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New Web site packed with voting info

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the launch of a new website for voters called MVP. MVP allows voters to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Governor in Richmond Hill tonight

Gov. Sonny Perdue will be making a special guest appearance here Monday night when he joins the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its 25th anniversary dinner at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 19, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National

Hearing set on nuclear plant safety

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, April 21, to provide information on the agency's annual assessment of safety performance for the Hatch nuclear power plant during 2009.

April 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Georgia Tea Party gears up for elections

TIFTON - Tony McBrayer has always had an inkling he might want to run for office someday. But it was the rise of the anti-government tea party movement that convinced the South Georgia businessman to finally put his name on the ballot.

April 12, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Area gas dealer facing fraud charges found dead

ST. MARYS - A coastal Georgia businessman facing federal fraud charges has been found dead a month before he was scheduled to stand trial.

Capt. Greg Jackson of the Camden County Sheriff's Office said authorities found Fairley Cisco, 67, dead at his St. Marys home Thursday morning after family members called 911.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Authorities bust $3.5M stash

CLAYTON - Rabun County authorities have uncovered a stash of marijuana they say has an estimated worth of $3.5 million.

Authorities estimate about 700 plants were seized from a location on North Germany Mountain Road by a team that included the Rabun County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It follows a two-month investigation.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Barnes leads cash race for governor

ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes says he's raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year and has a whopping $2.8 million in the bank.

That leads the other candidates who've reported so far.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Bryan County weighs liquor by drink

Four restaurants currently located in unincorporated Bryan County could be allowed to sell liquor by the drink on Sunday if the Board of Commissioners and county voters okay it.

April 07, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National

Two members of Bryan BoE retiring

Bryan County Board of Education member Mary Warnell said Tuesday that she won't seek re-election to her District 1 seat.

April 07, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | State, National

Savannah names veteran as police chief

SAVANNAH - A 36-year veteran of Savannah's police department has been named the city's first black police chief.

Mayor Otis Johnson announced Wednesday that officials have chosen 60-year-old Willie Lovett to lead the Savannah-Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

New Middle Georgia marshal has ties to this area

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Sitting in his office on the top floor of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in downtown Macon, Middle Georgia's new U.S. marshal says he's come back home.

Appointed by President Obama, Willie L. Richardson Jr. has returned to the Middle District of Georgia, where he was first assigned after graduating from recruit training 21 years ago.

April 01, 2010 | By Amy Leigh Womack Macon Telegraph | State, National

Georgia senator back in hospital

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a routine appointment to check Isakson's progress in recovering from a bacterial infection.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

High court lets death penalty case proceed

ATLANTA - A divided Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday allowed state prosecutors to seek the death penalty against an inmate who claimed his right to a speedy trial has been violated because he has waited in jail for more than two years without an attorney.

The 4-3 ruling found that a lack of funding "was not the sole factor" that delayed the trial of Jamie Ryan Weis. The opinion, written by Justice Harold Melton, concluded that Weis played a key role in delaying the trial, too, when he refused to work with new public defenders appointed to represent him.

March 26, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National

Lawmakers hit crossover day

ATLANTA - Friday marks the daylong scramble for senators and representatives to keep bills in play or see their causes put off on issues ranging from transportation, ethics, education, racial profiling and abortion.

While much of the focus this year has been on the state's looming budget crisis, senators and representatives have priorities of their own. Though Gov. Sonny Perdue has had success on water conservation, his transportation plan has stalled.

March 26, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National

Beach High faculty, staff fired

ATLANTA - A failing Savannah high school is firing its entire staff in an effort to avoid further sanctions from the state and to make the school eligible for up to $6 million in federal money, officials said Thursday.

The 200 employees at Beach High School - including the principal - will work there through the end of the year but will not be rehired for that school, said Karla Redditte, spokeswoman for the Savannah-Chatham County school district.

March 26, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National

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September 14, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | State, National

College football's most grammar-gifted fan bases

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September 14, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder | State, National

Poet spends $500K grant on vacation — for others

Earning the MacArthur Foundation's $500,000 "Genius Grant" provided Seattle poet Heather McHugh enough money to travel the globe or pamper herself.

September 14, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National

Homeless cats escape their cages into a maximum security prison

Twelve homeless shelter cats escaped their cages into a maximum security prison in Pendleton, Indiana, in a new program that rescues cats and gives inmates ...

September 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National

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