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Final three license plates revealed

ATLANTA - Three finalists have been unveiled for Georgia's new license plate, each featuring a peach.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


State revenue up over past year

ATLANTA - Georgia's economy showed fresh signs of life on Wednesday as tax collections for the fiscal year that ended June 30 beat budget projections, allowing the state to begin to restock its rainy day fund.

July 14, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Okefenokee fires slowing

FOLKSTON - Firefighting officials at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge say overcast conditions are helping to keep fire activity down in the area.

July 14, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Feds rap Georgia VA clinics for wait time

ATLANTA - Several mental health clinics serving Georgia veterans had significantly high patient wait times over the last fiscal year and were slow to respond to the problem, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

July 13, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Heat advisory issued for much of state

ATLANTA - Hot weather is continuing around Georgia, and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for many parts of the state.

July 12, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


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


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