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Isakson gets 'Taxpayer Hero' award

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) was recently honored as a "Taxpayer Hero" for his voting record in 2006 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Convicted cop killer gets reprieve

ATLANTA ‑ For Troy Davis, the up to 90-day stay of execution he was granted on the eve of what would have been his last day alive offered more time for him to prove his innocence.

August 01, 2007 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writer | State, National


Will new immigration law work

More than a year after passing what many consider the toughest state legislation concerning illegal immigration, Georgia lawmakers continue to debate how effective the bill will be in handling the state's growing illegal immigrant population.

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


Beaten Jesup judge dies

SAVANNAH ‑ A 74-year-old judge died Monday from head injuries he suffered during a severe beating two weeks ago at his law office in Jesup.

July 25, 2007 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Explosives found in Valdosta storage unit

VALDOSTA -- Authorities evacuated homes and businesses around a storage facility after explosives were found there.

July 18, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Judge opens death penalty hearings

ATLANTA -- The judge who wanted to close the pretrial hearing of one of four people accused of murdering six Mexican immigrants reversed himself on Monday, agreeing with several media outlets who petitioned to keep the courtroom doors open.

July 18, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | State, National


Water plan unveiled for state

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Water Council on Thursday presented its much-awaited proposal for a comprehensive plan for the state's water management, aimed at providing adequate water for a growing population while protecting river systems and groundwater from pollution.

July 14, 2007 | By Errin Haines Associated Press Writer | State, National


Officials look for ways to beef up DOT

Possible solutions for saving the financially strapped Georgia Department of Transportation were discussed Thursday by members of the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta.

July 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | State, National


Officials urge hurricane preparedness

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July 13, 2007 | By Garry Mitchell Associated Press Writer | State, National


Killer apologizes before execution

JACKSON ‑ To the end, John Hightower insisted he loved his wife and was sorry for killing her and his two stepdaughters.

July 12, 2007 | Harry R. Weber Associated Press | State, National


Drought getting worse despite rain

ATHENS ‑ With the heat intensifying in Georgia and little rain in sight, the state climatologist said Monday that nine more counties are in "extreme drought," upping the total to 104 counties.

July 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Freighter near Brunswick freed

BRUNSWICK ‑ A Bulgarian-flagged freight vessel was safely re-floated Monday, two days after it grounded about nine miles east of the Brunswick harbor entrance, the Coast Guard said.

July 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


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