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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

Lawmaker honored for sponsoring bill

Rep. Roger Lane, R-167, who represents Long and McIntosh counties, as well as parts of Glynn and Wayne counties, recently received a 2010 Association County Commissioners of Georgia Legislative Service Award.

November 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Supreme court runoff is Tuesday

Two candidates for Georgia Supreme Court justice suvived through general elections:

November 29, 2010 | By Johnathan Ringel and Alysson Palmer Fulton County Daily Report | State, National

Filmaker working this area

SAVANNAH - Tim Arnold enjoys telling stories, though not necessarily about himself.

November 26, 2010 | By Nathan Dominitz Associated Press | State, National

McIntosh earns preservation recognition

DARIEN - A small coastal Georgia county is getting recognition for preservation efforts that will enable it to earn grants for saving its historic places.

November 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Kingston vying for appropriations gavel

A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.

November 24, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Lawmaker: Area must work to be heard

With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.

November 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National

Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | State, National

Kingston sets Medicare Part D workshops

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has announced he will sponsor a series of workshops, including one in Hinesville, during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Area lawmaker leader in state Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate majority announced the unanimous nomination of Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, for president pro tempore during the Republican caucus elections last Friday. The nomination will go for a vote before the full Senate when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 11. The president pro tempore is the second highest-ranking position in the Senate.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National

Iraq takes major step toward new government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament convened Thursday to vote on key leadership positions in the first step toward forming a new government, after a breakthrough deal that returns Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term but falls short of Sunni hopes for greater political power.

Al-Maliki and his top rival Ayad Allawi, who had hoped to take the prime minister's post at the top of a Sunni-backed coalition, sat next to each other in the parliament chamber in an apparent sign of unity after a contentious, eight-month political fight over the formation of the government.

November 11, 2010 | By Bushra Juhi Associated Press writer | State, National

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