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Bill to make military transfers easier for kids, families goes to governor

A military wife in Hinesville is cheering for a bill making it easier for children of military personnel to transfer to new schools.

April 02, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


I-95, 16 exchange may be named for justice

ATLANTA -- Wednesday, the state Senate passed a resolution that names the interchange at I-95 and I-16 after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

March 29, 2008 | Special to the Couirer | State, National


A trove of artifacts nearing delivery to canal museum

SAVANNAH -- Conservation of a trove of artifacts recovered from the site of a small lock tender's house burned by Union forces in 1865 on the Savannah Ogeechee Canal is nearing completion at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Child advocates take cause to Capitol

The CASA and Foster Youth at the Capitol Day was in Atlanta last month and two child advocates from the Atlantic Area CASA, Director Irene B. McCall and Yvonne Woods, attended.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Kingston announces aid for food and shelter

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) has said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded grants totaling $162,714 to ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and support services to Chatham, Bryan and Liberty County residents.

March 18, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


State eases water restrictions

ATLANTA -- At the Georgia Agribusiness Council's legislative breakfast Friday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the state will ease outdoor watering limitations through exemptions to the Level Four drought restrictions implemented in September 2007.

February 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Sagging pants ordinance proposed to Claxton City Council

Councilman Jerome Woody wants Claxton City Council to consider a dress code for the public, or at least an ordinance against pants that sag so much that they fall down or reveal the wearer's underwear.

February 27, 2008 | By Al Hackle Enterprise Editor / The Claxton Enterprise | State, National


Sen. Jeff Chapman Introduces Stewardship Legislation for Jekyll

ATLANTA - Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-3rd District), representing the coastal region of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, has introduced three bills, SB 426, SB 427, and SB 428, in response to opposition to the development of a condo-hotel-retail "town center" on Jekyll's main beach. These bills provide long-term stewardship for Jekyll Island State Park and limit commercial-private development on publicly-owned land.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


New vital records system reduces time - increases data quality

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Vital Records has implemented a new system to cut the length of time it takes Georgians to get official copies of birth and death certificates.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Driver center says it has cut custowait times

The Department of Driver Services announced that the Hinesville Customer Service Center at 2301 Airport Road, Hinesville, has cut the average wait time for customers who visit in person.

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


Obama wins, GOP race too tight to call

ATLANTA -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's message of change resonated with voters in Georgia, where he rode a wave of support from blacks and young people to a dominating win over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primary.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Huckabee tops Georgia GOP

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgians flocked to the polls in what appeared to be record numbers to select a Baptist minister and a black U.S. senator as their nominees for president in Tuesday's primary contests.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Bill could cut state property tax

Legislation introduced by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue could save property owners millions by amending the Georgia Constitution to eliminate the state's power to impose ad valorem taxes.

February 21, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Turnout strong statewide

ATLANTA -- Georgia elections officials said voter turnout appeared to be high across the state Tuesday for a Democratic presidential primary with especially intense interest among blacks and a Republican race that could attract a wealth of independents to the polls.

February 21, 2008 | By Daniel Yee Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senator wants to restrict "robo-calls"

The practice of using automated political phone calls to sway voters could be put on hold if Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has his way.

February 14, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


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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


Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

March 09, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


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