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Kingston vying for appropriations gavel

A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.

November 24, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Lawmaker: Area must work to be heard

With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.

November 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National

Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Kingston sets Medicare Part D workshops

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has announced he will sponsor a series of workshops, including one in Hinesville, during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Area lawmaker leader in state Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate majority announced the unanimous nomination of Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, for president pro tempore during the Republican caucus elections last Friday. The nomination will go for a vote before the full Senate when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 11. The president pro tempore is the second highest-ranking position in the Senate.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Iraq takes major step toward new government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament convened Thursday to vote on key leadership positions in the first step toward forming a new government, after a breakthrough deal that returns Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term but falls short of Sunni hopes for greater political power.

Al-Maliki and his top rival Ayad Allawi, who had hoped to take the prime minister's post at the top of a Sunni-backed coalition, sat next to each other in the parliament chamber in an apparent sign of unity after a contentious, eight-month political fight over the formation of the government.

November 11, 2010 | By Bushra Juhi Associated Press writer | State, National

Deal leads sweep of state government

ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led a historic Republican election day sweep, as the GOP claimed all Georgia's statewide seats Tuesday night.

Deal, a former nine-term congressman from Gainesville, soundly defeated former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who was running to get his old job back after being ousted in 2002.

November 03, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

Georgia's congressional delegation changes

ATLANTA - The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat Wednesday in their race in Georgia, where Rep. Jim Marshall became the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress by the GOP.

GOP candidate Mike Keown left a message with Bishop's campaign Wednesday morning after unofficial tallies showed the incumbent Democrat ahead by about 4,500 votes in southwest Georgia's 2nd District, said Andrew O'Shea, Keown's campaign manager.

November 03, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National

GOP wins control of House; not Senate

WASHINGTON - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were "a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."

November 03, 2010 | By David Espo Associated Press writer | State, National

Bryan officiaks hopeful for new WACH clinic

Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials are excited over the pending opening of a new Army-run health clinic in the city.

November 01, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Native promoted in parole system

ATLANTA - Darryl McGee has been promoted to regional director of the Southeast Region for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. McGee is a native of Hinesville.

October 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Long-time lawmaker has challenger

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Georgia House representative from the 164th District is being challenged for his seat.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Dummy weapon closes part of RH

Students and employees in Bryan County Elementary School were briefly evacuated Monday after an inactive military training weapon was found nearby.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Incumbent senator faces newcomer

In this year's race for the District 1 seat in the Georgia Senate, a Republican incumbent is vying for his first full term against a political newcomer backed by the Democratic Party.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

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College tuition increased for 2015-16 — but here's the good news of it

An annual report on the cost of college released Wednesday indicated parents who help their high school seniors plan for college should always take tuition ...

November 06, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

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