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New worries over Ogeechee fish kill

Environmentalists are still awaiting test results for sediment, fish tissue and residue samples from the Ogeechee River after an enormous fish kill in May, while attorneys who filed a class action suit last month are awaiting answers as well.

July 05, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | State, National


65 new Georgia laws now are in effect

When the state's 2012 fiscal year began Friday, Georgia enacted 65 new laws that cover topics from immigration to mental health.

July 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | State, National


Civil War, WW II shipwrecks surfacing

NORFOLK, Va. - World War II shipwrecks off North Carolina and Civil War shipwrecks in Virginia are being analyzed with sonar technology so sophisticated that the public could one day view near photographic images in detail even better than diving at some of the sites could provide.

July 03, 2011 | By Brock Vergakis Associated Press writer | State, National


Governor lays out his finances

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has reduced his debt to $1.3 million after draining his retirement accounts to pay down a loan for his daughter's failed sporting goods venture, the governor's accountant said Thursday.

July 02, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


New Ga. laws now in effect

Georgia's new laws

July 01, 2011 | Staff Report | State, National


Murder convict caught in Tattnall County

SAVANNAH - A convicted killer who escaped from a North Carolina prison 16 years ago was captured Thursday in a rural Georgia town where authorities say he'd settled down with a family, bought a mobile home and started his own business selling pine straw.

July 01, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


People recognized for saving children from dogs

SAVANNAH - Four people are being recognized for helping children who were attacked by two dogs at a Savannah playground this month.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


New laws on immigration, insurance, child safety seats, Sunday alcohol

ATLANTA - State-licensed insurance companies are now able to sell health policies offered in other states that provide less coverage than Georgia requires.

July 01, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Swamp fire continuing to grow

FOLKSTON - Fire information officials say the Okefenokee Swamp's Honey Prairie Fire continues to grow.

June 30, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Multiple murder trial in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - Prosecutors in a Georgia death penalty case agreed in court Wednesday to allow defense experts to observe DNA testing on blood samples taken from a broken gun stock and other evidence collected nearly two years ago from a Brunswick mobile home where eight people were beaten to death.

June 29, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Closed lanes to open for holiday

So motorists can better enjoy the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures beginning at 5 a.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the News | State, National


Judge blocks parts of immigration law

ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants.

June 28, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein and Kate Brumback Associated Press writers | State, National


Southeast Ga. wildfires contained by fire breaks

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Officials say two large wildfires in southeast Georgia are now completely surrounded by containment lines, but warn that nearby residents shouldn't get complacent.

June 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, National


Georgia teen identified in Panhandle slaying

SEAGROVE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia teen's body was found less than a half mile from the condominium where she had been vacationing with her family.

June 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, National


US judge hears arguments on Ga. immigration law

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge on Monday heard arguments on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved, but said he would not make an immediate ruling.

June 20, 2011 | Kate Brumback The Associated Press | State, National


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