearing the way for Gov. Nathan Deal to sign it.

April 15, 2011 | By Kate Brumback and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | State, National


New storm could bring bad weather

ATLANTA- Another storm system is headed for Georgia, and forecasters say some severe weather is possible.

April 15, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


GSU to mark anniversary of Civil War

STATESBORO - On April 16, Georgia Southern University will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an event featuring living history, displays of artifacts and roundtable discussions

April 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State tax overhaul said to be dead for session

ATLANTA - Tax changes that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda are dead for this legislative session.

April 12, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Immigration reform passes Senate

ATLANTA - A bill designed to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia that the Senate approved Monday includes some provisions similar to those in a tough law enacted last year in Arizona.

April 12, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Reservation land not state sanctioned

ATLANTA (AP) - In an April 7 story about a band of Creek Indians seeking to establish a reservation on the Georgia coast, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a bill had passed the Georgia Senate that would allow the state to transfer land to the group. The bill does not seek to allow such a transfer, and instead would prevent the transfer of lands under state jurisdiction to any sovereign tribal nation without the express consent of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Lawmakers back compromise

This area's congressman said he agreed to a compromise that avoided shutting down the federal government Friday because of the impact the action would have had on the military.

April 11, 2011 | Staff report | State, National


Federal shutdown avoided

WASHINGTON (AP) - A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five months ago.

April 09, 2011 | By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press writer | State, National


Fuel tank accident kills worker

SAVANNAH - One worker is dead after a fuel tanker burst into flames at a petroleum distribution plant near the Port of Savannah.

April 09, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Obama may veto GOP budget extension plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still short of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight-Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.

April 08, 2011 | David Espo The Associated Press | State, National


Lawmakers look to avoid shutdown

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., pushed for legislation that would ensure military service members are paid in the event of a government shutdown.

April 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | State, National


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