ATLANTA - With Tuesday's House passage of Senate Bill 458, Georgians should see fewer traffic fatalities and injuries in the months and years ahead. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Thomas, eliminates the current exemption from Georgia's safety-belt law for occupants of pickups. Georgia is the only state that exempts pickups from its safety-belt law.
The City of Pembroke celebrated Georgia Cities Week with a range of activities. Here's a look at the week's events.
Area residents who may be considering running for elected office this year have only next week to make up their minds.
The residents of Piercefield Forest and surrounding subdivisions will soon being saying farewell to their feathered foes.
ATLANTA - Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed more than $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state's position as a leading location for filming.
Nearly $900,000 has been restored to support the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 2011 state budget passed by the Senate, giving the state a renewed chance to pursue federal support for the arts. At the local level, however, a twofold challenge remains: find the funds to provide arts opportunities and the manpower to develop and produce the ideas behind those opportunities.
State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) announced he will be seeking the re-election to House District 164 in the Georgia General Assembly. Stephens is chairman of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee and has represented the district since 1997.
After 30 years in office, Georgia State Rep. Bob Lane is retiring.
ATLANTA - Georgia's arts council was granted a reprieve on Tuesday from the state Senate.
The 23rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout on April 15 in Tattnall County drew public safety employees from around the state.
Pembroke has again given the green light to police ride-alongs, five months after banning them because of worries over liability.
Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators this week.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the launch of a new website for voters called MVP. MVP allows voters to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.
Gov. Sonny Perdue will be making a special guest appearance here Monday night when he joins the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its 25th anniversary dinner at the Richmond Hill City Center.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, April 21, to provide information on the agency's annual assessment of safety performance for the Hatch nuclear power plant during 2009.
Presidential hopeful Ben Carson incited controversy last month when stating he "would not advocate" a Muslim becoming president, according to The Guardian.
A recent study indicated the age listed on people's birth certificates might not matter as much as another figure: the age of people's ...
People often say only God can judge them, when it all comes down to it.
In a push to pass legislation, 18 Florida lawmakers hope limiting their spending to $17 a day will show those on both sides of the ...
A new study suggests pregnant women diagnosed with cancer — a group having to make difficult decisions in regards to delivering children — don't need to ...
Low pay isn't the only aspect that makes experienced and new teachers alike question if they can stay in education.
What started as standard red-inked feedback in regards to a class assignment morphed into another rendition of the debate over cursive writing when a teacher ...
Consumers purchased 13 million of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses since Friday, setting a record, according to Reuters.
With two workplace advancements going viral this week, there's a chance you could take a nap at your desk in the near future — or ...
SEATTLE — A Washington state real estate ad pitting working moms against child-free men is going viral.
What kids see in film and TV heavily influences them, and the top children's costumes for Halloween 2015 prove as much, according to Consumer ...
It wasn't too far different from other parent-child talks about etiquette in public places — except for one detail: the kid gave the lesson with ...
When it comes to smiling, babies expect a little something in return — especially from mom and dad, according to a new study.
Lewis Mandell got an allowance as a kid.
The United Nations is meeting this week to set new benchmarks on eradicating extreme poverty. Sub-Saharan Africa will, yet again, be a particular concern. While ...