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Five Democrats jockeying for nomination

ATLANTA - In a year when the battle for the White House has pumped up political passions, Georgia's five-man race for the chance to challenge Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a sleeper.

July 29, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Storm likely to impact area

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A storm off the Southeast coast that sent bands of rain into Georgia and South Carolina developed into a tropical depression late Friday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

July 22, 2008 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | State, National


Riverkeepers win lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield has handed down a decision that will protect Georgia's coast from an abuse of tree-harvesting operations and further shield forested wetlands throughout the United States.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia Ports Authority, Suez Canal Authority solidify strategic alliance

Savannah - The Georgia Ports Authority and the Suez Canal Authority signed a historic agreement to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between Asia/Indian Subcontinent and the North American East Coast and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Canal.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor suspends scheduled gas-tax increase

ATLANTA - Today Governor Sonny Perdue signed an executive order suspending a scheduled increase in gas taxes that would have taken effect on July 1.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State to sell rehabilitated horses

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will auction about 22 horses that were impounded in poor condition and nursed back to good health.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Oxendine's office offers free assistance

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine's office by contacting the insurance investigator working in your area.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Rep. Williams faces questions about Sailor

A South Georgia lawmaker said Thursday that federal investigators have interviewed him about former House colleague and convicted money launderer Ron Sailor and a controversial bill they supported.

June 11, 2008 | By Ben Smith The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | State, National


Deadly weekend forecasted

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia State Patrol predicts that there will be more than 2,300 traffic accidents resulting in 19 deaths during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday weekend beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Condemned man asks for clemency

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia is preparing to execute it's second death row inmate in less than three weeks.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia toughens penalties for dogfighting

The penalties for dogfighting in Georgia got a lot tougher last week when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation making the activity a felony offense in the state.

June 04, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Court hearing arguments over coastal growth

SAVANNAH -- A legal fight over whether the law protecting Georgia marshlands can extend to residential developments on dry land is headed to the state Supreme Court, which could set a precedent imposing tougher standards on construction near salt marshes along Georgia's 100-mile coast.

June 03, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Perdue recharges Military Affairs Committee

ATLANTA -- Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe is among members of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee who have been reappointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

May 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Sales tax holidays for back-to-school, energy and water savings

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue Wednesday signed HB 948, the sales and use tax bill, which continues the annual "back to school" sales tax holiday, as well as the annual energy efficient products sales tax holiday.

May 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Liberty County Republican Party members attend district convention

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


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Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.

March 02, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson & State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2015 | By Ben Watson State Senator | State, National


Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president's attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.

February 25, 2015 | By Buddy Carter U.S. Rep. | State, National


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


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