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February 21, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Message to DoD civilian workforce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

February 20, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Defense warns Congress of furloughs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

February 20, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Hearing on river pollution consent order

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be have a public hearing regarding the proposed consent order for King America Finishing at 7 p.m. March 5 at Effingham County High School, 1589 Highway 119 S in Springfield.

February 17, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Statesboro increases motel tax

STATESBORO - Hoping to boost tourism in Statesboro, the city council agreed Wednesday to increase the hotel-motel tax for businesses operating within the city.

February 08, 2013 | Statesboro Herald | State, National News


Post office reducing Saturday deliveries

The U.S. Postal Service today announced plans to cut Saturday mail delivery, while keeping package delivery six days a week.

February 06, 2013 | Staff report/news release | State, National News


Gullah Geechee group in inaugural parade

Members of the Gullah Geechee Corridor Commission, including Michael Allen and his wife, Latanya, ride on a float in the 2012 Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

February 04, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Area lawmaker tapped for leadership roles

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, was elected secretary of the Legislative Rural Caucus, the largest nonpartisan caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives.

January 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National News


Lawmaker gets committe chair

ATLANTA - Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has been named chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee for the 2013-14 term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

January 28, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 28

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) - The bodies of the young college students were found piled up just inside the entrance of the Kiss nightclub, among more than 230 people who died in a cloud of toxic smoke after a blaze enveloped the crowded locale within seconds and set off a panic.

January 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 26

DENVER (AP) - A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation's rightward swing - from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction.

January 26, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Kingston implies he'd considering Senate run

SAVANNAH – Congressman Jack Kingston. GA-1st, released the following statement upon learning of Senator Chambliss' decision to retire at the end of his current term:

January 25, 2013 | News release | State, National News


Chambliss not expected to seek re-election

WASHINGTON - Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not run for a third term next year, avoiding a likely fight with the tea party for the Republican nomination, a congressional aide said Friday.

January 25, 2013 | By Donna Cassata Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 25

WASHINGTON (AP) - There is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S., thanks to the maze of gun statutes across the country and the lack of certain federal laws.

January 25, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Travel in north Georgia could be treacherous

ATLANTA - Forecasters say large parts of north Georgia could be coated with ice from an approaching winter storm.

January 24, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


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