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State vets cemetery expands capacity

MILLEDGEVILLE - On Tuesday, May 10, Commissioner Pete Wheeler and the Veterans Service Board of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will host the dedication of the phase II expansion of the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Milledgeville. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

May 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Task force assesses likely aftermath of bin Laden’s death

News of Osama bin Laden's death Monday raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan.

May 04, 2011 | Staff report | State, National


Savannah residents fear gators in the neighborhood

SAVANNAH - Residents of a Savannah neighborhood say they want the city to make it more difficult for alligators to wander into their yards.

May 03, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, National


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


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