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PSC grants Georgia Power rate hike

Georgia Power bills will jump more than $14 for average residential customers next month under a plan approved Tuesday by the state's Public Service Commission.

December 22, 2010 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National


State, nation continue to grow

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Beth Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Bryan Co. honors 3 departing commissioners

Thursday marked the last Bryan County Board of Commissioners meeting for three long-time members.

December 20, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National


Bryan BoE bids adieu to two

Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting was the last for members Mary Warnell and Judy Crosby, who are both stepping down after serving for the last eight years.

December 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National


Woman sues to overturn suicide law

ATLANTA - Living with a fatal degenerative disease, Susan Caldwell relied heavily on the support of a Georgia-based right-to-die group. She had tried to kill herself in 2008 by strapping on a helium-filled hood, and just knowing the group - the Final Exit Network - was there for her gave her peace of mind.

December 20, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Military still restricts gays

WASHINGTON - While President Barack Obama this week is expected to clear the way for gays to serve openly in the military, the new law won't go into effect immediately and unanswered questions remain: How soon will the new policy be implemented, will it be accepted by the troops and could it hamper the military in Afghanistan and Iraq?

December 20, 2010 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | State, National


Heidt found guilty

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia jury has convicted an Effingham County man of murder for the 2008 shotgun slayings of his father and brother.

December 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Trial paints family in turmoil

SPRINGFIELD - A Georgia man's lies to police, bruises on his arm and a family feud over his affair with his brother's wife all point to one conclusion - that he committed the 2008 shotgun slayings of his father and brother, a prosecutor told an Effingham County jury Thursday.

December 09, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Heidt murder trial goes to jury

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Georgia jury is deliberating the case of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother in a bloody end to a family feud over the defendant's affair with his slain brother's wife.

December 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Farm Bureau cautions over immigration

LYONS - Georgia farmers who are dependent on immigrant labor have fired a warning shot at state lawmakers considering ways to crack down on illegal immigrants.

December 08, 2010 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National


Area senator on DoE transition team

ATLANTA – Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, has been named to State School Superintendent-Elect Dr. John Barge's transition team.

December 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


President proposes federal pay freeze

On Monday President Barack Obama proposed a two-year federal pay freeze to aid in reducing the federal deficit. The proposed freeze would not affect military pay, and would require congressional action to become law.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Effingham victim can't ID shooter

SPRINGFIELD - The sole survivor of a fatal shooting attack that left an Effingham County father and son dead said Wednesday she does not know who shot her.

December 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the Courier | State, National


Nahmias, McFadden win court races

ATLANTA - Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias won a runoff election Tuesday to keep his post on the state's top court, while attorney Chris McFadden pulled off a come-from-behind win for a seat on the state Appeals Court.

December 01, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Double murder trial starting in Rincon

A jury of eight women and four men will begin to hear evidence and testimony this morning in the trial of an Effingham County man accused of killing his father and brother.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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