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Heat setting records in area

SAVANNAH - Sizzling temperatures have broken a 131-year-old heat record in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Immigrants seek information about law

CALHOUN - In this northwest Georgia town where many work in the local carpet factories, people crammed into a community center to learn about Georgia's new law cracking down on illegal immigration - some of them scared to the point they're ready to leave the state.

June 13, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Feds must stop writing gibberish under new law

WASHINGTON - The federal government is rolling out a new official language of sorts: plain English.

June 10, 2011 | By Calvin Woodward Associated Press writer | State, National


Nearly 50 new wildfires break out in South Georgia

FOLKSTON - Thunderstorms packing lightning and little rain this week helped spark 47 new wildfires in southern Georgia, where a vast blaze already is burning in the Okefenokee Swamp.

June 10, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, National


Landowners sue over Ogeechee fish kill

SAVANNAH - Landowners on the Ogeechee River have filed a lawsuit blaming a southeast Georgia manufacturer for causing the deaths of an estimated 33,000 fish since late May.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Design state's new license plate

ATLANTA - There's just over a week left to submit artwork in the state Department of Revenue's license plate design contest.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Judges question health reform law

ATLANTA - Three federal appeals judges expressed unease with a requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties, as they repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Judge sets execution date

ATLANTA - A judge has set the date for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate who was convicted of the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Deal lobbies for federal money for port

SAVANNAH - Emerging from a round of meetings in Washington, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he remains hopeful that Georgia can secure federal funding this year to start deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel - though not as much money as port officials had wanted.

June 02, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Hazy air likely to continue for a while

BRUNSWICK - Forestry officials say numerous fires in the Southeast, along with a lack of rainfall, could keep the air hazy and smoky in coastal Georgia for a while.

June 02, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sen. Carter talks with Rotarians

District 1 State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday that the Georgia Legislature is required by the state constitution to pass a balanced budget during its regular 40-day session. Carter spoke about taxes, a new immigration bill and the HOPE scholarship during the hour-long Rotary club meeting at Western Sizzlin' Steak House.

June 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | State, National


Water could control area's growth

Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.

May 31, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Former Ga. Gov. Barnes treated for prostate cancer

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday he was treated for prostate cancer earlier this year but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.

May 26, 2011 | Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | State, National


Former governor treated for cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes says he's been treated for prostate cancer but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.

May 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Poll: Nearly half struggling with gas prices

WASHINGTON - With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon nationally, many Americans are making tough choices: scaling back summer vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. Some seniors are choosing a tank of gas over their prescriptions.

May 22, 2011 | By Jennifer Agiesta and Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press writers | State, National


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As feds file suit over health insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing

The state's Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed a hearing scheduled for this week on the Aetna-Humana merger after federal antitrust officials filed suit ...

July 26, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | State, National


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