ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned Thursday after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.
Glenn Richardson, the state's first GOP speaker since Reconstruction, had won sympathy from even his political enemies when he revealed last month that he attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. But then his ex-wife went on TV and accused him of having "a full-out affair" with a lobbyist while they were still married.
Georgia Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter was sworn in as a state senator on Sunday at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
The Jekyll Island Authority has announced the bid to construct the first phase of the new Great Dunes Park was awarded to Southern Wilderness Construction in Edison.
SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police are investigating two shootings, including one that resulted in the area's 28th homicide this year.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Historical Society recently announced it will open the Ossabaw Island and Torrey family papers archival collection for public research.
Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes made a brief social appearance in Midway on Wednesday evening.
Concerted Services' 43rd annual meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Waycross.
All Department of Driver Services offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 19, for a furlough day.
Former state Rep. Buddy Carter got 85.61 percent of the Liberty County vote for the District 1 state Senate seat in Tuesday's special election. In sharp contrast, Carter's opponent, Dr. Billy Hair, received 13.92 percent of the county's vote.
Candidates for State Senate District 1, Buddy Carter and Dr. Billy Hair, face off in a special election Tuesday.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Monday named Dr. Brooks A. Keel, 53, vice chancellor for research and economic development and professor of biological sciences at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, president of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Two Republicans, former state Rep. Buddy Carter (District 159) and Dr. Billy Hair, a former Chatham County Commission chairman, are competing for the District 1 State Senate seat.
Former State Rep. Buddy Carter (District 159) and Dr. Billy Hair, a former Chatham County Commission chairman, are competing for the District 1 State Senate seat.
BRUNSWICK - A jury deliberated for about two hours Monday before finding a Georgia man guilty of murder and child molestation in the death of a 6-year-old boy whose body was later discovered wrapped in trash bags and dumped near a road.
The jury in coastal Brunswick convicted David Edenfield, 61, in the March 2007 sexual assault and choking death of young Christopher Michael Barrios.
ATLANTA - Mercer University President William D. Underwood named state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Board of Governors for the Mercer School of Medicine in Savannah. As a member of the board, Stephens will provide counsel to the president of the university on the direction of Mercer's Savannah Medical School. He will help recruit students, assist in planning campaigns and offer advice on the operation and governance of the school.
The state's Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed a hearing scheduled for this week on the Aetna-Humana merger after federal antitrust officials filed suit ...
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