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Hearing on river pollution consent order

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be have a public hearing regarding the proposed consent order for King America Finishing at 7 p.m. March 5 at Effingham County High School, 1589 Highway 119 S in Springfield.

February 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Close encounter of an asteroid kind

NASA says there is no reason to duck, but what it calls "small, near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14" will pass close to Earth on Friday.

February 14, 2013 | NASA information | State, National


Statesboro increases motel tax

STATESBORO - Hoping to boost tourism in Statesboro, the city council agreed Wednesday to increase the hotel-motel tax for businesses operating within the city.

February 08, 2013 | Statesboro Herald | State, National


Tourism revenue up in state

Gov. Nathan Deal joined Georgia tourism leaders Jan. 29 for the annual Tourism and Hospitality Day at the Capitol in Atlanta to spotlight the contribution the industry makes to Georgia's economy.

February 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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


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