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Road work funding is $51 billion short

ATLANTA (AP) - A national transportation research group provided ammunition to those looking to pour additional dollars into Georgia's highway construction as it released a report this past Thursday saying the state's roads are not keeping pace with its ballooning population.

November 15, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Storm weakens, still tracking off coast

Tropical Storm Noel weakened a little this morning over Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center.

November 14, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Aquarium among those cutting water use

ATLANTA -- Heeding the call for conservation amid an epic southeastern drought, officials have plugged up some high visibility water consumption, from aquarium tanks to fire hoses.

November 14, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Tax change bill draws opposition

RICHMOND HILL --

The House Resolution 900, or GREAT Plan, was recently compared to the fateful Titanic, by Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director Jim Higdon.

November 14, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Special to the Courier | State, National


Oct. 30 is Weatherization Day

The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Weatherization Assistance Program hosted a site demonstration recently in Rex on weatherization measures homeowners can take to increase home energy efficiency and to lower their energy bills.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Scattered rain doesn't bust drought

ATLANTA -- Scattered showers moved through parts of Alabama, north Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, but it was far from busting the drought that's gripped the region for months.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia high court blocks execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court granted a stay of execution Monday to a man convicted of killing two people in Spalding County in 1990.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Court blocks Friday execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die on Friday.

November 02, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Respondents want coast undeveloped

Even if Gov. Sonny Perdue were not on a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, he would not be reviewing the comprehensive plan for the Georgia coast he ordered completed by Sept. 30.

November 01, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | State, National


Senator praises special needs scholarships

The numbers are in for Georgia's new scholarship program designed to help parents of special-needs students have more choice in their children's education and at least one state senator is overjoyed with the results.

November 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


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


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Poor teens in Baltimore 'fare worse' than teens in India

Poverty is often thought of as something that strikes kids in places like Africa and India. And while that's true, a new study shows that poor American teens might feel the effects of poverty — like violence — as much or more than their counterparts in other places.

February 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Deal: Finances rebounding, port work starting

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 10, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


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