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Labor department to help recruit Savannah area workers

The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center will help JCB, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, recruit workers for its facility in Pooler in Chatham County.

January 25, 2011 | | State, National News


Execution set for 1988 Atlanta murder

ATLANTA - A death row inmate convicted of the 1988 murder of a preschool fitness instructor was set to be executed Tuesday, and his attorneys were readying a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to postpone the execution.

January 25, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National News


Isakson sees bankruptcy as option for states

ATLANTA - Sen. Johnny Isakson said states straining under pension debt should not fear what may sound like a drastic solution: bankruptcy.

January 25, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


MLK daughter's exit leaves SCLC in doubt

ATLANTA - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the giants of the American civil rights movement, has spent years in decline and power struggles. Now the once-proud organization faces what might be a final blow with the refusal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter to take the helm.

January 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Lobbyists funded lawmaker's European trip

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, his chief of staff and their family members accepted a $17,000 trip to Europe over Thanksgiving week funded by lobbyists interested in building a high-speed train line between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., according to state records.

January 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Powerball pot now estimated at $118 million

ORLANDO, Fla. - None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were:

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Condemned man won't make clemency plea

ATLANTA (AP) - The man scheduled to be put to death next week for the killing of an Atlanta preschool teacher will not be making a presentation at a clemency hearing.

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Kingston votes to repeal health care reform

WASHINGTON - House Republicans, including Southeast Georgia's lawmaker, redeemed a campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but now must march against the headwinds of a Democratic-controlled Senate and the specter of a White House veto.

January 20, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


State budget hearings under way

ATLANTA - Hearings on Georgia's budget have opened at the state Capitol, with newly installed Gov. Nathan Deal outlining his $18.2 billion spending plan to state lawmakers.

January 18, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Area senator gets committee assignments

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has received the Senate committee assignments for the 2011 legislative session. Carter will serve as the chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee, as well as vice chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. Throughout the session, Carter also will serve on the Appropriations, Ethics and Regulated Industries and Utilities committees.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | State, National News


UGA researcher: Mass bird kills not uncommon

The mass bird deaths that occurred in Arkansas on New Year's Eve are quite ordinary and are not suspicious, according to researchers from various environmental and veterinary groups across the nation.

January 17, 2011 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | State, National News


Public view of equality unchanged since 2006

ATLANTA (AP) - Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

January 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


New governor preachs austerity

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal preached austerity in his first State of the State address on Wednesday, unveiling an $18.2 billion budget proposal that will mean deep cuts to the state's popular HOPE scholarship program and a slimmed down state workforce.

January 13, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Legislature begins, despite snowstorm

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session on Monday with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome and dozens of new faces among the House and Senate lawmakers that took the oath of office.

January 10, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Kingston sworn in, shares priorities

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was sworn in Wednesday on Capital Hill with the rest of the House of Representatives, and he took with him a determination to reduce the size of government and reign in spending.

January 10, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | State, National News


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Office romance: yea or nay?

One of the main storylines from the hit TV show “The Office” centered around the romantic relationship of characters Jim and Pam. The two started the show as flirty friends who dangled a will-they-won’t-they line in front of the audience before finally falling in love, getting married and having children.

February 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The potential harm of the film '50 Shades of Grey'

An advocate who works to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is saying the movie "50 Shades of Grey" portrays an unhealthy relationship.

February 16, 2015 | Nkoyo Iyamba KSL | State, National News


'The Slap' debates child discipline in light of abuse controversy

Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.

February 16, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Facebook allows users to manage digital afterlife

For years, it's been a painful and difficult process to manage a loved one's Facebook account after death.

February 15, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


What your apartment says about your relationship

According to researchers from the University of Texas, your apartment may say a lot about how well you're adapting to your marriage.

February 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Honda’s perfectly odd dream commercial

DREAMSVILLE — Straight out of the gate, I have revelation: I am a prolific dreamer, and I remember my dreams regularly.

February 13, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | State, National News


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National News


The problem behind '50 Shades' no one is talking about

The film adaptation of BDSM erotica novel "50 Shades of Grey" has raised criticism and questions from religious groups and the media this week.

February 13, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


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