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Lawyers hope to derail death penalty cases

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.

October 24, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Developer selected to revitalize Jekyll

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 after months of scrutiny of Jekyll's future. Some lawmakers said the aging facilities desperately needed a makeover, while some residents and ...

October 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. extends executive order for timber industry

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.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Lt. Gov., speaker unveil transportation plan

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.

October 10, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Georgia Black Caucus sets legiative weekend

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.

October 05, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Voter ID law upheld

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.

October 02, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Closed post to become research spot

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.

September 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


Tuition at tech schools set to go up

ATLANTA (AP) - The thousands of students at Georgia's 33 technical colleges will pay hundreds more this year in tuition.

September 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


Study: U.S. should cut Iraq profile

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. forces in Iraq should be reduced significantly, according to a new study on Iraq's security forces that inflamed debate in Congress on how quickly that can happen without hurling the country into chaos.

September 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


State to require more science, math classes

ATLANTA (AP) - Next year's high school freshmen will take more math and science than their predecessors under changes expected to be approved next week by the state Board of Education.

September 20, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Heart disease killed former security guard Jewell

ATLANTA - Former security Richard Jewell, who was wrongly linked to the deadly bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics, died of heart disease, Georgia's chief medical examiner said Thursday.

September 15, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Lt. Gov. pushing two health care initiatves

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has announced two healthcare initiatives: The Georgia Health Marketplace and the Healthcare Safety Net.

September 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Guardsmen head to Texas to watch hurricane

After watching Hurricane Dean barrel through the Caribbean over the weekend and thrash Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, members of the Georgia National Guard are prepared to help with relief efforts, if the hurricane moves northward.

September 06, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Lawmaker speaks to business grads

Special to the Courier

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Revenue Department upgrades Web site

The Georgia Department of Revenue has unveiled a new Web site designed to be customer friendly and easily navigated.

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


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Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.

March 02, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson & State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National


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


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