The CASA and Foster Youth at the Capitol Day was in Atlanta last month and two child advocates from the Atlantic Area CASA, Director Irene B. McCall and Yvonne Woods, attended.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) has said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded grants totaling $162,714 to ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and support services to Chatham, Bryan and Liberty County residents.
ATLANTA -- At the Georgia Agribusiness Council's legislative breakfast Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the state will ease outdoor watering limitations through exemptions to the Level Four drought restrictions implemented in September 2007.
Councilman Jerome Woody wants Claxton City Council to consider a dress code for the public, or at least an ordinance against pants that sag so much that they fall down or reveal the wearer's underwear.
ATLANTA - Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-3rd District), representing the coastal region of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, has introduced three bills, SB 426, SB 427, and SB 428, in response to opposition to the development of a condo-hotel-retail "town center" on Jekyll's main beach. These bills provide long-term stewardship for Jekyll Island State Park and limit commercial-private development on publicly-owned land.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Vital Records has implemented a new system to cut the length of time it takes Georgians to get official copies of birth and death certificates.
The Department of Driver Services announced that the Hinesville Customer Service Center at 2301 Airport Road, Hinesville, has cut the average wait time for customers who visit in person.
ATLANTA -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's message of change resonated with voters in Georgia, where he rode a wave of support from blacks and young people to a dominating win over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primary.
ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgians flocked to the polls in what appeared to be record numbers to select a Baptist minister and a black U.S. senator as their nominees for president in Tuesday's primary contests.
Legislation introduced by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue could save property owners millions by amending the Georgia Constitution to eliminate the state's power to impose ad valorem taxes.
ATLANTA -- Georgia elections officials said voter turnout appeared to be high across the state Tuesday for a Democratic presidential primary with especially intense interest among blacks and a Republican race that could attract a wealth of independents to the polls.
The practice of using automated political phone calls to sway voters could be put on hold if Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has his way.
Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate slapped fellow Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue with a rare rebuke on Monday, approving Georgia's first veto override in 34 years.
Listen to a briefing Sen. Eric Johnson gave to the press Monday morning. Click on the media player at left to listen.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
While much of the talk about sequestration has focused on cuts to the military and civilian employees, federal budget cuts will also impact senior citizens.
Superior Court Judge David Cavendar ruled in favor of Bryan County's ordinances regarding landfills in a lawsuit filed by Atlantic Waste Services against the county.
Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation when Georgia's 1st Congressional District State Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit May 8.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.
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