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Nicole causes problems farther up coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, washing out commutes and wiping away months of dry weather.

The storm was driven by what was left of Tropical Storm Nicole, which cropped up quickly just south of Cuba and headed nearly straight north, but fizzled out over the Florida Straits. It caused about two days of drizzle in Coastal Georgia, but no heavy rain.

September 30, 2010 | By Tom Breen Associated Press writer | State, National


Kingston, Perdue promote deepening river to port

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made brief appearances Monday afternoon at a joint news conference in Savannah to discuss financial investments and plans for deepening the Port of Savannah and its connection to the Panama Canal Expansion.

September 29, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | State, National


Storm could bring rain, little else

A tropical depression that formed quickly today over the Northwester Caribbean Sea could be close to the Georgia Coast by Thursday morning, but officials expect little danger from it.

September 28, 2010 | Staff report | State, National


Jimmy Carter hospitalized

CLEVELAND - The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became ill. She says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.

September 28, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Pembroke offers prescription discounts

Pembroke has launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.

September 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Execution delayed after suicide attempt

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Poll: Deal has edge over Barnes

ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.

September 21, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Census: One in 7 Americans live in poverty

WASHINGTON - The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


State jobless rate tops 10 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston hosting VA forum

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will address veterans' issues Tuesday at a Veteran's Forum for constituents in his district. The forum will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street, across from the Savannah Mall in Savannah.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


Next storm is Igor; still far off

With Hermine moving into the Midwest, weather watchers are now starting to focus on Tropical Storm Igor, which is still east of the Cape Verde Islands, but which could become of interest to Southeastern residents next week.

September 09, 2010 | Staff report | State, National


Public meeting on Jekyll plan

The Jekyll Island Conservation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8, in their efforts to attain valuable feedback for the development of their Conservation Plan.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Kingston wants lower drinking age for soldiers on post

U.S. Rep. Jack Kinston, R-Ga., introduced a bill late last month that would allow active duty service members to drink beer and wine at establishments on military posts where alcohol is distributed for immediate consumption. Kingston and Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., co-sponsored the bill just before Congress recessed.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Audit shows errors in sex offender registry

ATLANTA - A state audit shows that Georgia's sex offender registry contains numerous errors.

Auditors cited outdated computers, underfunding, understaffing and poor communication between government agencies.

August 31, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Powerful storm likely to track north of us

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.

Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.

August 31, 2010 | By Mike Melia Associated Press writer | State, National


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5 holiday books that will have you singing 'deck the halls'

"THE NOEL DIARY," by Richard Paul Evans, Simon & Schuster, 304 pages (f) (age 16 and up)

November 29, 2017 | Cristy Meiners Deseret News | State, National


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