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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


Georgians may qualify for online license renewal

The Georgia Department of Driver Services continues to give qualified customers an early birthday present ... the opportunity to renew their driver's licenses without visiting a Customer Service Center in person.

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


Ongoing drought's ripples get wider, wider

ATLANTA -- Georgia's ongoing drought is having a ripple effect on everything from fishing to flush toilets.

November 21, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Tax rewrite plan keeps some exemptions

ATLANTA -- If there are early winners in House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the medical and farm industries are near the top of the list. Both are set to keep huge sales tax exemptions worth hundreds of millions of dollars they say are vital to their survival.

November 21, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Drought-relief legislation being crafted

With Georgia experiencing one of the worst droughts in the state's history, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) announced details of the new Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act during a recent press conference.

November 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Corps to retain more water in lakes

WASHINGTON -- The Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement, under a plan brokered by the Bush administration.

November 16, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | State, National


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


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Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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