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Congress to hear of dangerous conditions in sugar mill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An executive at Imperial Sugar Co. is expected to testify to Congress Tuesday about dangerous conditions at the company's Georgia refinery leading up to an explosion that killed 13 people in February.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Win orders can now be shipped direct

ATLANTA - Effective July 1, Georgia residents can order wine from wineries located either in the state or outside the state and have the wine shipped directly to a Georgia address.

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


Five Democrats jockeying for nomination

ATLANTA - In a year when the battle for the White House has pumped up political passions, Georgia's five-man race for the chance to challenge Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has been a sleeper.

July 29, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Storm likely to impact area

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A storm off the Southeast coast that sent bands of rain into Georgia and South Carolina developed into a tropical depression late Friday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

July 22, 2008 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | State, National


Riverkeepers win lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield has handed down a decision that will protect Georgia's coast from an abuse of tree-harvesting operations and further shield forested wetlands throughout the United States.

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


Georgia Ports Authority, Suez Canal Authority solidify strategic alliance

Savannah - The Georgia Ports Authority and the Suez Canal Authority signed a historic agreement to jointly promote the all-water shipping route between Asia/Indian Subcontinent and the North American East Coast and the Port of Savannah via the Suez Canal.

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


Governor suspends scheduled gas-tax increase

ATLANTA - Today Governor Sonny Perdue signed an executive order suspending a scheduled increase in gas taxes that would have taken effect on July 1.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State to sell rehabilitated horses

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will auction about 22 horses that were impounded in poor condition and nursed back to good health.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Oxendine's office offers free assistance

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine's office by contacting the insurance investigator working in your area.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Rep. Williams faces questions about Sailor

A South Georgia lawmaker said Thursday that federal investigators have interviewed him about former House colleague and convicted money launderer Ron Sailor and a controversial bill they supported.

June 11, 2008 | By Ben Smith The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | State, National


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


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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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