ATLANTA -- Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, who loomed larger than life over state politics for more than 20 years, died Monday night, state officials said. He was 83. "An era in Georgia politics is over," said former Rep. Terry Coleman, who briefly succeeded Murphy, a fellow Democrat, as House speaker. Coleman said Murphy had died just after 10 p.m. He was the longest-serving state House speaker in the nation when voters ...
George Israel, president & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, had high praise for a proposal to fund a statewide medical trauma care system that was outlined recently by House Speaker Glenn Richardson.
ATLANTA -- The biggest hurdle standing between Georgia and its pursuit of a long-term water management plan might not be the lingering legal fight with Alabama and Florida or the uncertainty about federal intentions. It might just come from within Georgia's own borders. State Rep. Lynn Smith, the lawmaker charged with carrying the water plan through the Legislature, issued a not-so-gentle reminder to Atlanta leaders about the city's reputation throughout the rest of the ...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta school board voted unanimously Monday night to ban students from wearing sagging pants that expose underwear - a youthful fashion statement deemed to defy classroom decorum. The 8-0 vote, with one member absent, actually clarified an existing rule in the student handbook requiring that dress "be modest and of appropriate length and fit," said Jim Manguno, spokesman for the district of almost 50,000 students. It calls for inserting the ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission recently approved a change in the schedule for a decision on the Georgia Power Company request for an increase in its base rates.
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BRUNSWICK -- Authorities are trying to determine whether a 2-year-old girl caused the shooting death of a man.
PEACHTREE CITY -- The cities of Columbus and Rome were the big winners in the rain that fell on drought-starved Georgia.
ATLANTA -- Georgia sheriffs are eager for guidance on last week's state Supreme Court ruling on residency restrictions for sex offenders.
Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson explained his proposed House Resolution 900 too eliminate property taxes in the state to Richmond Hill Rotarians Thursday.
SAVANNA - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's board recently celebrated the career and accomplishments of Vernon D. Martin, executive director.
ATLANTA -- A front moving through the state brought a sprinkling of rain to parched north Georgia. The system brought a "widespread swath of rain" late Wednesday and early Thursday, including 1 inch to most places in north Georgia, said Vaughn Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Areas between Macon and Atlanta received about half an inch of rain, Smith said. The front still was moving south early ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has recognized Gov. Sonny Perdue's statewide anti-litter campaign, "Litter. It Costs You, as the Best Public Service Campaign for a Government Entity."
ATLANTA - The month of November is celebrated as National Adoption Month and DHR's Division of Family and Children Services Adoption Unit is focusing its efforts this month on raising awareness about the specific needs of children in foster care. Throughout the month of November, DFCS' Adoptions Unit will provide numerous opportunities for the community to learn about the thousands of children in state care who are waiting to be adopted.
The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference in Claxton next October.
Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation when Georgia's 1st Congressional District State Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit May 8.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
Recent water test results at the site of King America Finishing, a Screven County textiles plant under fire by Ogeechee River advocates concerned about pollution, were erroneous, according to an attorney representing the company.
SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.
Republican physician and state Rep. Ben Watson announced Tuesday that he will run for the open Georgia Senate seat currently held by Sen. Buddy Carter. He represents District 166, which spans coastal Chatham and southeast Bryan counties and borders Liberty.
Though the formal announcement came in Savannah, state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. congress in Georgia's 1st District in Bradwell Park.
Leland Smith, 79, a great-grandfather from Jesup, won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.
No ruling was issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge David Cavendar in the lawsuit Atlantic Waste Services filed against Bryan County claiming its ordinance regarding landfills is unconstitutional.
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