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Coastal panel sets annual meeting

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's annual meeting will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the St. Simon's Island Casino at 550 Beach View Dr. in the St. Simon's Pier Village.

August 25, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Even night gives little relief from heat

ATLANTA - No hope that night cooling might give a break to air conditioners - and to those who have to make do without AC in Georgia's record-setting heat wave.

August 24, 2007 | By Giovanna Dell'Orto Associated Press Writer | State, National


Forecastors lower number of storms

MIAMI - Government forecasters minimally reduced their expectations for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season Thursday, saying up to nine hurricanes and up to 16 tropical storms are expected to form.

August 24, 2007 | By Matt Sedensky Associated Press Writer | State, National


Heat advisories span state

DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.

August 22, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | State, National


Woman charged in fake pregnancy scam

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Clarissa Linnabary showed the store manager ultrasound photos of the quadruplets she claimed to be carrying and wondered aloud how she could afford them on her husband's Marine Corps pay.

August 17, 2007 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Voter ID required for September special elections

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls for a special election in September, Secretary of State Karen Handel said Tuesday.

August 17, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Hearing on mental health funding

State Rep. Al Williams will host a public hearing on behalf of the Liberty County Association of Retarded Children at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Striping contracts awarded for roads

Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl has announced a striping contract awarded in 18 Southeast Georgia counties based on bids received in the June 22 letting.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


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


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Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


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