<p> <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The governors of three drought-stricken Southeastern states agreed Monday to speed up talks on sharing water during scarcities, hoping to end a nearly 18-year fight over the issue by March.
<div><p> <p>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. </div>
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.
<p> <p>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.
<div><p> <p>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. </div>
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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<span style="font-size: 15px"><p>BRUNSWICK -- Authorities are trying to determine whether a 2-year-old girl caused the shooting death of a man. </span>
<span style="font-size: 15px"><p>PEACHTREE CITY -- The cities of Columbus and Rome were the big winners in the rain that fell on drought-starved Georgia. </span>
<div><p>ATLANTA -- Georgia sheriffs are eager for guidance on last week's state Supreme Court ruling on residency restrictions for sex offenders. </div>
<p>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.
<div><p> <p>ATLANTA -- A front moving through the state brought a sprinkling of rain to parched north Georgia. </div>
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.