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Senator hopes to freeze property taxes

With the start of the Georgia General Assembly's 2008 session less than a month away, state Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) recently pre-filed legislation to create a Constitutional amendment to freeze existing residential property taxes.

January 05, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Governor hopes to update technology

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced plans to transform state government's information technology infrastructure after a recent comprehensive assessment of state IT services confirmed the need for major system changes.

January 05, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Bush intends to appoint Perdue to panel

President George W. Bush announced his intention last week to appoint Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the group responsible for advising the president on development, implementation and administration of U.S. trade policy.

January 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Rain lightens pressure on water talks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The governors of three drought-stricken Southeastern states agreed Monday to speed up talks on sharing water during scarcities, hoping to end a nearly 18-year fight over the issue by March.

January 02, 2008 | By David Royse Associated Press Writer | State, National


Former Georgia House speaker dies

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, who loomed larger than life over state politics for more than 20 years, died Monday night, state officials said. He was 83.

January 02, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Georgia Chamber head praises trauma plan

George Israel, president & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, had high praise for a proposal to fund a statewide medical trauma care system that was outlined recently by House Speaker Glenn Richardson.

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


State water plan faces dams

ATLANTA -- The biggest hurdle standing between Georgia and its pursuit of a long-term water management plan might not be the lingering legal fight with Alabama and Florida or the uncertainty about federal intentions.

December 26, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Atlanta BoE bans saggy pants

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta school board voted unanimously Monday night to ban students from wearing sagging pants that expose underwear - a youthful fashion statement deemed to defy classroom decorum.

December 26, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


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


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Bizarre 'air-tube' train could travel near the speed of sound

AUSTIN — Elon Musk is the successful inventor who played a role in the creation of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. In 2013, he made national headlines by proposing an air-tube transit system. Called Hyperloop, it was essentially a futuristic-looking train that traveled through a pressurized tube similar the ones you use at the drive-through of your local bank.

February 06, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | State, National


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