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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


Coastal panel sets annual meeting

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's annual meeting will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the St. Simon's Island Casino at 550 Beach View Dr. in the St. Simon's Pier Village.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Even night gives little relief from heat

ATLANTA - No hope that night cooling might give a break to air conditioners - and to those who have to make do without AC in Georgia's record-setting heat wave.

August 24, 2007 | By Giovanna Dell'Orto Associated Press Writer | State, National


Forecastors lower number of storms

MIAMI - Government forecasters minimally reduced their expectations for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season Thursday, saying up to nine hurricanes and up to 16 tropical storms are expected to form.

August 24, 2007 | By Matt Sedensky Associated Press Writer | State, National


Heat advisories span state

DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.

August 22, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | State, National


Woman charged in fake pregnancy scam

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Clarissa Linnabary showed the store manager ultrasound photos of the quadruplets she claimed to be carrying and wondered aloud how she could afford them on her husband's Marine Corps pay.

August 17, 2007 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Voter ID required for September special elections

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls for a special election in September, Secretary of State Karen Handel said Tuesday.

August 17, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Hearing on mental health funding

State Rep. Al Williams will host a public hearing on behalf of the Liberty County Association of Retarded Children at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Striping contracts awarded for roads

Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl has announced a striping contract awarded in 18 Southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


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