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Fewer young people staying in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia's long-held reputation as a draw for young professionals is on the line as those in their 20s and 30s appear to be looking elsewhere for opportunities.

May 12, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Okefenokee fire continues to grow

FOLKSTON - A rapidly growing wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has burned more than 96 square miles and managed to escape the swamp's eastern boundary, where firefighters managed to contain the flames to a few acres on private land, officials said Monday.

May 10, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Deal signs mental health court plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that will create the state's first mental health court system, saying he is disturbed by the rate of repeat offenders and people crowding jails who suffer from addiction, developmental disabilities and mental illness.

May 05, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


State vets cemetery expands capacity

MILLEDGEVILLE - On Tuesday, May 10, Commissioner Pete Wheeler and the Veterans Service Board of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will host the dedication of the phase II expansion of the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Milledgeville. The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

May 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Task force assesses likely aftermath of bin Laden’s death

News of Osama bin Laden's death Monday raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan.

May 04, 2011 | Staff report | State, National


Savannah residents fear gators in the neighborhood

SAVANNAH - Residents of a Savannah neighborhood say they want the city to make it more difficult for alligators to wander into their yards.

May 03, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, National


Pentagon: Intelligence got bin Laden

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 - An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

May 02, 2011 | By John D. Banusiewicz American Forces Press Service | State, National


Governor signs Sunday sales bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

April 28, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Storms' toll nearly 200 across South

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The death toll from severe storms that punished five Southern U.S. states jumped to a staggering 193 Thursday after Alabama canvassed its hard-hit counties for a new tally of lives lost.

April 28, 2011 | By Holbrook Mohr and Jay Reeves Associated Press writers | State, National


Consumers struggle with pricier fuel and food

WASHINGTON - Americans are paying more for food and gas, a trend that threatens to slow the economy at a crucial time.

April 20, 2011 | By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press | State, National


Lawmakers pass immigration bill

ATLANTA (AP) - During their frantic final day Thursday, Georgia lawmakers passed a tough bill cracking down on illegal immigration, clearing the way for Gov. Nathan Deal to sign it.

April 15, 2011 | By Kate Brumback and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | State, National


New storm could bring bad weather

ATLANTA- Another storm system is headed for Georgia, and forecasters say some severe weather is possible.

April 15, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


GSU to mark anniversary of Civil War

STATESBORO - On April 16, Georgia Southern University will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an event featuring living history, displays of artifacts and roundtable discussions

April 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State tax overhaul said to be dead for session

ATLANTA - Tax changes that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda are dead for this legislative session.

April 12, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Immigration reform passes Senate

ATLANTA - A bill designed to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia that the Senate approved Monday includes some provisions similar to those in a tough law enacted last year in Arizona.

April 12, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


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