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Creek band wants reservation near coast

ATLANTA (AP) - A band of Creek Indians has filed papers to establish a reservation on the Georgia coast.

April 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan coast

TOKYO (AP) - Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

April 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Storm's toll now up to 8 across Southeast

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - An eighth death is being blamed on severe storms that swept through the South.

April 05, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


State tax overhaul vote delayed

ATLANTA - An overhaul of Georgia taxes has stalled amid objections from Democrats and tea party activists.

March 31, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Senate budget plan hikes worker fees

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate approved an $18.25 billion spending plan on Wednesday that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and teachers by 20 percent, while adding $2.5 million in state funds and federal grants for a new trauma communications network.

March 31, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Deal reschedules inauguration

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's inaugural celebration was cut short in January, scuttled by a snow and ice storm that paralyzed metro Atlanta.

March 31, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


$18 billion budget advances in Senate

ATLANTA (AP) - A Senate panel on Monday signed off on an $18.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that adds millions of dollars in new borrowing for capital projects for the state's university system and also finds funds for new investigators to track down tax cheats.

March 29, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Grocery tax plan killed

Lawmakers have abandoned plans to reinstate the state sales tax on groceries but still want to lower Georgia's personal income tax rate to at least 4.5 percent.

March 28, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Regional reporton 3 major wildfires

SAVANNAH - Firefighters scrambled Friday to contain three major wildfires in southeast Georgia, where the blazes had burned more than 53 square miles total as strong winds spread the flames into woods as dry as tinder.

March 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Police cite 16 Savannah bars

SAVANNAH - Savannah police say they handed out citations to 16 bar employees during the city's bustling St. Patrick's Day celebration last week, mostly for allegations of selling alcohol to people under age 21.

March 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Serial killer conviction appealed

ATLANTA (AP) - Andrew Scott Haley used the online moniker "catchmekiller" to post a video claiming he killed 16 people, a callous lie that led investigators down dead-end trails and wasted countless hours of detective work, prosecutors said Monday.

March 22, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


State population swells over 9 million

ATLANTA - While nearly 2 million people have flocked to Georgia in the past decade, fewer than 4,000 since 2000 have trickled into the state's capital - long regarded as the jewel of the New South.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sunday liquor, guns in churches survive crossover day

ATLANTA - In a battle of morality versus modernism, the state Senate signed off on a bill that would allow local governments to ask voters whether to allow the sale of alcohol at grocery and liquor stores on Sundays.

March 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sate Senate OKs Sunday sales proposal

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would allow local communities to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Sunday alcohol sales bill revived

ATLANTA - Sunday alcohol sales roared back to life at the state Capitol on Monday as the bill's sponsor said he sees fresh support for the measure, now set for a key test in the Senate Rules Committee.

March 15, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


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