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McIntosh earns preservation recognition

DARIEN - A small coastal Georgia county is getting recognition for preservation efforts that will enable it to earn grants for saving its historic places.

November 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston vying for appropriations gavel

A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.

November 24, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


Lawmaker: Area must work to be heard

With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.

November 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


Kingston sets Medicare Part D workshops

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has announced he will sponsor a series of workshops, including one in Hinesville, during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Area lawmaker leader in state Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate majority announced the unanimous nomination of Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, for president pro tempore during the Republican caucus elections last Friday. The nomination will go for a vote before the full Senate when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 11. The president pro tempore is the second highest-ranking position in the Senate.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Iraq takes major step toward new government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament convened Thursday to vote on key leadership positions in the first step toward forming a new government, after a breakthrough deal that returns Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term but falls short of Sunni hopes for greater political power.

Al-Maliki and his top rival Ayad Allawi, who had hoped to take the prime minister's post at the top of a Sunni-backed coalition, sat next to each other in the parliament chamber in an apparent sign of unity after a contentious, eight-month political fight over the formation of the government.

November 11, 2010 | By Bushra Juhi Associated Press writer | State, National


Deal leads sweep of state government

ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led a historic Republican election day sweep, as the GOP claimed all Georgia's statewide seats Tuesday night.

Deal, a former nine-term congressman from Gainesville, soundly defeated former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who was running to get his old job back after being ousted in 2002.

November 03, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Georgia's congressional delegation changes

ATLANTA - The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat Wednesday in their race in Georgia, where Rep. Jim Marshall became the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress by the GOP.

GOP candidate Mike Keown left a message with Bishop's campaign Wednesday morning after unofficial tallies showed the incumbent Democrat ahead by about 4,500 votes in southwest Georgia's 2nd District, said Andrew O'Shea, Keown's campaign manager.

November 03, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


GOP wins control of House; not Senate

WASHINGTON - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were "a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."

November 03, 2010 | By David Espo Associated Press writer | State, National


Bryan officiaks hopeful for new WACH clinic

Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials are excited over the pending opening of a new Army-run health clinic in the city.

November 01, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


Native promoted in parole system

ATLANTA - Darryl McGee has been promoted to regional director of the Southeast Region for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. McGee is a native of Hinesville.

October 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Long-time lawmaker has challenger

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Georgia House representative from the 164th District is being challenged for his seat.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


Dummy weapon closes part of RH

Students and employees in Bryan County Elementary School were briefly evacuated Monday after an inactive military training weapon was found nearby.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


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Have You Seen This? Toddler plays round of hide-and-seek wearing GoPro

OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE — Hide-and-seek is becoming a lost art.

February 08, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


Mom whose baby died hears his heart beat for 1st time in 3 years

PHOENIX — A mother whose infant son died heard his heartbeat for the first time in almost three years.

February 04, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


VIDEO: Little girl’s first online beauty tutorial goes adorably wrong

XENIA, Ohio — A budding YouTube beauty star’s first makeup tutorial went in a different but hilarious direction when she discovered scissors in her grandma ...

February 01, 2016 | Tracie Snowder KSL.com | State, National


Video: Award-winning actress transformed into ‘Star Wars’ character using Disney technology

HOLLYWOOD — A new video explaining a bit of movie magic featured in box office blockblaster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shows Academy Award-winning actress Lupita ...

January 31, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


Major Social Security change reduces benefits for couples, divorced individuals

Like a thief in the night, Congress recently approved a significant reduction to Social Security benefits for married and divorced couples. Few noticed because the ...

January 28, 2016 | Flint Stephens KSL.com | State, National


Text-to-911 feature is rare in the U.S. — but this post shows how it could help

A Text-to-911 feature implemented by a metro Atlanta police department proved key to saving two young children.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Alan Rickman helps raise money for refugees in one of his last roles

One of Alan Rickman's final roles before his death Thursday lasted just 30 seconds and mainly featured a tortoise eating a strawberry.

January 20, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Regime supporters use social media to send starving Syrians pictures of food

The Syrian town of Madaya has experienced 23 deaths from starvation under a months-long siege by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, Mic wrote.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


The controversial move Arizona's governor is taking to shame 'deadbeat dads'

Arizona parents owing thousands of dollars in overdue child support are about to be shamed by the state — in 140 characters or less.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


UK and US partner to bring in-home power to millions of Africans

The effort to electrify Africa got a positive jolt recently when U.K. and United States development agencies agreed to join forces to provide affordable ...

January 19, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Watch: Hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar shares powerful message on mentorship

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped the album widely acclaimed as 2015's best and garnered 11 nominations for next month's Grammy Awards — but long before ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


2016 children's book award winners unveiled

The American Library Association announced Monday the 2016 winners of awards for children's books — and there are a few rarities along the way.

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


What people who value time over money have more of

New research hinted people who opt to chase a bit of extra cash all the time might not be doing much for themselves in terms ...

January 19, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Does poverty lead to drug trafficking? The world's notorious trafficker says yes

A picture of Sean Penn made headlines this week by showing the actor shaking hands with the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as ...

January 18, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National


Toddler's near-death highlights danger of magnets

A Texas mom has a warning for parents after a mishap left her 2-year-old fighting for her life: Children's exposure to magnets might be ...

January 18, 2016 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


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