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Changes in HOPE, pre-K to be announced

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders are set to announce changes in Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten programs designed to keep the initiatives from going broke.

February 22, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sunday alcohol sales bill goes flat

ATLANTA - Turns out an unwilling governor wasn't the only obstacle to a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

February 17, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Savannah cracking down on rooming houses

SAVANNAH - City officials say they are trying to improve the way they investigate illegal rooming houses in Savannah.

February 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


'Savannah' filming starts in that city

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Filming has begun for a movie about interracial business partners who operated in Savannah in the early 1900s.

February 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Only light snow falls on Georgia

ATLANTA - Snow fell across north Georgia overnight as predicted, but in metro Atlanta it did little more than coat lawns and roofs.

February 10, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston at Pembroke town hall Saturday

Want to give a member of Congress a piece of your mind, or maybe a pat on the back for a job well done?

February 09, 2011 | Staff report | State, National


Interest groups weigh in on immigration bill

ATLANTA - When it came time Tuesday to comment about a bill that would tighten Georgia's rules on illegal immigrants, the state's businesses, immigrant advocates, farmers, churches and local governments had at least one thing in common: They all feared the unintended consequences.

February 09, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Redistricting already producing sparks

ATLANTA - Senate Democrats are calling for the creation of a new office that would address the minority party's concerns in this summer's redistricting showdown.

February 08, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Ethics complaint filed over speaker's trip

ATLANTA - A member of the newly-formed Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston and members of his family and staff to Europe during the Thanksgiving holiday.

February 08, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sunday alcohol sales bill heads to Senate

ATLANTA (AP) - The hot topic of Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia is headed to the Senate floor after a proposal to let local voters decide the matter breezed through committee Wednesday.

February 03, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


NASA finds 54 potentially life-friendly planets

WASHINGTON (AP) - An orbiting NASA telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life, spotting more than 50 potential planets that appear to be in the habitable zone.

February 03, 2011 | By Seth Borenstein AP science writer | State, National


Ellabell woman wins $1M in lottery

An Ellabell woman is pumped after winning $1 million during a gas stop. Penny Green, 39, won playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

February 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Federal judge in health suit ruling has own medical story

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The judge who ruled the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional questioned whether the government was reaching beyond its power by requiring citizens to buy health insurance because everyone needs medical care.

February 01, 2011 | By Melissa Nelson and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writers | State, National


Proposed bill would outlaw racial profiling

ATLANTA (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker is again pushing legislation aimed at outlawing racial profiling.

February 01, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Officials scramble for slain trooper's widow

ATLANTA - A state trooper gunned down in a traffic stop late last year has prompted a scramble at the state Capitol to make sure his widow is able to keep her health insurance benefits.

February 01, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


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