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Georgia Aquarium buys Marineland

ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium has bought the historic Florida marine park that houses its dolphin conservation program, officials announced Monday.

January 04, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National


Missing woman's brother finds remains

CLEVELAND, Ga. - The brother of a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago found her burned, skeletal remains this weekend in the north Georgia woods after one of his many hours of diligent searching, authorities said Monday.

January 04, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Twelve die on state roads over holiday

ATLANTA - Georgia safety officials say 12 people were killed in car wrecks over the New Year's holiday weekend.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Judge rejects air permit for plant

ATLANTA - A state judge on Thursday rejected an air permit that allows the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in central Georgia – a decision that cheered environmentalist groups and dealt the project's developers a stinging setback.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Census raises House count for state

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Our lawmakers wanted to keep 'Don't ask..'

Senators Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson and Congressman Jack Kingston are opposed to the imminent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. All three elected officials voted not to repeal DADT. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the repeal today, overturning the 17-year old policy that bars gay men and women from serving openly in the military.

December 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


PSC grants Georgia Power rate hike

Georgia Power bills will jump more than $14 for average residential customers next month under a plan approved Tuesday by the state's Public Service Commission.

December 22, 2010 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National


State, nation continue to grow

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Beth Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Bryan Co. honors 3 departing commissioners

Thursday marked the last Bryan County Board of Commissioners meeting for three long-time members.

December 20, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National


Bryan BoE bids adieu to two

Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting was the last for members Mary Warnell and Judy Crosby, who are both stepping down after serving for the last eight years.

December 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National


Woman sues to overturn suicide law

ATLANTA - Living with a fatal degenerative disease, Susan Caldwell relied heavily on the support of a Georgia-based right-to-die group. She had tried to kill herself in 2008 by strapping on a helium-filled hood, and just knowing the group - the Final Exit Network - was there for her gave her peace of mind.

December 20, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Military still restricts gays

WASHINGTON - While President Barack Obama this week is expected to clear the way for gays to serve openly in the military, the new law won't go into effect immediately and unanswered questions remain: How soon will the new policy be implemented, will it be accepted by the troops and could it hamper the military in Afghanistan and Iraq?

December 20, 2010 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | State, National


Heidt found guilty

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia jury has convicted an Effingham County man of murder for the 2008 shotgun slayings of his father and brother.

December 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Trial paints family in turmoil

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man's lies to police, bruises on his arm and a family feud over his affair with his brother's wife all point to one conclusion - that he committed the 2008 shotgun slayings of his father and brother, a prosecutor told an Effingham County jury Thursday.

December 09, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Heidt murder trial goes to jury

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Georgia jury is deliberating the case of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother in a bloody end to a family feud over the defendant's affair with his slain brother's wife.

December 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


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