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Vigil remembers Pembroke teens killed in wreck

Family members and friends gathered Saturday to remember three teenage girls killed in a car accident on the way to Bryan County High School in 2007.

March 24, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | State, National

Lottery says its having record year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Lottery Corporation recently announced record first-half profits for education. Georgia Lottery profits for the first half of 2010 totaled $429,754,000, surpassing the record set last fiscal year by more than $8.49 million.

March 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

State bill to opt out of health mandates dies

ATLANTA - Georgia waded into the polarizing debate over health care reform Monday as the Republican-controlled House rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state's residents to opt out of federal health mandates in a sweeping bill approved by Congress.

Gov. Sonny Perdue, meanwhile, blasted the federal health legislation as a "colossal unfunded mandate" and said his office was investigating "any and all legal options to challenge" the Democratic-backed measure.

March 23, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Need tax reform? Form a committee

ATLANTA - Georgia's tax code needs a facelift.

The leadership of the House and Senate on Thursday pushed for the creation of two panels that would offer suggestions for revamping Georgia's tax laws, which they say are outdated and must be fixed before the economy rebounds if the state is to remain competitive and attractive.

March 19, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National

Senate OKs texting while driving ban

ATLANTA - The Senate proposal to ban texting while driving has received unanimous support.

The bill, approved 46-0, would prohibit the practice for all drivers and come with a fine and driver's license penalties.

March 19, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Hospital offers discounts on late bills

FOLKSTON - Charlton Memorial Hospital is offering patients with overdue bills a chance to pay them off at a discount.

The south Georgia hospital says patients whose bills are past due at least 90 days as of Feb. 28 will be given a 50 percent discount if they pay by March 31.

March 19, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Savannah St. Pat's wet; successful

SAVANNAH - Irish and Irish at heart gathered in Savannah Wednesday as the city marked its 186th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

The city's St. Patrick's Day festivities attract hundreds of thousands of people, the biggest tourist event of the year in the city of about 150,000.

March 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

High court affirms sex offender registry

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has upheld the state's sex offender registration law, rebuffing a challenge that the stiff requirements are unconstitutional because they require some who have not committed sex crimes to register as offenders.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Monday found that it is of "no consequence whether or not one has committed an offense that is 'sexual' in nature before being required to register."

March 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Officials struggling with budget options

March 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National

Senate OKs overhaul to property taxes

ATLANTA - The state Senate has approved a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.

The Senate voted 54-0 for the measure on Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Governor proposes deep health care cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's hospitals and health-care providers were hammered as part of a new round of cuts proposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday to deal with a gaping budget shortfall.

With state tax collections in freefall, Perdue is pushing to cancel the state's weeklong sales back-to-school sales tax holiday. Georgians will also face a host of new or increased fees totaling some $96 million as the state scrambles to balance its books.

March 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Indictments for alleged assisted suicide

ATLANTA - A Georgia grand jury indicted four members of an assisted suicide group Tuesday on charges they helped a 58-year-old man with cancer kill himself.

The four - the Final Exit Network's former president, its former medical director and two others - were formally indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on charges of offering assistance in the commission of suicide, tampering with evidence and violating the state's anti-racketeering charges.

March 09, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National

Body of missing Darien teen found

DARIEN - Authorities say the body of a 15-year-old McIntosh County boy was found in a rugged state wildlife management area after a 12-hour search.

McIntosh County Sheriff Steve Jessup says a Georgia Department of Natural Resources ranger and other searchers found the body of Daniel Head Monday afternoon about three miles from the nearest paved road.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Gun goes off in Dublin classroom

DUBLIN - Police in Dublin say a 15-year-old is charged with having a firearm on campus after a handgun he was carrying discharged in a classroom and a bullet fragment struck another student.

Dublin Police Chief Wayne Cain says the 15-year-old told authorities he brought the gun to Dublin High School on Monday for self-protection. Cain says he was putting the gun in his backpack when it went off.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Georgia is finalist for education funds

Georgia has been named one of 16 finalists in the first round of the Race to the Top competition, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced Thursday. Along with 14 states and the District of Columbia, Georgia scored in the 400-plus range to remain in the running for a piece of a nearly $5 billion pie.

March 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | State, National

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4.2 billion people still don't have Internet access, and here's what might happen if they did

It turns out the world isn't as connected as most might have thought: 57 percent of people — or 4.2 billion — lack Internet access ...

September 24, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

E.U. adopts quota plan for refugees, but not everyone’s happy

Political squabbles over Europe’s migrant crisis have slowed the continent’s response, but a surprising agreement Tuesday is setting the stage for quicker action.

September 24, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National

94-year-old woman's final bucket list entry depended on her saying 3 words on TV

Shirley Batchelder didn't hope to do anything too extreme to complete the last item on her bucket list. Instead, she wanted to do something ...

September 24, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

U.S. youth all eat fast food — poor kids no more than others, new study says

Studies in regards to how much fast food kids from families at different income levels consume show contradictory findings.

September 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Giant pumpkin breaks North American record

CEDARBURG, Wis. — A giant pumpkin weighing in over a ton squashed the North American record at a Wisconsin festival this past weekend.

September 23, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder | State, National

Struggling to help your child with Common Core math? This dad's response might make your day

Parents using social media as a platform to discuss frustration over Common Core math standards isn't new, but an Ohio father's simple approach ...

September 23, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Why you should never be jealous of friends' social media posts

A project completed by Thai photographer Chompoo Baritone shows that before you get too jealous of rivals posting beach or concert pictures on Instagram, you ...

September 22, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Here's how you can get the most of out this fall's parent-teacher conferences

Educators in Wisconsin are asking whether traditional parent-teacher conferences truly help develop strong relationships between instructors and parents, according to The Capital Times.

September 22, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

How a high school student earned $80K from this year-old scholarship program

If all high school students knew Abby Saxastar's story, they might not be so quick to consider the less glamorous parts of their four-year ...

September 21, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Why this mom decided to give her a 3-year-old kid a knife in the kitchen

Baking sweets with her 3-year-old son, Sujata Gupta hoped to help him "learn through exploration," according to NPR.

September 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

5-year-old with cancer dies after town, celebrities make dreams come true

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — A little girl from Oregon with terminal cancer who went on a whirlwind of adventures in July and August has passed away.

September 18, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder | State, National

Why students dropping out of school to work actually hurt the workforce

U.S. dropout rates might be at a record low, but as many as 8,300 students still drop out of high school each day ...

September 18, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Here's how much you'd have to make annually to buy a home in 27 metro areas

Deciding whether you can afford to live in your dream city might be as simple as taking a look at a new map.

September 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Twitter's parody accounts cause laughs but have a shady side

Twitter parody accounts might seem like a laughing matter, but in Peoria, Illinois, the creation of one led to warrants, a raid, arrests and a ...

September 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Here's what a brutally honest school fundraiser form looks like

Apparently honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to going viral.

September 14, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

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