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Georgia town bans sagging pants

HAWKINSVILLE -- The Hawkinsville Board of Commissioners has unanimously passed a ban on baggy pants in this central Georgia town.

October 26, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue slates trade trip to Asia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has scheduled stops in Japan and Korea as part of a five-day economic development tour across Asia.

October 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Lawyers hope to derail death penalty cases

ATLANTA -- Death penalty lawyers have in the past unsuccessfully argued in Georgia courts that the state's lethal injection procedures are inhumane, but they hope to have better luck now as they try to stop two executions set for later this month.

October 24, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Developer selected to revitalize Jekyll

JEKYLL ISLAND (AP) - The developer of Georgia's ritzy Reynolds Plantation has won the right to revitalize state-owned Jekyll Island with a proposed $352 million infusion of hotel rooms, condos and shops.
Linger Longer Communities plans to build a town center on the southeast Georgia island that includes more than 1,100 hotel, condo and time-share units along 64 acres of beachfront property. The plan also includes a greenspace with trails and an environmental center.
The announcement comes after months of scrutiny of Jekyll's future. Some lawmakers said the aging facilities desperately needed a makeover, while some residents and ...

October 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. extends executive order for timber industry

Gov. Sonny Perdue extended an executive order recently that allows permitting through Sept. 30 for oversized trucks removing burnt timber from any of 21 southeast Georgia counties affected by wildfires this spring.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Lt. Gov., speaker unveil transportation plan

ATLANTA -- Often portrayed as political rivals, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson are coming together in an effort to improve Georgia's transportation infrastructure.

October 10, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Georgia Black Caucus sets legiative weekend

Veterans, community heroes, a presidential candidate, the National Education Association president and heads of Georgia's Historically Black Colleges will headline the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus 25th annual Legislative Weekend, Oct. 4-6 at the Omni Hotel/CNN Center in Atlanta.

October 05, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Voter ID law upheld

If you're planning to vote in one of the four municipal elections in Liberty County in November, plan to bring photo identification to the polling site, also.

October 02, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Closed post to become research spot

ATLANTA (AP) _ The state plans to ask the Army for a 115-acre parcel of the closing Fort McPherson base to create a scientific research park, state and local officials announced on Tuesday.

September 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


Tuition at tech schools set to go up

ATLANTA (AP) - The thousands of students at Georgia's 33 technical colleges will pay hundreds more this year in tuition.

September 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


Study: U.S. should cut Iraq profile

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. forces in Iraq should be reduced significantly, according to a new study on Iraq's security forces that inflamed debate in Congress on how quickly that can happen without hurling the country into chaos.

September 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | State, National


State to require more science, math classes

ATLANTA (AP) - Next year's high school freshmen will take more math and science than their predecessors under changes expected to be approved next week by the state Board of Education.

September 20, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Heart disease killed former security guard Jewell

ATLANTA - Former security Richard Jewell, who was wrongly linked to the deadly bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics, died of heart disease, Georgia's chief medical examiner said Thursday.

September 15, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Lt. Gov. pushing two health care initiatves

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has announced two healthcare initiatives: The Georgia Health Marketplace and the Healthcare Safety Net.

September 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Guardsmen head to Texas to watch hurricane

After watching Hurricane Dean barrel through the Caribbean over the weekend and thrash Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, members of the Georgia National Guard are prepared to help with relief efforts, if the hurricane moves northward.

September 06, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | 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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