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Supreme court runoff is Tuesday

Two candidates for Georgia Supreme Court justice suvived through general elections:

November 29, 2010 | By Jonathan Ringle and Alysson Palmer Fulton County Daily Report | State, National News


Filmaker working this area

SAVANNAH - Tim Arnold enjoys telling stories, though not necessarily about himself.

November 26, 2010 | By Nathan Dominitz Associated Press | State, National News


McIntosh earns preservation recognition

DARIEN - A small coastal Georgia county is getting recognition for preservation efforts that will enable it to earn grants for saving its historic places.

November 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Kingston vying for appropriations gavel

A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.

November 24, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmaker: Area must work to be heard

With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.

November 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News


Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Deal taps RH resident for inaugural team

A Richmond Hill developer has been appointed to Republican Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's inaugural team.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Kingston sets Medicare Part D workshops

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has announced he will sponsor a series of workshops, including one in Hinesville, during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Area lawmaker leader in state Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate majority announced the unanimous nomination of Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, for president pro tempore during the Republican caucus elections last Friday. The nomination will go for a vote before the full Senate when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 11. The president pro tempore is the second highest-ranking position in the Senate.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Iraq takes major step toward new government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament convened Thursday to vote on key leadership positions in the first step toward forming a new government, after a breakthrough deal that returns Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term but falls short of Sunni hopes for greater political power.

Al-Maliki and his top rival Ayad Allawi, who had hoped to take the prime minister's post at the top of a Sunni-backed coalition, sat next to each other in the parliament chamber in an apparent sign of unity after a contentious, eight-month political fight over the formation of the government.

November 11, 2010 | By Bushra Juhi Associated Press writer | State, National News


Haiti's homeless threatened by storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti urged hundreds of thousands of homeless quake survivors to flee tents and tarps for sturdier shelter Thursday as Tropical Storm Tomas closed in with rains that threaten to unleash devastating floods. Many stayed put - either to protect their few possessions for lack of anywhere to go.

The storm was expected to brush Jamaica's eastern provinces and then regain hurricane strength before passing near the western coast of Haiti early Friday morning with heavy rains, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

November 04, 2010 | By Jonathan M. Katz Associated Press writer | State, National News


Bombing range expansion plan statement time closing

Area residents concerned about the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range in Long County have a few days left to officially express their feelings.

November 03, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | State, National News


GOP wins control of House; not Senate

WASHINGTON - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were "a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."

November 03, 2010 | By David Espo Associated Press writer | State, National News


Deal leads sweep of state government

ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led a historic Republican election day sweep, as the GOP claimed all Georgia's statewide seats Tuesday night.

Deal, a former nine-term congressman from Gainesville, soundly defeated former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who was running to get his old job back after being ousted in 2002.

November 03, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


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