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State high court blocks execution

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court halted Wednesday's planned execution of a man convicted of strangling three elderly women with their own stockings in the 1970s and ordered a judge to decide whether to allow more testing of evidence his attorney said could exonerate him.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 5-2 decision required a Muscogee County judge to determine if authorities should conduct DNA testing of hair, semen and fingernail scrapings found on Carlton Gary's alleged victims. The testing was not available when he was convicted of the murders in 1986 and sentenced to death.

December 17, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Water wars summit set

ATLANTA - Georgia must aggressively conserve water, expand reservoirs, reduce outdoor watering and upgrade plumbing systems, but even that might not be enough to head off a looming crisis over Atlanta's water supply, members of a state water task force say.

December 14, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Execution set for Wednesday

ATLANTA - Carlton Gary, known as the "Columbus Stocking Strangler," has declined a special last meal before his execution.

December 14, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


DNR honors father of marsh protection act

ATLANTA - The Board of Natural Resources on Wednesday recognized Reid Harris of St. Simons Island as the recipient of the 2009 Rock Howard Award at its monthly meeting in Atlanta.

December 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia House speaker resigns

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned Thursday after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.

Glenn Richardson, the state's first GOP speaker since Reconstruction, had won sympathy from even his political enemies when he revealed last month that he attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. But then his ex-wife went on TV and accused him of having "a full-out affair" with a lobbyist while they were still married.

December 03, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Buddy Carter sworn in as Georgia senator

Georgia Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter was sworn in as a state senator on Sunday at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

December 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Work starting on Jekyll's newest park

The Jekyll Island Authority has announced the bid to construct the first phase of the new Great Dunes Park was awarded to Southern Wilderness Construction in Edison.

November 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Savannah police probe 28th murder

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police are investigating two shootings, including one that resulted in the area's 28th homicide this year.

November 30, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Ossabaw research papers available

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Historical Society recently announced it will open the Ossabaw Island and Torrey family papers archival collection for public research.

November 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Roy Barnes: I'll put Georgia back on track

Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes made a brief social appearance in Midway on Wednesday evening.

November 23, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


Concerted Services annual meeting Friday

Concerted Services' 43rd annual meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Waycross.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Driver's license office closed Nov. 19

All Department of Driver Services offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 19, for a furlough day.

November 12, 2009 | Staff Report | State, National


Carter elected in a rout

Former state Rep. Buddy Carter got 85.61 percent of the Liberty County vote for the District 1 state Senate seat in Tuesday's special election. In sharp contrast, Carter's opponent, Dr. Billy Hair, received 13.92 percent of the county's vote.

November 06, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


Health care plays role in Senate race

Candidates for State Senate District 1, Buddy Carter and Dr. Billy Hair, face off in a special election Tuesday.

November 02, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


GSU gets new president

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Monday named Dr. Brooks A. Keel, 53, vice chancellor for research and economic development and professor of biological sciences at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, president of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.

October 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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August 27, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Mother tests supposed sleep-inducing children's book on toddler

Most authors hope the books they write keep readers turning pages, but Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin had a different goal with his children's ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | State, National


Should we make it easier for people with criminal records to find work?

In 2011, things were finally looking up for Robert Williams — at least it seemed that way.

August 24, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | State, National


Unpaid United Nations intern lived in a tent

David Hyde, 22, felt fortunate to land an internship with the United Nations, until he discovered the costly irony of his decision.

August 19, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


The 'sexual abuse to prison pipeline' that puts America's girls behind bars

Too often, underage American girls who are sexually assaulted or exploited don't get help. Instead they get sent to prison, according to a new ...

August 13, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Strangers repaint elderly man’s house after teens’ heartless comments

PENDLETON, Ore. — Josh Cyganik walks by an old, rundown house every day on his way to work and waves hi to the elderly man always ...

August 12, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


America's greatest idea

For the past few weeks, we’ve been doing what can only be termed "the Great American Road Trip."

August 12, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | State, National


You'll soon be able to know exactly where your donations are going

There might soon be a way to track your charitable giving. The International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian relief organization, has made available to all ...

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


Most children in the world are happy, but here's what happens when they go without

A new survey of 53,000 children ages 10 to 12, from 15 countries, reveals that, by and large, children are happy with their lives.

August 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


This man is a Harvard-educated lawyer — he's homeless, too

Alfred Postell is a Harvard-educated lawyer. He’s also chronically homeless.

August 07, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


5-year-old Batman saves baby trapped in hot car

EAST SUSSEX, England — John and Caroline Penny took their grandbaby Iris grocery shopping on a hot, muggy day in England.

August 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


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