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Gullah Geechee group in inaugural parade

Members of the Gullah Geechee Corridor Commission, including Michael Allen and his wife, Latanya, ride on a float in the 2012 Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

February 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Area lawmaker gets committee chair

ATLANTA - Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has been named chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee for the 2013-14 term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

January 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 28

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) - The bodies of the young college students were found piled up just inside the entrance of the Kiss nightclub, among more than 230 people who died in a cloud of toxic smoke after a blaze enveloped the crowded locale within seconds and set off a panic.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 26

DENVER (AP) - A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing - from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction.

January 26, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston implies he'd considering Senate run

SAVANNAH – Congressman Jack Kingston. GA-1st, released the following statement upon learning of Senator Chambliss' decision to retire at the end of his current term:

January 25, 2013 | News release | State, National


Chambliss not expected to seek re-election

WASHINGTON - Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not run for a third term next year, avoiding a likely fight with the tea party for the Republican nomination, a congressional aide said Friday.

January 25, 2013 | By Donna Cassata Associated Press writer | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 25

WASHINGTON (AP) - There is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S., thanks to the maze of gun statutes across the country and the lack of certain federal laws.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


GPB producer resigns as protest

ATLANTA - A veteran Georgia Public Broadcasting producer has handed in a letter of resignation following the hiring of former Republican state Sen. Chip Rogers.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 24

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


SSU student killed driving into parking lot

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in Savannah have identified a woman shot to death in her car as a 21-year-old Savannah State University student.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


Weak economy pares back state budget

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that his legislative agenda will be pared back because a still-weak economy is limiting how much Georgia can spend, a problem likely to linger for several years.

January 23, 2013 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 23

WASHINGTON (AP) - With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


Opinions sought on Cumberland Island

CUMBERLAND ISLAND - The National Park Service is seeking suggestions from Georgia residents on a new document intended to guide management and planning on Cumberland Island.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


World briefly for Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama devoted one word - "deficit" - to the issue that brought Washington to the brink of fiscal crises time and again during his first term.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National


Read text of Obama's inauguration speech

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

January 21, 2013 | The White House As prepared for delivery | State, National


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Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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