SAVANNA - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's board recently celebrated the career and accomplishments of Vernon D. Martin, executive director.
ATLANTA -- A front moving through the state brought a sprinkling of rain to parched north Georgia. The system brought a "widespread swath of rain" late Wednesday and early Thursday, including 1 inch to most places in north Georgia, said Vaughn Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Areas between Macon and Atlanta received about half an inch of rain, Smith said. The front still was moving south early ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has recognized Gov. Sonny Perdue's statewide anti-litter campaign, "Litter. It Costs You, as the Best Public Service Campaign for a Government Entity."
ATLANTA - The month of November is celebrated as National Adoption Month and DHR's Division of Family and Children Services Adoption Unit is focusing its efforts this month on raising awareness about the specific needs of children in foster care. Throughout the month of November, DFCS' Adoptions Unit will provide numerous opportunities for the community to learn about the thousands of children in state care who are waiting to be adopted.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference in Claxton next October.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford joined together recently to announce a recently completed bi-state agreement whereby the two states would cooperatively develop a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County.
ATLANTA -- As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.
ATLANTA - About 15 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to get acquainted at an adoption party and videoconference Nov. 17.
ATLANTA - Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services continues to give qualified customers an early birthday present ... the opportunity to renew their driver's licenses without visiting a Customer Service Center in person.
ATLANTA -- Georgia's ongoing drought is having a ripple effect on everything from fishing to flush toilets.
ATLANTA -- If there are early winners in House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the medical and farm industries are near the top of the list. Both are set to keep huge sales tax exemptions worth hundreds of millions of dollars they say are vital to their survival. Both also poured hefty contributions into the political action committee, MMV Alliance Fund, with close ties to the speaker. The fund is paying Arthur Laffer, the ...
With Georgia experiencing one of the worst droughts in the state's history, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) announced details of the new Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act during a recent press conference.
WASHINGTON -- The Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement, under a plan brokered by the Bush administration. The proposal - which would bolster Atlanta's drinking supply at the expense of users downstream - was announced Thursday after the governors of the three states met with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and other administration officials. It ...
ATLANTA (AP) - A national transportation research group provided ammunition to those looking to pour additional dollars into Georgia's highway construction as it released a report this past Thursday saying the state's roads are not keeping pace with its ballooning population.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
While much of the talk about sequestration has focused on cuts to the military and civilian employees, federal budget cuts will also impact senior citizens.
Superior Court Judge David Cavendar ruled in favor of Bryan County's ordinances regarding landfills in a lawsuit filed by Atlantic Waste Services against the county.
Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation when Georgia's 1st Congressional District State Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit May 8.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
Recent water test results at the site of King America Finishing, a Screven County textiles plant under fire by Ogeechee River advocates concerned about pollution, were erroneous, according to an attorney representing the company.
SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.
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