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Obama wins, GOP race too tight to call

ATLANTA -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's message of change resonated with voters in Georgia, where he rode a wave of support from blacks and young people to a dominating win over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primary.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Huckabee tops Georgia GOP

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgians flocked to the polls in what appeared to be record numbers to select a Baptist minister and a black U.S. senator as their nominees for president in Tuesday's primary contests.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Bill could cut state property tax

Legislation introduced by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue could save property owners millions by amending the Georgia Constitution to eliminate the state's power to impose ad valorem taxes.

February 21, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Turnout strong statewide

ATLANTA -- Georgia elections officials said voter turnout appeared to be high across the state Tuesday for a Democratic presidential primary with especially intense interest among blacks and a Republican race that could attract a wealth of independents to the polls.

February 21, 2008 | By Daniel Yee Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senator wants to restrict "robo-calls"

The practice of using automated political phone calls to sway voters could be put on hold if Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has his way.

February 14, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Georgia River Network announces grant recipients

Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.

February 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Senate approves first veto override in 34 years

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate slapped fellow Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue with a rare rebuke on Monday, approving Georgia's first veto override in 34 years.

February 12, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senate leader briefs press

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Coastal Comprehensive Plan meeting in Midway

A draft of a long awaited Coastal Comprehensive Plan will be presented at a series of meetings next week, including one in Midway.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Stewart buffer draws state grant

Liberty was one of three area counties to receive Georgia Land Conservation Program grants to protect local undeveloped lands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

February 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Lt. Gov. threatened with impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) - A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.

February 02, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


23 in area caught up in auto theft ring

SAVANNAH (AP) -- Authorities arrested 23 people, including a Statesboro police officer, in a multistate automobile theft ring.

February 01, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue's State of the State

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly touting Georgia's growth and presenting new initiatives for Georgia's future as a global leader in economic development, culture and technology.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue sides with Jekyll developers

During a pre-legislative session stop in Brunswick last week, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he supports plans to revitalize Jekyll Island and rebuffed opponents' charges that development would make visits to the state-owned resort too expensive and limited access for residents.

January 31, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Union endorses congressional candidate

BRUNSWICK - The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 177 has endorsed Lt. Col. (ret.) Bill Gillespie of Chatham County in the First Congressional District election.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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