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Former state legislator joins Senate race

Another name can be added to the list of competitors hoping to unseat Georgia's senior U.S. senator, Saxby Chambliss.

May 13, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


State lawmaker seeking re-election

State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) has announced he will seek re-election to House District 164.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Senator announces re-election campaign

SAVANNAH - State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) Tuesday announced he will seek re-election to the Georgia Senate in District 1, which covers much Liberty County, all of Bryan and portions of Chatham.

May 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Two more burn victims of sugar plant blast released from hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two more patients with burns from an explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery have been released from the hospital.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Massive shortfall prompts hiring of outside auditor

ATLANTA (AP) - The state of Georgia has promised about 1 billion dollars in transportation contracts that it doesn't have the money to pay.

April 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | State, National


Clean up targets Civil War sites

The Civil War began as a struggle between armies of untrained but enthusiastic volunteers. Seven generations later, another army of volunteers is about to descend on America's Civil War battlefields, only this horde of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed whackers.

April 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Learn how to burn

THOMASTON -- It is a beautiful day at Sprewell Bluff Natural Area near Sprewell Bluff State Park. Temperatures are in the 40s, but the sun is shining, last night's rain is only a memory and the breeze is light, perfect conditions for a burn.

April 05, 2008 | By Kristina Summers Special to the Courier | State, National


Women's studies series at Armstrong

SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University will present a series of film screenings, theatrical presentations, and discussions for National Women's History Month in March and National Public Health Week in April.

April 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Bill to make military transfers easier for kids, families goes to governor

A military wife in Hinesville is cheering for a bill making it easier for children of military personnel to transfer to new schools.

April 02, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


I-95, 16 exchange may be named for justice

ATLANTA -- Wednesday, the state Senate passed a resolution that names the interchange at I-95 and I-16 after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

March 29, 2008 | Special to the Couirer | State, National


A trove of artifacts nearing delivery to canal museum

SAVANNAH -- Conservation of a trove of artifacts recovered from the site of a small lock tender's house burned by Union forces in 1865 on the Savannah Ogeechee Canal is nearing completion at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Child advocates take cause to Capitol

The CASA and Foster Youth at the Capitol Day was in Atlanta last month and two child advocates from the Atlantic Area CASA, Director Irene B. McCall and Yvonne Woods, attended.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Kingston announces aid for food and shelter

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) has said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded grants totaling $162,714 to ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and support services to Chatham, Bryan and Liberty County residents.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


State eases water restrictions

ATLANTA -- At the Georgia Agribusiness Council's legislative breakfast Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the state will ease outdoor watering limitations through exemptions to the Level Four drought restrictions implemented in September 2007.

February 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Sagging pants ordinance proposed to Claxton City Council

Councilman Jerome Woody wants Claxton City Council to consider a dress code for the public, or at least an ordinance against pants that sag so much that they fall down or reveal the wearer's underwear.

February 27, 2008 | By Al Hackle Enterprise Editor / The Claxton Enterprise | State, National


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Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2015 | By Ben Watson State Senator | State, National


Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president's attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.

February 25, 2015 | By Buddy Carter U.S. Rep. | State, National


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Poor teens in Baltimore 'fare worse' than teens in India

Poverty is often thought of as something that strikes kids in places like Africa and India. And while that's true, a new study shows that poor American teens might feel the effects of poverty — like violence — as much or more than their counterparts in other places.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Deal: Finances rebounding, port work starting

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 10, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


How you can give to charity like a billionaire

Not everyone can shell out millions to a good cause like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg. But that's changing, thanks to the explosive growth of donor-based funds, a kind of personal foundation for the average person.

February 06, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Bizarre 'air-tube' train could travel near the speed of sound

AUSTIN — Elon Musk is the successful inventor who played a role in the creation of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. In 2013, he made national headlines by proposing an air-tube transit system. Called Hyperloop, it was essentially a futuristic-looking train that traveled through a pressurized tube similar the ones you use at the drive-through of your local bank.

February 06, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | State, National


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