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State budget hearings under way

ATLANTA - Hearings on Georgia's budget have opened at the state Capitol, with newly installed Gov. Nathan Deal outlining his $18.2 billion spending plan to state lawmakers.

January 18, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


UGA researcher: Mass bird kills not uncommon

The mass bird deaths that occurred in Arkansas on New Year's Eve are quite ordinary and are not suspicious, according to researchers from various environmental and veterinary groups across the nation.

January 17, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | State, National


Area senator gets committee assignments

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has received the Senate committee assignments for the 2011 legislative session. Carter will serve as the chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee, as well as vice chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. Throughout the session, Carter also will serve on the Appropriations, Ethics and Regulated Industries and Utilities committees.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Public view of equality unchanged since 2006

ATLANTA (AP) - Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

January 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


New governor preaches austerity

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal preached austerity in his first State of the State address on Wednesday, unveiling an $18.2 billion budget proposal that will mean deep cuts to the state's popular HOPE scholarship program and a slimmed down state workforce.

January 13, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Staff writer | State, National


Legislature begins, despite snowstorm

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session on Monday with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome and dozens of new faces among the House and Senate lawmakers that took the oath of office.

January 10, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Kingston sworn in, shares priorities

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was sworn in Wednesday on Capital Hill with the rest of the House of Representatives, and he took with him a determination to reduce the size of government and reign in spending.

January 10, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National


Panel recommends reinstating grocery tax

ATLANTA - A panel created by the state legislature to revamp Georgia's tax code on Friday recommended reinstating the 4 percent state sales tax on groceries.

January 10, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Governor puts finances in blind trust

ATLANTA - Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has named a political supporter to oversee many of his assets while he's in office and has restructured more than $1 million in personal debt remaining from a failed family business venture.

January 07, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Craig Heidt sentenced to life in prison

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man convicted of killing his brother and father with a shotgun has been sentenced to life in prison by an Effingham County judge.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Proposal could end birthright citizenship

ATLANTA (AP) - A key Georgia lawmaker said Wednesday the state should consider legislation that could keep the children of illegal immigrants born in the United States from being granted automatic citizenship.

January 06, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Columbus attorney to be next state IG

COLUMBUS- A Columbus attorney is preparing to become Georgia's next inspector general.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


River deepening plan raises concerns

SAVANNAH - Tybee resident Lou Off was shocked recently to learn what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in store for Tybee's beach in the wake of harbor deepening.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia Aquarium buys Marineland

ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium has bought the historic Florida marine park that houses its dolphin conservation program, officials announced Monday.

January 04, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National


Missing woman's brother finds remains

CLEVELAND, Ga. - The brother of a woman who vanished while out for a walk more than a year ago found her burned, skeletal remains this weekend in the north Georgia woods after one of his many hours of diligent searching, authorities said Monday.

January 04, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


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