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Five sue school boards over charter actions

ATLANTA - A lawsuit filed Monday by five Georgia residents accuses the state's 180 local school districts of illegally using taxpayer money to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment that would put more control of charter schools in the state's hands.

October 16, 2012 | Bill Barrow The Associated Press | State, National News

Safety board: Gulfstream ignored warnings

ATLANTA - Warning signs from previous test flights went unheeded before the fiery crash of a business jet being tested in New Mexico, killing four employees of Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., federal aviation officials said.

October 15, 2012 | Jeff Martin The Associated Press | State, National News

Spokesman: Gov. Deal would deny Jekyll Island hotel tax break

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal would deny a tax break for tourist attractions to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels in the area, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.

October 09, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | State, National News

Developer plans $100M resort in Kingsland

KINGSLAND - A developer says it plans to build a $100 million resort with built-in tourist attractions on a site along Interstate 95 near the Georgia coast.

October 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National News

Port work paying off in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - Georgia's ports chief says $14.7 million in improvements at the state's shipping terminals in Brunswick are paying off in higher cargo volumes.

October 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National News

Lines drawn in charter-school debate

ATLANTA - The increasingly bitter fight in Georgia over a constitutional amendment to allow more state charter schools isn't likely to play out in expensive television ads before the Nov. 6 referendum.

October 03, 2012 | Bill Barrow The Associated Press | Education

Jekyll Island reportedly losing groups over hotel delay

SAVANNAH - A tax break to promote new Georgia tourist attractions remains unavailable to businesses more than 16 months after the governor signed it into law, and the prolonged wait already has caused Jekyll Island to lose convention business after taxpayers spent $50 million to lure groups back to the island state park.

October 03, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Business

Court asked to speed up case on port dredging

CHARLESTON - Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit over dredging the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule in their favor quickly and without a trial.

September 22, 2012 | Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news

Kirk Douglas doubles pledge to Skid Row

LOS ANGELES - Kirk Douglas has doubled his Los Angeles Skid Row pledge for homeless women to $10 million - surprising even his wife, for whom the effort is named.

September 18, 2012 | The Associated Press | State, National News

Judge: Navy can train near rare Atlantic whales

SAVANNAH - The Navy can build a $100 million offshore range for submarine warfare training, despite environmentalists' fears that war games would threaten endangered right whales, a federal judge ruled.

September 12, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Military

Isakson drops Ogeechee study

SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news

Oil, gas production ramping up after Isaac

The nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast is slowly coming back to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.

September 06, 2012 | Jonathan Fahey The Associated Press | Business

Savannah considering next phase for cruises

SAVANNAH - Savannah's city council is considering the next phase of a study exploring what it would take to bring a cruise ship terminal to the city's riverfront.

September 04, 2012 | The Associated Press | Business

Chatham takes steps to allow backyard animals

SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news

Ga. students make gains on ACTs

ATLANTA - Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase.

August 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Education

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Stadium should carry Dooley legacy

Last Saturday, while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary Hall of Fame coach.

October 01, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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