ATLANTA -- Scattered showers moved through parts of Alabama, north Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, but it was far from busting the drought that's gripped the region for months. The National Weather Service said there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms over north Georgia for the next five days, finally giving forecasters some good news to offer. The skies over metro Atlanta were gray most of the day, and the morning commute was slow ...
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court granted a stay of execution Monday to a man convicted of killing two people in Spalding County in 1990.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die on Friday. The Georgia justices cited the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to hear a challenge to lethal injection from a pair of inmates in Kentucky who argue that it violates their constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment. Georgia and 37 other states use lethal injection. The U.S. ...
Even if Gov. Sonny Perdue were not on a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, he would not be reviewing the comprehensive plan for the Georgia coast he ordered completed by Sept. 30.
The numbers are in for Georgia's new scholarship program designed to help parents of special-needs students have more choice in their children's education and at least one state senator is overjoyed with the results.
HAWKINSVILLE -- The Hawkinsville Board of Commissioners has unanimously passed a ban on baggy pants in this central Georgia town. The ban comes as similar bans are debated in Atlanta and other cities around the country. Hawkinsville's new indecent exposure, which was passed last week, makes it illegal for anyone "to appear in any public place or in view of the public wearing pants or shorts below the waist, which expose the skin or ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue has scheduled stops in Japan and Korea as part of a five-day economic development tour across Asia.
ATLANTA -- Death penalty lawyers have in the past unsuccessfully argued in Georgia courts that the state's lethal injection procedures are inhumane, but they hope to have better luck now as they try to stop two executions set for later this month.
JEKYLL ISLAND (AP) - The developer of Georgia's ritzy Reynolds Plantation has won the right to revitalize state-owned Jekyll Island with a proposed $352 million infusion of hotel rooms, condos and shops.Linger Longer Communities plans to build a town center on the southeast Georgia island that includes more than 1,100 hotel, condo and time-share units along 64 acres of beachfront property. The plan also includes a greenspace with trails and an environmental center.The announcement comes ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue extended an executive order recently that allows permitting through Sept. 30 for oversized trucks removing burnt timber from any of 21 southeast Georgia counties affected by wildfires this spring.
ATLANTA -- Often portrayed as political rivals, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson are coming together in an effort to improve Georgia's transportation infrastructure. Cagle and Richardson unveiled the rough outlines of their plan Monday at the final meeting of a legislative committee studying how to fund improvements to Georgia's roads. Traffic congestion is cited frequently as a problem throughout the booming metro Atlanta area. "We cannot afford to let the ...
Veterans, community heroes, a presidential candidate, the National Education Association president and heads of Georgia's Historically Black Colleges will headline the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus 25th annual Legislative Weekend, Oct. 4-6 at the Omni Hotel/CNN Center in Atlanta.
If you're planning to vote in one of the four municipal elections in Liberty County in November, plan to bring photo identification to the polling site, also.
ATLANTA (AP) _ The state plans to ask the Army for a 115-acre parcel of the closing Fort McPherson base to create a scientific research park, state and local officials announced on Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The thousands of students at Georgia's 33 technical colleges will pay hundreds more this year in tuition.
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.
Republican physician and state Rep. Ben Watson announced Tuesday that he will run for the open Georgia Senate seat currently held by Sen. Buddy Carter. He represents District 166, which spans coastal Chatham and southeast Bryan counties and borders Liberty.
Though the formal announcement came in Savannah, state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. congress in Georgia's 1st District in Bradwell Park.
Leland Smith, 79, a great-grandfather from Jesup, won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.
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