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PSC revises Georgia Power rate case

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission recently approved a change in the schedule for a decision on the Georgia Power Company request for an increase in its base rates.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Public notices statewide onlin

Free searchable database available at www.GeorgiaPublicNotice.com

December 22, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Witnesses say toddler accidentally shot man

BRUNSWICK -- Authorities are trying to determine whether a 2-year-old girl caused the shooting death of a man.

December 21, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Rain wasn't enough to quench drought

PEACHTREE CITY -- The cities of Columbus and Rome were the big winners in the rain that fell on drought-starved Georgia.

December 12, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Sex offender residency not settled

ATLANTA -- Georgia sheriffs are eager for guidance on last week's state Supreme Court ruling on residency restrictions for sex offenders.

December 12, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Speaker wants to change how we are taxed

Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson explained his proposed House Resolution 900 too eliminate property taxes in the state to Richmond Hill Rotarians Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Special to the Courier | State, National


Area RDC honors its director

SAVANNA - The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center's board recently celebrated the career and accomplishments of Vernon D. Martin, executive director.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Front brings sprinkles, cooler temperatures

ATLANTA -- A front moving through the state brought a sprinkling of rain to parched north Georgia.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor's anti-litter campaign receives award

ATLANTA - The Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has recognized Gov. Sonny Perdue's statewide anti-litter campaign, "Litter. It Costs You, as the Best Public Service Campaign for a Government Entity."

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


DHR showcases National Adoption Month

ATLANTA - The month of November is celebrated as National Adoption Month and DHR's Division of Family and Children Services Adoption Unit is focusing its efforts this month on raising awareness about the specific needs of children in foster care. Throughout the month of November, DFCS' Adoptions Unit will provide numerous opportunities for the community to learn about the thousands of children in state care who are waiting to be adopted.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Georgia's black elected officials to meet in Claxton next October

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | By Al Hackle The Claxton Enterprise | State, National


Governors propose port agreement

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford joined together recently to announce a recently completed bi-state agreement whereby the two states would cooperatively develop a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County.

November 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor, others pray for rain

ATLANTA -- As a choir's hymn died down, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue marched to a podium in the shadows of the state Capitol Tuesday to offer a plea to the heavens.

November 28, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Children seeking permanent families

ATLANTA - About 15 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to get acquainted at an adoption party and videoconference Nov. 17.

November 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State recommends well conservation, tests

ATLANTA - Georgia faces one of the most severe droughts in its history. Rivers and reservoirs are at record lows, and many communities face water shortages that could challenge their ability to meet water supply needs.

November 24, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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Worried sick: The high price of poverty

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it turns out that maybe the right amount can — $75,000, to be exact.

March 11, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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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