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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


High court delays execution

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court has given a last-minute reprieve to a Georgia man less than two hours before he was to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer.

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor's race off to early start

As the U.S. presidential candidates race through their final few weeks of campaigning before the Nov. 4 election, state officials already have their sights set on the 2010 governor race.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | State, National


Execution set for Tuesday

JACKSON -- Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, who faces lethal injection Tuesday for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, prayed with New York civil rights activist Al Sharpton, the latest well-known figure appealing to spare his life.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


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Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Federation of Teachers | State, National


Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.

March 10, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National


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