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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


Countries file briefs against state immigration law

ATLANTA - Mexico and 10 other countries have joined the legal fight against Georgia's tough new immigration law, warning that the strict crackdown could jeopardize close ties between the U.S. and its Latin American neighbors.

June 16, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Wildfires continue destruction

SAVANNAH - Southeast Georgians kept a wary eye on wildfires spreading throughout the region Wednesday after different fires in neighboring counties destroyed a family's mobile home, burned a barn and prompted a short-lived evacuation of about 50 homes east of the Okefenokee Swamp.

June 16, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


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


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The graphic that explains the conservative divide over Trump's budget

President Trump's budget, released on Tuesday, doesn't choose between slashing spending or hoping for huge boosts in revenue. It does both.

May 26, 2017 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


Deal signs bill, launches Georgia’s space industry

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed HB 1, known as the "Georgia Space Flight Act," which limits the liability of space flight operators launching tourists ...

May 09, 2017 | Coastal Courier | State, National


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