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.
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.
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.
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.
VALDOSTA -- Authorities evacuated homes and businesses around a storage facility after explosives were found there. Police were called to the scene Monday after a bail bondsman from Florida, who was entering a storage unit to retrieve its renter's property, found the explosives, said Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police Department. Also found in the storage unit was a significant amount of firearms including handguns, rifles and machine guns, Childress said. The storage ...
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. In addition to overturning his own June 1 oral order, Tift County Superior Court Judge Gary McCorvey also agreed that motions filed in the case should remain open, instead of being sealed as defense attorneys ...
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.
Possible solutions for saving the financially strapped Georgia Department of Transportation were discussed Thursday by members of the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta.
BC-SOU--Hurricane Preparedness,1st Ld-Writethru/551 Eds: SUBS 20th word to remove extraneous word Chertoff, governors appeal for coast residents to get storm ready By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer BILOXI, Miss. -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff joined governors from Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday in appealing for Gulf Coast residents to get prepared for the height of hurricane season. Some 400 delegates to the three-day Mississippi/Alabama Hurricane Conference at the Imperial Palace ...
JACKSON ‑ To the end, John Hightower insisted he loved his wife and was sorry for killing her and his two stepdaughters.
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.
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.