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Liberty not among suspected test cheaters

A recent report from the governor's office that alleges cheating on standardized tests in about 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools has prompted calls for investigations in more than a dozen school districts. Liberty County schools are not among those under scrutiny. For more details, pick up a copy of Sunday's Coastal Courier.

February 15, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | State, National

House OKs mid-term budget

ATLANTA - House budget writers have rejected Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to take money from the state lottery reserves to pay for scholarships and grants typically funded with taxpayer dollars.

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a $17.4 billion midyear spending plan by a 53-5 vote. Several Democrats voted against the spending plan, contending it doesn't adequately fund education.

February 11, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Savannah murder conviction appealed

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of murdering a young Savannah debutante is appealing his life prison sentence.

Kevin Huckabee is set to ask the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his conviction for the murder of Jennifer Ross, a 19-year-old Mercer University student gunned down during a robbery attempt in December 2005.

February 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Senator proposes property tax overhaul

ATLANTA - A top Republican in the state Senate has proposed a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers' legislation would make more than 40 changes to the tax system. The Woodstock Republican said that while home values have tumbled in Georgia, assessments often remain artificially high.

February 02, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

More state furloughs possible

ATLANTA - Even more furloughs could be on the way for state employees.

January 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

State faces $506M gap for Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP) - Facing a massive gap in Medicaid funding, Georgia's top health official on Thursday urged state legislators to adopt a tax hike on hospitals and health care plans.

January 22, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Lawmakers consider outlawing texting while driving

ATLANTA - Two Georgia lawmakers are proposing a ban on texting behind the wheel that could make the practice illegal for all drivers.

State Republicans Allen Peake and Amos Amerson on Tuesday introduced bills in the Georgia House that would prohibit the practice and come with a fine and driver's license penalties.

January 20, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National

Museum for Long Co. namesake reopening

JEFFERSON - The Crawford Long Museum in Jefferson is holding its grand reopening Saturday after being closed more than a year for renovations.

The museum - dedicated to the celebrated Georgia physician who discovered anesthesia in 1842 - will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes free horse-drawn carriage tours of historic downtown Jefferson.

January 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Atlanta gets half inch of snow

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials are asking motorists to avoid driving on the state's icy roads.

Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Marshall urged drivers to stay home if possible and warned them to stay away from downtown Atlanta in particular.

January 08, 2010 | Staff Report | State, National

Georgia getting $75M from stimulus for roads

ATLANTA - Some $75 million in federal stimulus dollars have been awarded to road widening and resurfacing projects throughout Georgia.

State Transportation Commissioner Vance Smith said 72 projects have received the cash.

January 05, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Icy weather to continue

ATLANTA - Icy weather continues across Georgia, and commuters in Atlanta had to deal with at least one major street closing after water from a broken fire hydrant created hazardous driving conditions.

The broken hydrant was on DeKalb Avenue, used by many commuters as a route into the city from the east. Police barricaded the street Monday night after cars began skidding on black ice. In south Atlanta, commuters were hindered by a water main break.

January 05, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Governor appoints new secretary of state

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue today announced that he is appointing former state Sen. Brian Kemp as secretary of state.

January 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Super speeder law takes effect Friday

Starting today, speed can really cost you.

December 31, 2009 | Staff Report | State, National

Secretary of state quits to run for governor

ATLANTA - Karen Handel said Tuesday that she will step down as secretary of state to focus full time on her bid to become Georgia's first female governor.

December 23, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Labor commissioner asks for loan for unemployment benefits

ATLANTA - State officials will request $70 million in federal loans to sustain Georgia's dwindling unemployment insurance trust fund or face being unable to pay benefits to 260,000 unemployed Georgians as soon as next week.

December 18, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National

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Articles by Section - State, National

The 10 costumes kids want most for Halloween 2015

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 ...

September 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Watch pastor parent get wedding advice — from 4-year-old daughter

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 ...

September 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Here's what your baby expects when smiling

When it comes to smiling, babies expect a little something in return — especially from mom and dad, according to a new study.

September 26, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Do allowances teach your child budgeting or entitlement?

Lewis Mandell got an allowance as a kid.

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

How improved farming could make a big difference for Africa’s poor

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 ...

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

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

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