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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


Campaign spreads respite for families with handicapped children

Easter Seals Southern Georgia is kicking off the third annual Adopt-A-Day Campaign for Megan's House, a children's respite home.

May 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor honored for state's support of Troops to Teachers

Senior MSgt. Tommy Thompson (USAF ret.) and Lt. Col. George Amonette, (US Army ret.) presented a Georgia Troops To Teachers T-shirt to Gov. Sony Perdue for the state's support of the program on April 21.

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


State's Spanish era highlighted during month

ATLANTA - This month marks the 14th anniversary of The Society for Georgia Archaeology's archaeology awareness promotion. The annual Georgia Archaeology Month fosters better public awareness of archaeology and a sense of stewardship for our state's archaeological sites.

May 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | 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 17, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


Widow files lawsuit in sugar refinery blast

SAVANNAH -- A Hinesville woman, the widow of a worker killed in a devastating sugar refinery explosion, is suing the plant's owner, accusing the company of negligence by failing to clean up combustible dust that caused the blast.

May 17, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Former state legislator joins Senate race

Another name can be added to the list of competitors hoping to unseat Georgia's senior U.S. senator, Saxby Chambliss.

May 13, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


State lawmaker seeking re-election

State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) has announced he will seek re-election to House District 164.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Senator announces re-election campaign

SAVANNAH - State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) Tuesday announced he will seek re-election to the Georgia Senate in District 1, which covers much Liberty County, all of Bryan and portions of Chatham.

May 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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