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Debate fires up Senate race

ATLANTA - The political ad war blanketing the Georgia airwaves spilled over into a U.S. Senate debate Friday night as the two major party candidates sparred over the bruising attacks face to face.

November 11, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Davis gets new stay of execution

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court gave a last-minute reprieve Friday to a Georgia man set to be executed for the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer even though several witnesses have changed their accounts of the crime.

November 08, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Death row inmate seeks new appeal

ATLANTA -- Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet.

November 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Bomber died from blunt injuries, burns

DALTON -- An autopsy shows the 78-year-old man who was killed when he bombed a north Georgia law firm last week died from multiple blunt injuries.

November 05, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Water war trickles into Senate debate

ALBANY -- Incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss asked his Democratic rival Monday how he could support a presidential candidate who has announced that he will make "protecting Florida's water resources" a priority, possibly at the expense of Georgia and Alabama.

November 05, 2008 | By Elliott Minor Associated Press writer | State, National


Date set for Davis execution

ATLANTA -- A Georgia man sentenced to death for the execution of a police officer is scheduled to be put to death on Oct. 27.

October 31, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Report: Nearly 30% of Georgians are working poor

ATLANTA -- A new national report says 30 percent of Georgia's working families are working poor.

October 29, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


High court clears way for Davis execution

ATLANTA (AP) _ The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Georgia man to be put to death for killing a police officer two weeks after it halted his execution to consider his appeal.

October 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press | State, National


Rockefeller 'cottage' getting facelift

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) _ The imposing Jekyll Island cottage that served as a winter getaway home for oil tycoon William Rockefeller in the early 20th century is getting a needed facelift.

October 28, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


U.S. attorneys to watch elections across Georgia

SAVANNAH - United States Attorney Edmund A. Booth Jr. announced that Assistant United States Attorneys R. Brian Tanner in Savannah and David M. Stewart in Augusta will lead efforts to implement the Justice Department's nationwide election day program for the Nov. 4 general elections.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Gouging investigation now at 150

ATLANTA (AP) _ Nearly 150 Georgia gas stations are having to defend why they charged inflated prices after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike made fuel scarce over the last month.

October 23, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Developer scales back Jekyll Island plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority Monday reviewed revised plans from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia Power's nuclear request under review

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission set the schedule for public hearings and a decision on Georgia Power Company's request to certify two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in Southeast Georgia.

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Chambliss defends vote for bailout

ATLANTA (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss defended his vote in favor of the $700 billion bailout plan Thursday, saying the much-criticized package was needed to avert a "slide down into a financial depression."

October 18, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Georgia-Florida ferry service refloats

ST. MARYS - Two neighboring cities on either side of the Georgia-Florida line are looking for a tourism boost now that a ferryboat is shuttling passengers between them for the first time in nearly a century.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


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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 meet draws interest

One of the last federal open house "scoping" meetings on offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast, held Tuesday in Savannah, drew a handful of people seeking information or expressing their views.

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


Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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