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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

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

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