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Candidates not alone on Nov. 2 ballot

Georgia hospitals are pushing for a cash infusion of $80 million annually to stabilize the state's struggling network of trauma centers, but first voters would have to approve a tax hike for themselves next month.

October 11, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston provides government lesson

Smiley Elementary School students last week participated in a lesson on government functions, taught by a person who has a hand in establishing government policy - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.

October 06, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National


Couple indicted for child's starvation

PERRY - A Houston County couple, accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death, have been indicted by a Houston County grand jury.

October 06, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Second bidder to seek Sea Island

BRUNSWICK - Two bidders will compete to become the new owners of Sea Island Co. when the Georgia resort operator is sold at auction next week, two months after it filed for bankruptcy protection.

October 06, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Constitutional amendments on Nov. 2 ballots

Georgia House Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, provided the Courier a summary of several proposed amendments to the Georgia Constitution, which will appear as questions on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Nicole causes problems farther up coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, washing out commutes and wiping away months of dry weather.

The storm was driven by what was left of Tropical Storm Nicole, which cropped up quickly just south of Cuba and headed nearly straight north, but fizzled out over the Florida Straits. It caused about two days of drizzle in Coastal Georgia, but no heavy rain.

September 30, 2010 | By Tom Breen Associated Press writer | State, National


Kingston, Perdue promote deepening river to port

Gov. Sonny Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made brief appearances Monday afternoon at a joint news conference in Savannah to discuss financial investments and plans for deepening the Port of Savannah and its connection to the Panama Canal Expansion.

September 29, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | State, National


Storm could bring rain, little else

A tropical depression that formed quickly today over the Northwester Caribbean Sea could be close to the Georgia Coast by Thursday morning, but officials expect little danger from it.

September 28, 2010 | Staff report | State, National


Jimmy Carter hospitalized

CLEVELAND - The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became ill. She says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.

September 28, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Pembroke offers prescription discounts

Pembroke has launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.

September 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Execution delayed after suicide attempt

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Poll: Deal has edge over Barnes

ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.

September 21, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Census: One in 7 Americans live in poverty

WASHINGTON - The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


State jobless rate tops 10 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Kingston hosting VA forum

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will address veterans' issues Tuesday at a Veteran's Forum for constituents in his district. The forum will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street, across from the Savannah Mall in Savannah.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


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