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Constitutional amendments on Nov. 2 ballots

Georgia House Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, provided the Courier a summary of several proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution, which will appear as questions on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Nicole causes problems farther up coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, washing out commutes and wiping away months of dry weather.

The storm was driven by what was left of Tropical Storm Nicole, which cropped up quickly just south of Cuba and headed nearly straight north, but fizzled out over the Florida Straits. It caused about two days of drizzle in Coastal Georgia, but no heavy rain.

September 30, 2010 | By Tom Breen Associated Press writer | State, National

Kingston, Perdue promote deepening river to port

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made brief appearances Monday afternoon at a joint news conference in Savannah to discuss financial investments and plans for deepening the Port of Savannah and its connection to the Panama Canal Expansion.

September 29, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | State, National

Storm could bring rain, little else

A tropical depression that formed quickly today over the Northwester Caribbean Sea could be close to the Georgia Coast by Thursday morning, but officials expect little danger from it.

September 28, 2010 | Staff report | State, National

Jimmy Carter hospitalized

CLEVELAND - The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became ill. She says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.

September 28, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Pembroke offers prescription discounts

Pembroke has launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.

September 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Execution delayed after suicide attempt

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Poll: Deal has edge over Barnes

ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.

September 21, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Census: One in 7 Americans live in poverty

WASHINGTON - The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

State jobless rate tops 10 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Kingston hosting VA forum

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will address veterans' issues Tuesday at a Veteran's Forum for constituents in his district. The forum will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street, across from the Savannah Mall in Savannah.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National

Next storm is Igor; still far off

With Hermine moving into the Midwest, weather watchers are now starting to focus on Tropical Storm Igor, which is still east of the Cape Verde Islands, but which could become of interest to Southeastern residents next week.

September 09, 2010 | Staff report | State, National

Public meeting on Jekyll plan

The Jekyll Island Conservation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8, in their efforts to attain valuable feedback for the development of their Conservation Plan.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Kingston wants lower drinking age for soldiers on post

U.S. Rep. Jack Kinston, R-Ga., introduced a bill late last month that would allow active duty service members to drink beer and wine at establishments on military posts where alcohol is distributed for immediate consumption. Kingston and Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., co-sponsored the bill just before Congress recessed.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Audit shows errors in sex offender registry

ATLANTA - A state audit shows that Georgia's sex offender registry contains numerous errors.

Auditors cited outdated computers, underfunding, understaffing and poor communication between government agencies.

August 31, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

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Why 1.2 million public housing units could be smoke-free soon

In a notable step in the government's decades-long "crackdown" on tobacco products, the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed Thursday a rule to ...

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Michigan restaurant offers lonely people a free meal on Thanksgiving

He faced loneliness, homelessness and hunger as a young adult overseas — and now the owner of a Michigan restaurant "pays it forward" at Thanksgiving, according ...

November 16, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Is America's bail system anti-poor?

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced last week he's seeking an overhaul of his state's bail system, eliminating cash bails for those who are ...

November 16, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National

Iowa school gives kids a quarter of a graham cracker to teach them about poverty

Western Dubuque High School in Iowa had an interesting assembly Monday, according to The Telegraph Herald.

November 15, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National

What a mom-daughter duo is doing to help people struggling with infertility

A mom-daughter duo has helped welcome 16 babies into the world over a three-year span with an organization aimed at supporting people facing fertility issues.

November 15, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

'Ban the box' movement advances with new federal employment regulations

The so-called "ban the box" movement appears to be picking up momentum.

November 12, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National

Here's why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

People receive praise when thinking outside the box, but according to Finnish parents, a strategy to keeping babies safe might be in it.

November 12, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Disney fulfills dying man's wish to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

The force was strong with 32-year-old Daniel Fleetwood. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given mere months to live back in July, the ...

November 11, 2015 | Freeman Stevenson Deseret News | State, National

Why Zooey Deschanel converted to Judaism

Actress Zooey Deschanel never identified with any particular faith — but a "grand gesture" to her husband-to-be changed that, according to Us Weekly.

November 11, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Read this before you participate in the 'Secret Sister' gift exchange

A gift exchange making the rounds on social media since October boasts the chance of participants receiving up to 36 gifts just for purchasing one.

November 11, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Photographer: Cell phones at weddings are out of control

Photographer Thomas Stewart captures the once-in-a-lifetime moments during weddings brides and grooms won't want to forget.

November 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Watch how people react to a child getting bullied in this emotional video

In a tear-jerking PSA by UP TV, a girl waits at a bus stop and deals with what the video states 1 in 3 children ...

November 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

How one woman found out she was pregnant — an hour before giving birth

When Judy Brown rushed to the hospital Wednesday, she assumed the pain she faced was the byproduct of a gall stone or "massive blockage" in ...

November 10, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

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