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Terrell County sheriff sentenced to jail

ALBANY - Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens will spend five days in jail and pay a fine after a judge determined he ignored an order to bring inmates to court.

Judge Dane Perkins says Bowens intentionally created a lack of personnel on a day inmates were due in court. Perkins says Bowens then claimed he didn't have enough workers to transport inmates safely. The Sheriff's office has 32 employees.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor to sign seabelts in pickups law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is preparing to sign legislation requiring adults riding in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.

Perdue is scheduled to go to Dalton, Ga., to sign the measure Thursday afternoon.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


No charges expected in murder-suicide

Authorities are expecting no charges – and little if any other information – to come out of the investigation into a murder suicide early Tuesday morning at 20500 Hwy. 144 in South Bryan.

June 01, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


Lt. governor candidate to speak at banquet

Carol Porter, Democratic candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Committee's Annual Awards Banquet.

May 31, 2010 | Staff report | State, National


Murder, suicide suspected in Richmond Hill

RICHMOND HILL -- Authorities say a South Bryan man killed his wife, fired shots at a nearby home and set fire to his home before killing himself early Tuesday.

May 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Special to the Courier | State, National


Pembroke officer shows up in rap video

The Pembroke police officer that landed a brief spot in a rap video out of Savannah has no ties to any gangs, according to Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe.

The appearance of Sgt. Billy Gray in the video for the song "Savannah Anthem," which posted to YouTube on May 14, was really just an unintentional bad idea on the part of the video's director, Crowe said.

May 21, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


DOT seeking millions for high-speed rail planning

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation board has decided to seek more than $16 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to plan rail projects, including a passenger line that would loop around the eastern half of the state.

A committee of the board recommended asking for federal grant money on Wednesday, and the full board approved making the request on Thursday.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Dogs found alone in RH home, owner charged

County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


Jekyll Island panel picks new developer

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority chose three developers Monday to take over key pieces of the state park's extensive makeover, which hit a snag six months ago when its main private partner backed out of the project.

Rather than hire another single developer to tackle all the privately funded components of the island's redevelopment - an investment estimated at $80 million to $100 million - Jekyll Island's board of directors voted to divide them among different firms.

May 17, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


State school head stepping down

ATLANTA - Kathy Cox is stepping down as Georgia's school superintendent to take over a new national education nonprofit.

A tearful Cox said Monday that she will resign as the state's school's chief June 30.

May 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Pembroke cuts utility fees to help economy

The Pembroke City Council voted Monday to reduce water and sewer tap and connection fees for one year, as a way to help residents weather tough economic times.

May 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


GOP candidates square off in Statesboro

Candidates discussed states rights, the fair tax, illegal immigration and mercury in Georgia's freshwater fish during Friday night's Statesboro Republican primary gubernatorial debate. About 325 residents and supporters came out to Statesboro High to hear five of the seven GOP candidates for governor stake out their positions on statewide issues.

May 13, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue signs fee, tax cut legislation

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed legislation that would increase dozens of Georgia user fees and slap a new tax on hospitals to help balance the state's struggling budget.

The legislation Perdue signed Wednesday would also cut taxes for property owners and upper-income senior citizens.

May 13, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Carter grandson wins state Senate seat

ATLANTA - The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.

Jason Carter became the first in his family to win elected office since his grandfather took the White House more than three decades ago.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


North Georgia race goes into runoff

ATLANTA - The special election for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal proved to be an early test of tea party strength in the state, although no candidate emerged with a majority and a runoff was set for June 8.

The race between former state Rep. Tom Graves and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins could provide a glimpse of what kind of candidate Georgia Republicans want this Midterm election year.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


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Can playing Angry Birds 2 save the planet? On #EarthDay, Apple says yes

The first Earth Day had a decidedly hippie vibe.

April 27, 2016 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | State, National


Have You Seen This? Gamer plays Xbox with father who passed away

THE MATRIX ā€” Iā€™m not much for gaming. There was a time in my life where I became obsessed with Sims on my home PC ...

April 19, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | State, National


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