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Two more burn victims of sugar plant blast released from hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two more patients with burns from an explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery have been released from the hospital.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Massive shortfall prompts hiring of outside auditor

ATLANTA (AP) - The state of Georgia has promised about 1 billion dollars in transportation contracts that it doesn't have the money to pay.

April 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | State, National


Clean up targets Civil War sites

The Civil War began as a struggle between armies of untrained but enthusiastic volunteers. Seven generations later, another army of volunteers is about to descend on America's Civil War battlefields, only this horde of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed whackers.

April 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Learn how to burn

THOMASTON -- It is a beautiful day at Sprewell Bluff Natural Area near Sprewell Bluff State Park. Temperatures are in the 40s, but the sun is shining, last night's rain is only a memory and the breeze is light, perfect conditions for a burn.

April 05, 2008 | By Kristina Summers Special to the Courier | State, National


Women's studies series at Armstrong

SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University will present a series of film screenings, theatrical presentations, and discussions for National Women's History Month in March and National Public Health Week in April.

April 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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


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