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Sen. Jeff Chapman Introduces Stewardship Legislation for Jekyll

ATLANTA - Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-3rd District), representing the coastal region of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, has introduced three bills, SB 426, SB 427, and SB 428, in response to opposition to the development of a condo-hotel-retail "town center" on Jekyll's main beach. These bills provide long-term stewardship for Jekyll Island State Park and limit commercial-private development on publicly-owned land.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


New vital records system reduces time - increases data quality

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Vital Records has implemented a new system to cut the length of time it takes Georgians to get official copies of birth and death certificates.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Driver center says it has cut custowait times

The Department of Driver Services announced that the Hinesville Customer Service Center at 2301 Airport Road, Hinesville, has cut the average wait time for customers who visit in person.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Obama wins, GOP race too tight to call

ATLANTA -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's message of change resonated with voters in Georgia, where he rode a wave of support from blacks and young people to a dominating win over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primary.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Huckabee tops Georgia GOP

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgians flocked to the polls in what appeared to be record numbers to select a Baptist minister and a black U.S. senator as their nominees for president in Tuesday's primary contests.

February 21, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Bill could cut state property tax

Legislation introduced by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue could save property owners millions by amending the Georgia Constitution to eliminate the state's power to impose ad valorem taxes.

February 21, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Turnout strong statewide

ATLANTA -- Georgia elections officials said voter turnout appeared to be high across the state Tuesday for a Democratic presidential primary with especially intense interest among blacks and a Republican race that could attract a wealth of independents to the polls.

February 21, 2008 | By Daniel Yee Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senator wants to restrict "robo-calls"

The practice of using automated political phone calls to sway voters could be put on hold if Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has his way.

February 14, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Georgia River Network announces grant recipients

Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.

February 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Senate approves first veto override in 34 years

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate slapped fellow Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue with a rare rebuke on Monday, approving Georgia's first veto override in 34 years.

February 12, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senate leader briefs press

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Coastal Comprehensive Plan meeting in Midway

A draft of a long awaited Coastal Comprehensive Plan will be presented at a series of meetings next week, including one in Midway.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Stewart buffer draws state grant

Liberty was one of three area counties to receive Georgia Land Conservation Program grants to protect local undeveloped lands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

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


Lt. Gov. threatened with impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) - A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.

February 02, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


23 in area caught up in auto theft ring

SAVANNAH (AP) -- Authorities arrested 23 people, including a Statesboro police officer, in a multistate automobile theft ring.

February 01, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


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Pay-as-you-go schooling might not be an option for college students any more

In the grand tradition of summer jobs, many of America's freshly minted high school grads will pick up work flipping burgers and delivering pizzas this summer. But it's unlikely that those jobs will come close to paying tuition in the fall.

May 15, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


How automation of "routine' jobs is making it harder to bounce back from recession

The American labor market was once built on routine work -- jobs in factories and offices that required human bodies to perform repetitive tasks, whether it was stamping widgets or making phone calls.

May 15, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Does it matter where you go to college?

This month, high school kids across America will throw their caps in the air with an eye toward college in the fall. Many will head to community colleges and state schools around the country, and a select few will head to the country's elite campuses. But does it really matter where you go to college?

May 14, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Statesboro area lawmaker is new majority leader

An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.

May 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | State, National


One thing mothers around the world have in common

What do mothers in Tanzania have in common with mothers in America?

May 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Governor comes out against pipeline

An Augusta television station is reporting that Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state will oppose plans by Kinder Morgan to bury a pipeline through Georgia, including Bryan and Liberty counties and the rest of the coast.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Families struggle, comfort each other after Nepal earthquake

Adhikaar is a nonprofit advocacy group in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, and home to the majority of New York's estimated 40,000 Nepalese residents. Until last week, Adhikaar provided English lessons and worker's rights advocacy to about 1,000 Nepali women — mostly nannies and nail salon workers.

May 07, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Educators name Williams educator of year

The Georgia Association of Educators has named Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, as its 2015 Legislator of the Year.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Lawmaker appointed to whip committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four months into his first term, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., has earned an appointment to the House Republican Whip Team.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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