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Officials scramble for slain trooper's widow

ATLANTA - A state trooper gunned down in a traffic stop late last year has prompted a scramble at the state Capitol to make sure his widow is able to keep her health insurance benefits.

February 01, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


State sets another execution

ATLANTA - Georgia authorities have set the execution date for a man condemned to death three separate times for murdering a 78-year-old woman who was brutally raped in her Savannah apartment more than 30 years ago.

January 27, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Execution set for 1988 Atlanta murder

ATLANTA - A death row inmate convicted of the 1988 murder of a preschool fitness instructor was set to be executed Tuesday, and his attorneys were readying a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to postpone the execution.

January 25, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Isakson sees bankruptcy as option for states

ATLANTA - Sen. Johnny Isakson said states straining under pension debt should not fear what may sound like a drastic solution: bankruptcy.

January 25, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


MLK daughter's exit leaves SCLC in doubt

ATLANTA - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the giants of the American civil rights movement, has spent years in decline and power struggles. Now the once-proud organization faces what might be a final blow with the refusal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter to take the helm.

January 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Lobbyists funded lawmaker's European trip

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, his chief of staff and their family members accepted a $17,000 trip to Europe over Thanksgiving week funded by lobbyists interested in building a high-speed train line between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., according to state records.

January 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Powerball pot now estimated at $118 million

ORLANDO, Fla. - None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were:

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Condemned man won't make clemency plea

ATLANTA - A man scheduled to be put to death next week for the killing of an Atlanta preschool teacher will not be making a presentation at a clemency hearing.

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston votes to repeal health care reform

WASHINGTON - House Republicans, including Southeast Georgia's lawmaker, redeemed a campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but now must march against the headwinds of a Democratic-controlled Senate and the specter of a White House veto.

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


State budget hearings under way

ATLANTA - Hearings on Georgia's budget have opened at the state Capitol, with newly installed Gov. Nathan Deal outlining his $18.2 billion spending plan to state lawmakers.

January 18, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


UGA researcher: Mass bird kills not uncommon

The mass bird deaths that occurred in Arkansas on New Year's Eve are quite ordinary and are not suspicious, according to researchers from various environmental and veterinary groups across the nation.

January 17, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | State, National


Area senator gets committee assignments

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has received the Senate committee assignments for the 2011 legislative session. Carter will serve as the chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee, as well as vice chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. Throughout the session, Carter also will serve on the Appropriations, Ethics and Regulated Industries and Utilities committees.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Public view of equality unchanged since 2006

ATLANTA (AP) - Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

January 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


New governor preaches austerity

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal preached austerity in his first State of the State address on Wednesday, unveiling an $18.2 billion budget proposal that will mean deep cuts to the state's popular HOPE scholarship program and a slimmed down state workforce.

January 13, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Staff writer | State, National


Legislature begins, despite snowstorm

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session on Monday with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome and dozens of new faces among the House and Senate lawmakers that took the oath of office.

January 10, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


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State Department of Transportation celebrating 100 years

ATLANTA - This week marks the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. A century ago - on Aug. 16, 1916 - the seeds were planted for what ...

August 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | State, National


DC works to expand solar power initiatives to the poor

The nation's capital is one of the more aggressive areas in the country pursuing a clean energy plan, and it plans to reach those ...

August 13, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | State, National


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