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Gouging investigation now at 150

ATLANTA (AP) _ Nearly 150 Georgia gas stations are having to defend why they charged inflated prices after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike made fuel scarce over the last month.

October 23, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Developer scales back Jekyll Island plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority Monday reviewed revised plans from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia Power's nuclear request under review

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission set the schedule for public hearings and a decision on Georgia Power Company's request to certify two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in Southeast Georgia.

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Chambliss defends vote for bailout

ATLANTA (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss defended his vote in favor of the $700 billion bailout plan Thursday, saying the much-criticized package was needed to avert a "slide down into a financial depression."

October 18, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Georgia-Florida ferry service refloats

ST. MARYS - Two neighboring cities on either side of the Georgia-Florida line are looking for a tourism boost now that a ferryboat is shuttling passengers between them for the first time in nearly a century.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Public input solicited on housing costs

ATHENS - Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty announced a series of public hearings for the state's citizens to provide comments regarding the how federal, state, local and private funds should be used to address Georgia's affordable housing and community development needs.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Energy tax holiday begins

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia residents will soon get a tax break for buying energy-efficient products.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Put you 2 cents in on state finances

State Rep. Al Williams is calling a town meeting for Thursday to inform the public on the state's financial situation and possible solutions.

October 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | State, National


Chambliss opponents link senator to Bush

JOHN'S CREEK -- As the nation's financial crisis deepened Monday, opponents of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he has been in lockstep with the Bush administration that created the economic turmoil.

October 15, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Navy prefers sonar test site near Jacksonvill

NOFOLK, Va. - The Navy says its preferred location for a proposed sonar range to train submarine hunters is in Florida waters instead of off Virginia or the Carolinas.

October 14, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Gas scarce, high in most of Georgia

ATLANTA - Gasoline prices across Georgia are higher than the national average, according to AAA. The other problem is finding fuel for your vehicle.

October 14, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Slain officer's family angered by delay

ATLANTA -- After a Georgia inmate convicted of murdering a police officer was spared from execution a second time, the condemned man's widely publicized supporters erupted in joy. But far from television cameras, the victim's family seethed.

October 10, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


DOT listening tour under way

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced specifics for a seven-city public input "listening tour" in conjunction with the Investing in Tomorrow's Transportation Today (IT3) initiative to transform Georgia's transportation system.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Gen. Clark endorses Kingston opponent

Release from campaign; Gen. Wesley Clark and his political action committee, WesPAC-Securing America's Future, have endorsed Democrat Bill Gillespie in Georgia's First Congressional District election.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Execution still on for this evening

ATLANTA -- A Georgia man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer was set to be executed Tuesday, even though witnesses have backed away from their testimony and questions remain about whether he is truly guilty.

October 08, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


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