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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


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


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Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Federation of Teachers | State, National


Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.

March 10, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National


Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

March 09, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


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